LIST: Juneteenth events in Houston

Learn about and celebrate Juneteenth this weekend throughout the Houston area.

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The mural “Absolute Equality” depicts crucial moments in African-American history, including Juneteenth.

There will be plenty of ways to learn about and celebrate Juneteenth this weekend throughout the Houston area.

June 19 marks 157 years since the emancipation of slaves in Texas and the United States. U.S. Gen. Gordon Granger read General Orders No. 3 on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, giving the holiday even greater meaning for the Houston region.

Houston Police and federal law enforcement will be on hand at Emancipation Park in the city's historic Third Ward to ensure the public's safety at the biggest event of the weekend.


Juneteenth 2022: Freedom Work

Prairie View A&M University, Rice University and Texas Southern University will host panels on topics ranging from Black Entrepreneurship to Higher Education, "Pathways to the Ph.D. for Black Students."

Where: Anderson Clarke Center, 6100 Main Street

When: June 17, 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

"Memory Builds the Monument" Film Screening

Celebrate Juneteenth by watching the screening of "Memory Builds The Monument." The award-winning short film documents the lives and struggles of Black Houstonians in the city's fifth ward from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Where: The DeLuxe Theater, 3303 Lyons Avenue

When: June 17, 6 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Houston Mayor Turner's Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade

The parade will begin at 10 AM and commence from Acres Homes Multi-Service Center 6719 W. Montgomery and end on 1620 Dolly Wright at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church around noon.

Where: Acres Homes Multi-Service Center 6719 W. Montgomery

When: June 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Black is Primary Juneteenth Festival

The festival will take place at the Post Houston, hosting children's storytimes, performances and financial workshops, all in "celebration of Black Joy."

Where: Post Houston

When: June 18 all-day, starting at 10 a.m.

Emancipation Park Juneteenth Celebration

The two-day celebration will feature local vendors, children’s activities, and musical performances from The Isley Brothers, Sheila E. and more

Where: Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave

When: June 18 and June 19, 4 p.m.- 10 p.m.

The Children's Museum Juneteenth Celebration

Open to all games, the Juneteenth celebration at the Children's Museum will feature performances, book giveaways, and a Black Panther meet and greet.

Where: The Children's Museum, 1500 Binz St

When: June 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

A Juneteenth Celebration at Bayou Bend

Comprised of family-centered activities, The celebration will include art workshops and talks by various artists Ted Ellis and Jolie Rocke.

Where: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Drive

When: June 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Juneteenth: The Journey to Freedom

Presented by Wells Fargo, Miller Outdoor Theater will host five educational performances highlighting the origin of slavery, the civil rights movement, and the continuance of social justice.

Where: Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Dr

When: June 19, 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.