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The Emancipation Park 150th Juneteenth Celebration
June 19 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
From the organizer:
Emancipation Park 150th Juneteenth Celebration
The event commemorates Emancipation Park’s sesquicentennial anniversary and the June 19, 1865, abolition of slavery in Texas. The park, which is the oldest public park in Houston, was founded in 1872 by a group of community leaders led by four local freedmen and the community as a place for unity, empowerment, remembrance and the celebration of emancipation and Juneteenth.
This event honors their memory and marks Emancipation Park’s 150 years of service to the community. Staying true to the vision of the park’s founders, the event will foster economic empowerment for local vendors, offer opportunities for learning and dialogue and bring the community together in celebration.
FREE ADMISSION, TICKET REQUIRED (Available MAY 25th)
The festival will include:
- two stages filled with amazing performances.
- lectures and educational programs.
- an interactive kid’s zone with rides, face painting and a playground.
- a community resource zone inside the Cultural Center with over 50 organizations providing free resources.
- several community partners with great outdoor activations, over 40 vendors selling food and other products, including clothes and accessories.
- a game zone, including our favorite Houston sports teams and giant board games.
- guided park tours.
- a cooling zone.
- strolling entertainment.
- a spectacular fireworks display that will round out an amazing Juneteenth celebration.
ABC 13 will broadcast the live concert and the amazing fireworks display from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. to close out the kickoff celebration. Many live performances featuring “A” list, nationally known and recognized recording artists that are sure to provide a one-of-a-kind experience. The free, family-friendly entertainment will include a diverse variety of musical genres from gospel and jazz to rhythm and blues. Attendees will have the option to relax or dance to the upbeat and feel-good sounds at two different stages.
Musical Performances by:
MAZE ft. FRANKIE BEVERLY
KOOL & the GANG
MONICA LISA STEVENSON
PASTOR MIKE, JR.
Houston, Texas 77004 + Google Map 713-528-1872
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