On June 19, 1865, one of the first celebrations of the ending of slavery in the United States took place in Texas—that event is marked each year across the state with Juneteenth festivals and events. These events celebrate the historic day of freedom while also focusing on education, economic and social opportunities.
San Antonio’s Juneteenth Celebration takes place Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, at Comanche Park, 2600 Rigsby Avenue. The two-day celebration will focus on inspiring and informing the community about the cultural significance of the holiday. Event activities will include a Miss Juneteenth Pageant, a fish fry, a dinner theater featuring the black history stage play “The Project” (followed by music and dancing) and a performance by The Fonics.
The Juneteenth Celebration begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 12 a.m. on June 16 and 17. For more information about the Juneteenth Celebration, visit www.juneteenthsanantonio.com.