2023 Juneteenth Texas Events Roundup

On June 19, 1865, two years after the emancipation of enslaved Africans in America, Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas with news of freedom. More than 250,000 African Americans claimed their freedom that day on what would become known as Juneteenth or Freedom Day.

Texas Book Festival has gathered a list of 2023 Juneteenth events around Texas.

Location Date Event
Austin June 12 – 19   Stay Black and Live: Austin Juneteenth Festival
Austin June 17   2023 Historical Juneteenth Parade
Austin June 17   Juneteenth Park Festival
Austin June 17   Juneteenth Black Makers Market
Austin June 17   Freedom Fest 2023
Austin June 17   Juneteenth – Family Fun at the Carver Library
Austin June 18   Black History Social Bike Ride
Austin June 18   Juneteenth Celebration at the Neil-Cochran House Museum
Austin June 20   Carrying the Torch by Torch Literary
Buda June 18   Juneteenth Celebration
Corpus Christi June 16 – June 18   10 Days of Juneteenth Jubilee Celebrations
Corpus Christi June 17   6th Annual Juneteenth Fest in the Park
Dallas June 17   Juneteenth 4K Freedom Walk and Festival
Dallas June 18   Dallas Juneteenth Festival
El Paso June 17   2023 Juneteenth El Paso Celebration
El Paso June 17   Juneteenth & Jams
Fort Worth June 18   Fort Worth Juneteenth Event Line-Up
Galveston Through July 13   Juneteenth and Beyond Guided Tours
Galveston June 17   Juneteenth Emancipation Block Party and Reenacent March
Galveston June 19   Clear Lake AME Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Georgetown June 17   Juneteenth Program & Festival
Houston Several Days   158th Juneteenth Houston 2023
Houston June 14 – July 17   2nd Annual Juneteenth HBCU Fest
Houston June 16   Juneteenth Kickback by Project Row Houses
Houston June 17   17th Juneteenth Freedom Ride
Houston June 17   Juneteenth Speaker Series Program
Houston June 17   A Juneteenth Journey Through Fort Bend County
Houston June 17   Juneteenth Concert at Emancipation Park
Houston June 17   The Generation Park Juneteenth Celebration at Redemption Square
Houston June 17   Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
Houston June 17   Juneteenth Celebration at Children’s Museum
Hutto June 17   Juneteenth Freedom March and Festival
Kyle June 16   Dialogue for Peace and Progress 2023 – Celebrating Juneteenth
League City June 19   Juneteenth Open Mic (Music, Poetry, Hip Hop, Jazz)
Midland June 18   Juneteenth ’23 Brunch and Day Party
Midland June 19   Juneteenth Open Mic
Odessa June 14 – June 18   Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Pflugerville June 19   Amazon’s Juneteenth Family Day
Rio Grande Valley NA   University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Library Juneteenth Reads
Round Rock June 17   Juneteenth Festival
Round Rock June 17   Poetry in Motion: Juneteenth Edition
San Antonio June 16   Juneteenth Farmers Market
San Antonio June 17   Juneteenth Block Party: Celebrating Community & Health
San Antonio June 17   2023 San Antonio Juneteenth Block Party & Fair
San Antonio June 17   2023 City of San Antonio Juneteenth Health & Wellness Fair
San Antonio June 17   Juneteenth Market Pop-Up Shop hosted by MAAT Market
San Antonio June 19   A Gospel Celebration of Juneteenth
San Antonio June 19   2023 Annual Juneteenth Golf Tournament
San Marcos June 17   Dunbar Heritage Association’s Juneteenth Celebration
San Marcos June 17   Juneteenth Freedom Run