With Houstonians ready to get back outside, Juneteenth 2021 events take center stage
Family and friends enjoying the vendors and food trucks at Emancipation Avenue Main Street in 3rd Ward.

With the nationwide GOP attack on Black educational perspectives, the 100-year commemoration of the Tulsa Race Massacre and voter suppression antics running wild, Black people are wide open for something positive.

This openness comes with COVID cases decreasing and a nation ready to get back outside, making Juneteenth 2021 potentially the most participated and celebrated in recent memory.

Here are a few ways to commemorate the holiday.

On Juneteenth with Annette Gordon-Reed – Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed speaks on her new book On Juneteenth which examines the Texas roots of the holiday.

  • Thursday, June 17; 7pm
  • To Register: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/events/on-juneteenth-with-annette-gordon-reed

Juneteenth Weekend Fun

  • Friday & Saturday, June 18 & 19
  • The Heritage Society
  • 1100 Bagby St., Houston 77002

Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration 2021

  • Multiple days, multiple events
  • For More Info: https://www.missouricityjuneteenthcelebration.com/event-details/juneteenth-celebration-2021-vendor-registration

Emancipation Park’s 149th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

  • June 17 – 19
  • For More Info: www.epconservancy.org or contact: Patrina Johnson, 346-319-3033

BLCK Market Houston Juneteenth Celebration

  • Saturday, June 19, 11am – 5pm
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
  • 3816 Caroline, Houston 77004

Gulf Coast Juneteenth Blues Concert

  • Saturday, June 19, 8:30pm
  • Miller Outdoor Theater (Hermann Park)
  • 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston 77030

Juneteenth in the 5th

  • Saturday, June 19, 10am-2pm
  • Deluxe Theater
  • 3303 Lyons Ave. Houston 77020

Juneteenth Weekend Food Truck & Zydeco

  • Saturday & Sunday, June 19 & 20
  • Shrine Cultural & Events Center
  • 5313 MLK Blvd., Houston 77021 

Juneteenth Black Art Exhibit Opening Day

  • Saturday, June 19, 1pm – 5pm
  • Primary Paint Party – Prime Art Gallery
  • 11002 Westheimer Rd, Houston 77042

Concert in the Park: Missouri City Juneteenth

  • Saturday, June 19, 1:30pm
  • Hunters Glen Park
  • 1340 Independence Blvd., Mo City 77489
  • For More Info: www.missouricityjuneteenthcelebration.com

Juneteenth Family Fun Day

  • Saturday, June 19, 12noon – 3pm
  • Bienvenue Events
  • 9630 N Sam Houston Pkwy E, Suite C, Humble 77396

Freedmen’s Town Juneteenth Chili Cook-Off

  • Saturday, June 19, 5pm – 10pm
  • 1108 Victor St., Houston 77019

Juneteenth & Black Music Month at Moonstruck Drive-In

  • Saturday, June 19, 7:30pm & 8:30pm
  • DJ Red’s Juneteenth Chopped and Screwed Mixtape, 7:30pm
  • Showing of “Miss Juneteenth,” 8:30pm
  • Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema
  • 100 Bringhurst St., Houston 77020
  • For More Info: www.hmaac.org/miss-juneteenth

OTHER JUNETEENTH DAY EVENTS