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Juneteenth Festival

The Galveston Juneteenth Festival Committee is proud to announce the much-anticipated celebration of freedom and family fun at the Galveston Juneteenth Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 15th, from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This annual event commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas and celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the African American community.

Set against the scenic backdrop of Galveston, Texas, the Galveston Juneteenth Festival promises a positive, family-friendly atmosphere filled with music, entertainment, and community engagement. The festival aims to honor the resilience and achievements of African Americans while fostering unity and celebration among all attendees.

The Galveston Juneteenth Festival is free and open to the public, welcoming individuals and families of all backgrounds to come together in celebration of freedom, unity, and cultural heritage. Join us for a day of joyous festivities, meaningful connections, and unforgettable memories.

Highlights of the festival include:

Vendor Entrepreneurs Showcases:

Discover a diverse array of vendors showcasing unique products and services, including handmade crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, and more. Support local entrepreneurs and find one-of-a-kind treasures to commemorate the occasion.

Black Artist Exhibitions:

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of African American artistry with exhibitions featuring the works of talented black artists from the Galveston community and beyond. Explore diverse artistic expressions that reflect the beauty, struggles, and triumphs of the African American experience.

Outstanding Food Vendors:

Indulge your taste buds with an enticing selection of culinary delights from food vendors offering mouthwatering dishes inspired by African American cuisine and global flavors. From savory soul food classics to tantalizing international fare, there's something to satisfy every palate.

Galveston County Juneteenth Festival "Father of the Year Award" and "Men of Purpose Awards":

Celebrate exceptional fathers and men of purpose who embody strength, leadership, and commitment to their families and communities. Honor their contributions and positive impact on the lives of others.

Recognition of our Youth: 

Celebrate Galveston County’s Little Mr. & Miss Juneteenth Prince and Princess, as well as the recognition of 2024 Juneteenth Festival Youth of Purpose Awards. Witness the joy and excitement as young contestants and revel in the spirit of youth and the promise of future


Music & Entertainment:

Groove to the rhythmic beats and soulful melodies of live music performances featuring local artists and entertainers. Enjoy a dynamic lineup of musical genres, dance performances, spoken word, and more, guaranteed to keep the energy high and the spirits soaring.

For more information about the Galveston Juneteenth Festival, including event details, vendor opportunities, and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Ms. Lawanda Ward


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