Juneteenth is a commemoration of the announcement of theabolition of slavery in Texas in 1865. It is a day, a week,sometimes even a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers,picnics and family gatherings.
In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalitiesand religions are coming together to truthfully acknowledge aperiod in our history that shaped and continues to influence oursociety today.
This weekend in Austin, several city and community organizationswill be putting on events to encourage celebration.
The ATXJuneteenth Music Festival has organized a family and friend'sevent at Waterloo Park on Saturday, June 19th from 1pm-10pm. TheFestival will showcase local artists and talent, a featured artist,food and informational booths, beverages, and giveaways.
The21st Annual Travis County & City of Austin EmployeesJuneteenth event will be held Friday June 18 in Wooldridge Squarefrom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome. Hosted by Travis CountyJudge Samuel T. Biscoe and Commissioner Ron Davis, festivitiesinclude food, arts and crafts booths.
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