2023 Juneteenth Family Friendly Community Celebration

June 17, 2023
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8831 Railroad Drive El Paso, Texas 79904

Event Days:
Nations Tobin Park
Admission is free to the public. Vendors may sign up for a booth.
Contact Name:
Monica Tucker
Contact E-mail Address:
Contact Phone Number:
(915) 345-1661

Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy and relax live entertainment, games, and more! Black El Paso Voice invites the community to come out to this Annual Juneteenth Celebration. The 2023 Juneteenth Celebration and Observance is a family friendly community event, co-sponsored by El Paso City Parks & Recreation. Come out and enjoy fun, games, prizes, and community connections. A friendly BBQ competition will take place as well as live entertainment, music, and a kids fashion show. Vendors are invited to share and/or sell food, clothing, art, and more. Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an annual holiday celebrated in the United States on June 19th. It marks the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, and proclaimed that all enslaved individuals were free, two and a half years after then President, Abraham Lincoln, issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth has long been observed by African Americans, dating back to June 19, 1866, in Galveston, Texas. It is a significant moment in American history, underscoring the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality. Juneteenth was declared a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Biden signed into law Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, S. 475, creating a federal holiday to commemorate Juneteenth, making it the first federal holiday approved since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. Come out and learn about Juneteenth and why it is important to remember history and embrace the future.

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