Houston Juneteenth Events 2023 – Celebrations, Parades, Concerts, and more!

Houston Juneteenth Events 2023 - Celebrations, Parades, Concerts and more!

Houston Juneteenth Events 2023 – Celebrations, Parades, Concerts, and more!

As the city prepares to commemorate the historical significance of Juneteenth Houston 2023, the community is also brewing a series of celebrations, parades, and concerts for everyone to enjoy!

From vibrant parades to soul-stirring concerts, immerse yourself in the spirit of freedom and join the citywide festivities and the many Juneteenth celebration Houston has to offer.

Check out our list of Houston Juneteenth Events 2023 and together, pay tribute to this remarkable occasion through these wonderful activities.

When is Juneteenth 2023?

Juneteenth is the celebration of the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed in Galveston to officially tell slaves in Texas that they were free. Juneteenth is now an official federal holiday, so there’s more reason than ever to celebrate.

Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.

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Secure your ticket in advance to the NASA Space Center and visit Mission Control, Rocket Park, Independence Plaza, and the astronaut training facility. After hotel pickup in a climate-controlled vehicle, see popular landmarks around Houston, stopping briefly for photos during a small-group guided sightseeing tour. With a map and instructions, enjoy the flexibility to explore the space center on your own time, without the stress of rushing.

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Houston Juneteenth Events 2023

Celebrate Freedom – Juneteenth Family Fun Day

Juneteenth Houston Events - Juneteenth Family Fun Day

Image Credit: Emancipation Park Conservancy FB Page

This event brings together seven historically Black communities from across Houston to celebrate the richness of our culture, pay homage to the pioneers of Juneteenth, and experience jubilee in a way that is uniquely our own.
When: Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Where:  Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave, Houston, TX 77004
How Much: not stated

Juneteenth Liberation Market

Kick off your Juneteenth celebration with the Liberation Market presented by SOA Co. Books in collaboration with CAMH! Support local vendors and Black literary arts at the Museum! Swing by and peruse the market with art, music, and drinks throughout the event. The exhibitions, Ming Smith: Feeling the Future and Where Do We Go From Here? will also be on view and open to the public.
When:  Thursday, June 15, 2023 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
How Much: FREE

Crawfish Boil: Celebrating Juneteenth at Frost Bank Third Ward

Join Frost Bank for a Crawfish Boil at their Third Ward Financial Center to celebrate Juneteenth. On Friday, June 16, they’ll have crawfish, shaved ice, and music! This event is free and open to the public.
When: Friday, June 16, 2023 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 3432 Scott St, Houston, TX 77004-3718
How Much: FREE

Wells Fargo Presents: Juneteenth At Miller – A Celebration Of Freedom Part 1

This show will take you on a musical journey through the sounds of Blues, Classic R&B, and Hip-Hop. Come and experience the music of Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, B.B. King, Michael Jackson, Prince, The O-Jays, legendary Houston Hip-Hop artists, and many others. This show will feature a national special guest while highlighting Houston’s incredible singers and musicians.
When: Friday, June 16, 2023 | 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: FREE

The Juneteenth celebration continues through music that features the sounds of Jazz and Inspirational music, paying tribute to legendary musicians such as Miles Davis, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Grover Washington Jr., Aretha Franklin, The Winans Family, and many more.
When: Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
How Much: FREE

Mayor Turner’s Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade

Juneteenth Houston Events - Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade

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The parade begins at Acres Homes Multi-Service Center 6719 W. Montgomery, Travels north on W. Montgomery, West on Dolly Wright, and Ends on 1620 Dolly Wright at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
When: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Where: 6719 W Montgomery Rd, Houston, TX 77091
How Much: FREE


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A fun family-and-friends out for a large group might be to visit a paintball center. Teens who enjoy video games or tend to be competitive are likely to enjoy playing paintball. Birthday parties seem to turn out especially well at the paintball center.

One of our top choices for things to do in Houston with young adults! 

Houston Juneteenth Events 2023

A Juneteenth Celebration at Bayou Bend

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens commemorate Juneteenth with a family-centered program focusing on Black history. Learn about the legacy of the African American cowboys from the Black Cowboy Museum in Rosenberg.
When: Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: 6003 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007
How Much: FREE

Black is Beautiful | An African-American Cultural Celebration

Juneteenth Houston Events - Black is Beautiful

Image Credit: POST Houston FB Page

Join POST on Saturday, June 17th, for an extraordinary cultural celebration: “Black is Beautiful” at the Office (X Atrium, Level 2). Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere filled with performances, pop-up vendors, arts & crafts, a dedicated children’s book fair, thrilling games and inflatables, and more. This event promises an unforgettable experience for all!
When: Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 401 Franklin St, Houston, TX 77201
How Much: FREE

Juneteenth Black Bar Crawl

Come enjoy a slow pace Black Bar Crawl bike & brunch ride with LetsDoThisHouston as we feature two Destinations in Third Ward the Savoy & Bar 5015.
When: Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Where:  The Savoy & Bar 5015
How Much: $9 and up

Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration at LSC-Houston North

Juneteenth Houston Events - LSC Juneteenth Celebration

Image Credit: Lone Star College-Houston North FB Page

Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration presented by Lone Star College-Houston North and the City of Houston. Join LSC after the parade for FREE food, family fun, face painting, balloon artists, music from DJSupaStar, and more celebration at our Lone Star College-Houston North Victory location!
When: Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where:  LSC-Houston North Victory , 4141 Victory Drive, Houston, Texas 77088
How Much: FREE

Juneteenth Community Day

In celebration of Juneteenth 2023, the National Museum of African American History and Culture returns to its perennial theme, Senses of Freedom: The Taste, Sound, and Experience of an African American Celebration.
When: Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where:  Various Locations, National Museum of African American History and Culture
How Much: FREE

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