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The Juneteenth Fest at Avenida Houston and Discovery Green takes place Saturday, June 16, from 4-9 p.m.

HOUSTON — The celebration of freedom continues in Houston this weekend with several Juneteenth events.

Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, commemorates the historic day on June 19, 1865, when slaves in Galveston learned they were free two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

It’s been celebrated in Texas for decades, and in 2021, it became a federal holiday.

Juneteenth Fest at Avenida Houston & Discovery Green

  • Saturday, June 16
  • 4-9 p.m

Avenida Houston and Discovery Green are the places to be on Saturday for live music, top DJs,  food, fireworks and more.

Freedom Main Stage at Discovery Green

  • 4:15 p.m. – Rhonda McLemore & Friends
  • 5:20 p.m. – Rhonda McLemore Gospel
  • 5:30 p.m. – The Tina Turnup Xperience featuring Myra Washington
  • 6:50 p.m. – Mallory
  • 7:00 p.m. – Neesha Cortez
  • 8:00 p.m. – Skylar Bliss
  • 8:10 p.m. – The C.I.T.Y. Band

Vibe Lounge at Avenida Houston

Hosted by DJ Lefty

The BLCK Market will feature 100 black-owned entrepreneurs, artists, designers and vendors offering a variety of products, arts and crafts.

The free, family-friendly event will also include laser tag, soccer, darts, inflatables and games.

More details here.

“Juneteenth: A Musical Journey Through Eras”

  • June 15
  • 8 p.m.

Head to Miller Outdoor Theater Saturday night for “Juneteenth: A Musical Journey Through Eras.”

The immersive performance will highlight “Hip Hop’s emergence as a force for social change, blending gritty narratives with infectious beats to chronicle urban life and systemic injustices.”

The rhythms of R&B will also be showcased during the celebration of music from 1980 to 2000.

The performance is free. Tickets are available here

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