Bastrop Juneteenth
A Celebration of Freedom
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  • Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery.
  •   It was on June 19, 1865 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were now free.  
  • This was two and and a half years after President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which had become official January 1, 1863.  

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Welcome to Bastrop Juneteenth

The Celebration for Juneteenth is held the 3rd weekend in historic Bastrop, Texas to honor the emancipation of slaves in Texas.  

                                ​​It is a weekend full of history, culture, music, food and fun for the entire family.  It is a time to get together with old friends or a excellent opportunity to make new ones.  

2019 Juneteenth Events - See our 201 Event Page for details


The Bastrop County Juneteenth Committee is excited to announce we will be honoring veterans at our annual banquet, the theme this year is “Honoring Those Who Served.” ​​

Friday, June 14, 2019

​​Annual Banquet
 Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center

            Social Meet and Greet beginning at 6:00pm
            Program Agenda beginning promptly at 7:00pm

            Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:00am

            Parade on Main Street
            Emancipation Program at the Kerr Community Center

            Street Dance on Main Street for All Ages  at 7:00pm



                        P O Box 1015
                        Bastrop, TX 78602
Photos (above) from the Street Dance held on historic Main Street in Downtown Bastrop, Texas.  One of several free family fun events that can be experienced during the Juneteenth celebration in Bastrop.  Photo (below) the band providing entertainment for the 2018 Street Dance.

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Since May 9,  2015​

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Since May 9,  2015​