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.  

2018 Juneteenth Events - See our 201 Event Page for details


Wild, Wild, West Dance​
Featuring DJ Pat Luv​
​Saturday, April 7, 2018
7:30 p.m - 12:15 a.m.
Bastrop Americal Legion Post 533
3003 Loop 150
Bastrop, TX 78602​​​​


Friday, June 15, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.  - 11:30
​Juneteenth Celebration Banquet & Dance
​Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center
1408 Chestnut
Bastrop, TX 78602​​​​​​
(Check out our 2017 Honorees page coming soon)​​
Saturday June 16th, 2018
​​​​Parade - 10a.m. - Main Street
​Emancipation Program 11:30 a.m. @ Kerr Community Center
Street Dance​​ - Downtown Bastrop @ 8:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m.



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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