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.
2017 Juneteenth Events - See our 2017 Event Page for details
Friday, June 10th @ 7:00 p.m.
Juneteenth Block Party
Kerr Community Center
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration Banquet
Hampton Inn & Suites Bastrop
240 S. Hasler Blvd.
Bastrop, TX 78602
Saturday June 17th, 2017
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.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 3:00 p.m.
Gospel Music Fest at Macedonia Baptist Church
P O Box 1015
Bastrop, TX 78602
Photos 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.
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