6 Can't Miss Junteenth Celebrations in Amarillo, Texas

Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrating the liberation of freed slaves after the Civil War. 
Although President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, it wasn’t until 1865 that General Ranger came down to Texas to inform slaves of their freedom. Since then, Juneteenth celebrations spread far and wide, and remain a special tradition. Here are six Juneteenth celebrations you can't miss this year:

1. Juneteenth Pageant 

The Juneteenth Pageant is back. Support young ladies as they showcase their talent and beauty in multiple categories. This event will highlight past winners, beautiful gowns, amazing talents, and great fellowship. 

Date: June 11, 6:30 PM
Location: Palo Duro High School, 1400 N Grant
Tickets: $5 Donation at the Door 

2. Juneteenth Health Expo 

A free community event bringing health access to the community such as health vendors, healthy food samples, fitness tips, and insurance enrollment

Date: June 13, 6:30 PM 
Location: Black Historical Cultural Center, 901 N. Hayden 

3. Juneteenth Young Professional’s Expo 

This expo is a networking event designed to bring business owners, entrepreneurs, and service providers together. Bring a business card for door prize entries. 

Date: June 16, 6:30 PM
Location: Black Historical Cultural Center, 901 N. Hayden 

4. Juneteenth Talent Show 

Celebrate the talent of the community. Acts will be representing Amarillo and the surrounding areas. 

Date: June 17, 6:30 PM
Location: Palo Duro High School, 1400 N. Grant


5. Juneteenth Park & Parade

This highly anticipated event is back for 2022 and we cannot wait for a fun-filled day of music, a kids zone, food trucks, and more. 

Date: June 18, 10 AM - 6 PM
Location: Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N Hughes St

6. Paint, Sip, & Dance for the Culture 

Eat, drink, dance, and get creative at this event. 

Date: June 18, 7 PM - 11 PM
Location: Black Historical Cultural Center, 901 N. Hayden 
Tickets: $65

For even more Juneteenth celebrations in Corpus Christi like parties and workshops, visit the 2022 Juneteenth Schedule of Events page on Facebook. 

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