There are several ways to commemorate Juneteenth here in San Marcos! Take part in a virtual 5k in the morning, visit the Calaboose African American History Museum, chow down on some excellent food at the Cook-Off and celebrate with a wonderful lineup of art, education and community at the celebration. The end of slavery in the United States has been celebrated since 1865.
The Calaboose African American History Museum is reopening with a special celebration for Juneteenth! The museum has artifacts from all aspects of African American life in early Texas and special exhibits, like the Thompson Plantation exhibit. So, make sure you come out for a museum tour and plenty of crafts and games.
June 19 from 10am-7pm
The Dunbar Heritage Association is hosting a traditional Juneteenth celebration at the Dunbar Recreation Center. The event will feature a gospel concert, games, speakers, live soul music, food trucks and vendors, a virtual 5K run and more.
June 19 from 11am-4pm
We sure hope you’re hungry because you’re going to want to try a little bit of everything at the Juneteenth Charity Cook-Off! Taste food from some of the best cooks in the area while enjoying live music and activities for the whole family.
About the Juneteenth Flag
The National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation says the flag was made to be red, white and blue since those are the colors of the American flag and to declare that American slaves, as well as their descendants, are all Americans. The star represents the birthplace of the holiday, Galveston, Texas since Texas has a star on its own flag and the bursting star that surrounds it symbolizes, “a new freedom, a new people, a new star.”