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Juneteenth Freedom Fest

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Admission

The oldest national commemoration of the ending of slavery, Juneteenth, truly celebrates freedom for all. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom, putting into effect the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, Juneteenth celebrates education, achievement and freedom. Celebrate this pivotal moment in American history!


DJ Ferbidden: Feel the beat and move your feet as you groove and bust a move to music that celebrates Black culture.

When: 9 am to 2 pm in Kids’ Hall Alcove

Community Mural: Come celebrate Juneteenth with helping paint and create a special mural!

When: From 10 am to 1 pm in Concrete Jungle

Juneteenth Champions Art Exhibition: Ted Ellis’ “Juneteenth Champions” art exhibition highlights 29 influential African Americans in history; some living, some passed. Prints of the painted portrait as well as information of each will be showcased!

When: From 9 am to 5 pm in New Kids Hall

Juneteenth Story Time: Tonya Duncan Ellis will be joining us and reading They Built Me for Freedom: The story of Juneteenth and Houston’s Emancipation Park. Van G. Garrett will be on site to read his book: Juneteenth: A Picture Book got Kids Celebrating Black Joy.

When: At 11 am and 1 pm in Parent Resource Library

Express Children’s Theatre: This exciting and interactive live show uses music, poetry and dance to celebrate the vital contributions of African Americans to the social, political and cultural life of the United States!

When: 2:30 pm in Brown Auditorium

Champions Documentary and Q&A: Come enjoy a mini documentary about the art exhibit and who the exhibit is based around! We’ll have some Champions around to take pictures and answer questions!

When: 3:30 pm in Brown Auditorium


June 16
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Admission
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Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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City of Houston District
Houston Cultural District
Houston Museum District