Juneteenth in Austin
Long celebrated in Austin’s Emancipation Park (now the sight of a housing development), Juneteenth celebrations here now typically take place in Rosewood Park, which fills up with picnics, gospel music, dance, and all around good cheer. Austin doesn't do anything small and Juneteenth is no exception: along with an annual music festival at which local bands meet to play and celebrate the holiday, the city hosts an annual parade, 2K Juneteenth Freedom Run/Walk, and a Miss Juneteenth Pageant focusing on empowerment.
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