Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration rounds out with weekend of festivities

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2014)

Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration officials will host a weekend of festivities designed to commemorate June 19, the day slaves in the U.S. learned of their Freedom – two years after the official signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

The family-friendly community celebration, founded by Missouri City resident and councilman, Don Smith, kicked off on June 12 with a reception followed by an annual scholarship golf tournament and community awards gala.

If you missed the initial festivities, there is still time to join in on remaining activities planned for this annual cultural celebration.

On Friday, June 20, the community will be treated to Family Night Out hosted at Hunters Glen Park, featuring an array of business booths and a 7 p.m. showing of  “42” a film depicting Jackie Robinson’s journey in breaking the color barrier in baseball.

Parade-goers can line up along Texas Parkway/Court Roads to Buffalo Run and Fondren for the Celebation’s annual “One Mile of Smiles” parade featuring a number of local high school bands, area officials and local organizations and businesses.

Festivities will culminate with the event’s annual “Battle of the Bands” at Thurgood Marshall High School.

For more information on this weekend’s festivities, visit www.mcjcf.com.

Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration rounds out with weekend of festivities