The event will feature live entertainment from well-known funk headliner, Original Lakeside, along with music from Keeshea Pratt and DJ Upgrayedd, food trucks, a car show, fireworks, and more! Admission is free and open to the public.
This event is rain or shine.
Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and enjoy downtown. Tents, canopies, and pets will not be permitted. Barbeque pits and other cooking equipment are not allowed in the event grounds unless the individual is an approved and pre-permitted vendor.
The City of Beaumont Juneteenth Celebration is sponsored by ExxonMobil, Classic Southeast Texas, Giglio Distributing, and Riceland Healthcare.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.
Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.