Juneteenth, or “Freedom Day,” is the oldest nationally recognized day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This celebration originated in Galveston, Texas when federal troops arrived in 1865 to ensure that enslaved people were free. From then on, the observance of June 19th as African American Emancipation Day spread across the United States and is still honored today. In Round Rock, Texas, we celebrate this important day with a Juneteenth Festival with live music, food, and educational opportunities.
The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 14th annual Juneteenth Festival this year on June 18th from 4 pm-11:30 pm with a free Texas-sized celebration! They will join forces with Voice Inc., a Non Profit that empowers family connection and community involvement. The 2022 Juneteenth headliners will be Hip Hop Duo Kid N Play, International star VEDO, and The singer, and they are bringing back DJ Jay Shale’ to perform once again. There will also be a local artist in attendance for the Juneteenth jubilee!
2022 Entertainment Lineup:
4pm The Levites
5pm Jay Shalé set #1
5:30pm Soul Man Sam
6:30pm Matchmaker Band set #1
7:30pm Round Rock City Council introduction/Omicron Nu Nu Chapter Scholarships
8:00pm Matchmaker Band set #2
9:00pm Jay Shalé set #2
10:30pm Jay Shalé set #3
11pm Kid N Play Party in the Park
In addition to vibrant live music, this event will include an educational health fair, moonwalk activities, and family-friendly games! There will be specialty booths with tasty dishes, retail vendors, and more! We’re excited to celebrate African-American freedom and encourage progress and cultural development in the City of Round Rock.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Round Rock this June 18th for the Juneteenth festival. If you are looking for more activities to do during your stay, here is a comprehensive visitors guide for you to explore. We’ll see you soon!