Due to COVIOD-19 crowd restrictions, the 2020 Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival has been cancelled. Please join us in 2021 for another great festival. Updates for the 2021 event will be posted to this page and our social media channels. Check back for updates. We will see you all in 2021.
The History of Juneteenth
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the emancipation of slavery in the state of Texas. Historically, the celebration falls on June 19th and commemorates the day in 1865 that Texans were told by Union troops that the Civil War had ended and that all slaves were now freed. Though the Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863, there was little impact on the lives of Texans until 1865.