EXPERIENCE GALVESTON’S HISTORIC CONNECTION WITH JUNETEENTH
This year marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, and Galveston has several events to celebrate its historic connection to this important holiday. See Visit Galveston for information on Juneteenth events and activities.
Galveston is the birthplace of Juneteenth and the home of many historical stories. In 2020, Juneteenth became very popular throughout the United States and many people were hearing this Galveston history story for the first time.
When you head to Galveston this summer, you’ll be coming home to where it all began as the island hosts festivities to celebrate Juneteenth – a holiday that originated in this historic beach town.
While Juneteenth was not always as popular, it has been important since June 19, 1865, and Galvestonians have been celebrating it ever since. The single-day celebration over the years has evolved into multiple-day events.