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Live Performances By

Isley Brothers

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Kool and the Gang

Sheila E

Gospel Artists

Pastor Mike, Jr.

Earnest Pugh

Monica Lisa Stevenson

Zicardi Cortez

Juneteenth FAQs

Per large crowd, re-entry is not allowed.

The following items/activities are not allowed in Emancipation Park:

No:

  • Coolers
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers
  • Weapons
  • Fireworks
  • Laser pointers
  • Inappropriate behavior, language or attire
  • No pets
  • Littering please use trash cans around the site
  • Unsolicited performances, vendors and/or community groups
  • Smoking

Please note we are full per the following and all slots have been filled:

  • Food Vendors
  • Community Groups
  • Performers

All Food Vendor slots have been filled. 

If you would like to be a food vendor for the 2022 Juneteenth Festival, please send your request to events@epconservancy.org. Please note all applications will be properly received and reviewed by our Juneteenth planning committee. There are no guarantees to application submissions at this time. Due to the high volume of requests, we ask that you allow our committee members time to follow up and respond to your request.

If you have any other questions, feel free to call (713) 528-1872.

All Community Groups and Performer slots have been filled. 

If you would like to be a non-food vendor for the 2022 Juneteenth Festival, apply and click here.

Please note all applications will be properly received and reviewed by our Juneteenth planning committee. There are no guarantees to application submissions at this time. Due to the high volume of requests, we ask that you allow our committee members time to follow up and respond to your request.

If you have any other questions, feel free to call (713) 528-1872.

The festival will include:

  • two stages filled with amazing performances.
  • lectures and educational programs.
  • an interactive kid’s zone with rides, face painting and a playground.
  • a community resource zone inside the Cultural Center with over 50 organizations providing free resources.
  • several community partners with great outdoor activations, over 40 vendors selling food and other products, including clothes and accessories.
  • a game zone, including our favorite Houston sports teams and giant board games.
  • guided park tours.
  • a cooling zone.
  • strolling entertainment.
  • a spectacular fireworks display that will round out an amazing Juneteenth celebration.

Many live performances featuring “A” list, nationally known and recognized recording artists that are sure to provide a one-of-a-kind experience. The free, family-friendly entertainment will include a diverse variety of musical genres from gospel and jazz to rhythm and blues. Attendees will have the option to relax or dance to the upbeat and feel-good sounds at two different stages.

The Emancipation Park 150th Juneteenth Celebration presented by Kinder Foundation is a free event open to the entire greater Houston community and visitors from outside of the city.

Tickets will be available Wednesday, May 25th. Please check our website (www.epconservancy.org) for updates.

Tickets and additional information will be available Wednesday, May 25th. Please check our website (www.epconservancy.org) for updates.

Yes, please visit www.epconservancy.org for ticket information. Tickets and additional information will be available Wednesday, May 25th.

The event commemorates Emancipation Park’s sesquicentennial anniversary and the June 19, 1865, abolition of slavery in Texas. The park, which is the oldest public park in Houston, was founded in 1872 by a group of community leaders led by four local freedmen and the community as a place for unity, empowerment, remembrance and the celebration of emancipation and Juneteenth.

This event honors their memory and marks Emancipation Park’s 150 years of service to the community. Staying true to the vision of the park’s founders, the event will foster economic empowerment for local vendors, offer opportunities for learning and dialogue and bring the community together in celebration.

The community will gain an in-depth understanding of the history of the park while celebrating the now national holiday that is Juneteenth.

Emancipation Park is a part of living history. It was founded by former enslaved African Americans to celebrate this very Juneteenth in 1872.

The park represents freedom and endurance and was established as a safe place for freedmen to celebrate their emancipation. Hosting the event at the park honors their memory, continues their jubilee, and marks Emancipation Park’s 150 years of service to the community.

The event will stay true to the founder’s vision and foster economic empowerment, offer opportunities for learning and dialogue and bring the community together in celebration.

Given its history, Emancipation Park is the perfect place to celebrate Juneteenth.

The event has a host of notable corporate sponsors, including Kinder Foundation, the event’s presenting sponsor. Additional sponsors include Baker Hughes, BIPOC Arts Network & Fund, Coca Cola, Houston Dynamo, Comcast, Houston Astros, Houston Texans, and Shell.

Kinder Foundation chose to be the presenting partner of the celebration because the original founders specifically named the park as a gathering place to celebrate Juneteenth.

Kinder Foundation has a history of supporting urban green space projects and quality of life initiatives across Houston. Over the years, Kinder Foundation has granted a total of $4.7 million to Emancipation Park. 

No. While the park was originally founded primarily as a resource for African Americans, all are welcome and encouraged to visit.

The park includes both indoor and outdoor spaces for its patrons.

Indoor amenities include conference and meeting rooms, performance space, a gym and other gathering spaces. Outdoor Spaces include an open-air stage, sprawling lawn, playground and two pavilions. The park also includes picnic table clusters, a swimming pool and fields and courts for multiple sports.

Yes, the park is free and open to the public.  However, some spaces require permits, a nominal fee and/or reservations for use.

Very few of the park’s spaces require permits, reservations or a small usage fee.  A membership is not required to visit the park and/or use its amenities.

Yes.  The park hosts a variety of events, including the upcoming Emancipation Park 150th Juneteenth Celebration Presented by Kinder Foundation and periodic educational talks, seminars and training.

Hundreds of individuals visit the park daily, participating in a variety of activities.

Visit epconservancy.org or call 713.528.1872.

Park rangers, the Houston Police Department and constables patrol the area.

We use the same guidelines as the City of Houston.

The park has survived with the support of the community and the City of Houston.

2022 Juneteenth Sponsors and Partners

June 1st - June 19th, 2022

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To learn more about the Juneteenth celebration, please contact us at events@epconservancy.org or 713-528-1872.

 
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