In conjunction with the community Juneteenth Celebration, La Marque Public Library has planned a Juneteenth Art Show and Speaker Series. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A community Juneteenth celebration featuring food trucks, a live DJ, musical performances, spoken word and praise dance is being planned from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Walter Feigle Park, 1009 Bayou Road in La Marque, Texas. Admission is free and open to the public. Crawfish from Zeke’s Cajun Kitchen and barbecue from Big Phil’s Smokehouse will be available. Event organizers are planning a zydeco community line dance from noon to 1:00 p.m. The event is being planned by a group of local citizens, including support from La Marque City Council members. For information, find the Facebook event or call 409-655-9261. Event organizers are currently seeking vendors and additional food trucks.
In conjunction with the community Juneteenth Celebration, La Marque Public Library has planned a Juneteenth Art Show and Speaker Series. From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., patrons are invited to experience an art show surrounding the topic “What Freedom Means to Me”. At 1:00 p.m. genealogist Sharon Gillins will speak on the history and importance of Juneteenth. The library is located next to Walter Feigle Park at 1011 Bayou Road in La Marque.
Citizens and friends are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and celebrate freedom. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the State of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.