SWLA Juneteenth Committee

What is Juneteenth?

 

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.  Juneteenth today celebrates African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

The Southwest Louisiana (SWLA) Juneteenth Committee's mission is to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States by celebrating the joys of liberty, educating the community about African American heritage, and by promoting positive cultural interaction.​  Every year, the SWLA Juneteenth Committee hosts various events in honor of the Juneteenth (June 19th) Holiday, including the SWLA Juneteenth Music Festival. 

Location: The corner of Buick and Louisiana Ave 

Sponsored  also by the NAACP Young Adults

Countdown to SWLA Juneteenth Music Festival

WEAR your Masks! Drive in and Park! Safe!Food and Fun!!!

Register To Be A Vendor

 
Interested in participating as a vendor
in the 2020 SWLA Juneteenth
Music Festival DRIVE IN?
We are excited about this year’s lineup of
programming and entertainment for the family
and all ages and promise to provide a positive
experience for our vendors, partners, and attendees.ALL LOCAL!

2020 Events

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Father and Son Baking
Father and Son/Daughter Look-a-like-Contest

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Joseph Breaux and the Voices of Inspiration

Face painting,Fun Jumps and Slides,Sack Races, Fun and Food
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BEGINS 4:00 PM

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Essay Contest

Sponsors

Thank you Sponsors!

PRESENTED BY

Honoring our Heritage. Uniting the Community.

Celebrating Equality.

TOGETHER.

Interested in helping continue the Juneteenth tradition?

Sponsor SWLA Juneteenth Events!

9

YEARS OF JUNETEENTH CELEBRATIONS IN LAFAYETTE

LOUISIANA

156

YEARS SINCE THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION

2,500 +

NUMBER OF ATTENDEES AT 2017 SWLA JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL

SWLA Juneteenth Committee

P.O. Box 63061

Lafayette, LA  70596

info@swlajuneteenth.org

Tel: 337-706-2165

Fax: 337-326-4761

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