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.
Countdown to SWLA Juneteenth Music Festival
Register To Be A Vendor
Interested in participating as a vendor
in the 2019 SWLA Juneteenth Music Festival?
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.
Father and Son Look-a-like-Contest
Joseph Breaux and the Voices of Inspiration
Face painting,Fun Jumps and Slides,Sack Races, Fun and Food
PARADE 11:00 AM
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Honoring our Heritage. Uniting the Community.
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