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Juneteenth 2023

June 8, 2023 - June 19, 2023

Juneteenth poster 2023

Join in

Several Juneteenth activities are planned in Port Arthur. They include:

  • Flag raising at 10:30 a.m. June 8 at the Subcourthouse, 525 Lakeshore Drive.
  • Gospel Explosion, 6 p.m. June 15, Lamar State College -Port Arthur
  • Ms. Juneteenth Pageant, June 17, site to be announced
  • Alumni Softball Tournament, 9 a.m. June 17, Lucian Adams Park
  • Sneaker Ball, 9 p.m. June 17, S&G Auditorium
  • Marcus Garvey Juneteenth Torchlight Parade – 6 p.m. June 19, Stillwell Boulevard to Barbara Jacket Park (lineup at 5 p.m.). Activities at park to follow parade.

For more information:

Gail Pellum, organizer, is a (409) 332-1709.

The group is accepting vendors for the Juneteenth Alumni Softball Tournament. Contact pareloaded2020@gmail.com

Here’s some history

Do you know the history? On the 19th of June, 1865, enslaved people in Texas learned the Emancipation Proclamation was signed long ago, on Jan. 1, 1863. Because of this, they discovered they were supposed to have been freed. Texans historically observe this date with various cultural celebrations.



June 8, 2023
June 19, 2023