Juneteenth Celebration in St. James Parish
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Come visit us on the River for history, entertainment, food and fun.Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an American holiday honoring African American heritage and celebrated by people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. It commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the state of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday in 35 states of the United States.