Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrating the liberation of freed slaves after the Civil War. Originating here on the Gulf Coast in 1865, the war officially ended when the message of liberation was finally brought to Texas. Since then, Juneteenth celebrations spread far and wide, but remain a special tradition in Texas and in the Gulf Coast Capital. Here are four Juneteenth celebrations you can't miss this year:


Juneteenth Kickoff

Join TABPHE for a special celebration kicking off 10 days of Juneteenth celebrations in Corpus Christi! This kickoff party will have networking opportunities, fellowship, and plenty of festivities.


Black and White Dance and Comedy Show

Featuring comedian GrossMann, the 10th Annual Black and White Dance and Comedy Show will be held at the Crystal Reception Hall. Tickets are available at $45 a piece, or $320 for a table of eight. To purchase, call 361-510-0123, 361-549-5196 or 361-658-7226.

  • Date: June 16, 8:30 p.m., doors open at 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Crystal Reception Hall, 2033 Airline Rd, Ste. C3

Corpus Christi Juneteenth Festival

This highly anticipated event is back for 2023 with a fun-filled day of food trucks, a kid zone area, a 5K Run/Walk, and more. Don’t miss out on performances from Kingdom of Christ Community Singers, Top Shelf SA, Bayou City Brass Band, and a special performance from multiplatinum-selling, four-time Grammy-nominated artist, Juvenile.

  • Date: June 17, 4:00 - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Water's Edge Park, 602 S Shoreline Blvd



Juneteenth for the Crest

Celebrate with a family fun day in the historic Hillcrest neighborhood and enjoy music, food, and giveaways.

  • Date: June 18, 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Dr. H.J. Williams Memorial Park (AKA Hillcrest Park), 1506 Minton Street