We are now just a couple of days away from the next major holiday in East Texas, Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the day slavery came to an end in the United States.

To mark the momentous occasion, The Juneteenth Association of Tyler is celebrating over 155 years of freedom for all with an incredible weekend of events from June 18th through June 20th being presented by Brookshire’s, The City of Tyler, Tyler Metro Chamber of Commerce and The All New 107.3 Kiss-FM along with other great East Texas businesses.

Here's what's going down during this amazing weekend:

  • Gospel Bridge Concert and Soul Food Dinner - Friday, June 18, 2021 from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Located at The Folmar 14405 County Road 192 Tyler. Free tickets available online. Performers include The Bendy Family, The Soul Brothers of Jacksonville, TX, The Men of Peoples,
    Marvin United Methodist Choir and more.
  • Ms. Juneteenth Gala – Sponsored by: Texas African American Museum
    Friday, June 18, 2021 at 7pm Bethel Bible Hope Campus 504 32nd St. Tyler. Free to the public.
  • Juneteenth Freedom Parade Saturday, June 19, 2021 starts at 10 am with a 3-hour delay if it rains Located on MLK in Tyler. Permit applications are due by June 11.

Also, you can have your business featured in the Juneteenth Business Crawl Directory From June 18 to August 18. Small business vendors will be showcased in an online directory on the Tyler Metro Chamber of Commerce website.

Plus, there will be Juneteenth Academic Scholarships for graduating high school seniors as well as Commemorative Juneteenth T-shirts available online for $20. Proceeds from shirt sales will benefit Juneteenth scholarships.

T-shirts, applications, free tickets and vendor forms available online at www.TheMetroChamber.org.

Get ready to celebrate our freedom for Juneteenth!

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