Juneteenth is celebrated annually on June 19. It is the oldest established celebration of the end of slavery in the United States and originated June 19, 1865, when union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news of the end of the Civil War and of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
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Summer travels and family excursions are always a great excuse to get together and enjoy the fleeting free time and long, sunny days. Whether the kids are out of school and looking for something to do or you have some vacation days on your hands you want to put to good use, there are a myriad number of ways to entertain this summer.
For anyone planning a trip to the Lone Star State, the sheer size of Texas can be a tad overwhelming. Begin planning with a destination in mind, based on the state’s many family-friendly spring festivals. Plan for fauna, flora and live music this month and into summer with this list of upcoming festivals worth traveling for.