4 Ways To Celebrate Juneteenth 2021 In Bryan, Texas

Bryan got its start as a railroad town more than 150 years ago, and quickly became the agricultural and commercial hub of the Brazos Valley. As a community built on train tracks and cotton, we know much of Bryan’s early success came from the forced labor & inhumane treatment of enslaved African Americans. On June 19, 1865, word that enslaved Americans had been freed finally reached Texas as Union Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston. Today, we commemorate the occasion with reflection, festivities, food, and music on what is now known as Juneteenth – a federal holiday celebrated on June 19 of each year.


Keep scrolling for 4 Ways To Celebrate Juneteenth 2021 In Bryan, Texas – then follow Destination Bryan on Instagram to keep up with all the latest events & things to do throughout the year.


Brazos Valley Juneteenth Parade

Begins at 10:00AM on Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Brazos Valley African American Heritage And Cultural Society is excited to invite you to the Brazos Valley Juneteenth Parade! The parade will begin at 10:00AM, and the route will run from Kemp-Carver Elementary School to Sadie Thomas Memorial Park. More festivities will follow at Sadie Thomas Memorial Park after the parade.

Learn more on the Facebook event here: https://fb.me/e/5ri9xPYoJ

Brazos Valley Blues Fest

6:30PM – 9:30PM on Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Brazos Valley African American Heritage And Cultural Society is also hosting the Brazos Valley Blues Fest at the Palace Theater in Historic Downtown Bryan. This musical festival, featuring Hard 2 Find, is free to attend and will take place from 6:30PM to 9:30PM in the heart of Historic Downtown Bryan.

Learn more on the Facebook event here: https://fb.me/e/5ri9xPYoJ

Support Black-Owned Restaurants In Bryan

Bryan, Texas is a vibrant, diverse community built by converging cultures and incredible people from so many different backgrounds. The best way to experience all that Bryan has to offer is to immerse yourself in our shared culture, and explore all the threads that have woven together to form the beautiful fabric of our community. Our black-owned restaurants are essential to that very fabric. We hope you’ll join us in supporting them. You can find a list at destinationbryan.com/black-owned-restaurants

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Visit the Brazos Valley African American Museum

Located in Bryan, TX, the Brazos Valley African American Museum is the official repository of artifacts, oral history, media reports, and other important historical source material for the African Americans who settled and lived in the Brazos Valley of Texas. It is a living museum that reflects the rich diversity of the historical and cultural legacy, present and promise of African Americans in Texas.

In honor of Juneteenth, the Brazos Valley African American Museum will be open with free admission on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The museum will open after the conclusion of the Brazos Valley Juneteenth Parade, at approximately 1:00PM.


Follow Destination Bryan on Instagram to keep up with all the latest events & things to do throughout the year.


Meet The Blogger

Chris Riggins

Chris is the Destination Marketing Manager for Destination Bryan. Originally from North Texas, Chris has called Bryan-College Station home since 2014. Chris is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University’s Recreation, Park & Tourism Science program. When he’s not telling you about the restaurant he tried this weekend that was “SO good,” he’s probably talking about his dog or taking photos of a Brazos Valley sunset.

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