On Saturday, the Blackshear/O.L. Price Ex Students Association will celebrate Juneteenth with several activities in Fannie Robinson Park.
On Saturday, June 15, a list of events is planned for the day including music in the park, a rummage sale, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, bounce houses, a cake walk, horseshoes, kites, dominos and more.
The annual Gospel Fest will be held from noon to 1 p.m.
There will also be vendors and plenty of food for guests to enjoy at the event.
A new event added to the festival’s lineup this year is a movie in the park. The movie, “The Princess and the Frog,” starts at 7 p.m.
Juneteenth is a national holiday that commemorates the announcement of when slavery was abolished on June 19, 1865. Also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is a federal holiday celebrated in 45 states. With Texas being one of them, Taylor is preparing for its 23rd annual celebration.