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June 12, 2017

Mayor Turner's Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade
Saturday, June 17

Mayor Sylvester Turner will host the 6th Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade Saturday June 17, 2017.
"I expect everyone in Acres Homes to be there," said Mayor Turner.

The Parade will take place beginning at 10 a.m.  It will start at the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 W. Montgomery, head north on W. Montgomery, turn left on Dolly Wright and end at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1620 Dolly Wright.   West Montgomery will be closed along the route during the duration of the parade.
The parade will feature marching bands, dancers, schools, non-profit organizations, cars and motorcycles, floats, horses and more!

"Dozens of people are participating in the Juneteenth Parade," said Mayor Turner.  "Come out to hear the music, watch the drill teams, enjoy the many vehicles, both horse-powered and horse-drawn.  Come out and support our school kids and community groups and wave to your family and friends as they march by."

Emancipation Park Rededication and Juneteenth Celebration
Join City of Houston, Houston Parks Department and Project Partners
Saturday, June 17th
Monday, June 19th 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm both dates
Rededication Program is on June 17th at 11:00 a.m. Emancipation Park
3018 Emancipation Avenue formerly Dowling street

More about the Rededication Ceremony:
Historic Emancipation Park to Be Rededicated Following $33.6 Million Dollar Renovation

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join Mayor Sylvester Turner, the OST/Almeda Redevelopment Authority-Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone No. 7, the Emancipation Park Conservancy, and HPARD staff for the grand rededication of this historic park on Saturday, June 17, 2017! Emancipation Park is located in the Third Ward at 3018 Emancipation Avenue (formerly Dowling Street) 77004.

For more information, visit or contact Eileen Quan at

Emancipation Park Rededication Graphic