Come visit us for Bastrop's Juneteenth Celebration. Activities include a BBQ cook-off, parade, street dance and a car, truck and motorcycle show. From a 5-star resort and luxury yurts to cozy cabins and a Victorian B&B, there are a lot places to rest and recharge in-between event. Read on for details surrounding one of the best Juneteenth celebrations in Texas:

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The Traveling Exhibition:
Harriet Tubman -
"Journey to Freedom"

Pyrology Foundry & Studio and Found Fine Art are partnering with the Kerr Community Center to bring this gorgeous and powerful sculpture to Bastrop.  To coincide with the city’s Juneteenth celebration and a milestone anniversary for the Kerr Center, the piece will be on exhibit in June, July, & August 2024. The 9-foot Harriet Tubman “The Journey to Freedom” sculpture has been traveling the United States since 2020 and has been exhibited in many prominent locations, but it is the first time it will have been hosted in Texas. Tubman personifies a role model and hero, and we are proud to commemorate the resilience and contributions of strong women throughout history. We are very excited that this historic sculpture is making it's way to our very own historic town. 

JUNE 1Artist In Studio - Wesley Wofford

Location: Found Fine Art
Wesley Wofford is honored to unveil his most significant monument to date.  Wofford will discuss his process, inspiration, and the experiences he's had during this traveling exhibit in a Q&A setting. The 9-foot Harriet Tubman “The Journey to Freedom” sculpture has been traveling the United States since 2020. Tubman personifies a role model and hero, and we are proud to commemorate the resilience and contributions of strong women throughout history. This piece has been exhibited in many prominent locations, but it is the first time it will have been hosted in Texas.

JUNE 8: "The Harriet Tubman of Texas" Story Quilt Project for Children

Location: Bastrop Public Library
The Bastrop County African American Cultural Center is organizing a creative history project with the Bastrop Public Library highlighting the story of Silvia Hector Webber, the "Harriet Tubman of Central Texas".

Story Quilt

JUNE 13-19: Bastrop Freedom Colonies Quilt Exhibition

Location: Bastrop County African American Cultural Center & Kerr Community Center
View the completed quilt made by twenty Bastrop Freedom colony descendants at a workshop organized by the Bastrop County African American Cultural Center. 

JUNE 15: Harriet Tubman Exhibit Unveiling

Location: Kerr Community Center
Come out and enjoy this community event during the Annual Bastrop Juneteenth Celebration. The exhibit will be unveiled and a brief introduction of its presence in Bastrop along with a proclamation, poem reading, and fellowship.

JUNE 19: Dedication of the Exhibit

Location: Kerr Community Park
This is the official unveiling of the Harriet Tubman - Journey to Freedom Exhibit! This celebration will begin at noon at the Kerr Community Park and includes a re-reading of the City Proclamation, a Praise Dance performance, music by Hannibal Lokumbe, and others. 

Adventure Awaits You