Juneteenth Block Party
Calendar Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 - 5 to 9 p.m.
In collaboration with the Leander Public Arts and Culture Commission, the City of Leander commemorates Juneteenth with a block party at Robin Bledsoe Park. This free, family friendly event is jam-packed with musical performances, food vendors, and a fun zone.
- Musical performance by Soulful Soundz Party Band
- Food trucks
- Craft vendors
- Fun Zone ($15 per child)
- Swimming pool and splash pad
- 5 p.m. Ringing of the Bell
- 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Kids Passport Activities
- 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.:Robin Bledsoe Pool and Splashpad (Free)
- 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.:Fun Zone ($15 per child)
- 5:05 p.m.. "Lift Every Voice and Sing" Performed by Soulful Soundz Party Band
- 5:10 p.m.. Welcome by Na'Cole Thompson, Place 4 Leander City Council member
- 5:20 p.m.. Introductions by Leander Mayor Christine DeLisle
- 5:30 p.m.. Reading of General Order #3 by David McDonald, Place 3 Leander City Council member
- 5:35 p.m.. Sponsor Spotlight and Announcements
- 5:45 p.m.. Spoken Word by Joe Brundidge
- 6 p.m.. Soulful Soundz Party Band
- 8:45 p.m.. Cupid Shuffle and Soul Train Line
- Atmos Energy
- Austin Telco Federal Credit Union
- Carlson Law Firm
- Cool Atmosphere Heating & Air
- Leander Beauty Supply
- Loram Technologies
- Smokey Mo's BBQ
Vendor spaces are full. Please review the Event Vendor Policy and Procedures.
If you are interested in our Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Mariel Guenther, Special Events Coordinator to discuss sponsorship packages and benefits at Email Mariel Guenther
Juneteenth National Independence Day, which became a federal holiday in 2021, commemorates an end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the end of both the Civil War and slavery, in accordance with President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth today is a symbol of the human spirit achieving victory over cruelty and oppression, and its anniversary serves to remind us that endurance, determination, and perseverance can change our world for the better.
Come lend a helping arm, donate blood to support your community and save local lives. We Are Blood will host a blood drive on June 17th at Robin Bledsoe Park. Please sign up for an appointment. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.