It is a time set aside each year to celebrate the end of slavery and Juneteenth celebrations are happening this weekend all across East Texas.
Juneteenth activities in Lufkin kick off Saturday in north Lufkin with a parade at Brandon Park. Parade entries will line up there at noon.
The Friendship Social Club will host its annual Juneteenth program and barbecue dinner at Brandon Park next Tuesday. That is the actual Juneteenth holiday.