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June Recognition Month

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Pride Month is for everyone to embrace who they are and let the world know! 

The Pride rainbow signifies the colorful and elaborate festivities and flavors of the month-long celebration which include rallies, parades, parties, workshops, concerts, costumes, makeup, and, of course, glitter – a sparkle for the whole world to see! 

Commemorations and memorials are also held for members of the LGBTQ+ community who have lost their lives to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS.

PRIDE events in San Antonio:

June  4           SA Cyclist PRIDE Ride, 10 am – 1 pm, Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main Ave

June 18          Bud Light Pride River Parade & Celebration, 12 – 8 pm, San Antonio River                             Walk, 849 E.   Commerce St.

                         The Pastie Pops Big Gay Burlesque Show, 10 pm, Bonham Exchange, 411                           Bonham

June 25           San Antonio PRIDE 2022, 11 am – 7 pm, 1300 N. Main Ave 

Juneteenth 

Juneteenth is annually celebrated in the United States and commemorates June 19, 1865, when Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, TX to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended.  The holiday came to be known by its name by combining June and 19. In 2021, Juneteenth was designated as a federal holiday. The day is also sometimes called “Juneteenth Independence Day”, “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.”

Juneteenth celebrations in San Antonio:

June 17-19     Juneteenth Festival at Comanche Park No. 2 located at 2600 Rigsby Ave.  

                         Admission is FREE.  Activities include children’s activities, a Friday Fish                               Fry, gospel groups and vendor booths.  

June 18           Alamo Beer Company located at 202 Lamar will host a SA Block                                           Party/Fair 

                          3 pm – 9:30 pm.

June 18           Texas Kidney Foundation is sponsoring Juneteenth Night at the Missions                            vs Amarillo Sod Poodles game 7pm at Nelson Wolff Stadium.  The game                            will celebrate African American players’ contributions to baseball.