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Here Is Your Juneteenth 2016 Parade and 5K Map for Saturday’s Festivities

Emancipation Day celebration

It's not clear if the parade and 5K routes for the Juneteenth 2016 celebration this Saturday involve official street closures, but in past years, police officers have stopped traffic and/or blocked it with barricades along the routes, so it’s safe to assume they’ll do the same this year.

Both events are part of this year’s festivities around Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or Emancipation Day," which commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

The 2K Emancipation Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. at Comal Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and the Juneteenth Emancipation Parade starts at the same place at 10 a.m. Both proceed to Rosewood Park, where there will be festivities until 8 p.m.

Central Texas Juneteenth website