On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and declared that slavery had ended. Commemorated as Juneteenth, celebrations observe the date all over the country with festivals. Come out to Douglass Park and for a CoMo celebration! Enjoy bands, choirs, speakers, games and food. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket for an enjoyable time in the park. Free.