Juneteenth, Summer Solstice and More! Multicultural Events Not To Miss

shutterstock_236753524Celebrate Juneteenth with the following festivals and events:

Juneteenth Celebration at the Pflugerville Library. A short dance performance by the Copperfield Youth Group followed a performance by local blues musician Jackie Venson. Today, June 14, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Juneteenth Event at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center featuring live music, crafts and activities for kids, food, a marketplace with vendors, character interpretations, and more! June 18,  12 pm – 4 pm.

Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival at Old Settler’s Park beginning 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, and a full day of entertainment from 2 p.m. to midnight Saturday, June 18, at the Lakeview Pavilion.

African Inspired Musics and other events around Town

shutterstock_249116176Kupira Marimba_African/World Music at Central Market on North Lamar, June 18, 6:30 pm – 9 pm.

Mambo Blue_Afro-Cuban Music at Central Market on North Lamar, June 23, 6:30 pm – 9 pm.

Hard Proof_Afrobeat Music at Central Market on North Lamar, June 24, 6:30 pm – 9 pm.

African American Bookfest. This annual event, presented in partnership with the Folktales Literary Society, celebrates black writers and the joy of literature. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, June 25.

Rhythms African Drum Workshop offered 4th Saturday of each through August at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.

shutterstock_218956108Summer Solstice Events and Activities

Solstice Festival 2016 is a weekend long festival with music, art, food and more.  Tickets are $20-$50 with children under 12 free.  Pan Am Park, June 17th beginning at 7 pm.  June 18th beginning at 2 pm.

Woodland Faerie Trail by Silver Moonlight provides a magical experience in the Zilker Botanical Gardens and includes entertainment, music and cold treats. $6/ Adult non-resident, $4/ Adult residents. $2/ for Children (ages 3-12) and Seniors (age 62 & over). June 18, 8 pm -10 pm.

Midsummer Faerie Carnival is a festival that offers gifts to faeries with alters and rituals, faerie costume contest, face painting and more. Vortex, June 19, 6pm – 11 pm.

Other Cool Cultural Events to Explore


River City Pops: British Invasion. River City Pops presents an exciting, choreographed production featuring iconic songs from The Beatles, Elton John, Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Wham, and other great British artists. It’s a show for all ages.  June 16- 19.  Check schedule for various times.


Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale. The Winter’s Tale takes place at Ramsey Park Picnic Pavilion Thursdays – Saturdays, June 9-11, 16-18, and 23-25, 2016, beginning at 8:00 p.m.  FREE, family-friendly, and open to the public.

shutterstock_182534282Ballet Folklorico: Fiesta 2016. Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico de Texas (RLBFT), Austin’s premier company of Mexican folk dance, will perform FIESTA 2016! on Saturday, June 18th 2016, at the Paramount Theatre – 8:00 PM.

For More Multicultural and/or Bilingual Events in the Area, Check Out Our Community Calendar.