In celebration of Juneteenth, Brenham hosted their annual Juneteenth parade this (Saturday) morning as floats, baton twirlers, and trail riders alike made up the hour-long procession honoring the holiday.

With representation from Pickard High School, Brenham’s Pickard High School “was an esteemed Texas school established about 1875 by the Brenham Public School system for black pupils of elementary through high school grades. It was the first high school in Texas for blacks,” according to the City’s website. While Brenham’s school’s integrated in the late 60’s, Pickard honors their history with the last graduating class in the Juneteenth parade. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this year.

Leading the Parade was Pickard High School's 50th Reunion Float
Pickard High School's 50th Reunion Float


Pickard High School's 50th Reunion Float


There were floats from the New Beginnings Church, Faith Hope Mission, and Brenham Rest home.

New Beginning's Church
Kruse Village Float
Faith Mission Float

Blinn College, HEB, and the Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center also decked out floats for the event.

Margaret E. Blizzard Senior Activity Center Float


H-E-B Float
Washington County
Juneteenth Association

Local kids lined the street for the candy, beads, and more that were tossed to the crowd, and some floats even handed out water to battle the heat of the day.

Harris Farms Float
Celebrating Juneteenth with his brother, mother, and other family, this youngster secured a bag full of goodies while greeting friends on the floats.

The celebrations continued at Fireman’s park from 12-4pm.

Junerette Twirlers
The Junerette Twirlers
JROTC Marines

Blue Bell Antique Truck
Brenham ISD
Brenham Rest Home Float
Blinn College Float
For some, the parade was quite long.


The KTEX Country Cruiser!
Kid Royalty


Youth Royalty


Senior Royalty

A view down the line up


Trail Rider


Brenham Outlaw Trail Riders in the Juneteenth Parade


Trail Rider showing off his moves
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  1. Thanks for all of your support for the Washington County Historical Juneteenth Association!!!

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