Juneteenth celebration continues Saturday

The Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) has scheduled the 2018 Juneteenth celebration on Saturday at the following locations.

  • Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St.: 9 a.m. to noon, Youth in the Park (games) at the North Pavilion; noon to 1:30 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Cookout (bring lawn chairs); 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., “Blues” by DJ Blue Boy and DJ B. Reed at the main stage; 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., parade winners announced at the main stage (first place, $300; second place, $200; third place, $100); 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., performance by Lil’ Nathan and The Zydeco Big Timer Band at the main stage; Youth Dance (south end of park).
  • Odessa College Sports Center: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 38th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament and the Boys & Girls High School and Youth Divisions Basketball Tournament.
  • Intersection of Odessa Street and South Dixie Boulevard: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., parade line up (no entry fee); 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., 2018 Juneteenth Parade (Route: North on Dixie Boulevard to Murphy Street, turn right on Murphy Street and go east to Barrett Dive and disband).

Food vendors will be on site at the park.

For more information, call 305-0369.