Events

Nia hosts various culturally significant events each year that honor history, celebrate heritage, and foster community connection. Our signature events include:

NIA Signature Event

Black History Quiz Bowl

A youth history competition held annually in February.

NIA Signature Event

Juneteenth Month

An annual celebration of the legacy of Juneteenth. This one-of-a-kind experience in the birthplace of the Juneteenth holiday includes lecture series, concerts, and cultural events. 

NIA Signature Event

Emancipation Celebration

Our main Juneteenth event is a star-studded and entertaining evening of gospel musical celebration. We also celebrate our Champions of Freedom Award recipients at this time.

NIA Signature Event

Kwanzaa

A celebration of family, community, and culture that includes African drums, songs, prayer, dance, spoken word, public recognition of Village Keepers and distinguished elders, and a Ujamaa marketplace.

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Join is Saturday, June 8 to celebrate Freedom Month like nowhere else and in the birthplace of Juneteenth. Nia Cultural Center proudly presents the 2024 Emancipation Gospel Celebration featuring Grammy Award-Winning Artist Fred Hammond. Joining him is Galveston's own The Stinson Five rounding out an unforgettable night you don't want to miss.

Calendar of Events

Have questions or want to contribute to community building through event sponsorship? Contact our Executive Director, Sue Johnson, at events@niacultural.org or (409) 765-7086 today.