Juneteenth is the celebration of the end of slavery in Texas. Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, it is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas, in 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, it is now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States. It is a time that commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.
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Today we see multiple opportunities to celebrate Juneteenth in Fort Worth with festivals, parades, concerts, and more. Check out all the local area has to offer for you and your family to celebrate freedom this Juneteenth.
Ms. Juneteenth The Movie :: Gather your family and have a home movie night and watch this award winning film shot right here in Fort Worth. Check out the trailer here. You can watch on YouTube, iTunes, Amazon Prime, or any other digital streaming service.
Juneteenth.com is the official place to learn all about Juneteenth. There is all kinds of information to learn about the history, about celebrations happening around the US, and more!
Miss Juneteenth Fort Worth Scholarship Pageant // The pageant winner is crowned on June 4. This program helps girls with their self-esteem, self-expression development, and personal development training. The winner receives a scholarship.
Keep Up the Dream – Juneteenth Fest 2022 // Join the MLK Clean Team Initiative to help clean up a neighborhood in Dallas from 1:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Ms. Opal’s Walk for Freedom // Join Ms. Opal as she makes her yearly 2.5 mile walk in Downtown Fort Worth to commemorate Juneteenth.
I Am Juneteenth Festival FTW // Celebrate freedom at Panther Island in Fort Worth with music, food, and support local vendors from 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Juneteenth Unity Games // Have some fun at this family friendly, adult field day to celebrate freedom, community, and culture.
Dallas Juneteenth Festival // Commemorate and celebrate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans with food, music, performances, scholarships, and more! Happens from 1:00-6:00 p.m.