2022 Juneteenth Events in the Fort Worth Area

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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Thanks to activists such as Opal Lee on June 17, 2021, June 19 officially became Juneteenth National Independence Day, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

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.

All Month

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!

Teach young ones about Juneteenth.

June 4

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. 

June 17

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.

June 18

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. 

Celebrate Juneteenth with family.

June 19

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.

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Suzy joined the Fort Worth Moms (FWM) team in August 2021 as the community groups coordinator. In that role, she manages the 20 moms groups FWM offers to mothers in North Texas. Suzy is also a writer for FWM. Suzy was born and raised in Arlington. She comes from a big family. As the oldest of six, Suzy has always been the mama bear to friends and family alike. She is happily married to her best friend of 10 years, and they have two young children, Aurora (2016) and Benjamin (2019).


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