Where To Celebrate Juneteenth in DFW

Posted on Jun 14, 2022

Where To Celebrate Juneteenth in DFW

Juneteenth commemorates the spread of freedom throughout our country and originated on June 19, 1865. On that day, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to share the news with the last of enslaved peoples in the US that they had been declared free. So where can you celebrate Juneteenth National Independence Day this year? We’ve listed just a few of the many Juneteenth events happening around town, below. Pick one or more below to join in the celebration!


The Colony

Grandscape Juneteenth Celebration (5725 Grandscape Blvd., The Colony)

Sunday, June 19, 12:00–4:00 PM

Bring your family and friends for a special remembrance and celebration of freedom at the Grandscape Juneteenth Celebration. Enjoy delicious food, shop at black-owned small businesses, and watch performances onstage. Speakers & performances include Ms. Opal Lee, Zak Webb, 6 O’Clock Dance, African Drum and Dance, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, & Leah Frazier. This event is free.


Denton

Denton’s Juneteenth Market (101 S. Locust, Denton)

Saturday, June 18, 8:00 AM–12:00 PM

Enjoy a morning full of festivities at Denton’s very first Juneteenth Market! Take in a parade at 9 AM and then browse a variety of vendors and food options in Downtown Denton. This event is free; find more info here


McKinney

Juneteenth Celebration (Towne Lake Park, 1405 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney)

Saturday, June 18, 10:00 AM–9:00 PM

The City of McKinney is hosting a Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18! The city describes the event as “a day of cultural experiences, learning and fun for the whole family.” The day’s festivities include morning fitness, a kids’ zone, live entertainment, food and more. Volunteers are welcome and can apply online. Look here for more info.


Plano

Juneteenth 2022 Fashion Show (Legacy Hall Box Garden, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano)

Sunday, June 19, 6:30–7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00)

Legacy Hall in the Box Garden hosts a special Juneteenth fashion experience celebrating Black Excellence, Culture, and Freedom. Emceed by award-winning fashion designer Venny Etienne (Project Runway Season 17), this event will honor both local and nationally recognized Black designers and creatives, entertainers, and more. Take in the show, and enjoy a prize raffle and opportunities to shop featured brands after the show. Find more info here.


Dallas

  • Hoe Down (African American Museum of Dallas, 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas)

Friday, June 17 at 7:30 PM

It’s time for the Annual Rodeo Hoedown at the African American Museum! This fun-filled evening the day features food, Zydeco music, dancing and a host of other activities. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

  • Texas Black Invitational Rodeo  (Fair Park, 3809 Grand Avenue, Dallas)

Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 PM

This family-friendly rodeo features over 300 African American cowboys and cowgirls competing for $25,000 in prize money. This fast-paced sporting event provides many of its almost 8,000 viewers with their first glimpse of the historical contributions of African Americans to the settling of the western United States. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online here.

  • Juneteenth 3K Walk and Festival (Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 2922 MLK Jr. Blvd., Dallas)

Friday, June 17, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM

Join the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center for its 2022 Juneteenth 3K Walk and Festival. Begin the morning with a 3K walk before enjoying a community festival with live entertainment, vendors and free children’s activities. The festival is free to attend but registration is required at here.

  • North Texas Juneteenth Celebration (Fair Park, 3809 Grand Avenue, Dallas)

Saturday, June 18, 10:00 AM–8:00 PM

This event features local black-owned vendors, live entertainment, concessions, health and beauty expos, tech and panel discussions related to personal and community advancement, kid-friendly activities, and more. All programs and activities are free and open to the public. For more info, look here.

  • The Boho Market – Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses (Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas)

Saturday, June 18, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM

Find local handmade goods and fashion while enjoying live music and food at this specially curated market. Bring the whole family to enjoy this black-owned business expo and celebration. 

  • Juneteenth Jazz Jam feat. Martha Burks (The Black Academy of Arts and Letters Clarence Muse Café Theater, 650 S Griffin St, Dallas)

Saturday, June 18 at 9:00 PM

For the eighteenth consecutive season, Dallas-based jazz and blues singer Martha Burks will perform jazz, blues, R&B, pop, and soul at the Juneteenth Jazz Jam. Tickets start at $39 and can be purchased here

  • Dallas Juneteenth Festival (Lofty Spaces - 816 Montgomery Street, Dallas)

Sunday, June 19, 1:00–6:00 PM

Find more information and tickets HERE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dallas-juneteenth-festival-tickets-240255830657 Bring the whole family to the Dallas Juneteenth Festival, featuring live performances, dancers, food, art, music, scholarships and more! Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased here.


Fort Worth 

  • Opal’s Walk for Freedom (Evans Avenue Plaza, 1050 Evans Avenue, Fort Worth)

Saturday, June 18 at 10:00 AM

Join Dr. Opal Lee’s Walk for Freedom, an annual 2.5-mile walk that recognizes the two-and-a-half years it took for the news of freedom to reach all enslaved people in the U.S.. Participants can walk in-person or virtually. Find more info and register here.

  • I Am Juneteenth Festival (Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth)

Saturday, June 18 at 4:00 PM

Celebrate the first anniversary of Juneteenth as a federal holiday with a live music and food festival at Panther Island Pavilion. Enjoy both local and international artists, and bring the kids to play in the kid’s zone. Tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase here.

  • Juneteenth at the Kimbell Art Museum (3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth)

Sunday, June 19, 12:00–5:00 PM

On Juneteenth, visit the Kimbell Art Museum for free admission to a special exhibit called “The Language of Beauty in African Art.” The exhibit features over 200 original works of art that emphasize indigenous languages and perspectives of beauty.


Online

Jim Austin Online Juneteenth Celebration

Thursday, June 16 – Saturday, June 25

For more information HERE. http://jimaustinonline.com/juneteenth2022/

Jim Austin Online invites people across the country to celebrate and honor the history of Juneteenth with a week of online programming, June 16–25. All events are virtual and include guest speakers, a fundraiser gala, a health expo and musical performances. Look here to register and view a full list of events.


However you choose to observe Juneteenth this year, make plans with family and friends to enjoy this national celebration of freedom for all!

For more info, including how to engage with and celebrate Juneteenth, look here.

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