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Top Juneteenth Celebration Activities In North Texas

Reserve some time off to join the celebrations throughout North Texas
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Biking, walking, dancing: This year's Juneteenth celebration will be active. Add other activities like shopping, art watching and dining on good food to the mix, and you have a lot of excitement and fun to look forward to during this memorable day commemorating the freedom of African Americans in Texas and the rest of the country.

Scroll through the joyful list of Juneteenth events you can participate in this year, and reserve some time off to join the celebrations throughout North Texas.

Plano’s 2024 Juneteenth Celebration

When: June 13, 2024 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Avenue, Plano
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On June 13, come enjoy the "Sounds of Africa" at Legacy West, featuring African drummers and talented singers performing in front of the Nike store from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Then, on June 22, join the Plano Juneteenth Celebration and Parade, starting at 11 a.m. at the theater parking lot. The parade will feature the Plano East Basketball Team State Champions and various community organizations, followed by festivities at the Plano African American Museum and the Boys and Girls Club. Lastly, on June 29, don't miss the inaugural Plano Urban Music Festival at McCall Plaza in downtown Plano, showcasing diverse talented local artists.

2024 National Juneteenth Heritage Festival

When: June 7-8 2024 | 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Where: 1125 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth
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As part of JimAustinOnline's Annual National Juneteenth Heritage Festival, attendees can enjoy a special performance by Tr3ple Threat and the ladies of Jazz In Pink.

Juneteenth Fashion Show

When: June 15, 2024 | 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Where: Lexus Box Garden at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave, Plano

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The Juneteenth Fashion Show is back at Legacy Hall in the Lexus Box Garden! Join us for a special event celebrating Black excellence and historical legends, featuring a fashion show, live music by DJ Mack, and an after-party. Early bird check-in and a pop-up market start at 4 PM. Designers include One Street Sales, Jacob + John and House of Dasha. Please note our inclement weather policy and that outside food and drinks are prohibited.

2024 Soul Patrol Annual Juneteenth Ride

When: June 15, 2024 | 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 6950 Stadium Lane, Frisco
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African American Cyclists Frisco (AACF) is a community-oriented group for cyclists of all backgrounds in the Frisco, Texas area. Committed to education, motivation, collaboration and charitable giving, the group strives to create a supportive environment where cyclists can learn, improve their health, and thrive in a diverse and inclusive community.

Photo: Soul Patrol of North Texas / Facebook

McKinney Juneteenth Celebration

When: June 15, 2024 | 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Finch Park, 301 Standifer St., McKinney
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Join the city of McKinney for its annual Juneteenth event at Finch Park, a celebration of cultural enrichment and family fun. Experience the significance of Juneteenth while enjoying a vibrant atmosphere of togetherness and commemoration. Though vendor applications are closed, everyone is welcome to join in the festivities.

Celebrating Juneteenth Bus Tour - Joppa, Tenth Street, Old City Park

When: June 15, 2024 | 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.
Where: Remembering Black Dallas, 1408 N. Washington Avenue, Dallas
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The Historic African American Bus and Walking Tours offer insights into Dallas's 19th and 20th-century African American heritage. Starting from RBDallas's office at 1408 N. Washington Ave., the four-hour tour includes visits to significant sites like Tenth Street, Joppa and William Brown Miller's plantation mansion, Millermore. Departure is at 10:00 am sharp, with support from the city of Dallas ArtsActivate program.

Juneteenth at Slayter Creek Park

When: June 15, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Slayter Creek Park, Anna
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Join the Juneteenth event at Slayter Creek Park. Enjoy performances by Infinite Arts Group, age-based knockout contests, live music from a DJ, and delicious food from food trucks, and booth vendors. Have a chance to win a special giveaway! Admission is free. 

Black History Tour

When: June 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Old City Park, 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas
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To honor the park's dedication to highlighting Black history, the Black History Tour is now available every Sunday. Join us this Sunday as we delve into the struggles, triumphs, and history of Black Dallas. Explore sites like the Miller Cabin, Gano Farmstead, Dentist Office and more to uncover the individual stories that have shaped Dallas history.

Photo: ​Dallas MLK Center / Website

Juneteenth 4K Freedom Walk & Festival

When: June 15, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2922 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Dallas
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The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is hosting the 2024 Juneteenth 4K Walk & Festival on June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event includes a 4K Freedom Walk promoting health and wellness, followed by a free community festival with live entertainment and family activities. Register online to participate or become a vendor or volunteer.

Soul Patrol Juneteenth Ride 2024

When: June 15, 2024 | various events
Where: 6950 Stadium Lane, Frisco
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The 2024 Soul Patrol Juneteenth Rally is a vibrant celebration of Juneteenth's historical significance. This event unites people from various backgrounds to celebrate freedom, equality, and cultural heritage with a day of cycling, good food and classic R&B music. The rally fosters unity and promotes awareness of African-American history and achievements.

Commemorative Juneteenth T-Shirts designed by MOM

When: June 15, 2024
Where: 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas

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Galleria Dallas offers free Juneteenth T-shirts designed by local artist MOM, aka Brooke Chaney. Inspired by the Juneteenth flag, the shirts symbolize the journey to freedom. Grab one (while supplies last) at guest services (Level 1) starting June 15. The artist will greet visitors from 10 to 11 a.m.

Opal's Walk For Freedom

When: June 19, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.
Where: African American Museum Dallas, 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas

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On Wednesday, June 19, Opal Lee will complete her annual 2.5-mile walk at the African American Museum of Dallas, commemorating the 2.5 years it took for news of freedom to reach enslaved people in Texas. Unity Unlimited and Lee continue these walks to educate about the significance of universal freedom. 

Juneteenth Movie Screening & Art Exhibit

When: June 19, 2024 | 11:00 a.m.
Where: 6560 John Hickman Pkwy Ste 100, Frisco
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Celebrate Juneteenth on June 19th with a special documentary screening and art exhibit. The event features food trucks, live entertainment, and the screening of The Last to Know, highlighting Opal Lee's efforts to make Juneteenth a national holiday. A panel discussion will follow with local leaders and a celebrity honoree, discussing systemic racism and change. The art exhibit will showcase African American artists. Admission is free and open to all. 

Opal Lee, the grandmother of Juneteenth. Photo: FWHS | Website

Juneteenth: Experience The Culture

When: June 19, 2024 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: 308 South Akard Street, Dallas
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Indulge in a vibrant celebration of Black American culture at the District. Experience tantalizing food and beverages paired with exciting live entertainment.

MYP Juneteenth Market 2024

When: June 22, 2024 | 11:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Where: 816 Montgomery Street, Dallas
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Join the event to shop and network with over 50 local small businesses. Attendees can explore various items, including women's and men's apparel, beauty products, art, stationery and more. Guests can also enjoy Instagram-worthy photo opportunities and delicious food, with drinks sponsored by Tequila with Friends. 

Back to the Roots Juneteenth Festival

When: June 22, 2024 | 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: 9455 Lancaster Hutchins Road, Dallas
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Celebrate Juneteenth by embracing our roots and uniting like one big family. Enjoy live DJ sets, musical performances, games for all ages and top-notch vendors. Engage in workshops focusing on health, wellness, creativity and the history of Black farming in Texas. Hosted at a historic African-American farm with over 150 years of legacy, guided tours offer insights into past farm life. Admission is free, with $5 parking.

Little Elm Juneteenth - Freedom Walk

When: June 22, 2024 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: 125 Main Street, Little Elm

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Enjoy live music by Don Diego and African Village Drummers, inspiring speakers, a historical Freedom Walk, and brunch. Experience a special video message from Miss Opal Lee, the grandmother of Juneteenth, and explore the Four Seasons Farmers Market. The event is free and open to all, fostering community celebration and enlightenment. 

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