Juneteenth is the national celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States! The celebration stems from a proclamation read on June 19th, 1865 in Galveston, which ordered the freedom of more than 250,000 enslaved people in Texas.

Dallas has many ties to the holiday -- the city is home to the original Juneteenth document, along with one of the largest Freedman Cemeteries in the nation! Check out all the ways to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth around DFW!

Updated June 12, 2024


Dallas Cowboys Juneteenth Celebration

Head to the Miller Lite House at AT&T Stadium to join the Dallas Cowboys in celebrating Juneteenth! The free family-friendly event will feature live music and entertainment, food trucks, and a market featuring local black-owned businesses. 

Date & time: June 15th from 3pm to 7pm

Price: Free

Location: AT&T Stadium

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Juneteenth 4K Freedom Walk & Festival

MLK Center Mural

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is hosting a 4k wellness walk and free festival for families! Families can enjoy live entertainment, local vendors, and fun activities to honor Juneteenth.

Date & time: June 15th from 8:30am to 1:30pm

Price: Free

Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

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Juneteenth Bus and Walking Tour

Learn more about learn more about Dallas’s African American heritage with a bus and walking tour, hosted by Remembering Black Dallas, Inc.! The four-hour tour stops at key historic sites like William Brown Miller’s cabin, Tenth Street, Joppa, and more. It’s an amazing interactive way to dive deeper into the holiday and Dallas history!

Date & time: June 15th from 10am to 2pm

Price: $40

Location: Starts at 1408 N Washington Ave

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Denton Juneteenth Festival

The city of Denton is celebrating with a packed weekend full of fun for all ages! Enjoy live music performances daily, a local market, workshops, a basketball tournament, a kids zone, movies, a talent show…the list goes on!

Date & time: June 14th through 19th, times vary

Price: Free

Location: Fred Moore Park

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One of the largest Juneteenth events in Dallas, Fair Park’s celebration combines food, family, and community service! The entire day is dedicated to unity and inclusion – all are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Date & time: June 15th at 9am

Price: Free

Location: Automobile Building

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Juneteenth & Father’s Day Family Fun Weekend

Cool Thursdays Summer Concert Series Arboretum

Celebrate both Juneteenth and Father’s Day with the Dallas Arboretum’s family fun weekend! The gorgeous gardens will have a concert from the beloved Emerald City Band, cooking demonstrations, a car show, and tons of activities for kids of all ages. 

Date & time: June 15th through 17th, times vary

Price: Free with admission

Location: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden

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Juneteenth Soul Food Festival at Lofty Spaces

Celebrate black culture at the Juneteenth Soul Food Festival! Over 30 vendors from Texas and beyond will be serving up delicious dishes like pork chops, oxtails, candied yams, greens, fried chicken, fish, barbecue, and so much more. Plus, shop clothing, accessories, and handmade goods from local vendors!

Date & time: June 16th from noon to 6pm

Price: Free early bird tickets, $5 to $10 day of

Location: Lofty Spaces

Cedars | Directions


Film & Discussion on Equity & Access in Education

Celebrate with a lively discussion of current issues, with a focus on the new film "The Five Demands". See exclusive clips from the movie, hear thoughts from key speakers from organizations like the NAACP, engage in asking questions, and more!

Date & time: June 18th from 3pm to 4pm

Price: Free

Location: Online

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Head to the African American Museum for a 2.5-mile walk with the Grandmother of Juneteenth, Opal Lee. The walk commemorates the 2.5 years it took for the news and enforcement of freedom to reach the enslaved people in Texas.

Date & time: June 19th at 9am

Price: Free

Location: African American Museum

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Celebrate freedom and community in Bishop Arts with live music, food, drinks, bingo and more. RSVP is required!

Date & time: June 19th from noon to 5pm

Price: Free

Location: Centre

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Enjoy live music featuring Fab Roc, M*night, Natural Hiiigh and Dezi! Plus, talk with the United Peoples Coalition, a Dallas-based grass roots organization advocating for the advancement of disenfranchised people in our communities. They'll have a donation station set up!

Date & time: June 19th, doors open at 5pm

Price: Free

Location: Double D's

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Juneteenth: Experience The Culture

Head to AT&T Discovery District for downtown views, delicious food from dozens of restaurants, and music galore! You can catch two different DJs spinning tunes, one in the outdoor Globe and one inside the Exchange Hall.

Date & time: June 19th from 6pm to 9pm

Price: Free

Location: AT&T Discovery District

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Juneteenth Tasting & Education

Fans of whiskey and bourbon can partake in the holiday by tasting black-owned spirits! Hosted by Bourbon in Black, the tasting event will include both Juneteenth and whiskey history. You’ll enjoy light bites paired with spirits like  Saint Liberty, Reverence, Uncle Nearest, and more!

Date & time: June 20th from 6pm to 8pm

Price: $45

Location: The Algiers Club

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MYP Juneteenth Market 2024

Shop apparel, beauty products, art, stationery, and more from over 50 local black-owned businesses! Hosted by Manifest Your Purpose, the event will also include photo ops, tequila drinks, and light bites.

Date & time: June 22nd from 11am to 3pm

Price: Free general admission, $10 VIP

Location: Lofty Spaces

Cedars | Directions


Mesquite Juneteenth Festival & Celebration

Join Mesquite in their 5th annual Juneteenth celebration! Enjoy local vendors, live performances from Don Diego and the Razz Band, and more. Applications are still open for local businesses wanting to pop up as vendors!

Date & time: June 22nd from 2pm to 6pm

Price: Free

Location: Paschall Park

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Little Elm Juneteenth Freedom Walk

Enjoy a day filled with educational fun in the name of freedom! The guided walk will feature speakers giving historical facts about the holiday, followed by an optional brunch from Tinman Social. Plus, check out the live music performances and farmers market!

Date & time: June 22nd from 10am to noon

Price: $20 to $40

Location: The Lawn on The Lakefront

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