Marking the day of June 19, 1865 when Federal troops entered Galveston, took control of the State of Texas and ensured that people who’d been enslaved were finally set free from their captors as declared three years earlier by the Emancipation Proclamation, a Juneteenth celebration is set for Fair Park in Dallas.
The 2nd annual North Texas Juneteenth Celebration will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Fair Park in Dallas. The celebration will consist of a march and an all-day festival along with cultural activities, live music, and vendors on site.
The event will begin at William Blair Jr. Park with a three-and-a-half-mile march and end at Fair Park [map]. The festival will feature black-owned vendors, concessions, health and beauty expos, tech and panel discussions and other activities.
“This is a cultural celebration and social engagement,” says Darryl Blair, event organizer and chief editor of Elite News. “We’ve embarked on this event so we could have an eclectic celebration of cultures Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the day. It’s free to all.”
Additionally, the only known copy of the General Orders that set the enslaved people free will be on display by the Dallas Historical Society.