As Juneteenth, the national holiday remembering and celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans approaches on June 19, a variety of events are happening in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Report rounded up some of the events happening throughout June. 

More information about Juneteenth celebrations can be found here and on the city of Fort Worth’s website. Most city offices and City Hall will be closed on June 20, but emergency services will be available. 

Friday, June 17 

What: Howard Hill’s Yester Day’s Children Show & Revue: Southern and blues music. 

When: 8-11 p.m.
Where: Isis Theater, 2401 North Main St.
Cost: $35 general admission; $75 VIP 

Saturday, June 18 

What: Lake Como Juneteenth Celebration
When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Como Community Center, 4660 Horne St.
Cost: Free

What: Far Greater Northside Historical Neighborhood Association Juneteenth Celebration
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free lunch at noon, speakers start at 11 a.m.
Where: Lincoln Park, 2922 Lincoln Ave
Cost: Free

What: Opal’s Walk for Freedom Kickoff Breakfast 
When: 8-9 a.m.
Where: 1050 Evans Ave.
Cost: $20 

What: Opal Lee will walk 2.5 miles in the Opal’s Walk For Freedom event. 
When: 10 a.m.
Where: 1050 Evans Ave.
Cost:
$25 youth; $35 adults 

What: I Am Juneteenth Festival
When: 3-9 p.m.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion
Cost: $20 

What: The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo, a rodeo that honors Black cowboys and cowgirls will be stopping in Fort Worth. 
When: Events are from 1:30-7 p.m. 
Where: Cowtown Coliseum, 121 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth
Cost: Kids $15; Adults $25 to $40; VIP Seats $60.

What:
Stedman Graham, a motivational speaker who has represented Maya Angelou and Willie Mandela while working at B&C Associates. He also leads Athlete’s Against Drugs, a nonprofit that has given $1.5 million in scholarships since it was founded in 1985.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where:
The Warehouse, 1125 E. Berry St
Cost: Youth $25; General admission $40; VIP and meet $85 

Sunday, June 19 

What: Catch the musical, “Finally, Free at Last!”. Writer and director Dion Hood tells the story of Juneteenth in the stage production.  
When: Shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: The Isis Theater2401 North Main St.
Cost: Advance $25; door $40; kids $20

What: Free admission to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
When: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission at 5 p.m.
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Cost: Free

What: Juneteenth Jubilee at Texas Wesleyan University
When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Texas Wesleyan University 3110 E. Rosedale St.
Cost: Free

What: The Soul of Sycamore Juneteenth Art in the Park event.
When: 1-9 p.m.
Where: Sycamore Park, 2525 E. Rosedale St.
Cost: Free

What: The Kimbell Art Museum is offering free admission to the special exhibit, “The Language of Beauty in African Art.
When: 12-5 p.m.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Cost: Free 

What: Your Voice Unleashed, a fine arts workshop for teens.
When: June 20-24, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Disciple Central Community Church, 901 N. Polk St.
Cost: Free to register; $10 for show

Friday, June 24

What: The Sid Richardson Museum will host a lecture titled “Enslaved and free Black cowboys in Texas.
When: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Sid Richardson Museum, 309 Main St.
Cost: Free

Saturday, June 25

What: The Juneteenth Health expo. The event will feature free COVID-19 screenings and booster shots.
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: The Warehouse: 1125 E. Berry St
Cost: Free 

Seth Bodine is a business and economic development reporter for the Fort Worth Report. Contact him at seth.bodine@fortworthreport.org and follow on Twitter at @sbodine120.

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Seth Bodine is the business reporter for the Fort Worth Report. He previously covered agriculture and rural issues in Oklahoma for the public radio station, KOSU, as a Report for America corps member....