Juneteenth Celebration in Denton, TX

Unity in the Community

Experience cultural food, fun, and fellowship. 


Friday, June 16 – Saturday, June 17, 2023


Online and Fred Moore Park
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Juneteenth is a celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war was over and that the enslaved were now free. Denton has celebrated Juneteenth annually since 1891. Previous celebrations may have occurred but were not recorded.

Meet up at Fred Moore Park for a live celebration with special guest artists, youth talent show, and so much more.

Denton Juneteenth Celebration is now accepting vendors.
Download the Vendor Forms at www.dentonjuneteenth.com or stop by the MLK Center.

The parade features the following types of entries: cars, trucks, bands, floats, and individuals sponsored by participating individuals and community partnerships. For entry information, click here.

DJ Spin-Off
DJ’s will spin playlists for a given amount of time in their original artistic fashion. The winner will receive a cash prize.

Gospel Night
Artists will perform live at Fred Moore Park on Friday, June 16

Basketball Tournament

Hometown Heroes
Event honoring Denton citizens who make key differences in our community sponsored in part by A Better Way Enterprise