Juneteenth Celebration in Denton, TX

Unity in the Community

Experience cultural food, fun, and fellowship. For 2021, the Denton Juneteenth Committee has elected to put together a hybrid celebration in lieu of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Friday, June 18 – Saturday, June 19, 2021


Online and Fred Moore Park
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Juneteenth is a celebration that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865 that 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.

Join in virtually and 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 Freedom Run
The Freedom Run is a virtual 5K that encourages movement and the celebration of Juneteenth in Texas. Click here to register!
Having trouble getting registered? Please call Race Roster at 855-969-5515 and they will help!

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 playlist for a given amount time in their original artistic fashion. The winner will receive a cash prize.

Poetry Slam
Video of poets performing a variety of original poems 4- 5 minutes each.

Basketball Tournament
On Saturday, June 19th there will be a 5 vs. 5 basketball tournament at Fred Moore Park. To register, contact twinsoles@gmail.com.

Hometown Heroes
Event honoring people who do extraordinary things for the community and contribute to the Unity in the Community.  Any Denton citizen may nominate honorees via email at info@dentonjuneteenth.com.