2017 Juneteenth Festival @ The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Dallas [19 June]

2017 Juneteenth Festival


441
19
June
14:00 - 19:00

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
2922 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75215
Event Details
The City of Dallas The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in conjunction with Miles of Freedom is hosting a free family festival to celebrate Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This event will feature local vendors, live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, games, bounce houses, a petting zoo, free giveaways, and more. And all children’s activities are free! Tickets are not required to attend. Parking is free around the MLK Center.

History
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the ending of slavery. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and that all slaves were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official on January 1, 1863.

Vendors
Community participation is the key to making this a successful event. The City of Dallas would like to invite your organization to be a part of this fun-filled event through active participation or financial support through sponsorship. Opportunities are available for vendors to set up a booth to promote products or services. The booth fee for an information booth is a $50 gift card, which can be a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. The fee will cover a table, 2 chairs, and a tent. Food vendors are required to have appropriate food handling licenses.

Visit dallasmlkcenter.com/juneteenth for more information!
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