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June 20, 2015
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Details:
Opening ceremony begins at 1 p.m.
Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center
3925 Jackson Street
Irving, TX 75061
(972) 721-2519
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Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 20, 2015

For more than 21 years, the city has hosted a Juneteenth event, commemorating the date that Texans first learned of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Join the City of Irving June 19-20 for an expanded celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the state holiday at Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, 3925 Jackson St. Enjoy live music, food and craft vendors, bounce houses, face painting and more. For concerts, residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Saturday, June 20 • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - March from Shady Oaks Cemetery to Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, line dancing, tours, vendors and scavenger hunts. • 1 p.m. - Opening Ceremony, Keynote address by Irving Councilman Dennis Webb, Juneteenth Read-In, Tribute to Fredrick Douglass and African Dance and Drumming • 2:30 - 4 p.m. - Main Stage Performance featuring N-Tense • 4:30 - 6 p.m. - Main Stage Performance featuring All Funk Radio Show