Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Today Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. Recognizing its profound significance, in 2021, President Joe Biden designated June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day, establishing it as a federal holiday.
Today, we continue to celebrate by honoring Black culture, history, and entertainment - that also happens to be a whole lot of fun! Little Rock’s Juneteenth in Da Rock celebration is organized by the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Arkansas’s only museum that tells the stories of Black Arkansans.
Juneteenth in Da Rock is filled with fun experiences for all to enjoy – including a special brunch, flag-raising ceremony, a 5k run/walk, and a street festival. Affiliated events include a film festival, a public concert, and inter-faith worship services.
Celebrate Juneteenth in Da Rock 2023!
This year’s Juneteenth in Da Rock celebration will take place on June 17, 2023. For more details visit the event page below.