Juneteenth 5K Walk/Run • 7 a.m.
Juneteenth in Da Rock Street Festival • NOON
In conjunction with our day of Juneteenth festivities, and in partnership with the Little Rock Marathon, the museum will host a Juneteenth 5K walk/run. The 5K Walk/Run will be an opportunity to bring the community together to support Juneteenth in Da Rock, while also promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.2023 Registration now open!
Akeem Kemp • Amanda Katrice • Big Piph and tomorrow Maybe • Bijoux • Crissy P • Dazz and Brie • Funkanites • JT Line Dancers • Keith Savage • Malik Oliver • Michael Eubanks • Westwind School of Performing Arts Dance Troupe
Visit the Health and Wellness village located in the MTCC Ballroom! Complete the passport for a chance to win great prizes, including a $100 gift card, or free membership offers! Health & Wellness Village vendors: •Little Rock Black Nurses Association of Arkansas • UAMS Center for the Study of Tobacco • Alzheimer's Arkansas • Arkansas Children's Hospital • WOW Fitness • Arkansas Minority Health Commission • Wards of Serenity, Inc. • Mariposa's Place of Wellness • Club Pilates • More Chances Period • Your Family Tree Doula Services, LLC • The Ancestors Village Spiritual Shop • Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public • Health Department of Health Behavior & Health Education • Birthing the Gifts, Inc. • Passion Unlimited Counseling/ Mumford & Associates, LLC • ARORA • Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation • Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS)
MTCC is partnering with Aretha’s Beverages to support this piece of Arkansas history. Aretha's Strawberry Lemonade with Basil will be made available at all Juneteenth in Da Rock signature events. Red in food and drinks for Juneteenth have long been the symbol of resiliency and strength which is one of the reasons why the strawberry flavor was chosen. We are asking businesses, restaurants, groceries and others to support and help us continue history. Click the link below to pre-order your case ready to go for your Juneteenth events. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the MTCC. If you want to support Juneteenth and Arkansas African American history, this is great way to do it!
Juneteenth is the most widely known celebration of emancipation in the United States. The significance of Juneteenth centers on June 19, 1865, the day federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that all enslaved people were free. This announcement came two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. In 2021, Juneteenth was made a federal holiday.