Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony • 10:30 a.m.
Juneteenth Sponsor Brunch • 11:30 a.m.
Tickets required for sponsor brunch
Juneteenth 5K Walk/Run • 7 a.m.
Juneteenth in Da Rock Street Festival • NOON
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
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!
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.