Juneteenth Arkansas Festival 2023

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Juneteenth Arkansas Festival 2023

Come celebrate Juneteenth with us. Arkansas' largest Juneteenth celebration.

By Kimbrough Family Foundation

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 8am - 8pm CDT


Interstate Park 3900 South Arch Street Little Rock, AR 72206

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 12 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln. The holiday received its name by combining June and 19. The day is also sometimes called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.”

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