Juneteenth on the East Festival
2024 DATES AND EVENT DETAILS COMING SOON!
Juneteenth marks the liberation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On June 19, 1865, a Union General arrived in Texas and announced that all slaves were free. This day symbolizes the end of slavery and the ongoing struggle for equality. Over the years, black culture in Texas honored the date with family celebrations. Eventually, those celebrations made their way to Oklahoma and Oklahoma City. And now those celebrations are extended with Juneteenth on the East. Juneteenth on the East stretches through the heart of the East End District, on NE 23rd St. between N. Kelham Ave. and N. Hood St. The festival is produced by With Love OKC and local community leaders, including Jabee and the Oklahoma Mural Syndicate.