Category - Special Events
Mrs. Opal Lee, activist, educator and community leader well-known for her contributions in Fort Worth, was born in Marshall, Texas, and lived there for 10 years of her life. Her first recollections of Juneteenth - the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery on the date that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas in 1865 - were of the festivities held at the fairgrounds in the piney woods of her hometown.
The Asian Lunar New Year observances started January 25 with an estimated 1.5 billion people celebrating. Close to 500 million people practice Buddhism, with the religion traveling from Asia to North America and around the globe.
Fort Worth has recently become a destination for big events in Olympic disciplines, including gymnastics and basketball. This month, the city doubles down on that momentum with two overlapping events featuring not only Olympic sports, but also competitors likely to compete in Japan in 2020.