Fort Worth Juneteeth Event: June 18, 2022

Register to join Fort Worth’s legendary Opal Lee for her annual 2.5-mile walk for freedom on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The route this year will be from Evans Avenue Plaza to the new city hall (Pier 1 Building). Juneteenth commemorates the day that news of the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery reached Texas. Visit Fort Worth is proud to sponsor the walk again this year. 

Kick-off the morning at the Visit Fort Worth 2nd Annual Walk for Freedom Kickoff Breakfast on June 18 at the historic Evans Avenue Plaza from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 

Guest speakers include FOX 4’s Dionne Anglin, Mayor Mattie Parker and an invocation from Bishop Spears. 

Enjoy live music and performances from First Saint John Cathedral Choir, Samaria Baptist Church Choir and more. 

Sample breakfast tastings from local restaurants like Carpenter’s Cafe & Catering, Mama E’s BBQ & Home Cooking, Black Coffee, Creative Cuisines, Lucky G’s Bistro, Loft22 Cakes, and Chadra Mezza Grill. 

The event is free and open to the public. Breakfast tasting tickets are available for purchase for $20 and include samples from each of the featured restaurants. 

Fort Worth Juneteenth celebrations span June 4-26 with a full calendar of events.