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For more than 23 years, the city has hosted a Juneteenth event, commemorating the date that Texans first learned of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
This year, the Texas Native Plant Garden, located at the Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center, will serve as a backdrop for an outdoor art exhibit featuring Dallas artist Guinn Powell. Artwork will vary in theme and will feature landscapes, abstracts and African-American themed art.
The celebration also will feature a free concert and a community picnic sponsored by In-N-Out Burger. Outdoor games and children activities will be available. Residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for concerts.