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Apr 22, 2022
Save the Date for City of Arlington Juneteenth Celebration
From June 17-19, 2022, the Arlington Martin Luther King Jr., Committee Inc. is joining together with the Arlington Juneteenth Jubilee to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and the emancipation of all.
The 2022 Arlington Juneteenth Jubilee will include the MLK Day of Service, the Juneteenth Celebration at the Levitt Pavilion, and screenings of the “Echos from the Hill” documentary. The “Echos from the Hill” documentary is a five-part series sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee. The first part is entitled, "A Place of our Own," and will be shown in its entirety throughout the Arlington Juneteenth Jubilee.
The inaugural Juneteenth Jubliee festival, held in 2021, attracted an estimated 2,500 attendees and 20 to 30 vendors. This year, the organizing committee is hoping to quadruple event attendance, thanks to the enthusiastic involvement of many new partner organizations. The event will take place in Downtown Arlington, will be free to attend, and will include live music, poetry readings, dancing, food trucks and more! If you would like more information on supporting the festival, please contact Lisa Thompson at email@example.com. If you are interested in being a crafts vendor, please contact Karl.Warren@sbcglobal.net.
More events will be added to the Juneteenth Jubilee schedule in the coming weeks.
The Juneteenth Jubilee Committee
The Juneteenth Jubilee is organized by a committee comprised of members from the following organizations and businesses: the Arlington Museum of Art, Viridian DFW, the Levitt Pavilion Arlington for the Performing Arts, the City of Arlington, Downtown Arlington, Arlington Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, and the Arlington Public Library.
About The Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee Inc.
Organized in 1989 and established as a nonprofit in 1990, the MLK Celebration Committee has been an active contributor to the community for over thirty years. The MLK Celebration Committee has given out scholarships to graduating students, donated time, and resources to the community while continuing to push forward the message and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The committee is supported by Arlington ISD, Arlington Ministerial Association, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, The City of Arlington and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Shared in partnership with the City of Arlington.