Juneteenth 2024 | Desert Botanical Garden

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Juneteenth 2024

DATE: June 14
TIME: 6-9 p.m.
PRICE: Included in General Admission


Join us as we commemorate Juneteenth at the Garden. Stroll through the trails to enjoy a day filled with activities that celebrate Black culture and traditions.

Desert Botanical Garden honors Juneteenth’s legacy of change by celebrating Black culture and excellence through storytelling, history, art, performance, community discussion and entrepreneurship.

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of chattel slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, tens of thousands of enslaved Africans in Texas were emancipated, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Lincoln. Initially a Texas state holiday, Juneteenth became a federally recognized holiday on June 17, 2021 and is observed on June 19.

Juneteenth Evening Festival 6-9 p.m. | Included in General Admission

Celebrate Juneteenth while also recognizing June as Black Music Month. Bring the entire family and engage in games and activities for children.

Stroll our evening market to shop with local artists and vendors. Enjoy an evening filled with music, dance, food and fun. We will honor the past, celebrate the present and embrace a bright future while exploring the rich cultural heritage of Juneteenth.

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April 11-14, Temporary trail closures may occur due to construction.
April 20 The Garden will close at 12 p.m., last admission 10:30 a.m.
April 20 Cactus Clubhouse will be closed.