Juneteenth festivities in Fort Worth started Friday with a program at noon at City Hall and a parade on Evans Avenue in the evening.
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The observance continues Saturday with the free Juneteenth Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Cobb Park. A 5K/1 mile walk-run begins at 7 a.m.
On Sunday, which is actually Juneteenth, the Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant is at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Hall at Texas Wesleyan University.
Juneteenth celebrates the arrival of a Union general in Galveston on June 19, 1865, with the news that the Civil War was over and slaves had been freed.