Juneteenth Schedule of Events Announced

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center - Friday, June 09, 2017

Juneteenth 2017 is just around the corner! We hope you'll join us from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, for this free celebration of African American freedom and achievement. 

All day events include laser tag, a video game trailer, a climbing rock wall, inflatables and more in our Kids Zone.

Inside, AETN's Arkansas STEM Girls will be help kids make slime in the MTCC Laboratory, and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be available to pose for photos.

At 2 p.m., there will be a screening of AETN’s “Dream Land” documentary, which seeks to recognize, memorialize and share the history of Little Rock’s West Ninth Street. The film will be shown at MTCC’s third-floor ballroom.

Public tours of Taborian Hall and Dreamland Ballroom (800 W. Ninth St.) will be available during the Juneteenth Celebration.

At 4 p.m., there will be a screening of “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” a documentary series hosted, executive produced and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Browse the vendor and nonprofit organization booths as well as food trucks.

Winners of the 2017 Creative Story Writing Contest will be announced.

Learn more about the history of Arkansas through the African American lens while exploring MTCC’s exhibits, including the new display, “Not Forgotten: An Arkansas Family Album,” featuring the photography of Nina Robinson.

Throughout the day, live music and other entertainment will take place on the main stage at 9th and Arch. See below for a schedule: