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Juneteenth “Family Reunion Festival” by Unity Unlimited Presents a Weekend of Festivities in Fort Worth, Texas

ByAva Smith

Jun 8, 2024

Fort Worth, Texas Jun 8, 2024 (Issuewire.com) – Unity Unlimited Inc. is thrilled to announce the Opal Lee Juneteenth “Family Reunion Festival,” a dynamic celebration honoring freedom, emancipation, and the impactful work of Dr. Opal Lee. The festival will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, from June 14th to June 16th, 2024. This three-day extravaganza promises an array of events and activations, offering something for everyone to enjoy. The festivities kick off with the Juneteenth Film Festival- powered by Visit Fort Worth, at AMC Palace 9, featuring a compelling selection of films honoring Juneteenth, a pivotal moment in American history. Attendees can engage in enlightening panel discussions on June 14th and 15th.

From June 15th to 16th, Panther Island Pavilion will come alive with music, tantalizing food vendors, thrilling rides, captivating arts and crafts, a dedicated kids zone and a grand fireworks show. Cultural activations throughout the festival grounds will immerse visitors in the rich heritage of African American culture.

The music extravaganza kicks off on Saturday June 15th highlighted by a headline performance from the renowned artist TAMIA at Panther Island Pavilion. The live concert segment of the festival showcases an impressive lineup of artists, including Dos Negros, The Musical Doc, Yaba Buluku Boyz, Lady Jade, Ghost-Note, Bobby Sparks and an array of other talented acts. The weekend will have a stand out stage play- “TIMMY’S DANCE” at the IM Terrell Performing Arts Center on June 14th and 16th. This heartwarming production follows the journey of a young boy from Harlem to Broadway in 1945, showcasing unity and talent across generations through the collaboration of Unity Unlimited, Fort Worth Community Centers, and professional talent. In addition to entertainment, the Juneteenth celebration includes the “Empowering You” Health &
Education Fair at Tarrant County College on June 14th and 15th. This event aims to address existing disparities by providing access to healthcare services, educational opportunities, job recruitment, financial education, and valuable business information.
“We are thrilled to present the Juneteenth ‘Family Reunion Festival”, uniting our community to commemorate freedom, emancipation and honor the legacy of Dr. Opal Lee,” said Dione Sims Executive Director of Unity Unlimited Inc. “This event is a testament to the resilience and strength of our community, and we invite everyone to join us for a weekend of joy, empowerment, and celebration.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.JuneteenthFamilyReunionFestival.com

Media Contact

Dr. Varshini Muralikrishnan (Dr. V)

frf@unityunlimited.org

http://www.unityunlimited.org

Source :Unity Unlimited, Inc.

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