The Douglass Community
Festival for celebrating the freedom of enslaved African citizens in Texas and the US.
The City of Plano’s Juneteenth Day Parade will start at 2 p.m. on the corner of Avenue I and 13th Street, and finish at the Boys and Girls Club on Avenue G. The Platinum Club, an all African American horse riding club, will end the parade. Participating are a number of local leaders of the African American community in Plano, City of Plano officials, dancers and antique cars. Select the Forms tab for an application to participate in the parade.
King of The Grill Barbecue Contest!
Whether you are an Amateur or Professional Griller, come put your BBQ skill to the test at our KING OF THE GRILL contest.
Join in the fun and show the Douglass Community what you got! In addition to a King of the Grill trophy and bragging rights, contest prizes will include gift cards and CASH. Your BBQ will be judged by attendees who will vote for their favorite grill creations, so BRING IT ON!
While you listen to live music and enjoy the BBQ and food trucks, check out the cool cars at our Juneteenth Car Show.
Soft Opening of the Plano African American Museum:
The Plano African American Museum is nestled in the historic Douglass Community of Plano, one of the most diverse cities in Texas. For several years, the museum hasn’t been open to the public. On June 17th, the Museum will have a soft opening for the day, to help celebrate the rich history, heritage, and culture of African – Americans in the Douglass Community.
Vendor Booth, Food Trucks, Entertainment & More!