Saturday, June 1st
JuneteenthKC First Fridays Edition

Saturday, June 2nd
2nd Annual JuneteenthKC Cultural Parade

Saturday, June 16th
7th Annual JuneteenthKC Heritage Festival

KC Parks & Recreation

KC Parks & Recreation, will be hosting a registration booth to sign up youth within the urban core for FREE SUMMER swim lessons.

The Nelson Atikins of Museum of Art

The Nelson Atikins of Museum of Art, invites children of all ages to stop by their coloring station to enjoy a piece created by Michael Tombs that depicts KC notable community activists and the overall progression and the African American-Missourian story of the pursuit of freedom.

Show Me Riders KC

Show Me Riders KC, is excited to return for another year to host Tiny Town which will feature FREE pony rides and an interactive petting zoo for children of all ages!!

KCMO Health Department

KCMO Health Department, will be providing FREE vaccinations and immunizations for children and adults!!!

For the complete schedule of events this year

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JuneteenthKC is back, better than ever and is RETURNING JUNE 2018 to the 18th & Vine Historic District as KC's LARGEST CITY-WIDE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HERITAGE CELEBRATION!!

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Juneteenth History!

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Brought to Kansas City in 1980 by Horace M Peterson III, founder of the Black Archives of Mid-America INC, Juneteenth is an annual heritage celebration and platform that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved Africans in America and provides the backdrop to pay tribute to the founders of our community. JuneteenthKC 2018 is a community heritage celebration event that will include cultural events/ activities and a variety of retail, food, non-profit/public service, and youth oriented vendors in addition to the MetroPCS Main Stage featuring KC's best live entertainment!!!

More about Juneteenth history here

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Bigger and Better!

The "JuneteenthKC experience overall aims to strengthen cohesiveness and local pride within the greater Kansas City area; in addition to inspiring younger generations to gain an appreciation of local history, while senior generations renew their bonds with the past. This year's plans will be bigger and better than ever with more vendors, entertainment and ways for attendants to become active or learn about resources within their community!
Whats different about this year?

  • WE'RE GROWING! Making for a more encompassing, fulfiling experience
  • We will be celebrating THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE!

June 1st

JuneteenthKC First Fridays Edition (18th & Vine Historic District)**FREE ADMISSION**

June 2nd

JuneteenthKC Cultural Parade (18th & Vine Historic District) **FREE ADMISSION**

June 16th

June 16th Event Activities- COMMUNITY HERITAGE FESTIVAL (18th & Paseo to 18th & Woodland)**FREE ADMISSION**

  • 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Healthy Life Styles Kid Zone
  • 4:00 pm-6:00 pm MetroPCS Main Stage featuring KC's BEST live acts, Community Acts & Official Remarks Ceremony