Returning to the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District
June 5th– JuneteenthKC First Friday’s Edition
June 6th– JuneteenthKC Cultural Parade
June 20th– JuneteenthKC Heritage Festival

Welcome to Juneteenth KC!

Hosted annually within the 18th & Vine Historic District, Juneteenth KC is an annual celebration of the emancipation of slaves in America and provides the backdrop to pay tribute to the leaders of the Kansas City community.

June 5th

Join us for a stroll through the streets of the historic 18th & Vine district for an evening of live entertainment and art showcased by minority vendors and artisans.

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June 6th

The spirit of African-American pride and freedom returns with the OFFICIAL KICK OFF event that celebrates JuneteenthKC’s month-long celebration & festivities.  The 4th Annual JuneteenthKC Cultural Parade is an extravagant procession of marching bands, drill teams, civic clubs and various organizations through the 18th & Vine Historic District.

June 20th

The 9th annual JuneteenthKC Heritage Festival features KC’s BEST local live entertainment and FREE activities for the ENTIRE family.  The festival includes a Kids Zone, a Health Fair and an opportunity to explore local businesses, service agencies and over 50 local/regional retail vendors of products and services.
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Be sure to stop by the Nelson Atkins Museum of Arts, an official JuneteenthKC Program Partner.  on Friday, June 19th for a diverse array for a diverse array of activities and fun for the entire family!!

VOLUNTEER WITH JUNETEENTH KC!

The success of JuneteenthKC takes the ENTIRE village to produce a quality FREE family-friendly event that attendees of all ages can enjoy.  Join other community members in helping Juneteenth continue to thrive. Sign Up

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