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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 1

The spirit of African-American pride and freedom returns with the inaugural event of the JuneteenthKC month-long celebration.  The 3rd 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 7

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.

June 15

The 8th 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.


Be sure to stop by the Nelson Atkins Museum of Arts, an official JuneteenthKC Program Partner.  Activities are on Saturday, June 8th from 10 AM - 4 PM.


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.

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