Shane Ray, KC native former Mizzou standout and NFL Player) will be officially launching his FIRST FREE FOOTBALL CAMP as an OFFICIAL JUNETEENTHKC CELEBRATORY SPECIAL ACTIVITY SATURDAY, JUNE 17th!!
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, 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, 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, will be providing FREE vaccinations and immunizations for children and adults!!!
JuneteenthKC is back, better than ever and is RETURNING Saturday, June 17th to the 18th & Vine Historic District as KC's LARGEST AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HERITAGE CELEBRATION!!Find out more
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 2016 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
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?
June 17th Event Activities- COMMUNITY HERITAGE FESTIVAL (18th & Paseo to 18th & Woodland)