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Year-Round Events and Workshops

Becoming Miss JuneteenthKC Pageant

Sunday, May 21, 2023

4:00PM - 9:00PM

Don't miss the Miss Juneteenth KC Pageant on May 20th at the GEM Theater, where young ladies will compete to represent their community at the National Juneteenth competition in Galveston, Texas.

Juneteenth Genealogy Workshop 1

Thursday, June 1, 2023

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Celebrate Juneteenth with us as we host a special Genealogy Workshop this June, offering insights into researching your family history. Discover the basics of tracing your roots and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Our expert genealogists will provide valuable tips and guidance to help you get started.

Film Festival: The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster

Thursday, June 1, 2023

7:00PM - 10:00PM

Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal murder of her brother, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life.

A Night With Shawn Edwards & Don Juan

Friday, June 2, 2023

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Spend an evening with Shawn Edwards and Don Juan, as they present an 'uncut' oral history of Kansas City and Hip-Hop. Edwards, a former writer for The Source, Vibe and XXL magazines, and Don Juan, a prolific music producer, will talk about 50 years of Hip-Hop and its impact on the city. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the culture that has influenced Kansas City and beyond!

Uncle Nearest VIP Cocktail Tasting

Friday, June 2, 2023

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Experience an unforgettable Uncle Nearest whisky cocktail tasting in the 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District. Discover the rich flavors and history of Uncle Nearest as skilled bartenders throughout the district serve exquisite cocktails showcasing the whisky's unique character. Explore the art of cocktail making and learn fascinating insights about the brand's origins and craftsmanship.

Strengthen the Vine First Fridays

Friday, June 2, 2023

4:00PM - 9:00PM

Strengthen the Vine First Fridays returns to 18th & Vine Jazz District in June 2023, featuring Kansas City's best local vendors, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities starting at 4:00 pm.

JuneteenthKC Cultural Parade

Saturday, June 3, 2023

11:00AM - 3:00PM

JuneteenthKC hosts the 6th annual Juneteenth Cultural Parade on June 3rd with 100+ entries celebrating African American culture in the 18th & Vine Jazz District. Featuring performances by the Golden Feather Black Indians and Rebirth Brass Band. Hosted by KSHB 41's Kevin Holmes & Cynthia Newsome.

Film Festival: Miss Juneteenth

Monday, June 5, 2023

6:45PM - 9:45PM

A former beauty queen and single mother prepares her rebellious teenage daughter for the Miss Juneteenth pageant.

Play Ball Weekend with the Kansas City Royals

Saturday, June 10, 2023

10:00AM - 3:00PM

Celebrate the rich legacy of African Americans in baseball and champion sports equity at our special community event in partnership with the Kansas City Royals. Join us on Saturday, June 10th for a day of thrilling RBI games that showcase local youth talent. As we watch these aspiring athletes display their skills, we also shine a spotlight on the contributions of African Americans to the sport and the ongoing pursuit of sports equity.

Film Festival: The Blackening

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

7:00PM - 10:00PM

“The Blackening” centers around a group of Black friends who reunite for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a twisted killer. Forced to play by his rules, the friends soon realize this ain't no game. “The Blackening” skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: if the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?

Rise & Shine Workout

Saturday, June 17, 2023

9:00AM - 11:00AM

Join us for an invigorating morning of movement, where the beats of hip hop music will fuel your energy and inspire your flow. Pre-registered attendees will enjoy the added bonus of free workout gear, equipment, and personal training sessions. Start your Juneteenth celebration with a powerful workout experience that will leave you feeling refreshed, empowered, and ready to embrace the day.
Hosted by the KC Cuties, Julee Jonez & Brian B Shynin

JuneteenthKC 12th Annual Heritage Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2023

12:00PM -10:00 PM

JuneteenthKC's 12th Heritage Festival returns to 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District with 200+ retail vendors, interactive youth zone, 2 stages hosting live performances from Pokey Bear, Sir Charles, Kevin "Church" Johnson, Kim Keys & more. Free for all to enjoy.


Parking Locations

City Parking Lots @ 18th & Paseo to 18th & Lydia-115 Spaces 

Full Employment Council- 40 Spaces
Lincoln Building Parking Lot- 40 spaces 

18th & Woodland to 20th & Woodland- 100 spaces
St. Monica’s Cathollic Church- 120 spaces 

Bethel AME Church-120 spaces 

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