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2023 Heritage Festival
June 17  |  12-10 PM
** MAINSTAGE ** FREE ADMISSION ** 18TH & VINE ** 
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Main Stage

GREAT LAWN/URBAN YOUTH ACADEMY AREA 

 

12 PM/NOON  Gospel Jubilee
2 PM Community Performances

Including Guest Personalities, Contests, and Giveaways
 

6:00 PM Kim Keys & Loc'd  

7:00 PM Kevin Church Johnson

8:00 PM Pokey Bear

9:00 PM Sir Charles  

SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT
**** ALL FREE ****

Face Painters 

Pony Rides

Balloon Artists

And more!

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Guest Hosts
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Joe Torry
Sean Tyler
Quez Beasley
Cherayla
Terrel Ray
Gospel Jubilee
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Trinity Liturgical Dance Ministry
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The Kansas City Boys Choir

JuneteenthKC Youth Zone Activities

Saturday, June 17th  |  12:00-5:00 pm 

Stone Lion Puppets 

Puppet Shows, GIANT puppets, and Puppet Creation workshops  1:00-4:00 pm 

 

Puppet Show details-- 

Who’s In Rabbit’s House: Based on the Masai folk tale, Rabbit has a new guest...one he doesn't want! But he can’t figure out who it is, or where it is - all he knows is he wants it out! Join all the other village animals as they hunt for clues, solve the riddles, and give their ideas on solving this mystery. Interactive Puppet Fun!

 

FREE!!

Chalk Art Station 

Face Painters, Pony Rides  Balloon & Caricature Artists 

 

Book Distributions 2:00-4:00 pm 

hosted by Kansas City Public Library & Literacy KC 

Story Tellers 1:00-3:00 pm 

 

GIVEAWAYS & FAMILY FUN FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY!! 

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-- HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT --

The JuneteenthKC Mobile app is now available in the iOS & Android App Store!!! Join the celebration by visiting the App Store and searching “JuneteenthKC” 

 

Take your Juneteenth experience to a new level and download the app TODAY to:

View official JuneteenthKC events with direct GPS locations to special activities

Check out and follow our official vendors/sponsors

Find the location of your favorite vendors on the day of the festival

See our official line up & official hosts

Receive event updates and special notifications to prepare for upcoming engagements/activities AND MORE!!!!

DOWNLOAD TODAY & WATCH OUR CELEBRATION GROW—Updates made weekly!!

 

Support your favorite vendors by checking in at your favorite vendor booths. The vendor with the most check-ins on June 17th will receive a FREE booth space & premium package (including tent & table kit) for the 2024 JunteenthKC festival celebration! 

 

Show your vendor some love by clicking the heart above your favorite vendors' page. The vendor with the most love will receive a FREE booth space & basic package for the 2024 JuneteenthKC Festival celebration. 

Featured Events

Family Health & Cooling Center

@Gregg Klice Community Center 12:00-5:00 pm 

Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, Heartland Coca Cola, Target & Health Forward

 

Free fans, reusable water bottles, cooling packs and photo booth 

Provided by Commerce Bank

Free light bulbs Provided by Evergy 

Free bottled water & beverages provided by Heartland Coca Cola & Target

Free Ice Cream provided by Dairy Farmers of America 2:00-4:00 pm 

Cooling Bus provided by KCATA (on Paseo outside of Gregg Klice) 

 

Brunch & Learn

@Black Archives of Mid-America 10:00-11:30 am 

 

Join JuneteenthKC for this year's Brunch & Learn discussion which will revisit last year's conversation “the history of housing inequity in Kansas City and how to develop an action plan to advocate for dynamic changes within local communities” and provide newly developed resources that have been identified to make significant impacts within underserved communities. 


 

Rise & Shine Workout with the Julee Jonez  & the KC Cuties

@Jay Mcshann Pavilion (Behind The American Jazz Museum) 

 

9:00 am Hip Hop Yoga 

10:00 am Hip Hop Fitness

 

**FREE Workout Equipment, fitness gear, and personal training sessions for all pre-registered participants 

 

Book Distribution

Hosted by the Kansas City Public Library & Turn the Page KC  2:00-4:00 pm 

 

The Genealogy Center

@Black Archives of Mid-America INC 12:00-5:00 pm

 
Onyx Art Gallery
American Jazz Museum Atrium 

12:00-4:00 pm 

Hosted by Black Space Black Art

 

Black Space Black Art is a  collective of African American Visual Artists and African American owned businesses that create changing art galleries in non-traditional spaces in Kansas City, MO.

 

Visit Black Space Black Art Online

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

JuneteenthKC encourages people of all backgrounds- from Kansas City, across the country, and around the world- to learn about African American history and grow with JuneteenthKC.
Please consider supporting our virtual and in-person programs by becoming a partner, volunteering, and/or making a donation.
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