Juneteenth in Lower Midwest

As a nod to Melissa Stuckey’s “The Boley Carnival: A Juneteenth Like No Other” feature in Issue 05, here is a selection of Juneteenth celebrations from across the Lower Midwest:

 

IOWA

June 16 – Des Moines – Iowa Juneteenth Neighbor’s DayEvelyn Davis Park (1400 Forest Ave)

June 16 – Cedar Rapids – African American Museum of Iowa Juneteenth Celebration11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Viola Gibson Park (1200 10th St.)

June 23 – Iowa City – Juneteenth Celebration12-5 p.m. – Mercer Park (2701 Bradford Drive)

 

KANSAS

June 16 – Manhattan – 29th Annual Juneteenth Celebration11 a.m. – 10 p.m. – City Park (Poyntz Ave & 11th Street)

June 17 – Topeka – Topeka Family and Friends Juneteenth Celebration11 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Hillcrest Community Center and Park (1800 S.E. 21st)

June 22 – Wichita – Juneteenth Evening of Blues and Jazz5-9 p.m. – McAdams Recreation Center (1329 E 16th St. N)

 

OKLAHOMA

June 16 – Tulsa – Saturday Night R&B6 p.m. – 12 a.m. – OSU Field (Greenwood Ave)

June 16 – Oklahoma City – Juneteenth Music and Arts Festival 2018 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Washington Park (500 N High)

June 17 – Tulsa – Praise in the Park6-9 p.m. – Greenwood District/OSU Lawn

 

MISSOURI

June 16 – Kansas City – 7th Annual JuneteenthKC Festival Celebration12-10 p.m. -18th and Vine Historic Jazz District

June 16 – Springfield – NAACP Juneteenth Block Party12-4 p.m. – Bartley-Decatur Neighborhood Center

June 16 – St. Louis – The Juneteenth Block Party2-8 p.m. – Love Bank Park (2851 Cherokee St.)

June 17 – St. Louis – Juneteenth Celebration Reunion 201812-8 p.m. – Carondelet Park (3900 Holly Hills Blvd.)

 

TEXAS

June 16 – Tyler – Juneteenth Parade10 a.m. – Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

June 16 – Tyler – The Juneteenth Association of Tyler Concert7 p.m. – T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza

June 16 – Dallas – 2018 Juneteenth Unity Festival – 4-10 p.m. – Longhorn Ballroom (216 Corinth St.)

June 16 – Austin – Historical Juneteenth Parade10 a.m.

June 16 – Austin – Park Celebration12-6 p.m.

June 17 – Longview – Juneteenth Celebration10 a.m. – Broughton Park (801 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)

June 17 – Henderson – Juneteenth Gospel Extravaganza3-6 p.m. – Henderson Development Center (410 Sand St.)

 

ARKANSAS

June 16 – Little Rock – Juneteenth 201812-6 p.m. – Mosaic Templars Cultural Center (501 W. 9th St.)

 

NEBRASKA

June 16 – Omaha – NAACP Omaha Juneteenth Parade10-12 p.m. – Urban League of Nebraska (3040 Lake Street)

June 16 – Lincoln – Juneteenth Festival1-5 p.m. – Clyde Malone Community Center (2032 U St.)

 

READ ON…

Reading is better in print! Buy Issue 05 of The New Territory for “The Boley Carnival,” and other long stories of the Lower Midwest.

 


 Sarah Spoon
Sarah Spoon
An inaugural New Territory Editing Fellow, Sarah Spoon has extensive experience in a diversity of journalism mediums from her time at Emporia State University. She hails from southeast Kansas and her roots reach into parts of Oklahoma and Missouri as well.

 

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