Manhattan KS Juneteenth
Unity in History & Hope
June 18th & 19th, 2021
The Juneteenth Vending fair is a time where we can exprimces some of the different small businesses and talent our community has to offer. This year the fair may be a littel diffrent. However please stay tune for COVID updates.
Join the fun and compete in one of our various contests. We have contests for all age groups, and some for organizations. So join the fun and win bragging rights for a whole year with one of our contests.
The Juneteenth Unity walk is a way for community members to come together and walk under one banner and show there support for unity. During this event the Juneteenth committee gives out t-shirts to the first 100 walks.
What is a celebration without food! Join us for our BBQ cook off. But that is not all we will have various food trucks and treats you will not want to miss out on.
The Juneteenth Fitnesses Experience is a 5 part health fair. We kick it off with a 5K run then yoga in the park followed by a boot camp class then Zumba. But we also have free health screenings as well a few local businesses there to show you how they can help you live healthy.
Community & Family Fun
Join us for a line up of events such as The Home Depot Kids Building Workshop, The Bike Rodeo, Face Panting, a Dunk Tank, Train Rides, Bouncy House, even a Cash Drop. As well enjoy a Classic Car Show and our Historical Displays.
The Juneteenth Music Festival as been one of our most anticipated events. Every year we curated different talent from both here in Manhattan, KS and world wide. With artist such as Kirk Whalum, Jahvelle Rhones, Donald Hays, Betty O and more. And this year is going to be no different.
Let FREEDOM ring!
On America’s birthday, we are honored to share the Manhattan KS Juneteenth Celebration video we had the opportunity to create. Juneteenth often noted as America’s other Independence Day marks what is arguably the most significant event in American history after independence itself—the eradication of American slavery. Juneteenth commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. We loved being a part of this wonderful tradition of diversity in our own community of Manhattan, Kansas.