Our Past
Our Future

Manhattan Juneteenth

June 13 – 19, 2024

Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: Manhattan Arts Center

Honoring Our Past, Shaping Our Future:

Juneteenth Fashion Show

In Collaboration with ‘Styled By Lydia’

Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: City Park

| Chicken | Beef | Pork |

Grilling Contest

Calling all Grillers

Grab your team and enter the Juneteenth Grilling Cook-Off Contest! Share “just a taste” of your grilling creations with the crowd in their taster kits!

Entry fee is $25.00 per category. A Manhattan Juneteenth Sponsor will provide $100 worth of grilling meat(s) to the first ten (10) teams who submit their applications to participate in the event.

Payment is due with application. Registration Deadline: Monday, June 5th, 2023 by Noon (If you mail your registration we must receive it by this date – this is not a postmark date)

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First place prize: $50.00 & plaque each category

Second & Third place prizes: Plaque each category

The crowd is your judge!

Chicken | Beef | Pork | Sides | More

Eat & Judge

Get your plate today!

Help us judge the best BBQ in Manhattan! For only $5, you will get a sampling of each griller’s food and some sides to complete a full meal. After you taste each griller’s specialty, you will be able to vote for the one you like the best.

Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 7:00pm
Location: City Park Norvell Band Shell

Juneteenth Arts In The Park

Grammy Award Winner

Regina Belle

With Chris Walker

Grammy Award Winner

Regina Belle

Regina Belle, luminous vocals on the Peabo Bryson duet, A Whole New World, (Grammy’s Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group in 1994) solidified her place as music royalty. The Academy Award-winning and Multi Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actress, with a string of hits including Make It Like It Was, If I Could, Baby Come To Me and This Is Love, Regina Belle has made a career following her heart and moving gracefully between the worlds of R&B, Gospel and Jazz.

More on Regina Bell!

Musically Acclaimed

Chris Walker

It is most appropriate if there was anyone to continue the legacy of Al Jarreau, it’s Chris Walker who served as Al Jarreau’s Musical Director, co-vocalist and bassist for more than twenty years. In the summer of 2019, Walker released his homage to Jarreau: We’re In This Love Together – Celebrating Al Jarreau which continues to receive rave reviews from both critics and fans alike. Almost all the musicians on the record and performing in the live shows worked with Jarreau.

More on Chris Walker!

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Time: 7:00 am
Location: Douglass Park

Unite, move, empower

Juneteenth Fitness Experience

Get ready to elevate your fitness journey with us! Register now for an exhilarating day of workouts and community fun!

Juneteenth Run For Unity

Embark on a journey of unity and wellness with our ‘Run For Unity’ 5K. Every registered runner will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Prices increase on May 15th, 2024.

Free Fitness Events

Sun-Up Yoga - Embrace the Morning

Join Mitzie from MWOW Coaching in a revitalizing session of Sun-Up Yoga. No registration needed; it’s free for all to join.

Community Boot Camp - Strength Together

8:30 am
Engage in the ‘Community Boot Camp,’ led by diverse fitness professionals from the Manhattan community. It’s a dynamic, empowering, and free experience for everyone.

MIXXEDFIT - Dance and Sweat

Let loose in ‘Mixx Fit with Fee,’ a dance-infused fitness session that’s free and open to all.

Zumba in the Park - Move and Groove

Experience the rhythm of ‘Zumba in the Park’ with Mitzie from MWOW Coaching. No registration required; it’s a free and lively celebration.

African Fitness Dance


Move your boombsey® with ACE certified Coach Viv from Kukuwa® Dance Workout for a low-impact jam to the rhythms of Afrobeats and Afropop.  This session will be beginner friendly.  Let’s move and groove together!

Unity Walk

Join us for our annual Unity walk. First 100 participants will receive a free t-shirt.

Juneteenth Fitness Experience 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your skills on the court! Win $300 and bragging rights for an entire year. Sign Up Today!

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Douglass Park

Join Us This Saturday for the Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrating Unity and Community

Start your weekend with a meaningful celebration at Douglass Park on Historical Yuma Street. The Juneteenth Celebration kicks off with a heartfelt Proclamation, followed by a Unity Walk. The day continues with an array of activities including live Music, delicious Food, engaging Games, and fun Children Activities. Explore a variety of Vendors showcasing their unique crafts and goods. It’s a perfect day out for families and friends alike!

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Time: 8:00pm
Location: City Park
Movie in the Park

Experience ’42’ Under the Stars

Join us for a captivating outdoor movie experience this Saturday night at City Park, as part of our Juneteenth celebration. We’re excited to present ’42’, the powerful story of Jackie Robinson, a sports icon and a trailblazer in the fight for racial equality. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy this inspiring film with your community under the open sky.

Sunday, June 16, 2024
Time: All Day
Location: Multiple

Join Us for a Day of Worship

Celebrating Unity and Faith in Manhattan

On Sunday, June 16th, join hands with the Manhattan community for a Day of Worship, a special event designed to strengthen bonds and celebrate our shared faith. This unique gathering, in collaboration with Historically Black Churches across Manhattan, invites everyone to come together in a spirit of unity and fellowship.

Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: All Day
Location: TBD

Grow Together Class: Mastering Personal Finance

Join us this Monday for an enlightening session on personal finance at our Grow Together Class. This workshop is designed to empower you with essential financial skills that can transform your economic perspective and management.

Our expert speakers will cover a range of topics from budgeting and saving to smart investing, providing you with practical tips that you can apply immediately to your financial routine. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your financial literacy and grow your wealth!

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Explore Local Deals

Tuesday's Exclusive Sales Event

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
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Community Forum with Entrepreneurs

Join us this Wednesday for an enlightening community forum featuring the dynamic minds from Black Entrepreneurs of the Flint Hills. This event is a cornerstone of our Juneteenth celebration, focusing on the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit within our community.

Engage with seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs as they discuss key topics such as the essentials of starting a business, the profound impact of entrepreneurship, and more. This is a unique opportunity to gain insights and inspiration from those who are paving the way in business right here in Manhattan, KS.

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