Juneteenth Fitness Experience

Schedule may change as we are working on bring you a safe fun experience. Please check back for updates.

Unity 5K 

June 19th 8:00 am

More info coming soon.

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Juneteenth Celebration

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United in History and Hope Community Walk

June 19th 10:00 am

The Juneteenth Unity Walk is a favorite tradition of Manhattan Juneteenth.  The tradition continues Saturday, June 19 beginning at Longs Park, 17th Street and Martin Luther King Drive to the Frederick Douglass Recreation Complex.   The first 100 participants will receive a free commemoratory tee shirt, “United in History and Hope”.   The walk is a community and family event.

A Taste of Barbeque

June 19th 9:30 am

The Riley County Police Department continues to support the Manhattan Juneteenth Celebration by providing tasty barbeque after the Unity Walk.

DOUGLASS ACTIVITY CENTER MURAL UNVEILING

June 19th 11:00 am

The Douglass Activity Center mural created/painted by nationally known artist EuGene V Byrd III will be formally unveiled; depicting the history of the Yuma Street area.

EuGene Vidal Byrd III was born in Wichita, KS from dirt county roads of Okmulgee and Tulsa, OK. EuGene was early influenced to draw by 70’s album covers; comic books and Native throws. EuGene founded Future Dead Artists, and operated FUTURE GALLERY from 2018-2020 in which he mentored artists/curators, curated 20 exhibitions and over 200 artists. EuGene believes that great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us as he continues of his path of self-discovery though art.

Banner Party & Auction

June 19th TBD

This is the first time we are putting on this activity.  And we can assure you that you don’t want to miss it. 

Please check back as we continue to make changes and update the activities for the 2021 MHK Juneteenth.

Juneteenth Music Celebration

Schedule may change as we are working on bring you a safe fun experience. Please check back for updates.

Manhattan Juneteenth amd Arts in the Park

Friday, June 18th, 7:30 p.m
City Park | Larry Norvell Band Shelter

This is a Covid protocol event.   Masks and social distancing will be required.  Bring your lawn chair and set back and enjoy.

Juneteenth 2021t will kick-off on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 8:00 pm in the Norvell Band Shell in Manhattan City Park with a musical performance featuring Julian Vaughn.  Vaughn has made an international name for himself since 2010 as a bassist in the smooth jazz tradition which is dominated by artists who play sax. He has toured all over the U.S. playing at some of the largest jazz festivals and abroad. Vaughn has had two number ones on the Billboards. His hit single “On Your Feet” made head waves as the #1 most added out of the box on the Jazz Billboards Chart and stayed there for 3 weeks along with the single “Ride Along” which debuted at number 1 from his CD titled “Limitless” in 2015.

Opening for Vaughn at 7:30 p.m. will be local saxophonist JahVelle Rhone.  Rhone spreads positivity, love, and faith through music.  Known for his creativity and musicianship, he collaborated with many well-known top billboard artists. From hip-hop to rhythm and blues to country, Rhone brings back the sax solo like it’s a 90’s throwback. His passion is music but his heart is for people.