Celebrate Juneteenth in Manhattan

Juneteenth, an federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated since the late 1800s. Juneteenth celebrates freedom and the outstanding achievements and contributions of Black Americans. This year’s theme for Manhattan’s celebrations is Honoring Our Past, Shaping Our Future.
Learn more about the why behind the holiday here.

Celebrate Juneteenth in Manhattan

Community Celebration and Unity Walk (June 15)

The signature event is the community celebration and unity walk 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.

Fashion Show (June 13)

Unveiling a kaleidoscope of culturally rich fashion spanning decades, the runway at Manhattan Arts Center will be a living, breathing tribute to black influence on the world of glamour. From the elegance of vintage styles to the cutting-edge trends shaped by black designers today, the show promises to be a celebration of diversity, resilience, and unbridled creativity.

Arts in the Park (June 14)

Join Grammy Award Winner Regina Belle for a special evening at the City Park Norvell Band Shell beginning at 7 p.m.

Fitness Experience (June 15)

Get ready to elevate your fitness journey at Douglass Park! Register now for an exhilarating day of workouts and community fun! Free workouts include yoga, boot camp, MixxedFit dance, Zumba, African Fitness Dance and more!

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Sarah McGinnity
Sarah is owner of Manhattan Moms and is passionate about encouraging and connecting moms - we weren't meant to do this alone! She grew up in Manhattan graduated from Manhattan High and K-State, worked for newspapers and for several marketing departments, and eventually got her master's in public administration. Sarah and her husband, Shea, have four kids - Henry (12), Clark (9), Lucy (7) and Caroline (1). She enjoys reading historical fiction, beating her kids at board games and traveling as often as possible.


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