2021 Juneteenth activities & events
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Juneteenth (June 19), also known as Emancipation Day, is a holiday that celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. A series of events will be held throughout the month of June in Wichita to empower the community and uphold the memory of the holiday.
Friday, June 11, 2021
- 7 p.m. - Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Competition: WSU Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom - Doors open at 6 p.m., Show starts at 7 p.m. You must have a ticket to attend.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
- 10-11:30 a.m. - Books & Breakfast ICT JuneteenthICT Edition at St. Paul AME Church, 1756 N Piatt Ave. Drive-up only. Breakfast will be first come first serve.
- 6 p.m. - Elevate Premiere, a Create Campaign program on Facebook. Create Campaign is releasing the first in a series of shows highlighting diverse business owners throughout the city of Wichita.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
- Miss Juneteenth (3 p.m. & 6 p.m.): The Lux, 120 E. 1st St. N., Tickets Available here. You must have a ticket to attend. Miss Juneteenth is a film about a former Miss Juneteenth titleholder turned single mother who is determined to turn around her life in spite of her circumstances.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
- CORE Garden Block Party: Cultivating and Celebrating Food Sovereignty (5-7 p.m.): Robin Rounds Memorial Garden located at 1121 N Green St. Enjoy food, music, and learn more about the CORE gardens of Wichita and other community gardens and food programming opportunities.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
- Senior Appreciation at Plaza North and Regent Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Thursday, June 17, 2021
- TKAAM Thursday: The Wichita Monrovians, Colored Western League (Noon - 1 p.m.): On the TKAAM Facebook page. The Kansas African American Museum will feature John E. Dreifort, PhD, baseball expert and Wichita State University History Professor. He will discuss the Wichita Monrovians baseball team and its big games, including the day they played Wichita’s Ku Klux Klan #6 on Ackerman Island.
Friday, June 18, 2021
- 11 a.m. -5 p.m.- JuneteenthICT Blood Drive at The Center, 1914 E 11th. To make an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org (search sponsor keyword Juneteenth ICT) or call 1-800-RED-CROSS or click here. Those who donate between June 14-30 will receive a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card by email.
- 6-9 p.m. - Sounds of JuneteenthICT at McAdams Park. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs. Kick back to the musical talents of Injoy Fountain and the Big Homies. Then, be prepared to laugh with comedian KeJuan Moses.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
- 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Carl Brewer BBQ Cookoff BBQ teams that have registered will compete to win a trophy, $500 in a cash prize and the title of “Best Cook.” Tasting at 1 p.m. Award presentation at 3 p.m.
- 8 a.m. - 2nd Annual Jubilee 2 Mile Walk/Run Learn more and sign up here.
- 10 a.m. - JuneteenthICT Parade An armband is required to be in the parade. Learn more and sign up here.
- 10 a.m. - 4 pm JuneenthICT Community Service Day Three blessing boxes will be painted then used to collect donations at 3 locations in Northeast Wichita. To help, contact Antar Gholar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Covid-19 Vaccine Mobile Walk-in Clinic at the McAdams Recreation Center. No appointment necessary.
- Noon to 5 p.m. - Kids Corner
- 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Covid-19 Vaccine Mobile Walk-In Clinic at the McAdams Recreation Center. Hosted by the Black Nurses Association & Us Doing Us JuneteenthICT Park Celebration. No appointment necessary. Armband required.
- 6 p.m. JuneteethICT Festival Concert featuring Oceanview Slim and XV. Plus, a DJ Battle DJ AC & DJ Cadence.
- Soulfest at the Wave: Featuring Musiq Soulchild and Dave Hollister. Wear your JuneteenthICT t-shirt or wristband to receive free nachos and a soda at the concert.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
- 11 a.m. - Rock Christian Fellowship Church JuneteenthICT Sunday Service with Christyn M. Gunter, Sr. Pastor Watch live on Facebook or YouTube at Rock Christian Fellowship or in person at 1005 N. Madison Ave.
- 2-4 p.m. - Father’s Day Celebration. A closed event at The Center.
Friday, June 25. 2021
- 5-9 p.m. - BuyICT Market Kickoff the #BuyICT summer challenge with a market event downtown! Sign up to be a vendor here.
You can find the most up-to-date list of program activities, here: www.coreofwichita.org/juneteenth-ict.
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