The following events in April and May are intended to lead up to the main events in June.
Sign the petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday!
Tuesday, April 13, 2021. 7-8 p.m. “Ask an Expert” with Michael Stubbs, founder of the Prairie Guards, managers of the Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie site in Wabaunsee County. Stubbs will talk about Mount Mitchell’s connection to the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist Beecher Bible and Rifle Colony, as well as the expansion, prairie-restoration, and educational outreach at Mount Mitchell. Livestreamed on the Flint Hills Discovery Center’s Facebook page. The event is free. https://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/655/Ask-an-Expert
Friday, April 23, 2021. 5:30 p.m. Ms. Opal Lee and the Campaign to Make Juneteenth a National Holiday. Big Shelter House. Gage Park, Topeka.
Saturday, April 24, 2021. 10 a.m. Walk with Ms. Opal Lee to the Capitol, Topeka.
Saturday, May 1, 2021. 9:00 AM-11:00 AM OR 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. “Walk and Talk.” History tour at Mount Mitchell, led by Michael Stubbs. On-site and in-person. All ages welcome. The Discovery Center charges a fee: 1 Youth & Adult FHDC Member: $4. I Youth & Adult Non-Member: $5. Under 2: FREE. Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. https://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/415/Walk-and-Talk
Saturday, May 8, 2021. 1-4 PM. Native Stone Scenic Byway Driving Tour. Stop at Mount Mitchell, for history and wildflower walk. For entire tour, see https://www.flinthillsdiscovery.org/661/Native-Stone-Scenic-Byway-Driving-Tour
Celebrate Juneteenth in June!
Juneteenth Junction City/Geary County:
Sunday, June 6, 2021. 6-9 p.m. Wildflower Walk. Socially distanced, by reservation only. Call 785.539.5592.
Friday, June 11, 2021. 8 p.m. Movie-in-the-Park. “Just Mercy.” Heritage Park, Junction City.
Saturday, June 12, 2021. Main Celebration! Heritage Park, Junction City
9:00-11:00 a.m. Vendor Set-up. Registration/Displays.
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Showcase.
12 Noon. Opening ceremonies.
1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Gospel performances, Elevation Worship
1:30 p.m. Guest Speaker—Rina Neal
1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Entertainment
3:00-3:30 p.m. Award Presentations
3:30-6 p.m. D. J. Monroe
Friday, June 18, 2021. 8 p.m. Arts in the Park. Jazz concert with Julian Vaughan.
Saturday, June 19, 2021. 8 a.m. 5K Run.
9:45 a.m. Commemorative Walk, Long’s Park.
11:30 a.m. Mural dedication, art contest winners, and art auction.
June 1st at 12pm - Flag Raising and Unity Walk at the Kansas State Capitol
June 18th 5:30pm - Juneteenth Celebration Concert at Evergy Plaza
June 19th at 12-10pm - Topeka Family & Friends Juneteenth Celebration, Saturday, at Hillcrest Community Center and Park.
See updates on our website www.tffjc.org/events
Saturday, June 12, 2021. 12 Noon. Cultural Parade, “For the Culture.” In the Historic Jazz District. Grand Marshal: Mayor Quinton Lucas.
9:30 a.m. Staging at The Grove Park.
Saturday, June 19, 2021. 12 Noon- 9 p.m. Heritage Festival, 18th & Vine Historic Jazz District. For more information and volunteer opportunities, https://www.juneteenth-kc.com/
Observances postponed until 2022.