10AM – 3PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
5661 West 135th Street | Overland Park, Kansas
free and open to the public
Come join in for a day of
UNITY, EDUCATION, & CELEBRATION!
The Women Of Purpose Of Johnson County and Merrill Companies (Prairiefire)
are excited to host this special event for the citizens and visitors of Overland Park!
Juneteenth Overland Park is very excited to have these local personalities as a part of the festivities!
See the parade, watch performances, visit stores and vendor booths, and participate in fun family-friendly activities.
Come learn a dance and be a part of one of the biggest Juneteenth TikToks in Kansas with Phoebe Hines, Kansas City native and popular TikToker!
WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?
Juneteenth is the combination of the words June and nineteenth. June 19, 1865 is the date when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to officially free all of the enslaved people in the state.
Many people, especially Black and/or African-American citizens, celebrate Juneteenth. In 2021, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act was signed into law making it a Federal holiday.
Slavery officially ended in the United States on Dec. 6, 1865, when the 13th Amendment was ratified by three-quarters of the then-states — 27 out of 36 — and became a part of the United States Constitution.
To bring people of many cultures, backgrounds, languages, races, and differences together to celebrate, acknowledge, and honor
our similarities and differences.
To give more people an opportunity to learn about Juneteenth and why it's important to our collective community.
To celebrate our continued growth, strength, and progress as a diverse community when we are move forward in unity.
10:00 AM | PARADE
featuring local bands & entertainers, led by 107.3 FM Radio Personality, Grand Marshal Sean Tyler
11:00 AM | ACTIVITIES
featuring speakers, musicians, poets, dancers, comedians, & more!
FUN AND LEARNING
Vendor booths, bounce house, fire truck, face painting, and carnival games!