2011

ST. LOUIS
June 17, 2011 - Diversity Awareness Partnership - The Diversity Awareness Partnership
Presents…

A Celebration of Freedom, Education & Community!
When: Friday, June 17th
11:30 am – 1 pm
Where: Old Post Office Plaza

This Event is Free and
Open to the Public!

Where: Old Post Office Plaza

For more information contact:
Erika Wright at
info@dapstl.org or 314-436-7628

 
 
 
 

2010

FAYETTE
June 18-19, 2010 - The Juneteenth Celebration Committee in conjunction with St. Paul United Methodist Church will kick off the first Fayette Fabulous Festival by hosting the tenth annual Juneteenth Celebration, Fayette, MO, on Friday and Saturday, June 18 through 19, 2010. Although this special two-day celebration is to help commemorate the freedom of African-Americans, it will also serve as a time to promote cultural diversity of all ethnic groups, and physical, mental and spiritual health.
We are hopeful everyone can join us for a time of fellowship, fun and entertainment. All weekend activities will take place on the Howard County courthouse square. The committee is planning a youth gospel fest on Friday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. Also, kids will be able to roller blade during this same period. Numerous events are scheduled on Saturday. Since this is Juneteenth’s tenth anniversary, the annual parade that commences at 10:00 a.m. will have some special participants. Many other activities and games will take place throughout the day including three-on-three basketball for the youth, which is always a favorite event, special music throughout the day by a number of local groups, and cake and pie sales. Numerous traveling exhibits from the Missouri State Museum will be on display. The evening will conclude with a gospel extravaganza from 6:00 – 9;00 p.m. Some of the new attractions this year will include a silent auction, an entertaining puppet show, numerous health care booths and a program on Health Care Reform hosted by the Howard County Health and Wellness Council, afternoon performances from a couple of brass bands, three point shootout and free game prizes for youth throughout the day.
 
KANSAS CITY
June 18, 2010 - All Souls UU Church - Now in its second year, this Juneteenth Celebration focuses on youth, with a youth poetry workshop and poetry jam, as well as a special service and a dinner.  All donations received will go to benefit education for inner city youth.  The community is invited to participate in all aspects of the celebration.
 
ST. LOUIS
June 19, 2010 - Sabayet, Inc - Sabayet's 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held Saturday, June 19,2010 11am-6pm.  Come join us for our Juneteenth "Block Party"!  The streets will be blocked at the intersection of 4000 Maffitt Ave. and Bishop Scott.  There will be horse and pony rides, live music, African dance from Kenya, face-painting, vendors, spoken-word, crafts for everyone and much, much more! Come and join us! For more information contact 314-267-3624.
 
HIGGINSVILLE
June 19, 2010 - Lafayette County Juneteenth Foundation will host its 5th Annual Celebration on Saturday, June 19, 2010, 10 am to 6 pm in Higginsville, MO at Fairground Park. Theme is "FAMILIES- BACK AGAIN IN 2010"  Events includes Fashion Show, Speakers, Parade, Horse Back Riding, Education & Exhibts, Vendors, Essay Contest, Music & Entertainment.  Higginsville, MO is located in Lafayette County. Higginsville is 60 miles east of Kansas City, MO on I-70 and Highway 13. It is approximately 3 1/2 hours west of St Louis, MO.
 
JEFFERSON CITY
June 18, 19, 20, 2010 - Juneteenth - Jefferson City - Emancipation Day Program will be held on Friday, June 18, 2010, 6:15 p.m. at Lincoln University Soildiers Memorial Plaza.  We will recognize our veterans and active military personnel during this program.  Immediately following the Emancipation Day program at 7:00 p.m. we will host the Little Mr. & Miss Juneteenth Pageant across the street at the Scruggs Student Center. 

On Saturday, June 19th we will kick off the Juneteenth Heritage Festival at 608 E. Dunklin St, Jefferson City, Missouri (Eastside Famly Activity Center). "Wake Jeff City" begins at 10:30 a.m.;  The Juneteenth Heritage Festival Opening begins at 10:45 - 11:00 a.m.:  Dialouge With the Mayor is scheduled from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.  A Historical Diaplay tour, will begins at 12:00n-2:00 p.m., Scholarship Presentation, Crowning of Little Mr/Miss Juneteenth will take place at 12:30.  1:00-6:00p.m will be a full afternoon of entertainment featuring Chump Change of Columbia, Missouri; Msrk Harris, Divinely Blessed, Royality, Sylvia Ferguson, IgNhyte in Poetry, Street Sweepaz, The Project, Footprints Project. We will have Vendors, Exhibitors, food will include Bar-b-Que, Chicken, Hotdots, Hamburgers, Catfish, Turkey Wings, Popcorn.

Our 3 day event will conclude on Sunday with a Juneteenth Father's Day Banquet, honoring fathers with a Father of the year Award and a Man of the Year Award.  "Living Museum of Yesterday and Today will be presented by Thorpe Gordon Elementary School.  Tickets for the Banquet are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for youth.
 
 

2009

ST. LOUIS
June 19-21, 2009 - Neighbors of Fountain Park Association - will celebrate its third annual Juneteenth Community Awareness Event As Neighbors of Fountain Park Association our mission is to empower, educate and promote healthy living by connecting the community to resources. the weekend is dedicated to making a difference in the community. The Event will host live music, guest speakers,children activies,free food, community education resources, voter registration and much more...
Location: Fountain Park St. Louis, Missouri
Dates: Friday June 19th 3:00p.m.-9:00p.m
       Saturday June 20th 9:00a.m.-9:00p.m.
       Sunday June 21st 10:30a.m.-8:00p.m.
Activities: games, face painting, entertainments groups, and guest speakers.
 
HIGGINSVILLE
June 20, 2009 - Lafayette County, MO Juneteenth Celebration - Saturday, June 20, 2009, 10 am to 6 pm in Higginsville, MO at Fairground Park. Theme is "UNITY: FAMILIES ENTWINED IN 2009!" Higginsville, MO is located in Lafayette County. We are 35 miles east of Kansas City, MO on I-70 and Highway 13. We are about 3 1/2 hours west of St Louis, MO.
 
KANSAS CITY
June 19, 2009 - All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church - 6:00 pm Worship Service 6:30 pm Dinner (Airick West, Guest Chef) Reservations suggested – contact All Souls office (816-531-2131). Donation$ of $5 to $500 invited to establish scholarship-funds for urban youth. 7:30 pm Be 1! Poetry Jam, open to youth, accompanied by an adult. Poets are guests for dinner. • Poets sign-in onsite by 6:30 pm. • Poetry will be judged by audience applause. • Each poem must be the original work.
 
JEFFERSON CITY
June 20, 2009 - Juneteenth Heritage Committee of Jefferson City - 608 E. Dunklin , Jefferson City MO 65101
The NAACP participates with the Juneteenth Heritage Committee of Jefferson City along with many other community organizations.

 
 

2008

HIGGINSVILLE
June 14, 2008 - Lafayette County Juneteenth Committee -Lafayette County's Juneteenth Celebration - Higginsville Fairground Park, Higinsville, Missouri Theme: "Focus On Youth" Change- We Won't Wait In 2008 June 14, 2008 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Schedule:
10:00 a.m. Parade. 
11:00 a.m. Open Ceremony.  Come visit the Buffalo Soldiers, old friends, relatives, dignitaries, and politicians.  Take this day to register to vote and have a Great Time.
This Celebration continues being a family-oriented day event with dignitaries, speakers, live entertainment, educational exhibits, food vendors, arts & crafts, horseshoe clinics, food, horseback riding and family reunions & picnics.  
Gospel Extravaganza kicks off the Celebration on Sunday, June 8, 2008 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. located at Salem United Church of Christ, 1500 N. Main, Higginsville, Mo.
 
SPRINGFIELD
June 14, 2008 - Ministers' Coalition of Springfield Inc - Juneteenth Celebration of Life and Freedom - Benefit Musical - Friday, June 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm - Deliverance Temple Ministries - 2101 W. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO
 
JEFFERSON CITY
June 21, 2008 - The Jefferson City Community Center Association will host the 2008 Juneteenth Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at the Community Center grounds 608 E. Dunklin St.  The event will feature a storyteller, artists, musicians, dancers, a community forum, health screenings and information, job and educational opportunities, and much more.  Carrying the theme "Change Begins With You: Your Vote Is Your Voice", The festival begins with a 9:00 a.m. Emancipation Program at the Soldiers' Memorial Plaza on the beautiful Campus of Lincoln University.  The Emancipation Walk begins immediately after the Program from the Soldiers' Memorial Plaza to the historic grounds of the Jefferson City Community Center grounds where the festivities will continue from 10:15 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. with the Grande Stage Program.  Featured on the Grande Stage will be "Sojourner Truth", portrayed by the exciting Storyteller, Pamela Jackson of St. Louis, Missouri, dance troupe, "Footprints Project, Soloist Maggie George-Murray, along with other entertainment.  Jefferson City's Mayor John Landwehr will conduct a Community Forum titled "What's Happening in the City of Jefferson".  A showcase of Vendors and Exhibitors will have food, clothing, art, memorabilia, T-shirts, and other items for sale.  Exhibitors will provide information, job opportunities, health screenings and much more.  Games and activities will be available for all ages.  Intrested vendors may reserve booth space by calling (573)893-4191.
 
ST. LOUIS
June 14th, 2008 - Sabayet, Inc - Our event will be hosted on Saturday, June 14th, from 11:00-6:00pm located 4000 Maffitt-St. Louis Missouri 63107. We are going to have food, music, dancing, pony rides, story telling and vendors.
 

2007

COLUMBIA
6/18/07 and 6/19/07 - Douglass Park, Columbia, MO 65203 - DJ Oaktree
Guest Speakers
Guest Performers
DJ Annette the Driver

 
HIGGINSVILLE
June 16, 2007 - Lafayette County Juneteenth Committee - Lafayette County's Juneteenth Celebration
All Day at the Higginsville Fairground Park, Higinsville, Missouri
2007 Theme: "Lest We Forget- Freedom"
June 16, 2007 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. Parade
This Celebration is a family-oriented day event with dignitaries, speakers, live entertainment, educational exhibits, food vendors, arts & crafts, horseshoes, food, horseback riding and family reunions & picnics.

 
ST JOSEPH
June 8, 9, & 10, 2007 - Juneteenth  Cte, Bartlett Center - JUNETEENTH SAINT JOSEPH 2007
“We Are Family”
AT: JOHN LUCAS RECREATIONAL COMPLEX
409 South 18th Street
St. Joseph, MO. 
June 8, 9, & 10th

On Friday June 8, 2007, at Bartlett Center will play host to the annual Juneteenth Celebration. The event, celebrated in St. Joseph for more than 13 years, will feature more than 10 vendors along with information and resources for the entire community. Our headliner entertainment on  Saturday is the “Praise Dancers” from St. Louis, Mo, Drill Teams from Kansas City, the Falcons, the Derrick Thomas Academy, and The Gateway High Steppers.  In town guests performing are: Page 2, Wayne Drake, and DJ Oscar just to name a few.

On Friday evening, there will be youth night with a fashion show for ages 3 through 7, a talent show, and a teen dance. The parade on Saturday morning begins 11:00 a.m. followed byactivities all day long as shown above. Sunday morning will find participants back in the park for an interfaith church service and an "old-
fashioned" Sunday School picnic. We invite the community to join us for this educational, fun and historic family event
celebrating the end of slavery in the United States.  For more information, please contact Ramadhan or Helen Washington @ 387–9598. Information about the parade call Jerome Williams @ 390 – 1767
 

2005

HIGGINSVILLE
"Staying Alive in 2005" is the theme of the 2005 Lafayette County Juneteenth Celebration. The celebration is located at the Fairgrounds Park in Higginsville, MO (which is 50 miles east of Kansas City, MO) and is from 10 AM to 7 PM. This event is focused on celebrating freedom and the family. It is a free event designed for all ages and everyone is welcome. This is an family-oriented event and alcohol is not allowed on the park grounds. First aid and courtesy staff will be available to assist as needed. A pre-celebration event is the Anders's Sports Marketing Group Celebrity Basketball Game. The event is to be held on Saturday, April 23, 2005, 7 PM at the high school in Higginsville, MO. Autograph signing is at 6:15 PM. Former Kansas City Chiefs pro football player, Kimble Anders in just one of the many celebrities who will be playing. Other invited players are Shnard Harts, Bennie Sapp, Jason Southerland, JJ Smith, Danan Hughes, Alan Williams, and Herb Williams. Tickets are $5 and proceeds go to the Juneteenth Celebration. The First Community Bank and Alma Meats are co-sponsoring this event.  The June 18, 2005 Juneteenth Celebration starts out with a 10 AM parade and a opening ceremony will be held at the park. The highlights of the day include live entertainment, horseshoe tournament, barbeque contest, gospel rap artists and other gospel groups, games,pony rides, 3 on 3 basketball tournament,educational exhibits that feature black historical people and events, health information, and arts and crafts. There will be a variety of vendors and the vendor fee is only $20. This event is planned by volunteers from Odessa, Lexington, and Higginsville, MO. For vendor or parade info contact Rev. Conway at 660-584-7662. Contact Arron Haynes, chairperson at 816-419-3704 for all other information.
POPLAR BLUFF
Wheatley Historic Preservation Assn, Inc.(WHPA),
921 Garfield St., Poplar Bluff, MO
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The WHPA will hold it's 2nd Annual "Juneteenth Celebration" at the Wheatley Building on June 18th, 2005. First, a Gospel Musical will be offered by The United Warriors of Praise led by Jeffrey Price, Minister of Musis for Lively Stone Church of God. Next, Green Memorial Church of God In Christ of Sikeston, Missouri will present a Praise & Freedom Dance by the Green Memorial Drill Team lead by Mrs. Edna Pride. Then Mr. Darrell Nelson will perform a mini concert covering a wide spectrum of music from Blue, Jazz, R & B, concluding with gospel. The highlight of the program will be "1001 Black Inventions" by Pin Points, Inc. from Washington DC. whose performances have traveled around the US and several foreign countries. The price for the event is: $ 10 Adults and $ 2.00 (Children 10-17 yrs old)
You are invited to come celebrate FREEDOM with us!
ST LOUIS
June 17-19, 2005 -  Fundisha Enterprises - Thomas Family Juneteenth Jubilee Reunion - June 17-19, 2005 Ancestral Honors, Banquet & Program 6/17 Picnic & Cultural Activities 6/18 Father's Day/Juneteenth Around Town 6/19
JEFFERSON CITY
06/18/05 - Jefferson City Community Center /E. Dunklin at Lafayette - The outdoor family fun starts at 10:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. There will be games, entertainment, food and music for all ages of our diverse families. You might want to bring a blanket and folding chairs. There will be booths and vendors by local service organizations and businesses. Sweet Willie D and the Tragic Back-Up Band will be taking the stage twice during the day (from 11 am - 1 pm and again 2 pm - 4 pm).