Juneteenth Observance 2024

The Jubilee of Juneteenth: Celebrating a Legacy of Freedom

Johnson County Government will hold its third annual Juneteenth celebration on Wednesday, June 19, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Lenexa Civic Campus Commons (17101 W. 87th St, Lenexa). The theme of this year's event is "The Jubilee of Juneteenth: Celebrating a Legacy of Freedom." 

The program will include keynote speaker Glenn North, emcee Steve Arledge, live music from the Louis Neal Big Band with vocalist Lisa Henry, a Roller Dance Performance by SK8SHOT Studios, comments and proclamation from Board of County Commissioners Chairman Mike Kelly and more. This year’s event will also honor the memory of past emcee, Nathan Louis Jackson.

At the event, the public can enjoy a children activity and craft area, engage with staff representing various county programs and services, purchase food and beverages from the Lenexa Public Market and park for free.

Read the bios of some of this year’s event participants. Please visit jocogov.org/juneteenth to learn more about the importance of Juneteenth and the various ways you can honor the day throughout the county and KC metro.

Date: June 19, 2024
Time: 4:30 pm

Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Community Event
Board of County Commissioners
County Manager's Office