Join us for Juneteenth!

Sunday, June 23 from 3-9 pm! New location at Ankeny Bandshell, Wagner Park, 410 W 1st Street. Parking can be found at Terrace Learning Center/Miracle Park (310 NW School St), Parkview Middle School (105 NW Pleasant St), Hawkeye Park/Lakeside Center (400 NW Lakeshore Dr). More event info!

Juneteenth is a celebration of American history. It marks the day when federal troops arrived in Texas to free all enslaved people, two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, we celebrate Juneteenth by not only continuing to fight racism, but also by highlighting Black culture. This is our 3rd year celebrating in Ankeny with black and brown artists, performers, food trucks and all kinds of vendors. We also have a kids area and we welcome everyone to come and celebrate. 

As our nation and local community prioritizes and invests in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, support of this event allows us all to take steps toward racial reconciliation. Participating in this Juneteenth celebration will help to build a bridge of awareness, acknowledgment, and acceptance that is needed both here in our community and across the country.

Feed your soul

  • GG’s Chicken & Waffles
  • The Polish King food truck
  • Vibrations Vegan Wellness food truck
  • Cool Sweats
  • Jambo
  • Sugar Symphony
  • Taste of Soul
  • Musca Lemonade

Culture in Performance

Appearances by the Isiserettes, Genesis Youth Foundation, Metro Mix Dance, Capital City Steppers and more!

Live music from Sharane Calister & The Feel Right Band from 8-9 pm!

Artists, crafts, jewelry, Juneteenth shirts and more!

Visit our vendors who bring with them creativity, education, art, culture, fashion, business, health, faith and fun!

So. Many. Activities!

We will have a 360 photo booth, face painting, balloons, mural painting, more photo opps, kids crafts and more!

Thank you to our generous 2024 Juneteenth Gold Sponsors!

Attention Volunteers, Vendors and Performers!

Interested in volunteering, vending or performing in the future? We would love to hear from you!
Questions, please email