Join us for Juneteenth!

Saturday, June 17, 4-10 pm at the District at Prairie Trail, Ankeny!

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
  • What the Fries food truck
  • The Polish King food truck
  • Sweet Swirls
  • Paris Cakes

Culture in Performance

Appearances by the Isiserettes, Swan Ballet, Genesis Youth Foundation, Hip Hop Literacy, Metro Mix Dance, Soul Steppas and more!

Live music from Sharane Calister & The Feel Right Band from 8-10 pm!

Artists, crafts, jewelry, Juneteenth shirts and more!

Visit our vendors such as South’s Belle who is preselling Juneteenth tshirts designed by Sleepy the Artist. You don’t want to miss out! 

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 Juneteenth Gold Sponsors!

Attention Volunteers, Vendors and Performers!

Our registration forms are closed for 2023. We will take last minute volunteers, just send us an email! Questions, please email