Thank you for signing up to march in the 2017 Juneteenth Parade featuring Noble & Daughters of A.E.A.O.N.M.S. Please join us this Saturday, June 24 at Wichita State University’s parking lot #1 on Hillside (across from Beta Theta Pi Fraternity House). I’ve attached the parking map and lot 1 is highlighted in green. Check in will begin at 9:30 a.m. There will be volunteers showing participants where to park and where to check in. Check in is where you will receive your armbands. We will be doing onsite registration for those who have not completed their paperwork and paid for their armbands. We will have paperwork onsite. Armbands serve as entry to walk in the parade and to enjoy the festivities as the park. Armbands are $5 and we only be taking cash or check. No refunds will be given. Each participant must have an armband unless they are under the age of 5.
Registrants for the parade must be checked in no later than 10:45 a.m. line-up for parade will begin promptly at 11 a.m. The parade will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will proceed down 17th Street to the final destination of McAdams Park, where Juneteenth festivities will begin at noon. There will not be a shuttle service to take participants back to their vehicles after the parade so please plan accordingly.
The Noble & Daughters of A.E.A.O.N.M.S will be at the front leading the parade as they have so graciously invited the Juneteenth Celebration to be a part of their parade tradition. The Sedgwick County Fire Department must be at the back in case they have to leave. No groups or individuals can be behind the Fire Department so please arrive on time for check in and line up. Please dress comfortably as the forecast shows a high of 82. Animals and throwing items into the crowd are prohibited. You can hand out candy and flyers but please no littering or releasing of balloons.
Liability Clause: Those participating in the Juneteenth featuring Desert of Kansas Unity Parade agree to abide by all the rules and regulations set forth. The registration of this application constitutes a commitment to appear and show at the parade. Registrants must contact the parade coordinators two weeks in advance if the group or person is no longer able to participate. The registrants agree that neither Juneteenth committee, Community Operations Recovery Empowerment (CORE), Desert of Kansas Gala days 2017 committee, nor the City of Wichita or any sponsors of the Desert or Kansas Gala Days celebration or Juneteenth will be responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged articles or merchandise by the registrant and those participating in the parade. The registrants and parade participants agree that no cancellations will be made due to inclement weather. All registration fees are final and no refunds will be given.
Thank you for your participation and we would look forward to a great Saturday Juneteenth Celebration.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to Contact parade coordinators: Jolene Gilkey at gilkeyjol[email protected], Tye McEwen at [email protected] or Danielle Johnson at [email protected] or call (316) 293-8441 for more information.
To walk in the parade please sign up at wichita.edu/juneteenth
After the parade come to the park for the Juneteenth Celebration.
You will hear music through the times, expereince the
Juneteenth Poetry Slam, Gospel Choir Showcase, Wichita Got
Talent showcase, Hear from local candidates, food trucks,
vendors and much more.