Appleton City celebrates its sesquicentennial in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, festivities have been postponed until June 2021. Additional information to follow.
The Appleton City Sesquicentennial Celebration will be a five-day event. Festivities will include a parade, displays of area artists, photos and much more! Food choices available daily. Souvenirs and a 506-page history book of the town and its families will be available for purchase.
Celebrate Wildwood is the City of Wildwood’s annual celebration, held in commemoration of its anniversary of incorporation. This year the event (postponed from October 2020) marks the City’s 25th anniversary and will be held April 23-24, 2021. This is a large-scale public event with a parade, kids’ activities, local authors, live music, food and drinks, local organizations booths and demonstrations, Civil War reenactors, a Scouting area, and an art festival. The event is all about the community!
One of this year’s highlights is the City’s Historic Preservation Commission booth where current residents can learn about the area’s past and their heritage. The Commission has been working with a local author to compile a book on the history of Wildwood from pre-history through 2020. This year, the final chapter will be added and the book will be debuted at the festival
JuneteenthKC returned in June 2019 with a series of events in Kansas City’s historic Eighteenth and Vine District celebrating the spirit of independence, freedom, and African American pride. The commemoration of Juneteenth has been a central part of African American life and culture in Kansas City since 1980. In 2019, this city-wide celebration of Emancipation included a diverse array of free family-friendly events, including the Juneteenth Cultural Parade on Saturday, June 1; the “JuneteenthKC Edition” of First Fridays on Friday, June 7; the Juneteenth Celebration at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on Saturday, June 8; and the JuneteenthKC Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 15.