Manifestival/Iowa Juneteenth Celebration

  • Overview

    Make sure you come out and celebrate Juneteenth being recognized as a Federal Holiday by participating in Iowa Juneteenth 2022! You will not want to miss the events that will take place June 12th-June 20th, 2022. It's time to celebrate Black culture and come together to have a great time.  The Des Moines Urban Experience looks forward to bringing this event to the greater Des Moines area each year.

    Manifestival will take place on Saturday, June 18, in Western Gateway Park! Come out to celebrate Black & queer intersectionality with art, food, music & entertainment in a collaboration between Iowa Juneteenth & Capital City Pride.

    Also on Saturday at xBk, enjoy free shows from Black performers, including comedy, jazz and hip-hop