Downtown Topeka, Topeka, Kansas
Tickets are free, but are required in case the location changes due to rain. Without a ticket and its contact information Rotary has no way to notify you if there is a change.
Last year, the river was swollen after a huge rain and canoeing was not possible. Ticketing allowed us to notify participants.
If you wish to purchase(reserve) seating, tickets will also be required to demonstrate to the ushers that you have purchased a seat. These seats will be close to the stage.
Tickets can be printed at home, or downloaded to your phone. What could be easier?
429 S. Kansas Ave
between 4th and 6th on Kansas Ave.
Topeka, Kansas, 66603
Jun 30, 2018 from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
|MARCH & BUS ROUTE|
The third annual Rotary Freedom Festival will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 in downtown Topeka.
In case of rain, the event will be held at Agricultural Hall, Expocenter.
Join us for the March for Freedom (1.4 miles or 2.3 K), historical reenactments, military displays, children and family activities, a Pop-Up park on the Kaw, food vendors and live music on the stage on 5th by the Post Office. The evening concludes with a concert headlined by Kelley Hunt. You will need a ticket to get through the gate on Kansas Avenue at either fourth or sixth street.
Freedom’s Crossroads in Topeka
From fighting against slavery as a free state, to bringing the landmark desegregation case, or promoting the passage of the GI Bill, Topeka is a crossroads for the nation's struggle for freedom-– a concept that has changed over time as events in Topeka's history have evolved.
This Rotary Freedom festival celebrates our Kansas history, our diversity and our pride in being a community where important things happened.
Festival Schedule June 30, 2018
12:00 -1:00 PM March for Freedom's Momentum– Starts at Brown v. Board and ends at Rotary Pocket Park
12:00 - 4:00 PM Pop-up Park and Paddling on the Kaw River
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Activity Fair for Children and Families 400 block, Kansas Ave. Exhibits, Vendors, some food trucks, and Pocket Park beer stands open at 1:00. Rest of beer stands open at 4:30 PM (marchers may be hungry!)
1:30 - 3:30 PM Reenactments start with a cannon shot in front of Constitution Hall.
3:00 - 6:15 PM Expressions of Freedom Project, Poetry Readings from Students and Others, interspersed with music performances. Student artists translate poetry into design.
2:00 - 10:30 Voices of Freedom Music Stage features various performers throughout the afternoon and evening. Featured performer, Kelley Hunt appears at 9:00 PM.
Tickets (free) will be required to enter the Concert, Music and Food area after 4 PM. 21 or Older ticket holders will be required to show proper identification to receive a wristband allowing alcohol purchases.
A limited number of reserved seats for the musical entertainment are available for $10 each. Otherwise, bring your own chairs.
Volunteer to Help or Need Assistance?
Contact Joan Wagnon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-249-3464 for more information.
In case of rain, the event will be held at the Ag Hall at the Kansas Expocentre.