The Emancipation "Park Days" Celebration is a Joplin tradition. The event has been celebrated annually since at least the 1920s and is Joplin's oldest on-going celebration. This event is FREE and open to the public and teaches about African American history, culture, and achievement.
The celebration is 3 days full of activities including a car show, movie in the park, live music and entertainment, a kid's entrepreneurial market, and vendor booths to name a few.
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