JOPLIN, Mo. — This weekend Ewert Park, 7th and Murphy Blvd is the location for the Park Days Freedom Festival, presented by the Emancipation Celebration Committee. 

The ECC states online, “This all-free event will feature local vendors, gospel/R&B artists, the award-winning Kansas City Marching Falcons, church in the park, rare & classic car show and more!

In Kansas City, there are several well-known drill teams: The Marching Pythons, The well-known Cobras, The Gateway Highsteppers, The Marching Falcons, The KC Elite, KC Fusion, Broadway Drill Team, The Sizzlers. And dozens of smaller teams building reputations.


KANSAS CITY MARCHING FALCONS PERFORM AT PARK DAYS • Park Days | Food for purchase & vendors set up • FREE events presented by the Emancipation Celebration Committee (64801) — The KC Marching Falcons and drill team, founded by Shakina Dawkins. It began as an after-school Arts program, where members could come to learn about the Arts as well as to receive tutoring services. All these years later still today they have the same focus. And the team does various community service projects throughout the year, and consists of over 100 members from all around the Kansas City, Mo and Kansas areas. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (government recognized non-profit) and donations are tax deductible. Show them love by following their FB KC Marching Falcons PARK DAYS AT EWERT PARK This is a look back to the past and a celebration of things to come. Families come together once a year in August at ‘the park. KSN 16 KODE 12 #fourstateshomepage #joplinnewsfirst – – – -sponsors§live- – – – Gardner Express Care just behind the Neighborhood Market on 26th and Maiden Lane. It’s an Urgent Care but so much more. Are you one of the many without health insurance? Then #gardnerexpresscare is your godsend (it’s already been for many #JLNfollowers). No insurance needed and no appointment necessary. Hours are on the link below. WE ARE HUGE FANS of Chris & Cathy Gardner. Crossroads Chevrolet Cadillac on East 32nd, home of the VIP Appointment Experience. Click on product below to learn more! Trucks! See them on the lot!

Posted by Joplin News First on Saturday, August 4, 2018


The Kansas City Marching Falcons perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening during Emancipation Park Days Celebration. They appeared in 2018. See the FB LIVE! from that year here in the body of our article. “Their goal is to continuously provide inner city youth with a positive alternative to violence, drugs, and other activities that could hinder their growth into responsible adults.” — ECC ON KC MARCHING FALCONS

Sunday church in the park is a coming together of area churches. Then in the afternoon is the car show, in years past was held earlier in the weekend. 

NOTE: The Kansas City Marching Falcons drill team is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.