Juneteenth celebrations and events happening in metro Atlanta

Juneteenth Parade 2022
Juneteenth Parade 2022(Cat Catoura | WANF)
Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 11:14 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2023 at 1:34 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and marks when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to ensure that all enslaved people were freed.

Here is a list of several upcoming events and celebrations taking place across the metro Atlanta area:

Annual Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival

  • WHAT: According to organizers, the “high-spirited celebration of freedom, unity, and equality” will feature live performances, parade floats, vendors, and more from the community.
  • WHERE: Centennial Olympic Park
  • WHEN: The esteemed parade will broadcast exclusively on Peachtree TV from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. To learn more about Juneteenth weekend, visit the official website here.

Atlanta NAACP Free Juneteenth Concert Celebration

  • WHAT: Juneteenth event hosted by the Atlanta NAACP
  • WHERE: East Point Commons located at 2727 East Point St. in East Point
  • WHEN: June 17 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

City of Stonecrest Black Dot Cultural Center Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: According to organizers, the community is invited to a free, family-friendly Juneteenth Celebration. Attendees can enjoy food, live music, cultural celebration, and fireworks to conclude the evening.
  • WHERE: Southeast Athletic Complex in Stonecrest
  • WHEN: June 17 from 4 - 9 p.m.

Juneteenth Jubilee Block Party

  • WHAT: Juneteenth jubilee and block party for the community. Attendees can enjoy cultural performances, games, and more.
  • WHERE: The Ke’nekt Cooperative is located at 1492 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. in Atlanta
  • WHEN: June 18 from 5 - 10 p.m.

DeKalb County Juneteenth Concert

  • WHAT: DeKalb County Juneteenth concert featuring several local musicians.
  • WHERE: 3181 Rainbow Dr. in Decatur
  • WHEN: June 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Juneteenth Walk for Change

  • WHAT: According to organizers, the 3rd Annual 7 Acts of Change Juneteenth Walk for Change is scheduled. It is a family-friendly event. Attendees can join in person or virtually for the 2.5 K.
  • WHERE: Druid Hills High School located at 1798 Haygood Drive in Atlanta
  • WHEN: June 17 from 8 a.m. - Noon

TILA x SG Presents: Juneteenth Block Party

  • WHAT: A free, family-friendly block party that celebrates music, culture, and the community in Atlanta.
  • WHERE: 650 North Ave. Suite 102B in Atlanta
  • WHEN: June 17 from 3-6 p.m.

West Cobb Juneteenth

  • WHAT: an annual Juneteenth festival that commemorates the effective ending of Slavery in June 1865 in Galveston, TX. This event seeks to celebrate the culture and diversity of the African American experience.
  • WHERE: Legion Park at Sweetwater Creek located at 5000 Austell Powder Springs Rd. in Austell
  • WHEN: Noon - 7 p.m.

South Fulton Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: A Juneteenth celebration that features performances, art, food, and more.
  • WHERE: Wolf Creek Amphitheater located at 3025 Merk Rd. in South Fulton
  • WHEN: June 18 from 2-10 p.m.

Duluth Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: Juneteenth celebration that includes family fun, music, performances, and more.
  • WHERE: St. James United Methodist Church in Duluth
  • WHEN: June 19 at 6 p.m.

If you have any Juneteenth events or celebrations in your city or town, email us at news@wanf.com.