2023 Juneteenth Atlanta Parade wraps up downtown

2023 Juneteenth Atlanta Parade
2023 Juneteenth Atlanta Parade(Atlanta News First)
Published: Jun. 17, 2023 at 11:56 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2023 at 9:55 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The 2023 Juneteenth Atlanta Parade is a wrap!

For 11 years, the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival’s celebration of “community, equality, human rights and justice,” has cemented itself as a “staple” for Atlanta culture, organizers say.

This year’s parade stepped off at 12 p.m. near the state capitol. It ended around 3 p.m. in Centennial Olympic Park where the festival will continue throughout the afternoon.

Here are some highlights from this year’s parade.


Award-winning actor and activist Louis Gossett, Jr. stopped by to talk to Atlanta News First about what Juneteenth means to him.

Atlanta Public Schools Power Up Marching Band stopped to perform for us - check them out:

Our Zac Summers tried to hang with the 40+ Double Dutch Club performers:

Zac Summers attempts double dutch at the Juneteenth parade and celebration on Saturday.

The Dynamic Dance Academy stopped to perform for us:

Dynamic Dance Academy coach talks about dance group participating in the Juneteenth Parade and Festival.

The flyover by CAF Airbase Georgia:

Dance Ethics Studios owner talks about performance teams ages 3-17.

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade: Dance Ethics Studios

Community drumline group at the 2023 Juneteenth Atlanta Parade.

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade: Community drumline

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade: High school students discuss the importance of Juneteenth’s history.

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade: Miss Juneteenth Georgia

More highlights to come, so please check back!