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Top Juneteenth events happening in Atlanta

Paige Minds The Gap

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, commemorating June 19, 1865, the date when the last enslaved African-Americans held in Confederate states were finally freed. Find the top festivals and celebrations commemorating Juneteenth happening in Atlanta this June.

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Juneteenth at Atlanta History Center

Event Dates: June 1, 2021 through June 21, 2021

Celebrate the traditions and achievements of African-American culture at the Atlanta History Center this June. The museum will be holding virtual discussions exploring the lives and experiences of African-American figures like civil rights leader C.T. Vivian, diving deep into historic locations in Atlanta’s African-American community, and presenting curated resources to help you and your family learn more about Juneteenth and the rich African-American legacy in Atlanta and the United States.

Summer Movie Series: Juneteenth

Event Date: June 18, 2021

Celebrate black culture at The Home Depot Backyard with this immersive arts and culture celebration. The event will include art, live entertainment, music, food, dancing, and fun. Watch Black Panther on the lawn, jam out with DJ Eclazz and live music by Trey Daniels, shop the specially curated marketplace produced by The Village Market ATL, snap the perfect photo in the immersive photo booths, and more.

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival

Event Dates: June 18, 2021 through June 19, 2021

The Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival at Centennial Olympic Park is three big days packed with headliners and national artists; national speakers; a United Nations Human Rights Forum; a Black History Parade/March and Rally; community vendors and an artist’s market; a 5k Freedom Run/Walk/Roll; family activities; food trucks; and much more.

Sweet Auburn Juneteenth Celebration & Book Signing

Event Date: June 19, 2021

Color ATL and Power Haus Creative will be releasing a special Juneteenth edition coloring book featuring the works of 19 Atlanta-based black artists on themes of community solidarity, solutions for a healthier future, and celebration of African-American culture. The Sweet Auburn Juneteenth Celebration will provide community members with a chance to meet the artists, experience the artwork that inspired the coloring book, and explore Sweet Auburn. The event will feature music curated by Ricci de Forest and food available for purchase from local restaurants.

BrickFest: Juneteenth Celebrations

Event Date: June 19, 2021

BrickTwentyTwo Productions is hosting its first BrickFest: Juneteenth Celebration. The event will feature music and comedy from some of your favorite mainstream and upcoming performers. The charity event will donate 80% of its revenue back into the African-American community through community development, scholarships, business grants, and educational impact.

Juneteenth Celebration

Event Date: June 19, 2021

The Juneteenth Celebration will highlight black arts, entertainment, and businesses. Enjoy an evening of music, drinks, and food, and support small, black-owned businesses. Each ticket comes with a free wine or beer and a raffle for your chance to win a free product from one of the vendors. A portion of proceeds will be given to the non-profit organization Destined Too Inc.

Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival

Event Date: June 19, 2021

Celebrate Juneteenth with the City of East Point and the Atlanta NAACP in the Downtown Commons. This festival will feature a parade, live music, food, vendors, a youth talent show, and more.

Juneteenth Black People Unity Festival

Event Date: June 19, 2021

The Juneteenth Black People Unity Festival 2021 will feature powerful speakers, conscious talent, a live DJ, a groundbreaking ceremony of the Epic Cultural & Wellness Center, and more.

Picnic In The City: Juneteenth Edition

Event Date: June 19, 2021

Picnic In The City is an upscale picnic experience at Centennial Olympic Park where you can enjoy music, curated cocktails, and learn more about various local businesses around the city. This year’s event will feature curated cocktails by Kate’s Mobile Bar, stylish décor by Events That Sparkle, and a catered meal for the VIP section by Chef JRob. This year’s Juneteenth edition will highlight black businesses in Atlanta.

3rd Annual Juneteenth Festival

Event Date: June 19, 2021

Celebrate African-American freedom and achievement at the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Festival presented by LaDonna Hampton. This event will feature food, a live DJ, games, and fun for the whole family.

Juneteenth Cultural Explosion

Event Dates: June 19, 2021 through June 20, 2021

Celebrate with a purpose HBCU-style and acknowledge everything about the black culture at the Juneteenth Cultural Explosion. This event will feature free food and beverages, spirits, and hookahs sold upon request. Come out representing your HBCU, Greek organization, or with your Juneteenth shirt.

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