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.
J.R. Crickets - South Cobb Juneteenth Festival at
Event Date: June 12, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
J.R. Crickets - South Cobb and Build-A-Bash are partnering to bring an annual J.R. Crickets - South Cobb Juneteenth Festival to the Atlanta area. This free day-long event will feature activities, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, and live entertainment from local and regional artists. You can take part in a Hot Wing-Eating contest, Father-Kid Look-A-Like contest, and Daddy vs. Dat Kid Ol Skool vs New School Dance Off, and more.
Cobb County NAACP Juneteenth Weekend
Event Date: June 17, 2022 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. through June 18, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Celebrate Juneteenth on the Marietta Square. There will be an "Evening Under the Stars Concert" on Friday night. Saturday will feature a cultural festival with entertainment and vendors, with a special performance by Grammy Award Artist Le’Andria Johnson.
Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival
Event Dates: June 17, 2022 through June 19, 2022
The 10th annual 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.
Juneteenth Freedom Festival
Event Date: June 18, 2022
Celebrate the legacy of African American history at the 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival presented by LaDonna Hampton. This event will feature food, music, speakers, vendors, and fun for the whole family.
Juneteenth Black Business Expo
Event Date: June 18, 2022 at 2 p.m.
The Juneteenth Black Business Expo is taking place at the Good Vybz Event Hall LLC in Riverdale, Georgia on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2 p.m. The event is free to attend!
Juneteenth 2022: Jubilee on the Lawn at Atlanta History Center
Event Dates: June 19, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Atlanta History Center is hosting a dynamic program highlighting Black history and future in Atlanta, food, music, and art. A full morning of learning will culminate in a celebration party on Swan Lawn at noon featuring music, games, food, and drinks.
Juneteenth Weekend Celebration Father’s Day Brunch featuring Robin Latimore
Event Date: June 19, 2022 at 11 a.m.
City Winery presents the Juneteenth Jazz Brunch featuring Robin Latimore on Sunday, June 19. Doors open at 11 a.m., the show starts at 12 p.m. A brunch buffet is included in your ticket price. Tickets range from $45-$55 per person.