10+ Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth
Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state to ensure all enslaved people were freed. Celebrate Juneteenth with these events and virtual activities.
Learn more about Juneteenth at home with these resources from Atlanta History Center, including blog posts, music, reading list and more.
With the Juneteenth Virtual Community Day, learn about rich African American traditions and culture through art, storytelling, music and dance.
This week-long virtual celebration includes new videos each day including history, trivia, readings, interviews and more. June 15-20.
Join the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery for special performances and historical talks from the team. June 18.
Participate in the Reflection and Remembrance Walk on June 18, and on June 19, watch the Digital Juneteenth Celebration featuring virtual tours, storytelling, musical performances and more. June 18-19.
Join this virtual festival for an educational and entertaining celebration of African American history with the annual DREAM BIG Awards, musical performances, live podcasts, a virtual cypher, virtual dance competition, comedy, financial literacy segments and more. June 18-19.
Join Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and Flat Rock Archives co-founder and president Johnny Waits for a live, virtual tour of the Flat Rock Historic Cemetery on Facebook. June 19.
Power Haus Creative is curating this installation event in partnership with community organizations and downtown residents in this temporary exhibit, which will feature professional Black artists from Atlanta. June 19.
Sponsored by Mount Paran Christian School, this live stream will feature prayer, worship, spoken word and reflection on how to promote change. June 19.
Presented by Jim Austin Online, the Juneteenth Live Streaming Music Festival will feature zydeco, blues and jazz performances. June 19-20.
Performances and programming include storytelling, art, music, crafts, exhibitions and more. June 19-20.
Watch “The Hate U Give” on the lawn, and after the film, join in on a candlelight vigil for victims. Recommended for teens and older. July 19.
In August, commemorate the end of slavery and honor African Americans at this Juneteenth celebration. Dates and details to follow.