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.

Juneteenth Celebration at William Root House

Commemorate Juneteenth with guided museum tours, living history demonstrations, poetry readings and more. June 12.

African American Museum of Iowa’s Juneteenth

This week-long virtual celebration includes new videos each day with history, trivia, readings, interviews and more. June 12-20.

City of South Fulton Forward To Freedom Juneteenth Celebration

The City of South Fulton celebrates Juneteenth with a film festival, community outreach and a finale concert. June 15-19.

Summer Movie Experience Kickoff: Juneteenth Celebration at The Home Depot Backyard

Watch “Black Panther,” listen to live music, enjoy interactive arts exhibits, play in the kid’s zone and more. June 18.

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival at Centennial Olympic Park

Listen to live music, see a car and bike show, shop the artist’s market, enjoy children’s activities and more. June 18-20.

Concert on the Green: A Juneteenth Celebration at Logan Farm Park

The City of Acworth will hold a concert from the Total Package Band. June 19.

The Amistad Center for Art & Culture

With the Juneteenth Virtual Community Day, learn about rich African American traditions and culture through art, storytelling, music and dance. June 19.

Juneteenth Festival at Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain’s celebration includes fireworks, games, live music, vendors and more. June 19.

Step Afrika! Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

See three new choreographic works inspired by the African American experience: “Trane,” “Little Rock Nine” and “The Movement.” June 19.

Virtual Juneteenth Celebration with Eiteljorg Museum

Virtual events and activities include live and recorded performances, panel discussions and more. June 19.

Virtual: Liberation: A Festival of Arts & Culture Honoring Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth with daily videos showcasing artists and their stories. Through June 19.

Remembrance as Resistance: Preserving Black Narratives at Oakland Cemetery

Visit Oakland’s African American Burial Grounds, examine a replica of a Praise House, and view a multimedia installation of a traditional African American worship and gathering practice. June 19-July 11.

Atlanta History Center

Learn more about Juneteenth at home with these resources from Atlanta History Center, including blog posts, music, reading list and more. Through June 21.

OCAAHS & Montpelier Virtual Juneteenth

This celebration features performers, vendors, reenactors and historical information. Through June 30.

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