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.

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

This virtual experience showcases Black musicians, dancers, rappers and poets with performances, artist interviews and more. June 13-19.

“On the Road to Juneteenth” Celebration at Alpharetta Arts Center

Honor Juneteenth with historian Karcheik Sims-Alvarado and performances by the Namari Dance Center. June 17.

Cobb County NAACP Juneteenth Weekend at Glover Park

Celebrate Juneteenth with an “Evening under the Stars Concert,” a cultural festival with entertainment and vendors and more. June 17-18.

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival at Centennial Olympic Park

The tenth anniversary of this event celebrates Black history with a parade, high school band battles, an African drum and dance field, games, food trucks, live music and more. June 17-19.

Juneteenth in Roswell

This Juneteenth celebration includes several events and programs, including live music, crafts, games and more in partnership with Roswell Roots. June 17-19.

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

The concert celebrates the observance of June 19, 1985, when the last African American slaves were finally freed by the Union army. June 18.

City of South Fulton Juneteenth Celebration at Wolfcreek Amphitheatre

The City of South Fulton celebrates Juneteenth with live music, fireworks, drummers, dancers, food trucks, bounce houses and more. June 18.

Juneteenth Celebration Parade in East Point

Celebrate Juneteenth with a parade, car exhibits, live entertainment, summer treats and a Kids Zone with a water slide, bouncy houses and more. June 18.

Juneteenth Celebration with Charmaine Minniefield at Michael C. Carlos Museum

Celebrate Juneteenth with Atlanta artist Charmaine Minniefield, which includes a gallery talk and discussions of Minniefield’s work (find examples of Minniefield’s art here). June 18.

The Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame Juneteenth Celebration at The Home Depot Backyard

Honor trailblazing artists, iconic entertainers and luminaries who have impacted Black culture and the community, and watch “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” June 18.

String Awakening: CTS Juneteenth Orchestra at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

This concert features an all BIPOC orchestra of professional and student musicians performing music influenced by the African diaspora in honor of Juneteenth. June 18.

Juneteenth at Oakland Cemetery

Free programs include We Shall Overcome Walking Tour, Black Magnolias Guided Walking Tour, storytelling programs, and a Victorian Picnic in the Park. June 18-30.

Juneteenth 2022: Jubilee on the Lawn at Atlanta History Center

Explore the history of Juneteenth, Black innovation, life and excellence with exhibits on Black history and future, and enjoy a party with music, games, food and drinks starting at noon. June 19.

Juneteenth Fest at Riverside Park

Celebrate dads and Juneteenth with the culture of Black America with vendors and local restaurants/caterers. June 19.

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Previous events:

Juneteenth Celebration at William Root House

This celebration will include guided museum tours, living history demonstrations, storytelling and more. June 11.

South Cobb Juneteenth Festival at J.R. Crickets

This festival features activities, exhibitors, vendors, entertainment, contests, inflatables and more. June 12.

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