How to Celebrate Juneteenth this Weekend
Historic Oakland Foundation is offering several free Juneteenth activities from June 18 to June 30. If you’re looking for even more Junetheenth fun, here are some more opportunities for you to celebrate in and around Atlanta.
The 10th Annual Juneteenth Parade & Music Festival
June 17 (12 p.m. to 10 p.m.), June 18 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.), and June 19 (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
The 10th annual Juneteenth Parade & Music Festival features a music festival and parade at Centennial Olympic Park. Join the festivities at 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 for hundreds of Black vendors and music. The parade is Saturday and begins at noon. This is a free event.
South Fulton Juneteenth Celebration
June 18 (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
The City of South Fulton hosts their Juneteenth celebration at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater with live music, African drummers, spoken word artists, and more. Make sure to stay for the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.! Admission is free to the public.
Beaute’ Noir Fest
June 18 (12 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Check out the Beaute’ Noir Fest for live performances, the hair fashion show, and more! Free admission comes with access to various vendors, selfie stations, and games. For the VIP experience, there are tickets for three curated meals in picnic baskets by celebrity chef Shawn Osbey. VIP tickets for two people range from $85 to $160.
Jubilee: A Juneteenth Celebration at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
June 18-19 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Make sure to stop by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to celebrate Juneteenth through history, music, and culture. The offered events include immersive performances, crafts, music, and more! These opportunities are accessible by purchasing general admission tickets ($17 – $20).
Atlanta History Center’s Jubilee on the Lawn
June 19 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Check out the Atlanta History Center this holiday for their first in-person Juneteenth celebration in two years. This event will include curated experiences that explore Atlanta’s Black history, innovation, and growth since emancipation, along with music, games, food, and more! This event is free and appropriate for all ages.
Juneteenth Jazz Brunch at City Winery
June 19 (12 p.m.)
Head to City Winery for the Juneteenth and Father’s Day Jazz Brunch featuring Robin Latimore! Doors open at 11 a.m., with the main event beginning at noon. Tickets run from $45 to $55 and include access to the brunch buffet.
Pop of Culture’s Black-in-Action
June 18, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Pop of Culture is a global community that supports and celebrates Black entrepreneurs and creatives through multi-city popup shops, marketing, and community building.
Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration
June 18, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A free celebration in Forest Park with a live DJ, live performances, bounce houses, face painting, happy hour, and fireworks and raffle giveaways. Bring your own lawn chair!
Celebrate in other ways by supporting Black-owned businesses and looking into Atlanta’s Black Travel Guide!
Jen Glaze is a graduate student in Public History at the University of West Georgia. She is interested in Victorian and leisure history, visiting historic sites, and being outside. She is currently interning at Oakland Cemetery for the 2022 summer semester.