Celebrate Juneteenth in Atlanta with free concerts, festivals, tours, art, and parades


Celebrate Juneteenth in Atlanta! In 2023, the federal holiday falls on Monday, June 19th.

Juneteenth marks the very end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the date of June 19, 1865, when the last African-American slaves held in Confederate states were finally freed by the Union army. Six months later, the Thirteenth Amendment officially made slavery illegal throughout the entire United States. Juneteenth has been observed since 1866.

Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021, with overwhelming support from Congress. It is officially known as Juneteenth National Independence Day.

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2023 Juneteenth celebrations in Atlanta

We’re highlighting some of the largest and most popular events first — but please scroll down for a more complete, day-by-day calendar listing of Juneteenth events happening from June 17th to 19th. The calendar list at the bottom of the page includes many smaller or more local events — so please take a look.

Atlanta Juneteenth Black History Parade

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Starting at noon

The Black History Parade starts on Juneteenth at noon, on Decatur Street near the corner of Pratt Street. It makes a straight path down Marietta Street, turns on Baker Street, and then makes a right turn onto Centennial Olympic Park Ave. Afterward, there will be music and activities at Centennial Park. mrc
View the parade route map
Go to the Facebook event page


Atlanta Juneteenth Music Festival

Friday, June 17, 2022 — noon to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2022 — 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, 2022 — 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Centennial Olympic Park
FREE to attend

This is the largest of the metro area Juneteenth celebrations, with a three-day cultural and arts festival. It includes live music on two stages, children’s activities, historical re-enactments, food trucks, and more. You’ll also find over 200 vendors, representing Black-owned businesses.
More info here


Live in the DTL Juneteenth Celebration

June 17, 2022
5:30 to 10 p.m.
The Lawrenceville Lawn
Downtown Lawrenceville

A deejay will set the vibe, saluting the diversity of Black musicians. Live music by Dane Caston and the Blue Lights (7:30 p.m.)  followed by Baby Rose at 9 p.m. You can browse art from renowned artists, and indulge in the flavors and originality of some amazing Black-owned food pop-ups.
More info


Juneteenth Celebration at the Home Depot Backyard

Saturday, June 18, 2022
5 to 11 p.m.
The Home Depot Backyard
1 Backyard Way
(The Home Depot Backyard is an 11-acre, multi-use greenspace located in the heart of Downtown Atlanta, adjacent to Mercedes-Benz Stadium.)

This event celebrates Black culture through art and live entertainment. It includes a screening of Spiderman: No Way Home (at 9pm), live deejay, vendor booths, a Kids Zone, photo booth, food trucks, and FIREWORKS!

The event is FREE to attend, but you must get a park pass thru Eventbrite.

City of South Fulton Juneteenth Freedom Festival

Sunday, June 18, 2023
1 to 10 p.m.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater

This Juneteenth festival includes live music, arts and crafts, a kid zone, and more.  It is FREE to attend and family-friendly.
More info here


Celebration at Oakland Cemetery

Saturday, June 17th, 2023

Every year, Oakland Cemetery hosts a variety of Juneteenth events, including special-edition walking tours of the African-American burial grounds. You’ll also find music, storytelling, crafts for kids, and an overall joyous celebration.
Check dates and find out how to reserve your spot

Juneteenth Concert on the Green in Acworth

Saturday, June 18, 2022
7 to 9 p.m.
Logan Farm Park

Enjoy a FREE concert on the lawn. The event will celebrate freedom and respect for all cultures.
More info here


Juneteenth concert & festival on the Marietta Square

June 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2023
Glover Park & Marietta Square

The City of Marietta and the Cobb County Branch of the NAACP invites everyone to celebrate Juneteenth at this FREE Friday night concert and Saturday cultural festival. You’ll find live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, vendors, face painting, food, a health fair, and free health screenings.
More info


Free concert by the CTS Juneteenth Orchestra

June 18, 2022
7 to 8:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
1328 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309

You can attend the concert and park for FREE if you register thru Eventbrite.
his concert features an all BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) orchestra of professional and student musicians performing music influenced by the African diaspora in honor of Juneteenth.


Juneteenth Tap Takeover

June 18th – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m
June 19th – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Red’s Beer Garden
1328 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Enjoy cold beer on tap from Black-owned breweries! Red’s Beer Garden is celebrating Juneteenth by showcasing Black brewmasters from Atlanta and across the East Coast. All weekend, the six taps at Red’s will feature beers from Hippin Hops Brewery, Down Home Brewing, Green Bench Brewery Company, Brooklyn Brewing, and Crown and Hops. Red’s will also have snacks and their signature hot dots all day long, plus brunch tacos up til 2 p.m. Beat the heat inside or head outdoors to the dog-friendly beer garden. FREE to attend. Free parking.
More info


PolyRhythmiQ Juneteenth Weekend Fest

June 18, 2022
Gordon White Park
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
1350 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

The festival’s day-long activities will include morning yoga, workshops, concerts, theater, and more.
See the complete schedule of events


Juneteenth: A Jubilee

June 18th and 19th, 2022
Center for Civil & Human Rights
Downtown Atlanta

The Center for Civil & Human Rights is hosting a variety of Juneteenth programs all weekend — and you can participate in any of them with a paid admission (about $20 for adults).  There will be dramatizations, interactive activities, music, giveaways, and children’s crafts.
More info on the Center’s website


City of Stonecrest Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 17, 2023
4 to 9 p.m.
Southeast Athletic Complex
5845 Hillvale Road
Lithonia, GA 30058

Music, food, kids activities, fireworks, more.
Details here


Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom in East Point

Saturday, June 18, 2022
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at East Point Commons, located at 2757 East Point Street. It’s followed by a day of FREE concerts, food, talent show, and a water slide for the kids.
More info on the East Point city calendar

Juneteenth at the Atlanta History Center

Sunday, June 18, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Atlanta History Center

There will be a wide variety of programs — including Black history dramatizations, family-friendly activities, food, music, games, art, and more. Everything is FREE to attend.
More info


FREE admission day at the Carlos Museum

The Michael C. Carlos Museum is opening its doors to everyone for FREE, in honor of Juneteenth, on Sunday, June 19th.
More info here


Juneteenth Fest at Riverside Park

June 19, 2022
noon to 5 p.m.
Riverside Park, Roswell

Shop with Black-owned businesses and enjoy food from local Black-owned restaurants. Family-friendly and FREE to attend.
More info


Norcross Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 2022
noon to 5 p.m.
Thrasher Park
Downtown Norcross

Celebrate the culture, traditions, music, art, and food of Black America. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. FREE and family-friendly.
More info


Powder Springs Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 2022
3 to 8 p.m.
Thurman Springs Park
4485 Pineview Dr.
Powder Springs, GA 30127

Come out for a Unity Walk, storytelling, history dramatizations, food vendors, and live entertainment. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs. FREE to attend.
More info


Gwinnett Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 2022
1 to 8 p.m.
Snellville Towne Green
2437 Main St
Snellville, GA 30078

Music, celebrations, kids activities, food trucks, vendors. FREE to attend. The first 100 men to check in will receive a Father’s Day gift.
More info


Weekend Wind Down Concert in Avondale Estates

June 19, 2022
5 to 8 p.m.
Town Green
Downtown Avondale Estates

From 6 to 8 p.m., blues guitarist Grant Green Jr will perform in concert.
The Weekend Wind Down concert will be preceded by special programming for Juneteenth, from 5 to 6 p.m:
* Vocal Pointe, an acapella group from the DeKalb School of the Arts
* Spoken word performances by the Def Poets Society
* History talk by Dr. Chrystal Garrett from Perimeter College
* The Atlanta Resistance Revival Chorus


Juneteenth Parade & Festival in Hiram

June 19, 2022
Parade at noon
Festival 1 to 5 p.m.
Grays Mill Park
186 Oak St.
Hiram, GA 30141

Free and open to the public. Over 40 vendors, food trucks, live music.
More info

Day-by-day listing of Juneteenth weekend events:

Friday, June 17, 2022

Free admission day & Juneteenth program

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | William Root House (Marietta)

Atlanta Juneteenth Celebration & Music Festival

12:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Olympic Park

LIve in the DTL concert & Juneteenth celebration

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Lawrenceville

Juneteenth Celebration & Public Reception

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Alphaetta Arts Center

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Free admission day & Juneteenth program

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | William Root House (Marietta)

East Point Juneteenth Parade & Festival

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | East Point Commons

Atlanta Juneteenth Celebration & Music Festival

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Olympic Park

PolyRhythmiQ Juneteenth Weekend Fest

11:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | Gordon White Park (West End)

Juneteenth Tap Takeover (showcasing Black-owned breweries)

11:00 am to 9:30 pm | FREE | Red’s Beer Garden (southeast Atlanta)

Atlanta Juneteenth Black History Parade

12:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Atlanta

Concert on the Green: A Juneteenth Celebration

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Logan Farm Park (Acworth)

Juneteenth Celebration - food trucks, movie, music, kid zone, more (must register for a free ticket)

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Atlanta Juneteenth Celebration & Music Festival

9:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Olympic Park

Juneteenth Tap Takeover (showcasing Black-owned breweries)

11:00 am to 9:30 pm | FREE | Red’s Beer Garden (southeast Atlanta)

Free admission at the Carlos Museum

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Michael C. Carlos Museum

Juneteenth Fest

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Riverside Park (Roswell)

Norcross Juneteenth Celebration

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Thrasher Park (Norcross)

Juneteenth Parade & Festival in Hiram

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Grays Mill Park (Hiram)

Juneteenth on the Snellville Towne Green

1:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Snellville Towne Green

Powder Springs Juneteenth celebration & Unity Walk

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Thurman Springs Park (Powder Springs)


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