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Juneteenth: Parades, events and celebrations in metro Atlanta 2022

Everything you need to know about Juneteenth
Everything you need to know about Juneteenth(tcw-wect)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 2:21 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Juneteenth is a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and marks when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to ensure that all enslaved people were freed.

Our own CBS46 News and Peachtree TV staff will be a part of the Juneteenth Parade “Honoring a Legacy” on June 18 in Atlanta. We will be broadcasting live from the parade starting at 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. The parade and celebration will feature floats, marching bands, celebrities and notable guests.

Here is a list of several upcoming events and celebrations taking place across the region:

10th Annual Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival

  • WHAT: Juneteenth Parade and music festival
  • WHERE: Centennial Olympic Park 265 Park Ave. NW. Atlanta
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

“On the Road to Juneteenth” Celebration

  • WHAT: This public reception honoring Juneteenth will feature renowned historian Karcheik Sims-Alvarado and performances by the Namari Dance Center
  • WHERE: 238 Canton St. Alpharetta
  • WHEN: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. June 17

Athens Juneteenth at the West Broad Farmers Market

  • WHAT: The celebration will include a lineup of cultural activities, live music, and performances
  • WHERE: Rocksprings Park & Community Center located at 291 Henderson Extension
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 18

Brookhaven Inaugural Juneteenth Event

  • WHAT: Celebration of Juneteenth featuring live music, food, activities and fun
  • WHERE: Lynwood Park 3360 Osborne Road NE Brookhaven
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on June 18

2nd Annual Juneteenth Community Block Party

  • WHAT: The free community event featuring music, food trucks, vendors, activities and an award ceremony.
  • WHERE: 3755 College St.
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Douglas County Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: Celebration of Juneteenth
  • WHERE: Douglas County Courthouse 8700 Hospital Dr. Douglasville
  • WHEN: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. June 16

Decatur Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: Juneteenth celebration featuring culture, food, vendors and activities
  • WHERE: 1121 Church St.
  • WHEN: June 19 from 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration Pop-Up Shop

  • WHAT: Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration
  • WHERE: 803 Forest Pkwy. Forest Park
  • WHEN: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. June 18

East Point Juneteenth Parade:

  • WHAT: 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration Parade
  • WHERE: 2757 Point St.
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. June 18

Juneteenth Freedom Celebration East Point

  • WHAT: Black Art in America is hosting the grand opening and Juneteenth celebration
  • WHERE: 1802 Connally Dr.
  • WHEN: June 18: Ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. and June 19: Opening of gallery exhibition at 11 a.m.

GRAND OPENING AND JUNETEENTH FREEDOM CELEBRATION, 2022

Fairburn Juneteenth Cultural Celebration and Concert

  • WHAT: Fairburn Juneteenth Cultural Celebration and Concert
  • WHERE: Frankie Arnold Stage and Courtyard 15 West Broad St. Fairburn
  • WHEN: June 17 6 p.m. -10 p.m.

Juneteenth ATL 5K:

  • WHAT: A race created to honor June 19th, 1865, as a significant American History, while promoting a healthy & active lifestyle
  • WHERE: 140 Chastain Ave. NW. Atlanta
  • WHEN: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. June 19

Juneteenth: Jubilee on the Lawn

  • WHAT: A dynamic program featuring a series of curated experiences leading visitors across campus to explore the history of Juneteenth itself and Black innovation, life and excellence since emancipation in Atlanta.
  • WHERE: 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW. Atlanta
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Juneteenth Marketplace Celebration Union City

  • WHAT: A Juneteenth Marketplace featuring shopping, giveaways, networking and fun.
  • WHERE: One Life Juice Wellness Center 4791 Jonesboro Road
  • WHEN: June 18 from 1-5 p.m.

Jonesboro Juneteenth Freedom Festival

  • WHAT: 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Festival
  • WHERE: 155 Lee St. Jonesboro
  • WHEN: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. June 18

Juneteenth Kickball Classic

  • WHAT: Free community kickball tournament to empower and uplift the underserved Black community in the region hosted by RealClassE INC and Boss Networks
  • WHERE: Perkerson Park 770 Deckner Ave. SW Atlanta
  • WHEN: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. June 19

Roswell Celebrates Juneteenth with Friends!

  • WHAT: A series of events and programs celebrating the history of Juneteenth
  • WHERE: Roswell Adult Recreation Center 830 Grimes Bridge Road
  • WHEN: June 17 to June 19

South Fulton Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: City of South Fulton’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration
  • WHERE: Wolfcreek Amphitheater at 3025 Merk Road SW
  • WHEN: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. June 18

Stockbridge Annual Juneteenth Celebration:

  • WHAT: The free annual Juneteenth celebration featuring live entertainment, food trucks and cultural activity
  • WHERE: 111 Davis Road at Clark Community Park
  • WHEN: June 19 from 4-7 p.m.

Black Music and Entertainment Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame to host an induction ceremony and Juneteenth celebration featuring several award-winning musicians, entertainers and actors.
  • WHERE: 1 Backyard Way Atlanta
  • WHEN: 3 p.m.

City of Stonecrest Celebration of Freedom:

  • WHAT: A celebration of freedom event that includes food, music, games and fun
  • WHERE: 5845 Hillvale Road Stonecrest
  • WHEN: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. June 18

Trap Music Museum Black Market Juneteenth Event:

  • WHAT: The Trap Music Museum and Ladies Who Brunch ATL present an outdoor market showcasing Black-owned businesses, visual artists & entrepreneurs.
  • WHERE: 630 Travis St. NW Atlanta
  • WHEN: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. June 18

The Home Depot Backyard:

  • WHAT: Celebration recognizing and honoring trailblazing artists, iconic entertainers, and luminaries who have impacted both Black culture and the community.
  • WHERE: The Home Depot Backyard 1 Backyard Way Atlanta
  • WHEN: 5 p.m. -11 p.m. June 19

Cobb County NAACP Juneteenth Weekend

  • WHAT: Enjoy an “Evening Under the Stars Concert” and the Cultural Festival with entertainment and vendors featuring a special performance by artist Le’Andria Johnson.
  • WHERE: Glover Park on the Marietta Square 50 N. Park Square NE. Marietta
  • WHEN: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. on June 17 and 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. June 18

Norcross Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: The City of Norcross to celebrate the African-American spirit triumphing over slavery
  • WHERE: 93 Park Dr.
  • WHEN: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. June 19

Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: Free event featuring food trucks, vendors, activities and live music
  • WHERE: 120 Interstate N. Pkwy. East Atlanta
  • WHEN: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. June 19

Juneteenth Weekend Celebration at City Winery

  • WHAT: City Winery Presents the Juneteenth Weekend Celebration and Father’s Day Brunch featuring Robin Lattimore
  • WHERE: City Winery Atlanta Ponce City Market, 650 North Ave. NE, Atlanta
  • WHEN: June 19 Noon

St. Phillip AME Church Juneteenth Celebration

  • WHAT: Celebration featuring food, vendors, giveaways, family fun
  • WHERE: 240 Candler Road Atlanta
  • WHEN: June 18 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

In April, Marietta city officials voted to make Juneteenth a paid holiday for city employees.

If you have any Juneteenth events or celebrations in your city or town, email us at news@cbs46.com or call 404-327-3200.

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