Juneteenth is almost among us, and there’s so much going on in Atlanta. Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the U.S. on June 19, 1865, as many slaves had not been freed after the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Black History Parade and Juneteenth Music Festival are returning to the city. The festival will be located at the Centennial Olympic Park for three days, featuring two stages of music and entertainment. Juneteenth Music Festival begins on Friday June 17, lasting until Sunday June 19. The parade will be taking place on Juneteenth, Saturday June 18.
This years Black History Parade will start at 12pm. The parade starts at 228 Capitol Ave SW, at the Liberty plaza, across the street from our state Capitol building. For the full parade route, click here.
The festival boasts music headlines, and national artists, national speakers, and so much more, including yoga, family activities, artists market, and so much more.
Juneteenth Atlanta does not charge the public for entry to the three day music festival, with intentions to build the largest Aftican history parade in the world with full focus and display of the history.
For more information on the parade and the festival, check out their official website here.