Parade and music festival returns to Atlanta for Juneteeth.
Juneteenth is just over a week away, 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 18, lasting until Sunday June 20. The parade will be taking place on Juneteenth, Saturday June 19.
This years Black History Parade will start at 12pm on Jackson Street NE (next to Ebenezer Baptist Church) and make a right turn on Auburn Ave NE and travel down Auburn Ave/Luckie Street and make a left turn on Centennial Olympic Park Street and rest at Centennial Olympic Park! To get a good spot, check the route of the parade on the map above.
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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.