3 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in the Centennial Park District

June 16, 2022

This month marks only the second year of Juneteenth being recognized as a national holiday, but Atlantans are no strangers to this special day that commemorates of the emancipation of Black Americans and the end of slavery in the United States. Keep scrolling to learn how you can celebrate our country's second Independence Day with these 3 inspiring events in the Centennial Park District: 


Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival

Centennial Olympic Park, June 17-19 - Returning for its tenth year, this parade and music festival recognizes African American history and culture while celebrating the progress our diverse city has made. Don’t miss the parade on Saturday, and be sure to make time to explore all the food, drink, and merchandise vendors throughout the park. Get all the details.


Jubilee: A Juneteenth Celebration

National Center for Civil and Human Rights, June 18-19 - Explore the history of Juneteenth and the new traditions being created in honor of this joyous occasion. Enjoy music, performances, and educational activities, including the opening of a new exhibition honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn more here.


Juneteenth at the Children's Museum 

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, June 18-19 - A special storytime and collaborative art project are the highlights of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s Juneteenth programming. See the schedule.


For a full list of upcoming events in Downtown Atlanta's premier entertainment district, visit the event calendar.