Time really does fly - who knew that it would be Juneteenth, once again? It is another day for celebration, but before all that, let’s take a quick history lesson first.
The emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States is commemorated on Juneteenth. The term "Juneteenth" is a combination of two words: "June" and "nineteenth," and it is thought to be the country's oldest African-American festival, with annual celebrations on June 19th dating back to 1866 in various sections of the country. Many people use the day to commemorate the abolition of slavery as well as to celebrate African-American culture.
Juneteenth is now a state holiday in Georgia, and this festival is brought to you by the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation. This represents the whole state of Georgia, so get ready to meet a lot of awesome people and celebrate this day with them! Everyone is invited and welcome here to join the fun as we commemorate this milestone in Black history.
To be held at Centennial Olympic Park (265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta 30313), come ready and bring your cameras, foldable chairs, picnic mats, and all your loved ones.
The dates for the event are as follows:
June 17, 2022
12:00 NN - 10:00 P.M.
June 18, 2022
10:00 A.M - 10:00 P.M.
June 19, 2022
9:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
There will also be a Black History Parade on June 18, 2022. The parade will begin at Pratt Street SE on Decatur Street and will proceed straight down Marietta Street, then on Baker Street, and turning right on Centennial Olympic Park Ave.
Just a reminder, though - you will not be allowed to bring any food or drinks. Don’t worry, there will be tons of vendors at the location! Rest assured, you will only experience the best food and drinks to fuel you up through the events.
You will also find clothing, arts, crafts, bath products and more! Juneteenth Atlanta loves the sponsors, and as our way of giving back for all of their help, we encourage you to support them. Let’s send them home with a cleared-out inventory!
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