ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Several Juneteenth events are scheduled to take place in the Atlanta area on June 19, 2020 and around the holiday. Some of them are virtual events, for those who want to avoid social gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, peaceful protests are planned in light of the recent violence that has made headlines across the nation.
For those who plan to attend the public celebrations in person, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines of social distancing and wearing masks is recommended.
Below is a short list of some of the events. For details on registering for them or making donations, click on the associated links.
Juneteenth Atlanta Black History Parade & Music Festival 2020 – This three-day event starts at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 19 and ends Sunday, June 21. It includes a parade on Saturday, a number of vendors, panel discussions, fireworks, a Father’s Day celebration and other activities.
The Juneteenth Takeover – Several Black artists are launching a temporary exhibit of artwork at Flatiron City on Friday, June 19, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The art is scheduled to be on display through Monday, June 22, 2020.