July 20, 2024

Juneteenth in Gwinnett

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Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Officially observed on June 19, this holiday commemorates the day in 1865 that news of the emancipation proclamation (issued more than two years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863) reached Texas, the last Confederate state to practice slavery.

Whether your ideal celebration is cultural, educational, or just a plain good time — Juneteenth serves as the perfect occasion to learn more about Black culture, traditions, and the past and present.

Here’s what’s going on in Gwinnett County, Georgia for Juneteenth 2024.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

2 LIBRARY EVENTS ON THURSDAY:


 Thursday, June 13: 11:00am – 12:00pm
 Norcross Branch
AGE GROUP:   AGES 19+
“Socialize with your community while learning a new skill.”
 

 
 Thursday, June 13: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
 Peachtree Corners Branch
AGE GROUP:   ALL AGES
“Join us in honor of the National Juneteenth Holiday celebrations to learn firsthand
about the life of black Americans and why celebrating Juneteenth is important in the history of America.”

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

JUNETEENTH LAWRENCEVILLE 2024

Friday, June 14: LIVE in the DTL Juneteenth Celebration: Chapel Hart

“Celebrate freedom at Lawrenceville’s Juneteenth Concert on Friday, June 14. Juneteenth is an important holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. This inclusive event celebrates Lawrenceville’s diversity through a variety of expressions of Black culture. Enjoy the flavor of original live music, art, and food while supporting local creators!”

When: Friday, June 14 (5:00-10:00pm)
Location: Location Lawn, Luckie Street, Lawrenceville Lawn
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15

LIBRARY EVENT on SATURDAY:
 
 Saturday, June 15: 11:00am – 1:00pm
 Five Forks Branch
AGE GROUP:   ALL AGES
“Come and celebrate this important moment in American history with a
family-friendly craft, painting activity, and storytelling by Jerry G. White.”

Register Here**


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Saturday, June 15: Juneteenth Celebration

“Join Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with
the City of Duluth to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth.
Featuring guest speaker Aliza Leslie from Georgia State University and storyteller Sharyn Riggs, plus live music, face painting, crafts, frozen sweets, and more!
All ages and cultures are welcome.”

All Ages

When: Saturday, June 15 (2:00pm-4:00pm)
Location: Duluth Library, 3180 Main Street, Duluth, GA

Event Link

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Saturday, June 15: Juneteenth Sugar Hill 2024

“BWASH & The City of Sugar Hill is excited to host our 5th annual Juneteenth celebration. We are excited to feature our 1st Miss Juneteenth Pageant/Fashion Show and will bring back crowd favorites such as music, family games, vendors, kid-zone, food trucks, and $1K scholarship award.
This is a FREE event, and we look forward to welcoming you on June 15th from 4pm-9pm
Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the emancipation of the remaining enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, TX. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The name “Juneteenth” references the date of the holiday, combining the words “June” and “nineteenth,” as the traditional holiday, which is now a federal holiday in the United States, recognized on June 19th.”

When: Saturday, June 15 (4pm-9pm)
Location: 5039W. Broad St, Sugar Hill, GA

For more information, visit BlackWomensAssociationOfSugarHill

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

LIBRARY EVENT ON TUESDAY:
 
 Tuesday, June 18: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
 Centerville Branch
AGE GROUP:   AGES 19+
“Finish your Juneteenth celebration strong by digging into your family tree at Centerville!
Let us help you find your people using library resources and take your place in your family story.”
 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION NORCROSS 2024

Wednesday, June 19: Juneteenth Festival

Celebrate freedom! ✨
This year, the City of Norcross is switching up the Juneteenth Celebration with a fantastic program focused on education, celebration and so much more! Save the date for Wednesday, June 19 from 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. at the Cultural Arts & Community Center.
Enjoy performances by the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Guild, Storyteller Sistah Olufemi, Violinist Carey Durham and Giwayen Mata. If you can’t attend in person, we’ve got you covered! The community will have the opportunity to join us via livestream to celebrate and learn with us!”

When: Wednesday, June 19 (10:00am-10:50am)
Location: Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center, 10 College St,  Norcross
SEE MORE HERE

 

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Wednesday, June 19: Juneteenth: Unity Day (Snellville)

“Please come out to support the Snellville Youth Commission as they present their first event: Juneteenth-Unity Day at The Grove on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 from 4-8 pm.”

Giveaways, Haircuts, Trivia Bowl, Live Performances, Vendors & More

 

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2024 from 4-8 pm

Where: The Grove at Town Center, Snellville

Event Link

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