The City of Stonecrest, is celebrating Juneteenth bigger than ever this year by hosting its 2nd annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom on Saturday, June 17th from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Southeast Athletic Complex, 5845 Hillvale Rd, Stonecrest, GA 30058.
Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the United States. Two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and, upon learning they were free, former slaves immediately began celebrating with prayer, feasting, song and dance. The Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom will celebrate African American culture, heritage, and, most importantly, abolishment of slavery.
The Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom will feature an expanded kidz zone, live performances, food trucks, vendors and fireworks show. It is a place for all races, nationalities, and religions to join hands and truthfully acknowledge a period in history that shaped and continues to influence our society today, according to a news release. This event is free and open to the public, and we encourage everyone to attend and learn more about the history and culture of Juneteenth!
Click to register for the event via our City Eventbrite.
For more information on the Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom and vendor/marketing opportunities for your business during the event, contact Tonya Ashley, Event Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event Site Layout
Parking and Transportation
The Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom will be held at the Southeast Athletic Complex, located at 5845 Hillvale Rd, Stonecrest, GA 30058. There is onsite parking on LOT D and E or street parking nearby with quick and easy access for all. We highly suggest that you use LYFT or UBER to access the event.
Our very top priority is ensuring the safety of our guests. We will have a designated safe zone, managed by Dekalb County police, that will provide medical services, first aid, lost child crisis and more. Please communicate with your family that this area is available, and in the event that your child is lost in the midst of the fun, they can report to the Safe Zone for adult supervision until your arrival.
LOTS B and C are off limits to ensure proper fireworks show safety radius. A fireworks show will be displayed and provided by Southern Sky Fireworks.
Unapproved vendors, performers or artists are not allowed to sell merchandise or provide any service without official approval from Black Dot Cultural Center. Please reach out to Black Dot Cultural Center at email@example.com if you are interested in performing or vending at this event.
Be sure to check back for additional information and event updates!