Tennessee Juneteenth Celebration List 2021

On Saturday, June 19th, people around the country will be celebrating an important day in American history, Juneteenth. Juneteenth marks the day 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas to announce the freedom of over 250,000 slaves by executive decree. The National Museum of African American History and Culture states, “The historical legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of never giving up hope in uncertain times.”

This list contains the information for over 20 Juneteenth celebrations happening in our own state of Tennessee. We encourage you to learn more about the history of this holiday and the people that were impacted by it.


  1. The Equity Alliance
    Event: Black on Buchanan St.
    Location: Buchanan Street 37208
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19th, 2021
    Time: 12:30 pm – 5pm
  1. On The Rise Black Business Expo
    Event: Juneteenth Expo
    Location: The Elevate Café
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19th, 2021
    Time: 12pm – 8pm
  1. Music City Freedom Festival
    Event: The Music City Freedom Festival
    Location: Hadley Park
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 12 noon
  1. Frist Art Museum
    Event: Juneteenth 2021 at the Frist
    Location: 919 Broadway (Turner Courtyard)
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
  1. African American Cultural Alliance/Fellavision
    Event: Juneteenth615/Taste of Freedom Food Trucks
    Location: Fort Negley Park
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
  1. NMAAM
    Event: Celebration of Legends
    Location: NMAAM
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 17, 2021
  1. NMAAM
    Event: State of Black Music Summit
    Location: NMAAM
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 18, 2021
  1. NMAAM
    Event: Museum Dedication Ceremony
    Location: NMAAM
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
  1. NMAAM
    Event: Juneteenth Block Party
    Location: NMAAM
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
  1. Brother’s Roundtable
    Event: Juneteenth Community Celebration
    Location: Parkwood Community Center
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 12noon – 6pm
  1. Blackburn Enterprises
    Event: Pre- Juneteenth Pop-Up Shop
    Location: Rock Tha Bellz Event Center
    Madison, TN
    Date: June 18, 2021
    Time: 4pm- 8pm
  1. Black Lives Matter
    Event: Black Lives Matter Street Mural, Juneteenth Paint and Brunch
    Location: Woodland Street
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 8am – 4pm
  1. Black Murfreesboro
    Event: Black Murfreesboro Market
    Location: Cannonsburgh Village
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 10am – 4pm
  1. Juneteenth On The River Celebration
    Location: Riverfront Park
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 10am – 10pm
  1. Bradley Academy Museum
    Event: Juneteenth at Bradley Academy Museum
    Location: Bradley Academy Museum
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 10am – 4pm
  1. Clarksville’s First Annual Juneteenth Festival
    Location: Wilma Rudolph Event Center
    Clarksville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 11am-9pm
  1. City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs
    Event: Black Wall Street of Chattanooga Juneteenth Celebration
    Location: Waterhouse Pavilion
    Chattanooga, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 8am-1pm
  1. Cynthia Daniels & Co
    Event: Juneteenth Shop Black Festival
    Location: Fourth Bluff Park
    N Front St, Memphis, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 11am-6pm
  1. Beyond Strength: A Juneteenth Event
    Location: 910 S Sheperd St.
    Winchester, TN
    Date: June 18, 2021
    Time: 5:30pm-10pm
  1. African American Heritage Society of Williamson County 2015
    Event: 17th Annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom and Health Fair
    Location: Pinkerton Park, Arrington
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 12pm-3pm
  1. Memphis Juneteenth 2021
    Location: Health Sciences Park
    Madison Ave & S Dunlap Street Memphis, TN 38103
    Date: June 18-20, 2021
    Time: 10am-5pm
  1. CUSP for Change Juneteenth Celebration
    Location: 200 Wilson St
    Winchester, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 11am-8pm
  1. MLK Parade & Beck Culture Juneteenth Day Celebration
    Location: Midway Chilhowee Park
    Knoxville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2021
    Time: 12pm-8pm

Source & Research Links:

The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

https://nmaahc.si.edu/

https://naacp.org/resources/library

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