Tennessee Juneteenth Celebration List 2022

On Sunday, 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 18th, 2022
    Time: 12:30 pm – 5pm
  1. The Nashville Food Project
    Event: Juneteenth Freedom Day Ride
    Location: Watkins Park
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 18th, 2022
    Time: 7am-12pm
  1. Music City Freedom Festival
    Event: The Music City Freedom Festival
    Location: Hadley Park
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 18 & 19, 2022
    Time: 12pm – 8pm
  1. Memphis Travel
    Event: Memphis Juneteenth Festival
    Location: Madison Ave @ Dunlap Memphis
    Memphis, TN
    Date: June 18-19, 2022
  1. Emerald City CBD
    Event: Clarksville Juneteenth Festival
    Location: Wilma Rudolph Event Center
    Clarksville, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  1. African American Cultural Alliance and Fellavision
    Event: Juneteenth615
    Location: Fort Negley Park
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2022
  1. NMAAM
    Event: State of Black Music Summit
    Location: NMAAM
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 17, 2022
  1. Bedford County
    Event: Juneteenth Celebration Festival
    Location: Courthouse Grounds
    Shelbyville, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
  1. Create the Culture
    Event: Juneteenth Pop-Up Event
    Location: NMAAM
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 17, 2022
  1. City of Murfreesboro
    Event: Freedom Day
    Location: Bradley Academy Museum
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 10pm – 4pm
  1. TONE
    Event: Juneteenth Family Reunion
    Location: Beale Street Landing
    Memphis, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 5pm
  1. Mars Petcare & FJEC
    Event: Downtown Franklin Juneteenth Festival
    Location: Downtown Franklin
    Franklin, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 10am – 6pm
  1. Black Clarksville
    Event: Clarksville Juneteenth Block Party
    Location: 215 Legion Street
    Clarksville, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 10am
  1. Water Day Juneteenth Celebration
    Location: Gardenia Park
    Mount Pleasant, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 10am – 6pm
  1. Kingsport Chamber
    Event: Tri-Cities Juneteenth
    Location: Riverview Community
    Kingsport, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 10am – 9pm
  1. Southside Juneteenth Jubilee
    Location: Bethlehem Center
    Chattanooga, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 1pm-4pm
  1. Anzie Blue
    Event: Juneteenth Gospel Brunch
    Location: 2111 Belcourt Avenue
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 19, 2022
    Time: 3pm-5pm
  1. Choose Chattanooga
    Event: Juneteenth Commemoration Ceremony and Concert
    Location: UTC Campus Chamberlin Pavilion
    Chattanooga, TN
    Date: June 19, 2022
    Time: 7pm
  1. Juneteenth Shop Black Festival
    Location: 940 Early Maxwell Blvd.
    Memphis, TN
    Date: June 19, 2022
    Time: 11am-6pm
  1. Painting with a Twist
    Event: Peace Love Juneteenth
    Location: Avenue Shopping Center Murfreesboro
    Date: June 19, 2022
    Time: 5pm-7pm
  1. Celebration of Black Excellence
    Location: Hutton Hotel
    Nashville, TN
    Date: June 17-18, 2022
    Time: 8pm-5pm
  1. Authors Night with NMAAM
    Location: 415 S Academy Street
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Date: June 16, 2022
    Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
  1. The Society for African American Cultural Awareness Juneteenth Freedom Day
    Location: N Hays Ave
    Jackson, TN
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 10am-7pm

Source & Research Links:

https://nmaam.org/history/

The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

https://nmaahc.si.edu/

https://naacp.org/resources/library

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