Juneteenth will be celebrated on June 19, 2024 and there are a lot of ways to celebrate in Nashville. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Whether you want to run, bike, picnic, shop Black-owned businesses, or listen to comedy, there are opportunities for you to commemorate the day and celebrate with family, friends and community in Nashville!

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Nashville Juneteenth 2024 Events

June 1, 2024 – Black Lemonade’s Juneteenth on the Lawn

10am – 9pm

A luxury picnic concept with a mandated derby inspired attire (yellow, black, white), branded souvenirs, and premium amenities. This event is for the culture and presented by the culture!

3453 West Hamilton Avenue Nashville, TN 37218

 

June 15, 2024 –  Juneteenth Freedom Ride 

7am – 12pm 

Bike For Equality, Black Girls Do Bike, Oasis Bike Works, Walk Bike Nashville, Music City Dope Peddlers and Nashville Black Wellness Collective are putting on the Juneteenth Freedom Ride. There will be a 25 mile self guided marked route and a 10 mile group/family ride led by the Music City Dope Peddlers.

Frankie Pierce Park 130 LifeWay Plaza Nashville, TN 37203 

 

June 15, 2024 – Black on Buchannan Block Party with the Equity Alliance

12pm – 6pm 

Join the Equity Alliance for a celebration of Black joy, excellence, freedom and our fight for Black liberation for the whole family, hosted in an area that is home and refuge to generations of Black Nashvillians. And, the Nashville Black Market will be there with Vendor Village!

Along the historic Buchanan Street in North Nashville

 

June 15-16, 2024 – Music City Freedom Festival: Nashville’s Juneteenth Celebration

12pm – 8pm 

Celebrate culture, community, music, food, and local businesses with family friendly fun at Hadley Park. Bring your lawn chair–admission is free, but food trucks and vendors will be set up with items for purchase.

Hadley Park 1037 28th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37208

 

June 19th, 2024 – Juneteenth Freedom Day 5K Walk/ Run

7:30am-9am

The Second Annual Juneteenth Run in Nashville TN Hosted by USATF, The Tennessee Track Club, and Edward Jones.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway Nashville, TN US 37206

 

June 19, 2024 – Clarksville Juneteenth Festival and Parade

1pm – 6pm

Soulful music, delicious food, and an exciting parade that showcases our community’s vibrant spirit!

1600 Needmore Road Clarksville, TN 37040

 

June 19, 2024 – Juneteenth with Nashville Jazz Workshop

Starts at 1:15pm

Looking for live music? How about a free performance? Well you can’t get both of those things here with three different performances to celebrate Juneteenth.

1012 Buchanan St, Nashville, TN 37208

 

June 19, 2024 – Community Day Juneteenth Celebration at NMAAM

Starts at 5pm

Enjoy free entry into the National Museum of African American Music and workshops such as :“Freedom through Innovation” (Making Diddley Bows), “Kenya Rayme’s Freedom through Spiritual Healing Class ”(Mediation and yoga practices), and much more.

510 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203

 

June 19, 2024 – JUNETEENTH615 at Fort Negley Park

5pm – 9:45pm 

Juneteenth615, in conjunction with the African American Cultural Alliance, will host Taste of Freedom, where Nashville’s coolest food trucks band together in the name Freedom.

1100 Fort Negley Boulevard Nashville, TN 37203

 

Watch Uprooted: The HIstory of Black Land Ownership in Tennessee

View this PBS documentary virtually during the Juneteenth holiday, featuring the history of Black land ownership in Tennessee after emancipation from slavery.

 

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