Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States. Celebrated on June 19, the word is a portmanteau of "June" and "nineteenth". Juneteenth is recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance in forty-five states. Below is a photo gallery that includes pictures from the previous years celebration and a picture from the Juneteenth Celebration in Austin Tx on June 19, 1900.  


Earliest known picture of the Juneteenth Celebration dated June 19, 1900


The Official Juneteenth Flag

From The Founders,

JUICE is an all volunteer organization whose mission is to empower the community by showcasing those who are aiming to accomplish their dreams. Our goal is to change mindsets by operating in love, representing unity, and highlighting success as living proof that if you believe it, you can achieve it. As part of our mission to help grow our community, in 2017 we started an Annual Juneteenth Celebration that will bring awareness to community needs, give a platform to local entrepreneurs and artists, and encourage community unity with local groups and volunteers coming together to ensure success. We aim to make Juneteenth a part of everyone's family tradition. 



 Photos of the 2017 Juneteenth Celebration

Car & Bike Winners of 2017

Entrepreneur Whitney Barner Showcasing her Plush Pal on the go business!

Entrepreneur Dominique Hatton, owner of Massage By Dominique, Giving out free massages to the community!

One of the featured paintings from the Art Show!

Afro Punk Fashion show presented by JCA and LITT!

Guest, Volunteers, & Sponsors

Photos from the 2018 Celebration

The Infamous Street Corn from Chef Jules 

Our Lovely Host Dejanee Blanks 

2018 Clothes Drive

Speaker Edwin Youngblood

Raffle winner of a new Firestick

Vendor Jakaria Davis Owner of Ah-shay Creations

Cook-off Winner James Washington

Directors: J'Leecia Gales &  John Davis

Photos of the 2019 Celebration

 Community Awareness Panel

Photos of the 2020 Celebration

JUICE members J'Lee (founder), Carla, & Ria pose with Chef Juels at part one of the 4th Annual Celebration. (Free Education and Free Food on the Square)


Chef Juels gives back with mom, Devona, and daughter.



The Community Cookout with local entrepreneurs.

NAACP's voters registration table. 

Steel Motivated owner Isaiah Smith and family posing at the celebration.

Juneteenth leader Joe Brown with 2nd annual Cook-off winner James Washington.

WhoDat Podcast came out with a grill, games, and poetry!

Free Community Bingo with a chance to win great prizes.

Photos of the 2021 Celebration







The 7th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Open song by Cord Martin playing the Black National Anthem

Our Very First Juneteenth Pageant Here in Columbia TN

Miss Juneteenth Jadai Duke

Miss Juneteenth (Jadai Duke) Junior Miss (Erica Whitaker) & Little Miss Juneteenth (Eurya Whitaker)

Muscle Men Movers were a huge asset with assisting Vendors and the overall event with Setup! WE LOVE MUSCLE MEN MOVERS!

In honor of Father's Day we had a great panel to discuss fatherhood in our community. 

Our 1-V-1 Tournament was exciting and left winners with a $200 cash prize, a trophy, and Bragging Rights!

Our Kids Zone was full of activities including Art in the park and the infamous Pie Eating Contest!



Bingo is always a hit at the Juneteenth Celebration

One of our 20 Bingo winners!

Raffle Winners where all proceeds went to the DREAM AGAIN Program! 

We LOVE our vendors! 

Guest enjoying the day!