Join us at Old Fourth Ward Park on Saturday, June 18th for this event featuring art, entertainment, food and more, honoring Juneteenth, its history, and the many splendored aspects of Black culture.
Justice and Juneteenth
The newest federally recognized holiday in the United States, Juneteenth, is all about commemorating the freedom of African-Americans and paying tribute to Black culture across the world, but specifically in America.
Short for “June Nineteenth,” Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas, marking the fateful day in 1865 that all slaves were effectively emancipated by federal troops. Originally called “Jubilee Day,” the first Juneteenth was organized by Texas freedmen a year later. The day became known as a day of fun and festivities but also one of remembrance and honor for Black tradition and culture.
Considered the longest running African-American holiday in the United States, Juneteenth became an official federally recognized holiday in 2021, although it has been recognized as such by many states for years prior.
Birth of Beauté Noir Fest
As a proud Black-owned brand, it was our pleasure to present the first Beauté Noir to the world in June 2021. An elegant gala of epic proportions, the first Beauté Noir paid tribute to Juneteenth with unforgettable entertainment, inspiring speakers, delectable dishes and flowing champagne amongst some of Atlanta’s biggest trendsetters and trailblazers.
The reception was decked out in Camille Rose’s signature blush pink complete with a rose theme and pops of golden glitz. Hosted by lifestyle specialist, Kenny Burns, the event included a lively cocktail hour featuring Black-owned La Fête du Rosé bubbly, DJ Stormy spinning, and an awards ceremony honoring public figures who play pivotal roles in Atlanta’s Black community.
Among the honorees recognized with Camille Rose Beauté Noir Changemaker Awards were Jai Ferrell, Melissa Proctor, Dr. Lakeysha Hollman and Rasheeda Frost. Camille Rose master mixtress and CEO Janell Stephens also announced her donation to the “I Fund Women” charity, the “go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses.”
The 2022 Beauté Noir Fest Is Going to be Epic
We’re beyond stoked to announce that we’re back at it with Beauté Noir in 2022! Set once again in Atlanta, our homebase and widely recognized Black mecca of the south, this year we’re bringing the party outside to Old Fourth Ward Park.
Set in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of eastside Atlanta, the area is rich in African-American history, and is known especially for its Sweet Auburn residential district and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic site. What better place to commemorate Juneteenth than in the thick of renowned Black culture?
We can’t wait for this year’s Beauté Noir Fest. We plan on an experience with all of the charm and excitement of last year’s, but even bigger and better for round two. Save the date and don’t forget to watch the Beauté Noir's official site for more info on the event as it develops!