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Burlington Freedom Day 2022: A Juneteenth Celebration!
Burlington Freedom Day 2022: A Juneteenth Celebration!

Burlington Freedom Day 2022: A Juneteenth Celebration!

6-18-2022 to 6-19-2022
Dates & Times
Riverfront Promenade
High & Pearl St. Burlington, NJ 08016

Event Description

CHAI Community Development Corporation is proud to present Burlington Freedom Day 2022: A Juneteenth Celebration to be held at the Riverfront Promenade on Burlington City's beautiful waterfront.

Juneteenth (short for June Nineteenth) is an annual holiday that commemorates the day when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of their freedom on June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in January of 1863 by then President, Abraham Lincoln. As we gather to celebrate this great day in American History, we realize that freedom knows no color and extends far beyond race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status. We invite you to join us this year as we acknowledge this year's theme together: "Freedom is For Everyone!"

The kick-off event will be held on Saturday with great music, food, vendors, and our Kid's Zone that includes FREE lunch as well as FREE crafts, games, activities, and bounce houses for all of the children. "Praise on the Promenade: A Gospel Music Celebration" will be held on Sunday to close out the events for 2022.

Varied performances, special guests, great food, and music will be the focus of the day. Feel free to bring your blankets and chairs so that you can lounge on the lawn and enjoy all that the day has to offer.
Join us for what is sure to be the best community event of the entire season and you don't want to miss it! And don't forget about Father's Day and our veterans who have fought for our freedom. This weekend is for them too, so bring your Dad and your favorite vet out to celebrate with us!

Vendors: We want you to help us to make this event a success. We are currently seeking food and non-food vendors of all sorts. This is a great opportunity to get the word out about your business or specialized service. Give us a call to see if this event is a good fit for you.