Erie, CO (June 13th, 2022) – Being Better Neighbors, a local non-profit and community organization in partnership with the Town of Erie and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Juneteenth celebration on June 18th, 2022 from 12pm-4pm. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, and the newest federally-recognized national holiday.
This event will be held in historic downtown Erie, on Briggs St. The Juneteenth Celebration will include live entertainment, food trucks, a beer tent, vendors, kids’ activities, and more. The event is free to attend, so bring your friends and a water bottle, and take in the festivities!
Being Better Neighbors is a non-profit organization established to embrace Erie’s growing diversity and to ensure we live in a welcoming and inclusive town. The organization began from a resident’s effort to host a march for racial justice in spring of 2020, which attracted 1000 residents from Erie and surrounding towns. Seeing the interest in racial justice and inclusion, the organizers of the march created Being Better Neighbors, which hosted the first annual Juneteenth celebration in Erie in 2021, shortly after Juneteenth was declared the newest national holiday. The organization hopes to continue hosting events and raising awareness for all of our diverse population.