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Being Better Neighbors Hosts Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Erie, Colorado

Being Better Neighbors Hosts Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Erie, Colorado


Being Better Neighbors is thrilled to announce the fourth annual Juneteenth Celebration, taking place on Saturday, June 22nd, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St, Erie, CO 80516, USA.

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. This year, the event promises an evening filled with community, culture, and reflection on the journey toward equality and justice for all.

The celebration will feature an evening full of live music by Hot Lunch Band (6pm & 8pm) and Mokombo Ensemble will delight with African drums at 7pm. A variety of food, and craft vendors will be attending along with many supportive nonprofit organizations.

Being Better Neighbors, the organizing nonprofit, is dedicated to embracing Erie’s growing diversity and fostering an inclusive community. The Juneteenth Celebration serves as a testament to their commitment to cultural celebration and social progress to further the mission of unity and inclusivity. Being Better Neighbors will also be hosting Hispanic Heritage on September 22nd, 2024. BBN events are always open to the public and free of charge, welcoming all community members to join in the festivities and honor the rich heritage of Black Americans. Bring a chair and come enjoy!

For more information and updates, please visit the Being Better Neighbors website: www.beingbetterneighbors.org

Being Better Neighbors is a nonprofit organization dedicated to embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity in Erie, Colorado. Through community events and initiatives, they strive to create a welcoming environment for all residents.



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