The Juneteenth Supper Club is an integral part of our evening celebration, where we bring the community together for a shared meal in the heart of Main Street. From 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, we will transform Main Street into a long dining table, symbolizing unity and fostering a sense of belonging for all.
This unique dining experience will be surrounded by other food, beverage, and dessert vendors in the enclosed area, allowing us to create a vibrant atmosphere. This is free to the public and not ticketed.
Prepare to be inspired as we welcome esteemed MC Deacon Grant and guest speaker Reverend Mark Hughes both from the New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church—the sole Black Church in the state of Vermont. Their insightful words will touch your heart and shed light on the significance of Juneteenth while honoring the enduring power of gospel music in our collective journey toward freedom and equality, all backed by the Juneteenth Community Choir led by Musical Director Dexter Criss.
This Gospel Brunch celebrates faith, resilience, and shared values, uniting us in a spirit of togetherness and hope. Reserve your spot now for the Juneteenth Gospel Brunch as part of the Embrace & Belonging Juneteenth Celebration.
Engage in meaningful discussions and dialogues exploring essential topics related to The History of Juneteenth Youth Empowerment. Join us for an enlightening and empowering discussion panel on the "Path to Home Ownership," proudly presented by VHFA, Champlain Housing Trust, and Element Real Estate. Additionally, Bobby Dean Hackney will tell tales with accompanying photos of his new book chronicling "The Vermont Reggae Fest," while Dr. Noma Anderson, Dean of UVM's College of Nursing & Health Sciences and speech-language pathologist, will discuss creating change to harmful ideologies and systems that impact our bodies, communities, and ecosystems.
The BTV Market occurs every Saturday from June 4 to October 1 from 11 am-3 pm. As part of our commitment to uplifting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) vendors, we have partnered with the BCA to prioritize BIPOC artisans, organizations, and food and beverage vendors where possible.
Immerse yourself in a vibrant gathering of talented local artists and makers, where you can uncover an array of unique creations.
Experience the best hair care and community at Freedom, Fades, and Braids, presented by Diversity Hair Salon and Kut Masterz Barber Shop. As one of Vermont's premier hair salons, Diversity Hair Salon is owned and operated by Black women specializing in Black hair. With Jacqueline Gibson, a talented stylist with years of experience, at the helm, you can expect exceptional service and expertise in every hairstyle.
Kut Masterz Barber Shop is a renowned establishment known for its welcoming atmosphere and skilled barbers. Get the perfect shape-up and personalized services while engaging in lively conversations, building connections, and sharing laughter within the vibrant community.
Alicia Taylor is a passionate advocate for the BIPOC skate community, with a mission to create opportunities for joy, wellness, and inclusivity through roller skating. With a personal dedication to spreading the love of skating, Alicia has been actively engaging with black and brown individuals, both known and encountered, to foster a vibrant and diverse skating community.
Drawing on the nostalgia and sense of community that skating brings, Alicia's approach includes inviting friends to join her in skating sessions to raise visibility and ignite interest in this empowering activity. Get ready to experience the exhilaration and unity that roller skating offers as Alicia Taylor leads the way towards a more inclusive and joyful skating culture.
Welcome to Revive and Thrive: Wellness for BIPOC Communities, a space promoting inclusive health and well-being. Centered around BIPOC participants, it celebrates diversity and unity through yoga, meditation, and massage. Join us to collectively revive, nourish, and thrive, regardless of your background. The Wellness Room supports the Burlington Yoga Equity Project, promoting inclusivity and accessibility to yoga and meditation. Addressing historical inequities, we create an environment where all can participate and experience the transformative effects.
Register for yoga sessions below, and walk up for massage sessions without prior sign-up.
Experience the heart-pounding excitement of Adventure Playground, the ultimate thrill destination for your entire family! Watch in awe as young adventurers conquer towering bouncy castles and conquer challenging obstacle courses. At the same time, fearless teens push the limits with mind-blowing Skateboard demos by the legendary Burton Snowboards and the esteemed Chill Foundation.
Get ready to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of non-stop fun, from epic double-dutch battles and intense basketball showdowns to exciting tennis matches, cornhole championships, and thrilling lawn games. Indulge your senses with fluffy cotton candy, adding sweetness to this laughter-filled, adrenaline-fueled adventure that brings little kiddos and teenagers together in an unforgettable experience of joy and unity.