The 2019 Juneteenth Celebration was held in Downtown Norwich, at the corner of Bath Street and Franklin Street.
This relatively more intimate venue, as compared to the size of Howard T. Brown Park, brought a more family-oriented atmosphere and many people said how much they enjoyed the feeling of the site and the festivities this year.
Please browse through the gallery of photos – we haven’t completed all the tagging and updates yet, but enjoy the images while we work on it!
We’d love to have you as a Craft or Merchandise Vendor for the 2019 Juneteenth Festival in Downtown Norwich – we’ve moved the festival to the corner of Franklin Street and Bath Street, right near the old Norwich Bulletin building, and just up the street from Epicure Brewery and These Guys restaurant.
The move to the corner of Franklin & Bath streets means we have room for more vendors and we’re planning for bounce houses, water slides, a performance area and TONS of fun!
Many thanks to Global City Norwich and Suki Lagrito for her much-appreciated help in moving the event and with publicity – you can download and print the application from this link
CRAFT and MERCHANDISE VENDOR APPLICATION INFORMATION**
We need your name, mailing address, email address and best contact phone number, and a fax number if available. We also need a description of your merchandise and/or craft items that will be offered for sale, and a contact person (if that is not you)
** For your exclusivity – we try to AVOID duplicating merchandise – first paid application has priority.
****FAST RESPONSE BONUS: Vendors who submitted their forms WITH payment by Saturday, June 1, 2019, may also have their logo displayed on our event page, with links to their website and/or Facebook page. Please submit your logo as clean, camera-ready artwork in PDF or as an image (jpg, gif) file to Dianne Daniels at the email listed below.
Please plan ahead to join us today. The entry fee is $30.00 for craft and merchandise vendors who DO NOT need electrical power and $50.00 for craft and merchandise vendors who DO need electrical power. Vendor payments submitted electronically via PayPal require an additional fee of $2.00 to handle processing (see below).
If you represent a non-profit that will NOT be selling any product or services at the event, you may reserve a space at no charge – just write “Non-profit – No Sales” on your application before submitting it – do NOT use the PayPal link below.
Applications must be submitted in writing – WITH PAYMENT for craft and merchandise vendors – by June 8, 2019. Applications can be mailed to:
Norwich NAACP Juneteenth Committee 66 Franklin Street, Suite 12 Norwich, CT 06360
We accept PayPal for payment of Vendor Fees (plus a small PayPal fee of $2.00)
Once you complete your payment, please send us an email with the Vendor Form completed, along with your logo, website link, and social media links.
We look forward to your joining us on Saturday, June 15, 2019, from 12 noon to 6 pm!
Welcome back to our FAVORITE food vendor, the team at Uncle Ds Blazin’ BBQ! Since their first visit to Juneteenth years ago, all of Norwich has learned that “It’s the WOOD that makes it GOOD”! Some of the best mac-and-cheese anywhere in Connecticut, and perfectly cooked brisket and pulled pork. Come on down to Juneteenth and GET YOU SOME!
BJ’s Sausage & Dogs is back with us for another year, bringing his smile and his good food to the festival.
Mr. Barboza has hot dogs, kielbasa, Georgia Hots, Chips, Candy, Cookies – great summer food and snack options.
If you’ve ever seen his cart outside of the Norwich Courthouse, you know what a fixture he is in the community. Come on down and get your Georgia Hots!
Need information on how to file a potential discrimination complaint? Click the logo above to visit their website or to get more information on their services. Their Norwich office is located on the 2nd floor of Norwich City Hall, located at 100 Broadway in Norwich.
Escaping to the Caribbean has never been easier. Visit Mommy’s Delicious Food for authentic Caribbean cuisine & American food with a Caribbean twist.
Their fresh, homemade cookie dough chunks are battered and fried until they are golden brown and melty!
Home of the finest free form radio station in southern New England. We’re located right on the campus of Connecticut College and we broadcast a wide variety of music – from folk to funk, from polka to punk! Listen to us on the TuneIn player, stream us from iHeartRadio and CXRadio, or tune your radio to 90.9FM!
We are all volunteer and 100% listener supported. Residents of the local community are welcome to become WCNI members. Community members and students work together to provide programming that is truly reflective of our listenership.
Back for 2019, the good folks at Bounce-A-Rama Inflatables keep the kids happy! This year, they’re bring a WATERSLIDE to Juneteenth! Come get your Bounce on with Bounce-A-Rama Inflatables!
The district is composed of 2 pre-schools locations, 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 clinical school; We have four magnet schools in the district – Moriarty Environmental Sciences Magnet Elementary School, Wequonnoc Arts & Technology Magnet Elementary School, Kelly STEAM Magnet Middle School, Teachers’ Memorial Global Studies Magnet Middle School; Approximately 3,800 students in these schools as well as approximately 1,800 at high school programs. We also have a regional adult education program with 12 cooperating districts.
The CT Health Exchange and Access Health CT supports health reform efforts at the state and national level that provide CT residents with better health, and an enhanced and more coordinated health care experience at a reasonable, predictable cost.
Their mission: To increase the number of insured residents, improve health care quality, lower costs and reduce health disparities through an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to choose the health plan and provider that give them the best value.
Existential Life & Energy is a Life Coaching Service and Reiki Practice providing one on one Life Coaching services. Seminar series and workshops are also available for Schools, Community, Organizations, and Businesses.
Topics include: Life Coaching, Goal Setting, Self-Care Guidance, Healthy Relationships & Intimacy, Healthy Communication Education, Centering, Grounding, Breathing, Spirituality & Personal Growth, Stress Management & Balance, Motivation & Confidence, Empowerment, Time Management, Finances & Budgeting, Health, Aging, Lifestyle Changes, Family & Parenting.
Karla Peake is a local Papparazzi Consultant – Paparazzi is changing the way people look and feel, changing their futures and their lives. Paparazzi fulfills a serious mission – believing that trendy accessories can be available and affordable to women everywhere. Wearing a new look and feeling confident in your appearance builds amazing self-worth.
Join Global City and Suki Lagrito with Norwich CT ROCKS! They will have rocks and supplies to turn “ordinary” rocks into masterpieces!.
Painting, hiding and finding rocks is a positive initiative that is happening all over the globe. Let’s keep building the positive momentum of Norwich CT Rocks and spread kindness and community pride together!
Norwich’s Robertsine Duncan Youth Council of the NAACP will be showcasing Youth Council activities and conducting Voter Registration at the 2019 Juneteenth Festival.
The Youth Council participates in many community activities, including the Academic, Cultural, Technical and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) Program, sponsoring and conducting local competitions and competing at the regional and National levels.
Critically important to the current and future state of our local community, our state and our Nation is Voter Registration and Engagement. The Youth Council will be conducting Voter Registration at Juneteenth.
Faith Satterfield of Murals By Faith is a talented local artist who believes that no one style, material, proportion or pattern guides the method of working EXCEPT a dedication to depth and excellence.
Faith creates murals of all shapes and sizes, bedroom makeovers for kids, interior design for homes or businesses, and wildly popular local painting parties! Furniture restoration, Illustration, printmaking, graphic design are also available, in addition to made to order artwork by an artist who brings ideas to life!
Generational Wellness provides opportunities for local residents to experience the wonderful benefits of massage therapy.
Their mission is to educate and help others to incorporate regular massage into a health and wellness routine. They want to make massage therapy available to all who want to receive the extraordinary benefits it has to offer. Through generational wellness they are striving to “create a legacy of good health.”
Their massage studio is small enough to make you feel at home while offering the technology of online scheduling and the latest benefits of continuing education.
The 27th Annual Juneteenth Festival was a family-friendly, entertaining success! There were awards given to very deserving community members, lots of great music, wonderfully eclectic and informative vendors, and a ton of fun for all.
Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for a selection of videos from the event to be posted very soon!