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2018 Juneteenth Celebration

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Interested in becoming a vendor for the event? Click here for more information and a vendor application. If you’re a non-profit who will NOT be making sales at the event, use the same link to complete an application (no charge for non-profits with no sales at the event).

Confirmed vendors and community organizations will be listed below, so keep checking back for the most up-to-date list!

Welcome back to our FAVORITE food vendor, the team at Blazin’ BBQ! Since their first visit, 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!

Join the team at  Blazin BBQ for their anniversary – click HERE for the flyer!


Lucinda Diaz, owner of LAVISH EXPERIENCE brings products that cherish the planet, heal and beautify each one of us. The all natural products are free from harmful ingredients that can damage and irritate skin. The bounty of the planet has the power to heal and beautify our bodies – share the passion for all-natural products, and find beauty, love and balance in every LAVISH EXPERIENCE.

Check out the Lavish Experience Facebook page HERE, and visit her website HERE.


The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.

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.

 BJ’s Sausage & Dogs is back with us for another year, bringing his smile and his fabulous selection of 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!


 Sandy Cusano, one of our most consistent and lovable vendors, is back with her hand sewn crafts this year – she’s very creative and always finds something new to bring to the Juneteenth celebration.

Sandy’s quilted items come in many sizes and price ranges, and they go pretty fast, so don’t be late to the festival!



Back for 2018, the good folks at Bounce-A-Rama keep the kids happy with their fantastic bounce houses.


They’ll be at Juneteenth for the entire afternoon from 12 noon to 6 pm, so come on down, bring the kiddos, and let them bounce off some of that early summer energy!

NOTE: Parents / guardians / caregivers must remain near the Bounce House at all times.


Clarence “DJ Cee” Neal of Undefeated Entertainment returns to provide the soundtrack for the kickoff of summer this year as our premier DJ for the Juneteenth Festival.

Come one down and party to the music all day long with the Norwich NAACP and DJ Cee!

Find DJ Cee on Facebook HERE


Odds and N’s is your one-stop-shop for affordable beauty and skin care products for both women and men. Owned by a CT-based licensed Esthetician and Make Up Artist with 12 years of experience –  Nicole Carson of Carson Aesthetics – they ensure product quality, education and great service for every customer. They’re authorized dealers for all products they carry, and you can also find them at the BLVD Flea Market every weekend.

Find them online: Instagram: @odds_and_ns


The Robertsine Duncan Youth Council of the Norwich NAACP will be with us for Juneteenth, selling t-shirts with wisdom from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr emblazoned on the front of the shirt.

The shirts are priced at $10 each, please bring cash for purchase.

Come on down and support the Robertsine Duncan Youth Council and have some family-friendly fun at Juneteenth!




The Norwich NAACP and the Robertsine Duncan NAACP Youth Council, along with the League of Women Voters, will be conducting Voter Registration at Juneteenth. If you need to get registered, change your party affiliation, correct any inaccurate information on your registration, or just want information on polling places, come on down to the Juneteenth Festival and look for the Voter Information signs.

NOTE: The NAACP (including the Robertsine Duncan NAACP Youth Council) is non-partisan and does NOT endorse candidates or political parties or engage in direct campaigning – please do NOT bring / leave campaign literature to the table. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization and does not support or oppose candidates or political parties at any level of government.

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