Prepare to immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Juneteenth as the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association (CHAACA) joins forces with Cherry Hill Township, and Cherry Hill Police Department to host the third Annual Juneteenth Parade and Festival. The event will occur on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the scenic Croft Farm in Cherry Hill. This year’s festivities promise an unforgettable experience for the entire community.
The parade will kick off at 10 am, led by esteemed Grand Marshal Dr. Lovell Pugh-Bassett, President of Camden County College. Following the parade, many activities, including over 40 vendors showcasing various art, candles, wellness items, tee shirts, handbags, and jewelry. Mouthwatering savory food offerings will tempt taste buds, while an exciting lineup of performers will grace the stage throughout the day.
Health screenings and mobile clinics will also be available at the festival, ensuring the well-being of attendees. Cooper University Hospital will provide blood pressure monitoring and several healthcare institutions will provide valuable services, resources and health education.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when enslaved Americans received word of their freedom on the beach in Galveston, Texas. It stands as the oldest and continuous celebration of the end of American slavery in the United States, having spread from Texas throughout the nation and the world. Recently, Governor Murphy and President Biden signed legislation designating the third Friday in June as a state and federal holiday.
“The Cherry Hill African American Civic Association is thrilled to host the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Parade and Festival,” said Tina Truitt, President of CHAACA. “This year’s event promises to be a memorable celebration of freedom, unity, and community. We invite everyone to join us for a day filled with incredible performances, delicious food, engaging activities, and meaningful connections.”
The Juneteenth Parade and Festival are made possible by the generous support of sponsors, including our Platinum Sponsors: Cooper University Health Care and Haddon Township Equity Initiative; our Gold Sponsors: Cherry Hill Education Association, Haddonfield Education Association, Mall Chevrolet; and our Silver Sponsors: Penn Medicine, the Horace Mann Foundation, the South Jersey Food Bank, FirstTrust Financial Resources, Karr Barth
To learn more about the Cherry Hill African American Civic Association and make a donation, please visit the official website at chaaca.org.