Freedom Harvest Celebration


This event, part of the Regional Asset District's RAD Days, will take place on Saturday, September 7, and offers a unique opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate freedom, history, and the harvest season.

The Freedom Harvest Celebration is a free, all-ages, family-friendly event highlighting the rich history and significance of the From Slavery to Freedom Garden. Based at the FEC, the garden showcases plants and vegetables that freedom seekers used for nourishment and medicine on their perilous journey north to freedom. September is a particularly poignant time to hold this event, as it marks International Underground Railroad Month, commemorating the escapes of iconic figures such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman.

Join us for an exclusive Garden Tour and Tasting at noon with Chef Tia! (Registration coming soon). 

From 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM, attendees can immerse themselves in engaging nature-based activities. The event will feature live musical performances from talented local musicians, such as offering a soulful soundtrack to the day's festivities. Culinary delights will be available with garden bites prepared by local chefs, providing delicious samples that celebrate the bounty of the harvest season.

Families can enjoy various interactive activities, including story hikes that weave tales of the past, face painting, and an array of table activities and lawn games. The event will also host several community organizations, offering educational presentations and craft activities to enrich the experience.

Musical Performances

COL Youth Jazz Ensemble 

Yusef Shelton Da 1st  

Jacquea Mae & Byron Nash 


Chef Tia

Veggies N'at Food Truck

Freedom Harvest Dandelions And Echinacea V3
Harvest Fest Website (2)

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor:

Additional support comes from: