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COTS Walk 2024

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

the COTS Walk on Church Street, 2023

Founded in 1988, the COTS Walk is one of our oldest and most important peer-to-peer fundraisers. Every year around 2,000 walkers of all ages from businesses, schools, religious organizations, and neighborhoods come together from all over the region to participate. The Walk begins and ends in Battery Park with music from Jenni & the Jazz Junketeers, Red Hot Juba, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and fun activities.

This family-friendly event guides Walkers along a 3.6-mile route through downtown Burlington visiting some of the shelters and facilities that COTS operates. At this event, COTS seeks to illustrate the path a person experiencing homelessness might take when utilizing COTS services to educate our community about homelessness in our region. Bring your friends, family, coworkers, dogs, and strollers…All are welcome!

New on the route this year… We are super excited to share that the construction will be done on our new housing, which is co-located with Main Street Family Shelter. This year, you will be able to walk by Main Street Family Housing, a multi-family apartment building that will provide 16 units of permanent, deeply affordable housing for families experiencing homelessness.

2024 music: Sambatucada, Jenni Johnson & the Jazz Junketeers, Dixie Six, Joe Cribari, Red Hot Juba, Mikahely… and more coming soon!


May 5
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Battery Park
Battery Park
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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