12th Annual Juneteenth Festival June 18th – 21st 2009
The 12th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st in Independence Park. Admission is free and the festival begins at 10:00 am and goes until 7:00 pm. The Cultural Camp on Thursday begins at 10 am and runs until 4 pm.
The Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of not only freedom for enslaved blacks in America, but freedom of all people that have been enslaved throughout time. The festival will offer a rich array of cultural traditions and diversity through food, arts and music. It offers a broad variety of tantalizing, ethnic foods, plus an even greater selection of vendors displaying unique arts, crafts and clothing from around the world. Enjoy fabulous R&B, Blues, Jazz, Reggae and many more soul-stirring sounds as music and dance groups perform throughout the weekend’s festivities. This year the Juneteenth Festival planning committee expects about 50,000 attendees.
300 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC
Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas