Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas presents its 20th Annual Celebration

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Start Date: June 15, 2017
End Date: June 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm


Location: 1215 Thomas Ave Charlotte, NC 28205


The Multi-cultural FREE Festival will celebrate 20 years on June 15th-18th, in the heart of Midwood Plaza, where the festival began at Thomas Ave and Commonwealth Ave. Multi-cultural vendors that travel from all across the country and parts of Africa will showcase food, exquisite art, music and culturally relevant specialty items.

On Thursday, June 15th from 9am until 5pm, Children from all over participate in our popular Cultural Camp every year at Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School near Independence Park.  Children and youth, ages 5-17, will again engage in a true cultural experience from making crafts, jewelry, tie dyeing, perform skits and much more. Please bring a t-shirt for our tie-dye class.


On Friday, June 16th, we will once again host our ever popular Drum Circle. The Drum Circle attracts drummers and dance enthusiasts of all ethnicities from all over the US and the World. (6pm until)

On Saturday and Sunday, June 17th, 18th  (8am until 10pm):

An Education Village is an integral part of the festival. Events in this village range from lectures by prominent educators and historians to book signings and discussions.

The Marilyn Griffith Turner Scholarship Fund is named posthumously after our long standing Chairwoman. The full four year college scholarship is given to a deserving youth approved by our selection committee in conjunction with the awarding college. The award is valued at $80,000 and is offered by St. Augustine College.

A Healthcare Village staffed with health care professionals from local clinics and hospitals, nutritionists and fitness experts are on the premises.  In addition, there will be various healthcare screenings, wellness sessions and exercise workshops on the premises at no charge.

Children’s Village – Children will enjoy the Juneteenth Festival as well, with our special area filled with entertaining and educational crafts, as well as a story teller, performing stage and other interactive activities designed just for kids. There will be Jumps and Rides and Crafts & Snacks are Free of Charge.

The Entertainment Stage spotlights all genres of entertainment to include drumming, fashion, African dance, reggae music, R&B music, hip hop music, poetry, a Church service with The Park Ministries, a Gospel fest hosted by radio & television personality Tonya Rivens and much more.

Join us for four days of Fun, Food, Music, and Art. Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas is a 501c3, a non-profit organization.  Website:  (Info: Pap, 704-953-3990,

2017 Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas

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