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17th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas
Family Fun
Date: June 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location: Show map
Independence Park
300 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204

Contact: Brandi Stone
Phone: 980-613-5304
Email: randi.stone13@icloud.com
Site: www.juneteenthofthecarolinas.com

The 17th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Independence Park, 10:00 am until 10.00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. This year’s Cultural Camp on Thursday begins at 9 am and runs until 5 pm at Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School, 1601 Park Drive; Charlotte, NC 28204.


The festival offers a rich array of cultural traditions and diversity through food, arts and music, as well as a broad variety of tantalizing, ethnic foods, vendors displaying unique arts, crafts and clothing from around the world. Enjoy fabulous R&B, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop and many more soul-stirring sounds as music and dance groups perform.

Friday June 13th:  The Drum Circle attracts music and dance enthusiasts of all ethnicities and from all over the World.


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. African-American history is on display for those wishing to simply gather information.

A Healthcare Village staffed with health care professionals and a First Care Medical Clinic will be on site. In addition, various FREE healthcare screenings will be available.


Children’s Village helps children 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.


Saturday June 14th: A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas performance.


Sharing Charlotte’s history, heritage, and happenings, living history artist Queen Charlotte NC, highlights the spectacular life of our queen.


Sunday June 15th: Church service with The Park Ministries and the Gospel Explosion hosted by Tonya Rivans




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