Juneteenth Festival Returns To The Carolinas For Its 24th Annual Celebration
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas is back to celebrate 24 years in the heart of Plaza Midwood from June 17th through June 20th.
Event officials say multi-cultural vendors from across the country and parts of Africa will showcase food, art, music, and culturally relevant items at the free festival.
On Thursday, June 17th, officials say children from all over Mecklenburg County will participate in a Cultural Camp from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School.
Officials say children ages 5-years-old to 17-years-old will engage in a true cultural experience from making crafts, jewelry, tie dyeing, performing skits, and much more.
On Friday, June 18th, officials say a drum circle will be held in front of the House of Africa on Thomas Avenue from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Officials say on the following Saturday, June 19th and Sunday, June 20th, there will be a Juneteenth March, prayer history, and education.
The Juneteenth March, created to encourage peace and unity, will start off Saturday at 10 a.m. from Marshall Park on East 3rd Street and finish at Central and Thomas Avenue.
Following the march, officials say there will be an official luncheon to honor local, state, elected officials and community leaders.