Juneteenth is a celebration that celebrates the end of the enslavement of African-American people in the United States. Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas is a free, multi-cultural celebration that is in its 22nd year. It will take place June 14th to 16th, 2019 at Thomas Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue, in the heart of Plaza Midwood. All events take place at that location except the children’s camp on Thursday, at Piedmont Open Middle School.
The festival includes a Children’s Village, music, dancing, drumming, a parade, and much more.
Make sure to scroll down to see a big list of Juneteenth celebrations in the Charlotte area. You’ll find Juneteenth events at Levine Museum of the New South, as well as Belmont, Rock Hill, Bessemer City, Monroe and more.
Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas Schedule
Friday, June 14th
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 15th
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Juneteenth Parade
- African dancers
- Street festival
- Children’s Village
- Health Fair
- HIV/AIDS Seminar & Screening
- Fashion Show
Sunday, June 16th
10 a.m. to 9 p.m
- Sunday Services
- Gospel Fest
- Marily Griffin Turner Scholarship Award
- Youth Seminar
- Empowerment Stage
- Tribute to Fathers
- Talent Show
Here are two other Juneteenth celebrations in the Charlotte area (and scroll down to see a big list):
Juneteenth Celebration in Belmont
Saturday, June 15th, 2019
2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Stowe Park, 24 S. Main St., Belmont
This cultural festival includes arts and crafts, music, food, with a finale concert by Gabriel Bello at 7:30 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration at Levine Museum
Wednesday, June 19th 2019
12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th Street
This free family celebration includes admission to the museum too.