Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas presents 24th Annual Celebration

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June 10, 2021 2:05PM

Charlotte, NC - The FREE Multicultural Festival will celebrate 24 years on June 17th-20th, in the heart of Plaza Midwood, on Thomas Ave, and Commonwealth Ave. Multicultural 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 17th from 9AM-5PM, children from all over Mecklenburg County will participate in our popular Cultural Camp at Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School (adjacent to Independence Park). Children and youth ages 5-17 will engage in true cultural experience from making crafts, jewelry, tie dying, perform skits and much more. Please bring a t-shirt for our tie-dye class.

On Friday, June 18th, we will host our ever-popular Drum Circle in front of the House of Africa (1215 Thomas Ave). The Drum Circle attracts drummers and dance enthusiasts of all ethnicities from all over the US and the world. (5PM until 10PM)

On Saturday and Sunday, June 19th and 20th (12PM until 10PM): Juneteenth March, Prayer, History, and Education are integral parts of the festival.

The Juneteenth Freedom march, created to encourage peace and unity, will step off Saturday at 10AM from Grady Cole Center, 310 North Kings Dr, and finish at Central Thomas Avenue.

The Juneteenth Luncheon, 2PM, Saturday to honor local, state elected officials and community leaders.

The Marilyn Griffith Turner Scholarship Fund is named posthumously after our long-standing Chairwoman. The scholarship is given to a deserving youth approved by our selection committee.

A Healthcare Village staffed with healthcare 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 storyteller, performing stage and interactive activities just for kids. There will be Jumps, Rides, crafts, Lunch, and Snacks.

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

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