What to know: Enjoy a Juneteenth drumline, art and fashion walk, live music and entertainment, mini workshops and youth activities. Parking will be available at the Charles H. Parker Academic Center and Grace & Mercy Cathedral.
What to know: The Charlotte Museum of History will have a variety of events for attendees to to learn about Black History, including tours of the 1774 Historic Alexander Homesite, where slaves once lived, and a viewing of “The Path of Portraits,” a painting exhibition that depicts the Charlotteans who participated in sit-ins in 1960 as part of the Civil Rights Movement.
Cost: Adult tickets are $3 and tickets for children ages six to 17 are $3. Admission is free for children five and under. Buy tickets.
What to know: Join the community archiving workshop on preserving historical artifacts, create a windsock to commemorate the the holiday or participate in a community conversation on the historical context of Juneteenth at the Gantt’s annual holiday celebration.
What to know: The 2023 North Carolina Juneteenth Festival themed “Educating, Empowering, Entertaining” will feature 100 Black-owned companies, crafts, performances, art and kids games, perfect for the whole family.
What to know: Bring your family to enjoy performances from African dancers, Black musicians and storytellers, and plenty of activities for children at the fourth annual West End Juneteenth festival. Voter registration and health screening services will also be available.
What to know: Go for the music, art and culture and stay for the vendors providing food and plenty of family-friendly activities. An African-American drum circle, steel drums and and R&B concert finale are just a few things attendees can expect.
What to know: Rock Hill’s two-day Juneteenth celebration will feature of full slate of performers, including musicians, dancers, and spoken word artists, and a food truck kickoff with cuisines from many Black-owned businesses.
What to know: Attendees can expect an art exhibit featuring more than 20 artists, a Y2K-themed salon, Black-owned food trucks, a street fashion show, wave check contest and live music.
Cost: Most activities are free, but some require tickets. Buy tickets.
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Evan Moore is a service journalism reporter for the Charlotte Observer. He grew up in Denver, North Carolina, where he previously worked as a reporter for the Denver Citizen, and is a UNC Charlotte graduate.