The 16th Annual Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas returns to Charlotte on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th in Independence Park.
The Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of not only freedom for enslaved blacks in America, but freedom of all people that have been enslaved throughout time.
The festival will offer a rich array of cultural traditions and diversity through food, arts and music, and offers a broad variety of tantalizing, ethnic foods, plus an even greater selection of vendors displaying unique arts, crafts and clothing from around the world.
Participants can enjoy fabulous R&B, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop and many more soul-stirring sounds as music and dance groups perform throughout the weekend's festivities.
Admission is free and the festival begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 10 p.m. The Cultural Camp on Thursday begins at 9 a.m.