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Celebration June 11, 2024 in Charlotte | WFAE 90.7

By meerna Jun12,2024

Next Wednesday is Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the formal abolition of slavery for the last enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865. In 2021, the United States Congress designated Juneteenth as a national holiday.

There will be many events this weekend and next week to celebrate the holiday. Here are some of them happening locally.

26th Annual Pilgrimage Trip to Charlotte (currently – June 30)

Queen City Tours and Travel organizes pilgrimage tours throughout the month. The guided tour is 25 miles long and includes 50 monuments related to Charlotte’s Black history. The tour requires reservation.

June 16 celebration program (June 12)

Queens University at Charlotte will host its third annual Juneteenth 10th Anniversary Celebration this week at the Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation. The event will have a gastronomic, entertaining and educational character. Participation in the event is free of charge, but interested parties must register for the event.

June Festival of the Caroline Islands (June 13-16)

June Festival of the Caroline Islands

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The 27th annual Carolina Juneteenth Festival returns to Plaza Midwood this weekend. The three-day celebration will feature live music, food, vendors and more. All events this weekend are free.

Holiday on June 16 (June 14)

If you’re looking to kick off your weekend celebration on June 11, the town of Indian Trail is hosting a celebration on Friday evening at Crossing Paths Park. The celebration will be a day of recognition of the holiday and will also include spoken word, live dance performances and more. The event is free and starts at 6:00 p.m.

Fourth annual golf course takeover in June (June 15)

The Greenwood Golf Club charity and day event returns this year to Rocky River Golf Club in Concord. The event will begin with a golf tournament, followed by a hole-in-the-wall competition with a $10,000 prize pool. Tickets start at $25.

June 2024: Freedom Festival (June 15)

In Concord, the 16-year-old North Carolina Freedom Festival returns to the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center in 2024. With summer temperatures rising, this could be the perfect event for those who want to stay out of the sun. The indoor event will include a playground, basketball, live entertainment and gift giving. More than 100 Black-owned businesses are expected to participate. The event is free.

Juneteenth Parade and Cultural Celebration in the Queen City (June 15)

In Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College’s Cato campus on Grier Road will host the third annual Queen City Juneteenth Parade and Cultural Celebration. The event will feature floats, dance performances, local vendors and more. The event is free and starts at 9:00

June Jam (June 15)

Juneteenth Jam returns to Charlotte’s Knight Theater with live music, food and performances. The event is free and starts at 3:00 p.m

Charlotte Symphony Juneteenth Celebration (June 16)

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On Sunday, the Charlotte Symphony will host a Juneteenth celebration at Symphony Park, celebrating the African American musical heritage with works by Scott Joplin and Louis Armstrong led by conductor Christopher James Lees. Tickets are $15 for adults, and children under 13 are admitted free. The gates will open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert will start at 8:15 p.m

June 16 at Gantt (June 19)

Upstairs, the Charlotte Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will host Juneteenth at Gantt from 12 p.m. The event will include a live performance from Leone and Ascension, art workshops and more. This event is free.

By meerna

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