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June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Celebrate African-American cultural traditions through music, dance, food and arts & crafts at Winston-Salem’s 13th Annual Juneteenth Festival. The Juneteenth Festival, a national celebration of freedom, is set in the once thriving and bustling African American business community. The freedom celebration includes:
- Musical performances including Jazz, Gospel and R&B, with special guests Big Ron Hunter, Cinnamon Reggae, Reggie Buie, Keith Byrd, Galvin Crisp, Diana Tuffin, the Otesha Creative Arts African Dance Ensemble and more
- Health fair and the Winston-Salem State University Mobile Health Unit
- Enjoy Food Lion Farm Fresh Stand with tastings of fresh fruits and vegetables
- Visit the mobile financial unit with on-site credit health check! And Interactive heritage displays, exhibitors, and artists
- Kids enjoy the Greater Vision Kid Zone! There will be a special Youth Talk Back Forum for teens
- Shop with Vendors for food, merchandise and ethnic products.
The free festival will also include tributes to legendary jazz singer Al Jarreau and Chuck Berry, the rock ‘n’ roll pioneer. Additional highlights include a youth forum featuring author and educator Donovan Livingston and an open seminar for stress reduction with Dr. Kimya Dennis, assistant professor of sociology and criminal studies at Salem College.
This event is free and open to the public. Activities will take place in the atrium of Wake Forest Biotech Place and in Bailey Park. Inside exhibits and performances at Wake Forest Biotech Place end at 4 pm. Outside exhibits and performances at Bailey Park will end at 7 pm.
Bring your lawn chairs and donations for our future black history museum. Free parking in the Church Street parking deck.