2024 Festival in the Park

Festival in the Park

60th Annual Festival in the Park
Friday, September 20, 2024 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 21, 2024 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 22, 2024 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Festival in the Park!
We are glad you are here!

What you need to know: Infographic!

For the safety of all

NO Dogs (Policy)
NO skateboards
NO roller-blading
AND scooters and bikes must be walked

Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing good music, good art and good times to Charlotteans and visitors from around the world. The sounds of “big band music” drift across Freedom Park’s lake whose still surface reflects the lights strung from Camelot exhibit tents.

The scents of a variety of food fill the air, as small children with painted faces happily produce their first art work. Others find the many talented artists who can create an original work of art to grace their home or to give as the perfect gift.

First time visitors are taken by the simple, relaxed atmosphere. Old timers marvel at the freshness of each year’s offerings, as memories from long ago festivals are revisited. Unlike most festivals our lighting system allows us to continue into the night.

2023 Sponsors

2023 Green Sponsor



Festival in the Park has brought family friendly programs to Charlotte for 55 years. It is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization.

Winner of Community Wide Festival or Event




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Festival in the Park- FANTASTIC!!!! Highly Recommended!!
I have been attending the Festival in the Park since I was a child. Now, with children of my own, I still love going. There is something for everyone- music, food, arts. Charlotte doesn’t have a lot of great festivals, but clearly there is a reason this one is still around- everyone loves it! My favorite thing is perusing art created by local school children. You can purchase items from a local vendor- including handcrafted jewelry and original art. This is a great place to let your kids run, play, jump and experience something more along the lines of a larger metro. There is a large lake at one end that you can walk around or just sit beside and watch the local wildlife. Plenty of adults, kids and families to chat with. Festival in the Park is a MUST!!