2023 Festival in the Park

Artist Application

2023 Artist Application

59th Annual “Festival in the Park”
Friday, September 22, 2023 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2023 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2023 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Festival in the Park Application and Rules & Regulations

Fee: $425.00 – PayPal payable to Festival in the Park

Artist’s Walk application* deadline is June 15, 2023 (postmarked). Artist acceptance and rejection notifications will be mailed June 30, 2023.

Festival Lake Walk applications** July 15, 2023 (postmarked). Artist acceptance and rejection notifications will be mailed July 30, 2023.

(Bios will ONLY need to be completed once you have been accepted)
Click here to complete your bio after you have been accepted.


Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing popular and eclectic music, arts and crafts, and family entertainment to Charlotteans and visitors from around the South. The sounds of singers, dancers, storytellers and more drift across Freedom Park while the lake reflects lights strung from Camelot exhibition tents. The smell of popcorn and festival-food fill the air as children with painted faces happily produce their first artwork. First time visitors are amazed by the variety of arts, crafts, and entertainment; old-timers marvel at the freshness combined with the tradition of each year’s offerings.

It’s family… it’s art… it’s free to the public.

We invite you to join the 59th Festival in the Park on Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2023. The Festival takes place at Freedom Park in Charlotte, where arts, crafts, entertainment, and family fun bring the community together. We hope to see you there!