Juneteenth Festival celebrates its 14th year in Innovation Quarter

Juneteenth Festival celebrates its 14th year in Innovation Quarter
May 31
04:00 2018

Enjoy the rich, cultural traditions of African Americans at the 14th Annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 16 from noon until 7 p.m. at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, utilizing Biotech Place and Bailey Park located at 575 N. Patterson Avenue.  The Juneteenth Festival, a national celebration of freedom, is set in the once thriving and bustling African American business community.  The festival includes:

*Music and dance performances, including Jazz, Gospel, Blues, R&B and African dance — Featuring Big Ron Hunter, Tony Dove the Headlyners, Keith Byrd, Galvin Crisp, Diana Tuffin, The Big 4 Gospel Choir, Otesha Creative Arts Ensemble and more.

*Health fair displays, the WSSU Mobile Health Unit, and an open session African American Health Care Access sponsored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

*Food Lion Farm Fresh Stand with tastings of fresh fruits and vegetables.

*Interactive heritage displays, exhibitors, artists and craftsmen, book signings, and community agencies with educational information about a wide range of available resources to enhance and improve our quality of life. 

*Food Trucks and Marketplace vendors with ethnic merchandise and jewelry.

*Youth – Spoken Word workshop with LB the Poet, performance by Head Chase The Band, the BOSS Drummers and Mo’etts and Greater Vision Dance Company.

*Interactive Youth area with face painting, dance workshops, crafts and music.

Food Lion, Inc. and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are the presenting sponsors and Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is a co-sponsor.  Additional sponsors are Wells Fargo, Kilpatrick Stockton, Novant Health, City of Winston-Salem and Duke Energy. Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and umbrellas and a donation for Winston-Salem’s future African American Heritage Center. 

The event is free and open to the public. Inside exhibits and performances at Biotech Place end at 4 pm. Outside exhibits and performances at Bailey Park will end at 7 pm.   

Free Parking in the Church/4th Street Parking deck. 

A schedule of activities is posted on the website.

For more information, visit, or call (336) 757-8556.

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