Wilmington and Winston-Salem events postponed.

Novant Health looks forward to rescheduling our Wilmington and Winston-Salem events when there is decreased COVID-19 community spread. New dates to be announced.

3 Festivals. 3 Cities.
1 Remarkable Experience.

After so long apart, Novant Health is on a mission to reunite and reinvigorate our communities. Our Welcome Back Festivals in Charlotte, Wilmington and Winston-Salem will provide a taste of the diversity each city has to offer — live music, the best local food trucks and so much more — as well as the opportunity to get vaccinated if you have not already done so.

Saturday, July 24

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Romare Bearden Park


11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Legion Sports Complex


11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Corpening Plaza


Join us as we gather to celebrate everything we’ve missed during the pandemic AND everything that has helped us get through it.


from your favorite local entertainers and an exclusive performance from Grammy Award Winner Anthony Hamilton.


from the area’s best food trucks.


for kids, families and the young at heart.


finally coming together again.


and FRONTLINE WORKERS – express your gratitude!


Schedule yours as part of our festival experience.

The first 1,000 attendees receive a $10 one-time use food voucher with proof of vaccination! A photo of you with your vaccine card is proof — no need to bring your card with you to the event.

Featuring exclusive performances in all three cities by Grammy Award Winner

Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton

Honor your healthcare heroes

Healthcare heroes painting

Artwork by Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Registered Nurse Janine

Submit a photo of your special healthcare hero.

We’ll feature your healthcare heroes from all around the world on the big screens at our festivals. Gifts will be provided to honor all healthcare heroes in attendance to show our appreciation. Nominate a friend, family member or loved one below.

Your Safety is Our Top Priority.

A COVID-Safe Event Made Possible by Safe, Effective Vaccines.

Across North Carolina and around the world, millions of people are taking the step to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their loved ones. Novant Health is committed to vaccinating everyone in our community who wants a vaccine.

Get Vaccinated

Click on a city below to schedule your vaccine early and make it part of your festival experience.


Top 3 Things to Know About Vaccine Safety.

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Scientists had a head start.

Vaccine experts used decades of research and science to develop the new COVID-19 vaccines.

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Trials were thorough and successful.

More than 30,000 people participated in clinical trials to make sure these new vaccines are safe and effective.

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There are minimal expected effects.

Like with most vaccines, some patients may experience mild expected effects that will likely last only a few hours.

Help us celebrate.

Entertainment and food truck vendors are completely booked across all three festivals. We are grateful for your eager participation and can’t wait to celebrate with you!

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Calling all entertainers

Booked out

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Calling all food trucks

Booked out

Welcome back, North Carolina.

We Can’t Wait to Celebrate With You.

Our diverse, multicultural communities are what make us special. And things just haven’t been the same while we haven’t been together. We can’t wait to mark how far we’ve come by celebrating with our favorite local food, live music, all the science that brought us here and, of course, all of you.

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Kids at festival