We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

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Welcome Back Fest Charlotte

Join us.

Saturday, July 24

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Romare Bearden Park

The festival is rain or shine! Don’t forget to bring your own chair!

Charlotte’s can’t-miss summer celebration

Featuring an exclusive performance
by Grammy Award Winner

Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton

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Live Music

  • Featuring an exclusive performance by Grammy Award winner Anthony Hamilton
  • Dae Lee
  • Groove 8
  • Time Sawyer
  • Orquesta Sabrosalsa
  • Ray Singleton
  • Carson Hill
  • Tropical Flavor Band
  • Infinite Soul

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The Best Local Food Trucks

  • Ace of Spuds
  • International Truck of Tacos
  • Jive Turkey Legs
  • J.K. Cones
  • Jus’Taste Catering Food Truck
  • Maki Taco
  • Manolo’s Bakery
  • MarlieQs Caribbean Queen
  • Miss Johnnie Mae’s
  • Momo Truck
  • Rico’s Acai
  • Ruthie’s of Charlotte
  • Third Eye Coffee
  • Ve-go Food Truck

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Activities for Kids (and the Young at Heart)

  • Inflatable soccer and football target practice
  • An augmented reality experience
  • Creativity Corner with temporary tattoos, bubbles and letter-writing to healthcare heroes
  • Mini golf
  • Cornhole
  • Photo booth
  • Play-to-win Plinko
  • Giant Jenga, Connect Four and more

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.

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.

Get vaccinated

Not vaccinated? Now is your chance!

Schedule your vaccine early and make it part of your festival experience.