• Festival in the Park celebrates 55 years


    Festival in the Park returns for its 55th year to bring three days of music and art to Freedom Park September 20-22.

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    The festival will feature live music and entertainment, more than 175 artisans displaying their works, and more than two dozen food vendors.

    Admission is free.

    Festival hours are 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Big crowds are expected and parking near the festival in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood will be very limited. If you’re going, consider taking the LYNX light rail to the East/West Boulevard stop. Shuttle vans will provide roundtrip transportation between the East/West Boulevard light rail stop and Freedom Park for $5 per person or $10 per family.

    Limited parking is also available at Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School at 3100 Park Road and Myers Park Traditional School at 2132 Radcliffe Avenue for $10. Shuttle vans will provide roundtrip transportation to the park for free.

    Check the website, festivalinthepark.org for directions and more information on parking.

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