The Charlotte SHOUT festival was recently postposted, and the Yiasou Greek Festival has been modified to drive-through only, but a couple of Charlotte’s most storied fall festivals are back in action, including the Festival in the Park at Freedom Park. Even with some modifications due to COVID-19, we welcome them back with open arms (and masked faces?!) Thank goodness for our beautiful warm fall weather and the safety of staying outdoors.
Yiasou Greek Festival
A festival that’s been a Charlotte staple since 1978 is back, this Thursday – Sunday, as a drive-through only event. It’s not quite as festive that way but you still get easy access to the main attraction: the amazing authentic Greek cuisine and homemade pastries! Drive up for your favorite Greek specialties on Springdale Avenue between East Boulevard and E. Worthington Avenue,. Combination dinner plates, pita sandwiches and assorted pastry boxes are available. For faster service, print and complete the drive-through menu and present it to the drive-through attendant. For more information, visit their website.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral
600 East Blvd.
Thursday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Festival in the Park
The artists’ tents will be spread out more, allowing for wider walkways and better spacing for patrons – amid other COVID-friendly measures – but this Freedom Park tradition is back! Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been the place for people of all ages enjoy art, crafts, music, and family entertainment. It’s free and family-friendly! For more information, visit their website.
1908 East Blvd.
Friday, Sept. 24 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This celebration of Medieval history is back, with its jousting knights, falconry, and feasting on turkey legs. There’s also arts, crafts, games and more. You can purchase day passes to the Carolina Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace for $27 for adults and $17 for children Ages 5-12 (children under 5 are free.) Festival organizers are monitoring COVID-19 and said they will update any safety protocols no later than Sept. 17 on their website and social media. To purchase advance tickets, click here.
16445 Poplar Tent Rd (14.68 mi)
Huntersville, NC, NC 28078
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sundays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(Oct. 2 – Nov. 21)