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Greensboro Events

Events held in Greensboro, unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

African American Arts Festival
Annual celebration of artistic accomplishments, achievements and culture of African Americans; Greensboro; http://www.greensboronc.org

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of the civil rights leader’s life; Greensboro; https://www.visitgreensboronc.com

FEBRUARY

Sit-In Anniversary Celebration
February One is a tribute to the four A&T freshmen, Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, Ezell Blair, Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), and the late David Richmond, who envisioned and began the lunch counter sit-in on February 1, 1960; Their non-violent, courageous act against social injustice inspired similar movements across the nation and is a defining moment in civil rights history; North Carolina A&T University; https://www.ncat.edu

APRIL

African American Heritage Festival
Annual festival featuring African American dance, storytelling, children’s activities, arts, crafts and music; Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Sedalia (10 Miles East of Greensboro); https://www.visitgreensboronc.com

MAY

Carolina Blues Festival
Festival Park, next to the Cultural Arts Center, Greensboro; https://piedmontblues.org

OCTOBER

North Carolina A&T Homecoming Celebration
North Carolina A&T Stadium, Greensboro; https://www.ncat.edu

CityStage ArtsFest
Annual festival featuring arts & crafts, live music, dance/theatre performances, exhibits, an all-day street festival, and kids activities; Downtown Greensboro; https://www.visitgreensboronc.com/

DECEMBER

Kwanzaa Celebration
Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African American culture at various venues in Greensboro; https://www.soulofamerica.com/kwanzaa-celebrations.phtml

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