Tour the Past at the Trail of History Festival

Trees and grass with a walking path and lake in the background on a sunny spring day.

Residents and visitors are invited to recognize and celebrate Mecklenburg County’s history, culture and growth at the Trail of History Festival on Saturday, May 20, at Midtown Park. 

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation and Trail of History, a local nonprofit that recognizes local historical figures by erecting statues in their honor, will host music and art demonstrations, talks by local historians and museum interpreters, and tours of the statues along Little Sugar Creek Greenway. The one-day festival will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, at 510 S. Kings Drive in Charlotte, N.C. Entry is free. 

“To build a strong future together as a community, we must first understand our past,” said W. Lee Jones, Director of Park and Recreation. “The Trail of History Festival is a fun way for the whole family to celebrate and reflect on our shared experiences.”

Food and beverages will be available, and festival activities will include: