If there is ever a Charlotte event that screams 5 Points Realty approved, it’s Charlotte’s annual Art in the Park festival.

We love our local artists! In fact, we’ve showcased several artists in exhibits right in our office! Check us out on our socials about Raia Meister’s current display.  

5 Points agent and stager Cassee Cunningham is known for using local artists in her stages. Actually, she just bought a few more landscapes for her staging company and has written about the benefits of incorporating art in your design.


Since its inception in 1964, Festival in the Park has been a cherished event in Charlotte, uniting locals and global visitors alike with the trifecta of splendid music, captivating art, and a groovy atmosphere. Just visualize this for a moment.  Across the serene waters of Freedom Park’s lake, the tones of “big band music” waft through the air, their melodies dancing in harmony with the lights adorning the exhibit tents, which are gracefully mirrored on the lake’s calm surface. Makes you wanna go, doesn’t it?

Freedom Park is located in the Dilworth neighborhood, well actually on the edge of Dilworth and Myers Park neighborhoods.  This park is one of Charlotte’s earliest examples of the treasure that green space is to home value.  Actually, it’s worth mentioning that our own Ian Leonard wrote about the affect of green ways on home values.

Freedom Park was one of Charlotte’s first public parks constructed in 1948, and the homes development that has built up around this park in Dilworth and Myers Park is arguably some of Charlotte’s most sought-after and highest-valued real estate.  The homes and even Condos and townhomes that flank Freedom Park are stately, elegant, and grand.  The park is a pure joy for the residents of Charlotte, and people seek property near the park.


Art in the Park is a feast for the senses. The youngest run with painted faces while discerning patrons discover a multitude of talented artists. Whether you are looking for something to inspire your home or give as a treasured gift, you’ll find it here. 

Distinguishing itself from most festivals, an innovative lighting system inside the park allows the festivities to persist deep into the night, ensuring that the merriment knows no bounds.


Here are the hours for the  59TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL IN THE PARK

Friday, September 22, 2023 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, September 23, 2023 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2023 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

And if you want to check out the lineup of entertainment, it’s here.

Oh, and no need to eat before you go… there is plenty to eat while you peruse the various styles and offerings


Freedom Park is the perfect place for this event. The size holds the crowds well. Freedom Park is one of our favorite local parks for lots of reasons. 


At the new office currently under construction, the crews installed picture rails on every wall (so our office manager stops putting a million holes in the walls). We plan on continuing our effort to showcase local artists. Already, we have several artists interested in doing shows there. So stay tuned. We’d love to hear from you if you know of any artists worth spotlighting.