Trail of History Festival

Charlotte Trail of History & Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Present:

Trail of History Festival

A one-day, annual event celebrating the history, growth, & development of Mecklenburg County, featuring local History, Art, Music, and Food!

Saturday, May 20, 2023 | 10am – 4pm

Midtown Park on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway | 510 S Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204

Learn about Mecklenburg County’s 260 years of history with activities for children, local historians and museum interpreters, historical art demonstrations, and tours of the bronze sculptures. Download Flyer

Local Museums & History Organizations

Libraries & Genealogy Organizations

Community Organizations



Food & Drink

Making Their Mark

Levine Museum of the New South and Trail of History Present:

Making Their Mark: Charlotteans Who Shaped The City

Making Their Mark highlights men and women who have influenced the growth of Charlotte’s communities, institutions, and physical spaces throughout its rich history.  Explore the stories of Catawba warriors, civil rights activists, educators, artists, leaders in healthcare and more. These individuals came from different backgrounds and lived through different times, yet collectively, their legacies shape Charlotte’s identity.  

This exhibition includes archival photographs, collection items from Levine Museum, archived PBS Trail of History episodes, original sculptures by Trail of History artists, and interpretive panels highlighting key turning points in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s history.

Making Their Mark opens Saturday, April 1.