Preparing for Black Wall Street GRINDFest 2024: Essential Reminders, Tips, and Preparation Guide

GRINDFest 2024 is fast approaching, and we’re excited to welcome you to Asheville’s biggest celebration of Black entrepreneurship and culture. To ensure you have an amazing experience, here are key reminders, tips, and preparation strategies.


Key Reminders:

  • Dates and Location:
    May 24-26, 2024, at AB Tech Conference Center, Asheville, NC.
  • Tickets and Wristbands:
    Have your tickets ready. HACA residents can fill out the form for free carnival wristbands.

  • Schedule and Lineup:
    Check the schedule ahead of time to catch all your favorite events and acts. Follow our social media for updates.

Tips for a Smooth Festival Experience:

  • Dress Comfortably:
    Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses.

  • Stay Hydrated and Nourished:
    Bring a reusable water bottle and enjoy the food stalls, including Slutty Vegan.

  • Pack Essentials:
    Sunscreen, phone charger, snacks, hand sanitizer, earplugs, and a blanket or towel.
  • Cash and Cards:
    Bring cash in case some vendors don’t accept cards.
  • Plan Your Transportation:
    Know your route and parking options.
  • Know the Rules:
    Familiarize yourself with festival guidelines, including prohibited items and COVID-19 measures.

Preparation Strategies:

  • Arrive Early:
    Beat the crowds and secure good spots for performances.
  • Plan Meet-up Spots:
    Designate meet-up points for your group.
  • Stay Informed:
    Follow GRINDFest’s social media for real-time updates.
  • Engage and Participate:
    Join mini-events and workshops to enrich your experience.
  • Respect the Environment:
    Use recycling bins and keep the festival grounds clean.

GRINDFest 2024 is more than just a festival; it’s a celebration of community, culture, and creativity. By following these reminders and tips, you’re set for an unforgettable experience. See you there!

Stay connected, stay safe, and get ready for an incredible time at GRINDFest 2024! 🎉🎡🎶



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