GGNA has many community events that you can be a part of! Each year that our budget and volunteer base is sufficient, we try to organize the following events:
Grove Street People’s Market
The Grove Street People’s market is a monthly farmers and craft market where neighborhood residents can pick up fresh produce (most of it grown in the neighborhood!), handmade art and crafts, delicious baked goods and more!
See 2016 information here.
GlenFest Multicultural Festival
GlenFest is a multicultural festival that typically consists of two stages with music and dance performances to delight all ages. There are also vendors providing beautiful handmade items, art, jewelry, unique items for your home, and delicious foods from local vendors with flavors from around the world. You can see demonstrations of traditional craft making from other countries, different types of martial arts and meet organizations that provide valuable community resources. There’s also a wonderful children’s area with games, arts and crafts and an area for children (and adults too!) to dress up in outfits from around the globe.
GlenFest is a fun way to bring both residents and friends of Glenwood together to provide a community-building experience …. to show people in the neighborhood that they are connected to a network of people that are striving to make Glenwood a strong community, with everyone looking out for each other.
GlenFest also serves to bring people to Grove Street, an area of Glenwood that GGNA has focused on revitalizing and reestablishing as a central, thriving part of our neighborhood. Lastly, but very importantly, GlenFest is an opportunity to both entertain and share the traditional cultures of both people in our community and around the world with residents.
National Night Out
National Night Out is a community potluck picnic held each year on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods around the country participate in this national event, called “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:
Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Glenwood Halloween Carnival & Haunted trail
The Glenwood Halloween Carnival is fun for all ages of children and their families with games, story time, a cake walk and costume contests. For older kids and adult who like to be scared, after dark is when the ghouls and goblins to come out in Morris Farlow Park for the creepy Haunted Trail.
Glenwood Holiday Bazaar
The Glenwod Holiday Bazaar provides holiday shopping with local handmade goods from neighborhood and Greensboro residents, live music, bake sale and a delicious potluck lunch!