Charlotte Frontier Days has been a staple event and festival for all in the Charlotte Community for the last 49 years. This festival has brought everyone in the community together for family fun with events such as the Frontier Days Rodeo, the largest Charlotte Parade, an Amazing Craft Show and the Frontier Days Saloon.
We, as the Charlotte Frontier Days Board of Directors, have been keeping a very close eye on the current pandemic that we all have to try to navigate and deal with as best as we can. The effects that this pandemic is having on the daily lives of every person in our community and that of our local businesses is unprecedented. As everyone is aware most of our local businesses are still unable to operate or at the very least operating at less than normal capacity.
With all of this being said it comes with sincere heartfelt regret to inform the Community of Charlotte that Charlotte Frontier Days Board has elected to cancel this year’s festival. This was a very difficult decision to make and was not made with ease, however we feel as this is the best decision for the safety of our board and the Charlotte community.
Charlotte Frontier Days is 100% supported by donations from our community and local businesses. With the businesses not being able to operate or only operating at less than normal capacity, we as the board cannot with good conscience reach out for donations at this time knowing that each business is struggling to get back on their feet. The Charlotte Frontier Day Board sincerely thanks each business that has supported us for the past 49 years. We hope that our community keeps supporting these downtown businesses in this time of need and shops locally every day.
As you may or may not know this year Charlotte Frontier Days was going to be celebrating our 50th year. We have begun planning this 50th year celebration and look forward to seeing everyone September 8th – 12th 2021!!
Charlotte Frontier Board of Directors
Charlotte Frontier Days was founded in 1970 by Steve Musselman. Musselman set out to enhance the city of Charlotte through community involvement with a festival that, still today, draws in thousands of people from Michigan and beyond. Musselman put together a successful and entertaining festival that has become a tradition for many for more than 40 years.
With profits from the first festival, bleachers were donated to Charlotte High School. Since then the Charlotte Frontier Days board members have made donations to the Charlotte, Public library, Charlotte public parks, and much more, making Frontier Days vital to the City of Charlotte.
The First Annual Charlotte Frontier Days festival featured a parade, queens contest, outdoor club rodeo, and an arts and crafts show. Keeping with tradition, Charlotte Frontier Days continues to offer many of these same activities and so much more. The unlimited activities, fun for all ages, and the great community are what keep this festival alive!