GASTON MAX, the Gaston Multicultural Arts Xperience, will return to Downtown Gastonia for its third consecutive year. The festival will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rotary Centennial Pavilion located at 107 N. South Street in Gastonia. The family-friendly event is free and open to everyone.
- Live performances, food trucks, beer garden, art, music, literature, and more.
- Special activities for children.
- View the full musical lineup and events at Gaston MAX Facebook page.
A special note to attendees:
- No alcohol boundaries will be in place during the event.
- Parking on either side of the Pavilion will be closed.
“We anticipate a higher attendance this year over last year,” said Christine Ingle, Event Planner and Resource Manager for the City of Gastonia, who serves as the planning committee co-chair for the Gaston MAX Planning Committee. “It’s a great time to come out and experience arts and culture in our County.”
Gaston MAX is a collaboration between Gaston County Public Library, the Friends of the Gaston County Public Library, Gaston County Government, and the City of Gastonia. It showcases art, music, literature, and culture. This is the third year of the festival, after it began as a virtual experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, before debuting onsite in 2022.
“Gaston MAX celebrates the different people and cultures that make Gaston County a wonderful place to live, work, and play,” said Dandria Bradley, Gaston County’s Deputy Communications Director and co-chair of the Gaston MAX Planning Committee.