Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 6, 2017

The Strawberry Festival is a family-fun community event in Durham, NC. It's held the first Saturday in May, 11am to 3pm, at Old North Durham Park! The park is behind our elementary school building at 724 Foster Street in downtown Durham. ADMISSION IS FREE, so come enjoy the entertainment and a selection of free activities. Other activities and foods are available for ticket-based purchase at 1-6 tickets each ($1=1 ticket).

For more than a decade, we've been chopping berries, painting signs, spearing juicy lemons with spicy peppermint sticks, enjoying fantastic local artists, and creating a strawberry-filled day each year where everyone can be a kid again.

The Strawberry Festival supports Central Park School for Children's Monarch Fund, which cultivates paths of opportunity for all students at our school. It supports access to transportation, nutrition, after-school care, club/camp/field trip scholarships, and technology equipment.

Activity/Food tickets can be purchased online in advance. Pick them up the day of the festival at Will Call (no standing in line waiting to pay!) or on Thursday, May 4, 3-4pm, at CPSC's elementary school office (724 Foster Street).

Additionally, this Fund supports CPSC's leadership in economic diversity. We were the first charter school in the Southeast to establish an economically weighted lottery system for enrollment. We are creating a supportive economic diversity initiative toolkit for use by other schools.


kid getting doused with water
musical performer at SF 2015
children carrying the SF banner
children staffing a SF table
children smiling for the SF camera

Thanks to Satsuki "Sunshine" Scoville for the great photos!

Many thanks to...

Become a Sponsor!

Partner with us in sponsorship of the 2017 Strawberry Festival! Sponsorship Rewards include valuable exposure for your business, showing the community that you care about its children.

Tell us about yourself . . .

Sponsorship Form (online)
Sponsorship Form (printable)

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or mail your check made out to "CPSC Foundation" to:
CPSC Strawberry Festival
121 Hunt Street
Durham, NC 27701

Thank you BERRY much!