CPSC Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 11am to 3pm

The 2019 Strawberry Festival was a resounding success. Thank you to all our volunteers! We're already looking ahead to our 15th annual festival in 2020!

The Strawberry Festival is an annual, family-fun community held event in Downtown Durham, NC. It's hosted by the Central Park School for Children on the first Saturday in May at the Old North Durham Park, behind the CPSC Elementary School at 724 Foster Street. Since 2005, 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. Come visit us at the Strawberry festival to celebrate another year together in Durham!

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

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Kat Benson at strawberry@cpsfc.org

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

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

Our Sponsors

Silent Auction Donors

In-Kind Donors

Community Booths


Become a 2020 sponsor today! To pay for your 2019 silent auction winnings, click the button above then click "donate as an individual".


We recommend parking in one of the two big parking lots just south of the Farmers' Market, as shown in the map below. We will have SHUTTLE BUSES running every 15 minutes (11am to 4pm) between those two lots and the festival. Please leave on-street parking near the school for neighboring businesses and residents. Thank you!

parking map for festival
This page (CPSC Strawberry Festival) last updated May 9, 2019