CPSC Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11am to 3pm

2019 Strawberry Festival Volunteers - Sign Up Here!

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!


We would love to have you as our partner in bringing this special day to the Durham community and supporting equity in education. Please consider donating at one of these sponsorship levels:

  • Strawberry Fields at $2000
  • Fruit-Full at $1500
  • Oh So Sweet at $1000
  • Berry Nice at $500
  • Strawberry Jam at $250

Your sponsorship commitment by April 1 will ensure your business is featured in our festival marketing: website, banners, posters and media. We look forward to partnering with you! Donate today!


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 April 1, 2019