Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 11am to 3pm

The Strawberry Festival is a family-fun community event in Durham, NC. It's held the first Saturday in May at Old North Durham Park, hosted by Central Park School for Children in North Durham Park at 724 Foster Street, Downtown Durham. Admission is free, so come enjoy the entertainment and a selection of free activities, other activities and foods available for ticket-based purchase. Check out the 2018 booth listing and ticket prices. ($1=1 ticket).

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.

Activity/Food tickets and merchandise purchases can be made online in advance.They will be available for pick-up the day of the festival at WIll Call (no standing in line waiting to pay!) or on Thursday, May 3 from 3-5 at the school (724 Foster Street).

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.

A free shuttle will be running 11-3 from Park & Ride lots available off of Morris Street. See the Parking Map for details on location of where & where not to park.


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!


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This page (Strawberry Festival) last updated April 24, 2018