13th Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration, free & open to the public, with activities geared toward family participation, community unification and good old fashioned fun as we celebrate the ending of slavery. Entertainment throughout the day will feature national recording artists and local performers. Vendors sell an array of African and African-American clothing, art and artifacts, specialty items, crafts and delicious foods. The Children's Village has games, face painting, crafts and other fun, educational activities and information. The Health Fair includes blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and HIV screenings. Medical professionals from area health centers and hospitals are available for consultations. Organizations will have booths to inform the men, women, youth, and families of services (mentoring, tutoring, mental health, substance abuse, job services, etc.) and activities (summer camp, day camp, after school, athletic teams etc.) available in Durham and surrounding areas. Experts in their respective fields provide information, activities, and demonstrations.
The 13th Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration will bring a multitude of organizations and citizens into the community together in an effort to foster connections that will empower and uplift the community.