The 18th annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration will take place Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, 2023, at Golden Belt Campus, 800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC.
Juneteenth marks the day, June 19, 1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation (which had been issued on January 1st, 1863) was finally read to enslaved African–Americans in Texas.
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The festival takes place:
- Saturday: 1 to 10 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 to 6 p.m.
This free festival is presented by Spectacular Magazine and Triangle Cultural Awareness Foundation. It’s the second year that it’s taking place at Golden Belt Campus, after many years on Main Street in Durham.
NC Juneteenth Festival Features
- An Opening Ceremony with a processional of dancers, drummers and the community, followed by a presentation by the United States Colored Troops.
- Entertainment will feature national recording artists and local performers.
- Vendors will sell African and African-American clothing, art, artifacts, specialty items, crafts and food.
- A children’s village will have games, face painting, crafts and more.
- A health fair will include COVID testing, vaccination appointments, and health screenings.
- A fashion show will feature afro-centric and urban clothing by local designers and retailers.
- Exhibitor Booths will share information about services in the area.
More Juneteenth Events in the Triangle
Learn about all the Juneteenth events taking place in the Triangle, or check out a quick list here: