The 17th annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration will take place Saturday, June 18th, and Sunday, June 19th, 2022. Read on for information on each of these two events in Durham.
Juneteenth marks the day, June 19th, 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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North Carolina Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 18th, 2022
1 to 10 p.m.
Golden Belt Campus
800 Taylor Street, Durham, NC
Enjoy dancers, drummers, recording artists, vendors, food and more.
Inaugural Juneteenth BBQ Cook-Off
Sunday, June 19th, 2022
2 to 8 p.m.
Durham Bottling Company
506 Ramseur Street, Durham, NC
The winner will represent NC in National Juneteenth BBQ Competition in Galveston, TX, in October, 2022. Competitors will be allowed to sell plates of food.
More Juneteenth Events in the Triangle
Learn about all the Juneteenth events taking place in the Triangle, or check out a quick list here: