Strawberry Festival & 5K

Save May 7 for SF 2016!

Our 2016 Strawberry Festival will be the first Saturday in May at Old North Durham Park! The park is behind our elementary school building at 724 Foster Street in downtown Durham.

About the Festival

The Strawberry Festival is a community event in Durham, NC, that supports Central Park School for Children. For more than a decade, we've been chopping berries, painting signs, spearing juicy lemons with spicy peppermint sticks, enjoying fantastic local artists, and creating a day each year where everyone can be a kid again.

Visit the official Strawberry Festival website at, where you can buy SF swag, become a sponsor, or get involved.

5K and Fun Run

The festival also includes our Strawberry Festival 5K and Fun Run, a family-friendly fitness event that welcomes runners (and walkers) of all ages and levels.

Packet pickup and last-minute registration is 3-6pm in front of our 724 Foster Street building, and Saturday morning at the starting line in front of FullSteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee St.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for all the details!

Proceeds from the Strawberry Festival support project-based learning and integrated arts at CPSC.


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