From NC Juneteenth Celebration Website:The 9th Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration will be held on June 15, 2013 on the CCB Plaza in
Durham from 1pm - 10pm. This fun filled, educational and uplifting day begins with a NC
Juneteenth Bridge Builders Youth Luncheon at 10:30 pm. The Luncheon, free for youth ages
10 -17, allows men an opportunity to connect with the youth of Durham - allowing them the
chance to forge a relationship that carries on after this event.
The Unity March begins at 12:30 pm with men marching with children (biological or not),
church and school groups, athletic associations, boys and girls clubs, etc. from the
Luncheon to the site of the festival. The March is for the eradication of modern-day forms of
bondage - gangs, drugs, high drop-out/suspension rates, poverty, etc.
When the march ends at CCB Plaza, the Juneteenth Celebration begins. An Opening
Ceremony includes songs, prayer, litany, elected officials and clergy, pouring of libation and salute to elders.
Entertainment throughout the day features national and local performers.
Vendors sell an array of African and African-American clothing, specialty items, crafts, etc.
in the Marketplace.
Delicious food is available at the Juneteenth Food Wagon Rodeo
The Health Fair includes blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and HIV screenings. Medical professionals from area health centers and hospitals are available for consultations.
The Children's Village has games, face painting, crafts and other fun, educational
activities and information for children of all ages.
The 9th Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration has activities geared toward family participation,
community unification and good old fashioned FUN!