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Harvey Hill
Community Event

Juneteenth Festival

Juneteenth (June 19th) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States.

As part of the Capital City Juneteenth Celebration 2022, enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and food on Harvey Hill at Dix Park! 

Juneteenth Festival 2022 is presented in partnership by:

  • St. Paul's A.M.E. Church
  • NC History Museum
  • NC Historic Sites
  • Dorothea Dix Park
  • Visit NC
  • City of Raleigh Museum

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebration Schedule: Visit juneteenthraleigh.org for a full line-up of events and to watch the livestream!

Location: Harvey Hill at Dix Park, 693 Palmer Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

Tickets: Tickets are free. While not required, registering for tickets helps us plan for how many people to expect and we can contact you in the case of changes to the event due to inclement weather. Questions about tickets for this event? Contact events@dixpark.org or 919-996-6688.

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What to Bring

  • Seating: A blanket or low beach chairs to sit on, so that you don’t obstruct the view for others.
  • Food and Drinks: While we encourage you to enjoy the food trucks, you may also bring your own food and beverages. Beer and wine are permitted, but please be responsible!
  • Outdoor Essentials: Remember the sunscreen and bug spray.
  • What to Wear: This event takes place in the grass with uneven surfaces, please keep this in mind for footwear. The trees provide some shade but this event is outdoors the entire time - please dress for the weather.

Weather

If we need to cancel due to inclement weather, we will communicate through email to ticket holders and on Dix Park social media.

COVID-19 Safety Reminders
Please stay home if you are sick! A 6-foot distance should be maintained between yourself and other participants in the program. Visit Raleigh Parks COVID-19 page for the latest information and guidance.

Accessibility

Dorothea Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces and are not fully accessible. Accessibility is a primary focus for early park improvements and all future planning and development.

Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available in all lots.

Restrooms: Indoor accessible restrooms are available in the newly renovated Chapel.  Accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field.

Programs and events: Raleigh Parks Inclusion Services works with community members to support participation. To request a program modification based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please complete and submit the Accommodation Request Form or contact Inclusion Services staff at 919-996-2147 or ParksInclusion@raleighnc.gov.