Harvey Hill
Programs + Events

Capital City Juneteenth Celebration 2024

Juneteenth (June 19th) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, family activities, vendors and food at this community celebration presented by the Capital City Juneteenth Committee, City of Raleigh, Dix Park Conservancy and our Official Media Partner, WRAL-TV!

Event Details

Time: 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Main Stage Schedule

12:00 - 12:35pm - Opening Remarks, Dummer Jonathon Olu-Taylor, Prayer with Rev Dr. Larry McDonald, and Guest Speakers
12:35 pm - 82nd Airborne Division Band + Chorus
1:05 - 1:35 pm - Speaker Earl James and Spoken Word with Bettina Pop
1:35 pm - Gospel Jubilators 
2:10 pm - Hunter Family Presentation
2:25 pm - Al & Another Alternative (R&B)
3:00 pm - HBCU Recognition and Speakers
3:45 pm - Mo' Jazz featuring Connie Lea (Jazz)
4:25 - 5:00 pm - Raleigh Firebirds and Community Recognition
5:00 pm - The Mac Mclaughlin Group (Jazz)

Children's Activity Zone

  • Inflatables
  • Lawn Games
  • Story Corner

Food Vendors

  • Yagg sii Ten
  • Levy’s Jerkstand
  • Lornett’s Southern Kitchen
  • The Flat Drum
  • Soulbachi
  • Naked Empanada
  • Lee’s Kitchen
  • Party in a Pita
  • Tropical Delights 
  • Funnel Queens
  • Insta-Ice
  • Larger than Lemons

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

RSVP: RSVPs help us plan for the number of attendees and you will be in the know of event updates and weather alerts.  



2024 Juneteenth Event Map


Know Before You Go

  • Please come prepared for the weather and be mindful of staying hydrated and protected from the sun. 
  • Walking will be necessary in and around the event area. Please note, portions of the event have uneven surfaces. 
  • Indoor restrooms are available at the Stone Houses and at the Chapel from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Additional portable restrooms are on-site, too. 
  • Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but please use your best judgement to determine if your pooch will enjoy the crowd and noise.
  • If there is inclement weather, the event will be canceled and we will post alerts on social media and

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen, hats and a re-fillable water bottle
  • Bug spray and wear closed-toe shoes
  • Camp chairs and blankets
  • Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed


Getting to Dix Park + Parking


  • Via Western Boulevard: Enter at S. Boylan Avenue or Hunt Drive
  • Via Centennial Parkway: Enter at Blair Drive

Biking or Walking

  • Via Rocky Branch Greenway: Enter at S. Boylan Avenue
  • Via Centennial Bikeway Connector: Enter at Blair Drive


  • Follow event signs and parking staff
  • Please carpool if possible!
  • Bike racks are located at the Stone Houses 


WRAL Media Partner logo web banner



Dix Park continues to strive to be accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. Currently, portions of 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 ADA restrooms are available at the Stone Houses and the Chapel. Accessible port-a-johns are located at the event area. 

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



Contact Dix Park Staff at 919-996-3255 or


More Weekend Events 

Visit for a full line-up of events organized by the Capital City Juneteenth Committee.