Juneteenth Festival

  • Dates: June 15, 2024
  • Location: Apex
  • Address: 220 N. Salem St., Apex, NC 27502
  • Phone: 919.249.3400
  • Times: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Juneteenth is celebrated across the country to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. The Town of Apex's Juneteenth Festival celebrates this important day in history, and promotes equity, respect, and understanding between people of all backgrounds and cultures. 

This year’s celebration features:

  • Live music and entertainment with 97.5 FM DJ Brian Dawson, 97.5 FM Emcee Ron Huff, Caliente Babe, Empowering Steppers, GRAMMY nominated artist - Pierce Freelon, and NiiTO
  • Food trucks like Quizine Orleans
  • History exhibit in the Depot
  • Digital media and art Installation with Middle Creek High School
  • Juneteenth stories hosted by Eva Perry Library 
  • Local vendors

Schedule of Events

  • 11:00 am: Event kickoff with Big Ron and flag raising with Apex Police Department Chief Armstrong
  • 11:00 am: Opening remarks from Mayor Gilbert, Town Council, and Juneteenth Committee
  • 11:30 am: Juneteenth stories @ the Halle Cultural Arts Center
  • 11:45 am: Caliente Babe line dancing
  • 12:15 pm: Presentation of the Apex Freedom Day Honoree
  • 12:30 pm: Juneteenth stories @ the Halle Cultural Arts Center
  • 1:00 pm: Pierce Freelon children's musical performance
  • 2:30 pm: Empowering Steppers performance
  • 2:30 pm: Juneteenth stories @ the Halle Cultural Arts Center
  • 3:00 pm: Apex First Baptist Youth Choir performance
  • 4:00pm: NiiTO Band performance