Family Festival and Health Fair

Families in our community are coming together on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 3-6 PM at Forest Hills Park for an opportunity to celebrate (RSVP). The last two years have been particularly difficult and isolating. Thinking about safety protocols and all the needs in our community, Breastfeed Durham is hosting a family festival and health fair with live performances and readings by Pierce Freelon, Rainbow Collective for Change, and DJ Fressh. We will celebrate together rain or shine enjoying Locopops and the spray ground.

Family Festival and Health Fair: Nurturing Young Children’s Well-Being!

When: Saturday, May 14, 2022 | 3-6 pm
Forest Hills Park, 1639 University Dr., Durham, NC 27707 (see map)
Live Entertainment, Food Trucks, Prizes, Vendors, Exhibitors, Kids Play and Crafting, Bounce House, Rock & Rest Area, Diapering Station, Healthy Snacks, and Presentations on Health Topics

Sections of the event will be streamed on Facebook Live
Safety: Masks are encouraged for adults and children 2+

First 50 families to register in advance will receive one of the following:
New children’s book by Pierce Freelon, Daddy Daughter Day ~The Family Book (bilingual edition) by Todd Parr ~ Activity kit from the Early Childhood Coordinator of Durham County

Sponsors-We thank you!


Volunteers Needed!

We are still in search of volunteers to help with the event in person. Please sign up to volunteer or send us an email at

Tentative Schedule

On the outdoor stage: Live musical performances and readings by Pierce Freelon, Durham native and Emmy-award winning producer, reading his new book Daddy Daughter Day. Anne Sutkowi-Hemstreet from the Rainbow Collective for Change will be reading The Family Book by Todd Parr. Live performances by DJ Fressh, as well.

In the clubhouse: Breastfeed Durham will host a series of workshops. We envision these sessions as educational presentations provided by local experts. Assistance will be available for little ones on the move. Limited to 10-15 families at a time.

3:00 PM | “Birthed 9 and breastfed for 26 years” by Birth-Empowered
3:15 PM | Performance by DJ Fressh and Welcome from Breastfeed Durham
3:30 PM | Q&A with exhibitors under the picnic shelter
3:45 PM | [Bilingual] Reading of The Family Book from the Rainbow Collective for Change
4:00 PM | [Bilingual] Building Your Village of Support from Triangle Area Parenting Support
4:15 PM | Songs from Emmy-award winning artist Pierce Freelon
4:30 PM | [Bilingual] Surviving early days: Understanding infant feeding by Duke Family Medicine
4:45 PM | Reading of Daddy Daughter Day by community advocate Pierce Freelon
5:00 PM | [Bilingual] Finding Child Care: Local resources from Child Care Referral Central
5:15 PM | Songs from Emmy-award winning nominated artist Pierce Freelon
5:30 PM | Introduction to Babywearing presented by The Well Carried Child
5:40 PM | [Bilingual] Reading of The Family Book from the Rainbow Collective for Change
6:00 PM | Performance by DJ Fressh and Closing from Breastfeed Durham




Prizes, Gifts, Raffle Items

Activities, Kids Play, and Crafting

Vendors and Exhibitors

Sponsors-We thank you!