The City of High Point Human Relations Division, together with Brothers and Sisters in Christ of High Point (BASIC), the High Point Public Library and the High Point Farmers Market, are gearing up to put on the city’s big summer party.

The fourth-annual Summer Jubilee back-to-school celebration will be held on Saturday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the High Point Public Library.

At the event, organizers will be giving away backpacks filled with school supplies in the library’s Arts & Education Plaza at 901 N. Main St., starting at 9 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis until there are no more backpacks to give.

High Point Human Relations Manager Rase McCray said this week that this should be a lot of fun.

“It’s one of our highlight events each year,” he said. “We’re very excited about it and we have some great partners. We do it in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market – and we partner with BASIC and others.  There will be live music, a petting zoo, face painting and a steel pan drummer.”

Due to the summer heat, some of the activities may be inside the library.

Event organizers are expecting a good crowd but there will be overflow parking available at the HPB Insurance building next door.

The Jubilee will run alongside the High Point Farmers Market, which will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature live music.

The face painting and a petting zoo will take place from 9 a.m. to noon.

McCray said it’s a great event because it provides kids with the resources they need for school success, like pencils, notebooks, glue sticks and markers, and he added that its “an incredible collaboration between local businesses, nonprofits, faith organizations and city agencies,” all of whom, he said, come together each year to help families in need.

The Summer Jubilee began in 2019 as a collaboration between BASiC, the High Point Human Relations Division and the High Point Public Library. It has grown every year with additional partners and increased funding.

For more information, contact McCray at 336-883-3124 or, by email, at