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Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. From biannual arts markets to performances by world-class musicians at DPAC or Carolina Theatre, from workshops led by leading researchers to motorcycle rallies, from interactive classes at the Museum of Life + Science to food tours through Durham’s most acclaimed restaurants, there is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident.

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Major Events

Preservation Durham Home Tour

  • Delta House
  • (919) 682-3036
  • April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Featuring the Architecture of George Watts Carr, in Forest Hills and Hope Valley.

Special Events

"Secret Game" author Scott Ellsworth

"The Secret Game," which looks at race and politics in the south through a historic basketball contest staged between North Carolina Central and Duke University on March 19, 1944, that …

"Tails and Tiaras" Beaver Queen Pageant Kickoff Party

Be the first to meet this year’s contestants and judges and come shake your tails with the Bulltown Strutters! This year’s theme is Beavers do Bollywood! The event will be emceed by …

“Insightful Sound” by NC Youth Tap Ensemble

  • Carolina Theatre
  • (919) 560-3030
  • April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)

A non-stop percussive dance revue, featuring cutting-edge contemporary choreography along with traditional rhythm tap. Dance styles include body percussion, and jazz, and highlight top …

Artisan Cocktail Dinner

Five of Durham’s best craft cocktail makers are bringing you originally curated drinks paired with delicious bites from the kitchens of Jim Anile’s Revolution and Ben Adams’ …

Bahama Community Craft/Yard/Vendor Sale/ Pancake Breakfast

  • Bahama Ruritan Club
  • (919) 477-7864
  • April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Rent a spot - Craft/Vendor and Yard sales all welcome in this county rural community. Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast. Event is hosted by the Bahama Ruritan Club.

Burger Smashdown

Join burger chefs from Mattie B’s Public House, Tyler’s Taproom, Buns and more as they create one of their favorite burger and side duos for you to eat and vote on. Beer will be provided …

Duke University String School concerts

The 3 pm concert features Beginning Ensembles & Intermediate I. The 4 pm concert features Chamber Music Groups, and the 7 pm concert features Intermediate II & the DUSS Youth Symphony …

Duke vs. Virginia Tech (Men's Baseball)

Durham Academy Used Book Sale

  • Durham Academy Middle School Gym
  • April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Shop kids books, adult fiction, cook books, gardening, travel - all your favorites. All books only $1 or $2.

Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Program

  • Various locations
  • (919) 354-2710
  • April 13, 2015 - April 30, 2015 (Recurring daily)

An Olympic style competition designed to give mature adults the opportunity to compete in a host of athletic and artistic activities in various locations in Durham. Fitness, fun and community …

Durham Symphony Free Spring Classical Concert

  • The Emily K Center
  • (919) 491-6576
  • April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2015

the world premiere of the rock music influenced "dubstep" piece will be featured. The composer is Durham-based Oakley Lyon, Band Director for Kidznotes. The DSO premiered his very …

Exploration Station

Explore the science of plants and animals with seasonal activities for you and your family. Look for the “Exploration Station” signs in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden for …

Golf Tournament and Fundraiser for DADH

  • The Crossings Golf Club
  • (919) 672-0889
  • April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2015

As a special feature of our tournament, prizes are given to those that hit a Hole In One. Additionally, a silent auction will occur along with lots of prizes and a raffle. Durham Alumnae …

Good Rocking Sam

  • Blue Note Grill
  • (919) 401-1979
  • April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2015

CD Release Party for "Other Side of Time"! Good Rocking Sam is a blues/r & b/roots outfit out of Durham, NC, home of the Piedmont Blues. GRS is big into the blues, but doesn't r…

Holiday - Music on Main Concert Series

Performers entertain the crowd with light jazz, beach music and adult contemporary music in a family-friendly atmosphere so relax and enjoy listening. Follow your favorite performers on the …

Innovate Your Cool : A Conference on Innovation

  • American Underground @ Main
  • (919) 808-4039
  • April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Keynot speaker will be Wayne Sutton, who has been named to Business Insider's "The Silicon Valley 100: The Coolest People In Tech Right Now," "52 Hottest New Stars In Silicon …

Levi Stephens

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • April 25, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Stephens' debut album, "This Way" goes far beyond the confines of R&B and seamlessly melds a variety of genres, from soul to rock to gospel to folk while always remaining honest, c…

Library Spring Book Sale

Friends members have first choice at the sale on Friday, and everyone is encouraged to join the Friends. Memberships can be purchased at the door beginning F at 2pm. Su: $7 bag sale.

Local Christian Leader, Pastor Tim Timberlake, to Host Reading/Signing for New Book ABANDON

The highly sought-after spiritual leader, Pastor Tim Timberlake, will host the first local reading and signing for his debut book ABANDON: Laying Aside Your Plan for God’s Purpose at Barnes …

New School No School

  • The Shed
  • Starting: February 14, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Weekly, live music.

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101 E Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604