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Durham Bulls Blues Festival

Durham Bulls Blues Festival


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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Bull City Rumble

  • Bike Show

A world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day Weekend. Thematically, the event has its roots in the traditional rivalry of Mods vs. Rockers, the …

DISHOOM Bollywood Dance Party

Bollywood, Bhangra, Electro, Hip Hop, Trap, Dancehall, Reggaeton, and more! 9pm: Bhangra Dance Lessons! 10pm: TAN DURM FOOD TRUCK ARRIVES! 10:30pm: DJ Rang starts spinning. 12am: G2 …

Duke Street Dogs

The Duke Street Dogs have been referred to as a "populist" band. They play a mix of old and new, original material, country and jazz, rock, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and old-time.

Durham Pub Crawl & Haunted Adventure

Do you believe in ghosts? The home of Liggett &Myers, Kress & Snow Buildings ghosts, oh, it’s a Pub Crawl! Guests spend approximately 25 minutes in three (3) of Durham’s …

Film Screening - "Sir, No Sir"

This important film tells the suppressed story of the role the GI movement (inside the armed services!) played in ending the Vietnam War, and building the veterans' peace movement. Co-sponsored …

Friday Family FUN Night

DJ Music. Chase Dawson (The Kid DJ) in the house pumping cool tunes starting 6pm.

Golf Clinic with Karl Kimball

Bring a chair and watch as Karl talks about the golf swing and answers your questions on how to improve your game around the course. Donations will be accepted to help support the Folds of Honor …

Jim Jefferies: The Freedumb Tour

Jim Jefferies established himself as one of the outstanding comedians of his generation with the prestigious one-hour HBO special "I Swear to God.” He continues wowing audiences with his …

Johnny White & The Elite Band - Brightleaf Summer Concert Series

Please no outside food, drinks or coolers.

The Brian Miller Quartet

If you only come to see Brian Miller play at Beyú Caffé for one reason, come because he brings so much joy to playing. He readily admits that, while he might not play the most t…

The Claptones

A rock and roll band whose music has a heavy blues flavor.

The Oh Whales

With Starbenders / Vanguard Party / Hot Water & The Bone.

2015 Labor Day Music fest.

Line-up: Lloyd and Dej Loaf. Lloyd has recently decided to veer away from the smooth R&B sound with which he made his name, swapping crooning for rapping and signing with G-Unit Records …

Back to School Open House

  • Quest Martial Arts

Featuring prizes, demonstrations, trial classes, sword fighting and a bouncy house. Martial arts demonstrations of kids, youth and advanced students.

Dreaming of the 90's Dance Party!

With DJs PlayPlay & Queen Plz.

Josh Preslar Band

Josh Preslar along with Mike ‘Howlin Wind’ Davis (harmonica), Clark Stern (keys), T.A. James (Bass) and George Hindenach (drums) are going to turn the BNG into a Juke …

Lakewood Flea Market

Spaces are approximately 10' x 10', first come, first served.

New School No School

  • The Shed

Weekly, live music.

North Carolina Central University vs St. Augustine's University (Football)

Fifteen starters return from a team that captured a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship and posted the most wins as a Division I-FCS program a year ago. NCCU will open the 2015 …


Weekly free 5km timed run. Don't forget your paper barcode! If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.

Patriot Cup Golf Tournament

Teams are Army, Navy Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Fee includes greens fees, cart fees, range balls, team hat and a donation to Folds of Honor Foundation.

Pop Up Pottery Sale with Trout Ceramics

  • Trout Ceramics Studio

Trout Ceramics will have pots to sell! Discounts on new work too! Meet the potter and visit her pottery studio. See the giant 20" tall molar tooth she's making for her dentist! Located in …

Rock n Roll After Party for TONUP's Bull City Rumble

The festivities move indoors after the 11th annual Bull City Rumble Bike Show to the Social for some rockin' good time with music with awesome rock n' roll and some of the finest burlesque dancers i…

Ryan Kilgore

Ryan is an exceptional saxophone player who strives to instill in all people the importance of music's role in the enrichment of the human spirit.

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Durham, NC 27701 USA
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