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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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"The New Colossus" Play

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343

A family of frustrated, attention-starved artists flocks to the seashore. One of them has a gun...what could possibly go wrong? A darkly comic reboot of Chekhov's classic, this rollicking tale …

Beginning Hot Yoga Class

  • Bikram Yoga
  • (919) 251-8763

Beginning hot yoga known for its health benefits. First timers welcome! The heat makes it easier to stretch, and everyone leaves feeling great.

Bull City Burger and Brewery's Weekly Tour and Tasting

Must be 21+ to participate. $5/person, includes tour and tasting of the beers on tap with brewer/guide. The $5 fee can be credited toward a growler deposit the day of the tour. Please call to v…

DJ BnC at The Tavern

  • The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern

Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…

Durham Craft Market

The Durham Craft Market is a weekly, open-air market displaying one-of-a-kind, handmade, local arts and crafts. Celebrate the uniqueness of craft, be part of the flourishing Durham arts and crafts …

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 …


IF/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today – and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and …

J. Kutchma

With Wailin' Storms, Restorations.

Jarekus Singleton – kick off to a week-long 6th Anniversary/Birthday celebration!

At just 30 years old, Jarekus Singleton is a musical trailblazer with a bold vision for the future of the blues. Springing from the same Mississippi soil as Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and B.B. …

Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos - Music on Main Concert

Lively Cajun music. In this series of Saturday concerts performers entertain the crowd with light jazz, beach music and adult contemporary music in a family-friendly atmosphere so relax a…

Memorial Day Military Timeline Event

A tribute to all American soldiers throughout our history from the Revolutionary War to present day

Merit Pit Bull Foundation Adoption & Outreach

Join Ramblers for doggy kisses, beer, and good times! Merit Pit Bull Foundation will be bringing adoptable dogs to the store along with swag. All donations help support the dogs in their foster care …

Mom's and Grad's Brunch at Counting House

Mothers and graduates: two groups of folks you can really get behind. What better way to mark to the occasion than with a Counting House brunch that celebrates both! Chef Josh Munchel is serving up …


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

Photography Exhibit - Children and the Experience of Illness

  • Duke Eye Center-Connector Gallery
  • (919) 620-5374

Photographs produced by young patients and their Duke student mentors, from the class Children and the Experience of Illness, taught at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tour of Downtown Durham

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 237-2254

Home to renovated tobacco warehouses, the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls, and Historic Parrish Street, downtown Durham is about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. See this …

This Girl is on F.I.R.E. Teen Empowerment Conference

Register your teen today for this exciting conference that is sure to ignite their fire for success. This event was created to tackle some of the challenges facing our youth, with a focus …

Tom Browne

Consider the songs in our hearts that inspire us toward uplifted continence; melodies that ring out in a manner that is soulful ... even funky! Now think of an artist; an artist who George Benson …

Tootie's Comedy Open Mic

Comedians with off color humor and an openness to hear people do comedy for the first time, or second...or 80th.

UN Climate Summit Simulation

  • Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
  • (919) 200-3585

Ever wondered what might have happened had you been one of the climate negotiators? What would you advocate for? How would the negotiations turn out? Could you do better? You have the …

Wine Tasting

  • Hope Valley Bottle Shop
  • (919) 403-5200

Call to confirm.

Exhibits & Recurring Events

21c Presents: OFF-SPRING: New Generations

Rituals—religious and cultural, institutional and domestic—provide the thematic infrastructure for OFF-SPRING: New Generations. Exploring the development of both personal and group …

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604