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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.

Use the searchable calendar below to see what’s happening, Fresh Daily. You can browse by date, category, and location.

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Major Events

POPUP Wine Bar

Join North Carolina's only Master Sommelier Fred Dex and his team of Sommeliers to be introduced to some fun, unknown and tasty wines, and help Blue Coffee Cafe raise funds to their new location on …

Special Events

Art Market at Vega Metals

  • Vega Metals
  • (919) 321-8536

The Art Market at Vega Metals is a Saturday morning outdoor market showcasing some of Durham NC's most creative and talented artists. There are art and craft vendors, food trucks, and musicians …

Artist Talk

A morning coffee talk with Vincent Romaniello about his experiments with meaning and message. There will be coffee and tea on hand with some yummy biscuits to share. “Experimentation is key to …

Comedienne Kathleen Madigan

Over Kathleen Madigan’s 25 year career she has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and so on. Her third hour-long special, Madigan …

Duke New Music Ensemble [dnme]

Directed by Benjamin Daniels, [dnme] brings together undergraduate and graduate students in performing music written in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as new works by Duke student composers. I…

Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 45 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. Bring bottled water. FREE.

Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk

A family-friendly 1.5 mile walking tour designed for adults and kids (8 years & older please) seeking a unique and different downtown Durham, North Carolina experience. The tour combines local …

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 hottest, hip and …

Holiday Extravaganza

  • First Pentecostal Church Family Life Center
  • (919) 477-6555

Brand name items and unique items by local vendors and artisans.

iCare Concert

  • Grace Church of Durham
  • (919) 908-6213

iCare Initiative has partnered with the music and entertainment communities for the iCare concerts by donating their time, talent and influence. The iCare concerts will promote our program goals by …

Mel’s Pop-Up Shop And Book Drive For Book Harvest

One day only (NO early birds). If you’re looking for something unusual for someone on your holiday list (or even for yourself!) explore an incredible array of things with a vintage all their …

NC Dance Alliance Annual Event

  • Durham School of the Arts

Featuring 3 exciting technique classes, all-day contact improv classes + a contact jam, a low-tech showing, and a community meeting with FREE LUNCH. Register on site.

NCCU vs. North Carolina A&T (Football)

Tickets: Adults $27, Seniors $22 and children ages 5-12 $12, non-NCCU students $17. Full-time NCCU students get in free with a valid student ID.

November Dances

New Modern, African, Ballet and Jazz works by dance faculty Andrea E.Woods Valdés, Ava LaVonne Vinesett, Tyler Walters, Nina Wheeler, and advanced choreography students.

PopUp Chorus

Do you like contemporary pop, indie rock, or music from the 60's? PopUp Chorus is a new initiative of the Community Chorus Project. Monday nights at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, lauded choral …

Runaway Winter Release Party

See and buy the newest winter offerings. Music by Trandle and DJ Shahzad.

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse Concerts

Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse hosts a coffee bar and snacks with top country, folk, and Gospel musicians. A ministry of St. Paul United Methodist Church. All music, coffee, and snacks are FREE, but …

The Ice Factory Ice Skating Rink

Parking in the North Deck garage, 305 W. Pettigrew St.

Tracks & Scat

Signs of animals are everywhere; you just have to know where to look. Join us as we look for tracks and scat of Little River wildlife. Make your own track station to take home and discover the …

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Durham, NC 27701 USA
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