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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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Special Events

"Ditch Your Day Job" Workshop

Are you a creative person whose day job is getting in your way? Learn how creative people can be their own boss, stay true to themselves, make a good living and ditch that darn day job. Frank Hyman …

Brien Barbour

Brien brings his huge range of music and humor - he's trained formally as a vocalist and guitarist and cultivated an appealing performance style that blends easy listening, light rock and folk m…

Durham Committee on Affairs of Black People - Founders Anniversary Banquet

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the organization. The 2015 Honorees will be Dr. Brenda Armstrong and Judge Leon Stanback, Jr. Keynote speaker is US Congresswoman Alma Adams. TIckets may be …

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 …

Eno River Tour

  • Pre-registration required
  • (919) 416-1200

Join Frog Hollow and Eno River Association and make your way down the Eno River. Starting at Hillsborough, each month there will be a paddle of a new section of the Eno River River until it ends in …

Experience Reiki Tummo

For those who are interested in Reiki, energetic body work or meditation, this event is for you! Rei (universal) Ki (energy) is an ancient technique where an attuned practitioner channels Divine …

Full Moon Drum Circle

Patanjali’s Place in collaboration with Lotus Leaf Gifts is hosting monthly Saturday community Drum Circles, on or before Full Moon. Inspired by similar gatherings around the world, come …

Jaisun McMillian

With Verlinda Zeno, The Louisiana Mojo Queen. Vocalist Jaisun McMillian is a former member of the Platters and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. 

Juan Huevos

With PlayPlay, Angi3, Corina Corina.


Kylesa is, fundamentally, a metal group, but the Savannah, Georgia-based outfit is otherwise difficult to categorize: elements of hardcore punk, psychedelic stoner rock, technical speed metal, and …

Lakewood Flea Market

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

Little River Community Complex FUNDAY -" Raise The Roof"

  • Little Rivver Community Complex
  • 91947590759194770264

Classic car, truck & motorcycle show. Join the fun with Live Bands * Entertainment * Yard, Crafts, Antique Sales * Kids games * Hayrides * Hot Fish & Hotdog Sales * & more.

Liturgical Dance Conference "For Your Glory: Dancing in the Spirit"

An uplifting day of fellowship and fun! Share your gift and love for dancing through praise and worship! This conference is for people of all ages.

Memorial Jazz Concert Honoring Paul Jeffrey

John Brown, director of Jazz Studies at Duke, honors the life and music of Paul Jeffrey (1933-2015) by presenting a concert of his arrangements. Saxophonist and composer Paul Jeffrey earned a …

New School No School

  • The Shed

Weekly, live music.


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

Single For 1 Christian Singles Conference Tour

Staying on the path towards the 1! Features singles group challenge, powerful teaching, priase and worship, and fellowship with other Christian singles.

Tea Cup Gin

Enjoy an evening of authentic yet unconventional great American jazz tradition with Tea Cup Gin where they stir together original melodies and lyrics, served up on two blazing acoustic guitars, …

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

America's largest interactive murder mystery comedy dinner show! Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere i…

The Temptations and the Four Tops

Two Motown Originators. One Legendary Night. The Temptations are the quintessential Motown vocal group. The quintet offered a rich blend of voices accompanied by stylish, coordinated dance m…

The Willie Painter Band

Playing a mix of danceable blues with a nod towards swinging jazz and an eclectic selection of rock and pop tunes, the Willie Painter Band consists of four veterans of the Triangle music scene.

Triangle Brewing Co. Tour

The tour shows the entire brewing process, from grain to glass, and you'll have an opportunity to purchase your favorite Triangle beer in a growler or six pack. Samples are poured before and after …

Wine Tasting

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

Call to …

Wonderwork - Theater Piece

This devised theatre piece looks at themes from the pop-culture icon: Wonder Woman. 11 female artists explore the themes of heroes & villains, truth & justice, kicking ass & looking good …

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