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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

Durham Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate patriotism and civic pride with Durham Parks and Recreation and the Durham Bulls. The dynamic fireworks show will begin immediately following the game. If it rains, the call to cancel the …

Special Events

"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" Film Screening

  • Carolina Theatre
  • (919) 560-3030
  • July 01, 2015 - July 09, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is the story of Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), an awkward high school senior whose mom forces him to …

Beyu Caffe Presents: The Christian Scott Quintet

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • July 03, 2015 - July 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Christian Scott, also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah, born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a two-time Edison Award_winning, Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter, composer, and producer. S…

Blackberry Picking

  • Page Farms
  • (919) 596-3227
  • June 15, 2015 - July 11, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Children’s Independence Day Parade

Celebrate the birth of our nation in this fun and patriotic parade. Arrive early to help your kids decorate their bikes, big wheels, tricycles, wagons, even strollers. Parade starts at 10:30.

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 …

Free Dem Thighs Dance Party

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 901-0875
  • July 04, 2015 - July 04, 2015

Hang out on the patio for the fireworks, then come in for the freebee dance partying mixed genre epic good time hosted by DJ Dusty Tech, producer of the infamous dance floor sandwich. And …

Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band

Garnering comparisons to greats such as Aretha Franklin and Etta James, Gracie Curran & Her High Falutin' Band have earned their reputation for jaw dropping blues & soul.2013 was a …

Lakewood Flea Market

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

New School No School

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

Weekly, live music.

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 Durham Patchwork Mini-Market

  • Fullsteam Brewery
  • May 02, 2015 - November 07, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)

The Durham Patchwork Mini-Market is a monthly market with makers and vintage vendors. The market is held the first Saturday of the each month from 12-4pm. Local makers and vintage vendors come …

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 …

Watts Hospital-Hillandale Fourth of July Parade

  • July 04, 2015 - July 04, 2015

The Watts Hospital-Hillandale Fourth of July parade began in 1950 with six children riding their bicycles down the block. It's now a neighborhood extravaganza with hundreds of people in …

Wine Tasting

  • Hope Valley Bottle Shop
  • (919) 403-5200
  • Starting: February 07, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Call to …

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Beauty From Toxicity" Art: Exhibit

The art of Denise Hughes, whose work brings the problem of plastic in our oceans into sharp focus. Hughes' large-scale murals feature vibrantly colored maritime creatures created with plastic bottle …

"BINNEGOED: Coloured & South African Photography" Exhibit

bin-ne-goed Afrikaans n. 1. Innards or intestines. 2. Euphemism for courage. 3. Way of being on the inside that is both vital and entangled. South Africa during Apartheid is revisited …

"Endangered" Art Exhibit

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • July 01, 2015 - July 26, 2015 (Recurring daily)

TJ's projects include representational and conceptual elements that take form in both functional and interpretive ways. He creates sculptures in wood, metal, and found materials with particular …

"Photography of Dance" Exhibit

  • Through This Lens
  • (919) 687-0250
  • June 19, 2015 - August 01, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Color that can be vivid or subtle balanced against dramatic black and white images offer a survey of Chris Walt's dance photography. Photographed in the US and Cuba, this exhibition offers a …

“Phone Home Durham” Photography Exhibit

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622
  • May 29, 2015 - August 22, 2015 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

For this exhibition the Power Plant Gallery invites mobile phone photographers from all walks of life to submit images of Durham County taken with mobile phone cameras or other hand held …

“Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” Exhibit

Artworks featuring both past and present celebrities and politicians.

A Body in Fukushima

  • Pleiades Gallery
  • (919) 797-2706
  • June 18, 2015 - July 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Eiko Otake is a New York-based movement artist, performer, and choreographer who has worked for more than 40 years in the duo Eiko & Koma. This year she exhibits as a solo artist in "A Body …

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