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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

"Blues & Brews" Festival

This isn't a Beer Fest with music, or a Blues Fest with Beer, it's a new type of an event designed to be a unique experience, by offering Great Blues music and only North Carolina Craft Beers. The …

Special Events

" And the Ass Saw the Angel" Play

  • Manbites Dog Theater
  • (919) 682-3343
  • May 21, 2015 - June 06, 2015 (Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Euchrid Eucrow is a mute outcast in a community filled with inbreeding, moonshine, and religious fanaticism, whose damaged mind is filled with visions - both angelic and otherwise. A world premiere …

2015 National Cohousing Conference

The National Cohousing Conference provides amazing networking and learning opportunities. Presentations will cover everything from cohousing basics to hot topics in sustainability, design, community …

Brit Floyd

 An amazing journey through five decades of Pink Floyd Brit Floyd, the world's greatest Pink Floyd show, returns to North America in 2015 to launch its Space & Time World Tour. This is …

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 …

Full Moon Drumming 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 together to …

Guitar Workshop with Jamie Anderson

"Spice up your Guitar Playing,"For beginning and intermediate guitar players who already know basic chords. Learn to dress up your playing with hammer-ons, new picking / strumming p…

Jim Quick and Coastline - Music on Main Concert Series

Performers entertain the crowd with light jazz, beach music and adult contemporary music in a family-friendly atmosphere so relax and enjoy listening. Follow your favorite performers on the …

Meet the Author: DeMetria Hayes

The author will be reading from her book Daffodil: A Mother's Journey. Hayes will take you on her emotional journey of domestic violence via a collection of journal entries, letters and i…

New Belgium & Team On Draft: MS Society Fundraiser

  • Glass Jug
  • (919) 813-0135
  • May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015

The Glass Jug is teaming up with New Belgium Brewing and Team On Draft to host a big fundraiser for the National MS Society. BIKES! Start the day with a bike ride with Team On Draft - there will b…

New School No School

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

Weekly, live music.

Running of the Bulls 8K

  • May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015

This scenic course will wind through the historic and revitalized neighborhoods of downtown Durham, American Tobacco Campus, Trinity Park and Old North Durham neighborhoods, and finish with a lap …

Scalawag Magazine Launch Party

Live music, Bulkogi Truck, and revelry to celebrate the launch of Scalawag magazine. First 100 attendees will receive vouchers for a free drink. Performances by Ellis Dyson (of Ellis Dyson and the …

Strawberry Picking

  • Waller Family Farm
  • May 04, 2015 - June 05, 2015 (Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Dates are approximate. Please call,or visit website, to confirm.

Tainted Love

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100
  • May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015

By popular demand: the 80's! Channel your inner Jennifer Beals/Richard Simmons and come sweat with DJs: DudeFemme and PlayPlay.

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…

Tom Browne – Jamaica Funk

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058
  • May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015

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 …

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
  • Starting: February 07, 2015 (Every Saturday)

Call to …

Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Beyond a Glimpse: An Intimate Affair with Nature" Art Exhibit

A collaborative, interactive exhibit that showcases glimpses of the natural world. Terrariums and living art displays by Aisha Sanders offer opportunities to taste, touch, hear, feel, and see - a …

"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 …

"Blue Dream of Sky" Exhibit

A Celebration of a Colorful Life: paintings by Sue Sneddon, tapestries by Nance Lee Sneddon.

“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 …

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
101 E Morgan St.
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604