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Durham is a canvas covered in a unique cultural identity and history that is truly exceptional.

There is a culture of art and creativity expressed visually, culinarily, and through performances. There are many festivals, art places, historic sites, sports venues, nightlife, shopping, nature areas, and more that offer both residents and visitors a variety of choices.

Events & Things to Do

Events & Things to Do

From art galleries to nightlife, science museums to major annual festivals, Durham is brimming with an abundance of great things to see & do. See more...



Durham has been ranked as the "Foodiest Small Town in America." Find out why. See more...



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Hotels & Inns

Durham's warm and welcoming reputation starts with a selection of lodging ranging from charming bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels. See more...

Other Visitor Information:

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    Explore the distinct feel of Durham’s shopping & dining districts.
  • Transportation
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  • Maps
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  • Out in Durham
    Helpful information and friendly resources for LGBT travelers.
October 24 - 24, 2014

Durham Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular Concert

An evening of fun-filled musical offerings for the whole family including holiday inspired works by Copeland, Stravinsky, Saint Saëns and Williams. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creator of giant puppets, masks and shadow plays joins the DSO in staged performances of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette and Stravinsky's Infernal Dance of King Katschei from the Firebird Suite. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks, beginning at 6pm. Best Costume contest. Hands-on instrument fun with High Strung Petting Zoo. Special guests Faith Baptist Church Children's Choir. FREE admission.

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