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Events in Durham, NC

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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Bull City Campout

Join this overnight camping event in Historic West Point on the Eno Park, whether you're a first-timer or an old hand, for traditional camping activities such as s'mores, night hikes, river …


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Darius Quarles

Darius’s solo show of paintings is on display, along with “Some Assembly Required: Can You Build It?” by all Pleaides artists. Artists explore the concept of …


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Dog Days at Beer Durham

APS of Durham will be onsite 2-3:30pm with dogs currently available for adoption. Bring your own pups for a fun dog party and/or just come for a beer or two. Be sure to bring your growlers to t…


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Duke Chapel Carillon Recital

Duke's 50-bell carillon is one of the oldest such instruments in the American South. Mr. J. Samuel Hammond, the University carilloneur for more than 50 years, will will present a 45-minute …


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Duke Field Hockey vs Old Dominion

Duke Field Hockey will take on Old Dominion for their annual Pride Night at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium! Admission is FREE!


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Dusk til Durham: Jazz, Hip Hop and Sunsets on the Roof with The Beast

The Beast is an innovative and electrifying hip hop and jazz ensemble, known for pushing creative boundaries and dynamic collaborations. Straight out of Durham, the cultural and entrepreneurial n…


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Eastern Triangle Farm Tour

  • 26 Farms in 5 counties
  • (919) 542-2402

Load​ ​up​ ​a​ ​car​ ​with​ friends​ ​and​ ​family and ​choose​ ​the sustainable​ ​farms​ ​you’d​ ​like​ ​to​​ ​discover​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Eastern​ ​Triangle! The​ ​tour​ ​is​ ​self-guided and y…


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Monthly Bluegrass/Americana/Old Time Jam sponsored by PineCone

PineCone is teaming up with The Blue Note Grill to host a monthly bluegrass/Americana/old time jam in Durham! The Piedmont region of North Carolina has a vibrant and varied music scene, which …


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Music In The Plaza: Sunday Family Fun

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Pour Taproom presents live music, games, and food for the family every Sunday in CCB Plaza, the heart of downtown Durham. Kids Eat FREE all day and live music presented by The Music Lab with …


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North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO)

The NCJRO plays classic big band sounds of Ellington, Basie, Kenton as well as modern composers


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Paint Your Pet

Arrive 30 minutes early to order your drinks! Wine & Design will have everything ready for you to create your very own masterpiece. Event is NOT BYOB.


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Pop-up Costume Shop for The Carrack's Muse Masquerade Fundraiser

Join Ponysaurus for a costume sale with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, art activities for the whole family with Happymess Art Studios, classes and supplies, and a mini-market featuring local …


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Shakori Hills Presents: N'Kogniito, Africa Unplugged, Ages of Sages

On September 24, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance presents a night full of eclectic soulful jams from friends of the grassroots festival family. As a part of our 'Shakori …


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SplatterFlix Film Series

The 1970s and 80s were a phenomenal era for horror films, with some of the greatest, scariest, and in some cases, campiest films ever made. Retro is proud to present this unique series which …


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Traveling Outpost

  • Falls and Jordan Lakes
  • (919) 416-1200

Explore some of the best flat water paddling locations in the area. Call or check the website for location.


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Trucks from the Market

Part of Meals from the Market! Over the past several years, Durham Central Park, Inc. has produced dozens of Food Truck Rodeos in the park that have been wildly successful. The good folks at Pie …


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Vicente Amigo

Modern flamenco master Vicente Amigo began playing guitar as a young child after he saw Paco de Lucía — the dashing flamenco legend who rose to fame in the 1970s — performing on …


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West Point on the Eno Outpost

As the name implies this Outpost is located at the West Point on the Eno Park, on the Eno River in Durham, NC. Kayak or Canoe on your own. Hourly self-guided trips are held on the small & …


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Yoga With Goats

  • Hux Family Farm

Instructors will lead you through a yoga flow while the goats and sheep are wandering around eating, cuddling, playing, and the babies may even "participate" with you (i.e. jump on you. …


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Art with the Experts

Join Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator from the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, for a discussion and slide lecture on The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th Century Florence. This is the …


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Belle Game

Led by the hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo, Belle Game weaves ethereal soundscapes into, blown-out, crush-pop confessions.  Sonically, Belle Game exists somewhere between new-age visions and …


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Flash Chorus: “Enjoy The Silence” by Depeche Mode and “Die Young” by Sylvan Esso

Anyone can show up and be a part of a rocking ad hoc chorus, regardless of any prior singing experience (or lack there-of). If you've ever wanted to express yourself creatively through music …


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Learn to Curl Session

  • Triangle Curling Center

No raised heels or flip flops. Running shoes work well as long as the soles are clean. It can be cold on the ice, so dress in layers and bringing a light jacket. Gloves and thick socks can also …


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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604