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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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“The Iron Furnace” Public Iron Pour

After sunset, 3,000 pounds of molten, 3,000 degree iron will be poured into molds, in an exciting fiery display. Live Music * DJ Yammy * Food Trucks * Beer. Blankets and folding chairs …


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13th Annual Holiday Greek Pastry Sale & Athenian Grill

Featuring their most popular Greek pastries for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, and dine in/take out gyros, spanakopita & Greek salads.


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26th Annual Salvation Army Toy Run

Bull City HOG 4040 is acccepting donations for their annual Salvation Army toy drive through Nov 18. Toys can be dropped-off at the collection site - Raging Bull Harley-Davidson.M otorcyle riders o…


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A Far Cry with Luciana Souza: The Blue Hour

Since its launch in 2007, Boston’s A Far Cry has taken an unusual approach to the making of orchestral music. Seventeen musicians opted to start a communal, self-conducted string symphony in …


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Acton Children's Business Fair

  • Playhouse Toy Store
  • (919) 286-1317

Ages 6-16 can participate to present their entrepreneurship.


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Author Jeffery Beam

The Regulator welcomes, co-editor of Jonathan Williams: Lord of Orchards. Contributors Thorn Craven, Neal Hutcheson, Elizabeth Matheson, and Michael McFee will join Beam for a reading and book …


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Beginning Sewing Class

Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine or spiff up your skills? Join a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor for this class designed for brand new beginners and re-entry …


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Bully

Rock band. With Aye Nako.


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Darren Knight's Southern Momma: An Em Comedy Tour

Real Life Comedy When You Need to Laugh! Comedian Darren Knight aka Southern Momma is a social media celebrity. He’s been compared to Jeff Foxworthy, as the next star of redneck comedy. He'll …


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Deep Listening Workshop

Discover the sounds that compose your world. The practice of Deep Listening, developed by composer Pauline Oliveros (1932­-2016), explores the difference between the involuntary nature of h…


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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Duke Football vs. Georgia Tech

Duke Home Football Game vs. Georgia Tech


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Duke Theater Studies presents Vinegar Tom

  • Sheafer Lab Theater
  • (919) 684-4444

A play about power, sex and witches by acclaimed British playwright Caryl Churchill,


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Durham Art Guild's 2017 Art-A-Thon

Multiple artists are setting up temporary studios in the middle of the gallery and creating affordable original artwork on the spot to sell during the Durham Arts Council's Art Walk Holiday Market. …


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Durham Art Walk Holiday Market

The 2017 Durham Art Walk Holiday Market kicks off the holiday season with local art, music, food, and family activities at various locations in Durham’s historic downtown district. Durham Art …


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Durham Civil Rights History Walking Tour

Docents lead a 45 minute tour focusing on sites in downtown Durham that were important in the 1950s and '60s Civil Rights movement. WALKING TOURS AND THE WEATHER Walking tours may be c…


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Durham Craft Market

The Durham Craft Market is a weekly, open-air market displaying one-of-a-kind, handmade, local arts and crafts. Celebrate the uniqueness of craft, be part of the flourishing Durham arts and crafts …


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Engineers Day

  • Museum of Life and Science
  • (919) 220-5429

Celebrate the world of engineering with some of the best in the business. Join the Museum's partners from Cisco, Google Fiber, NCSU, and others for a day of hands-on activities exploring robotics, …


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Gorman Ruritan BBQ Dinner Fundraiser

  • Gorman Ruritan
  • (919) 688-4425

Eat in starts 4pm. Take out starts 3pm. Eat-in is an all you can eat, multiple trip dinner. Price includes drink. Take-out plates/Drive thru come either fried chicken …


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Gringo Star - Live at the Bullpen

Gringo Star are insouciant explorers, tossing the paddles overboard and drifting on the currents of their lackadaisical curiosity across a rippling sonic ocean, out to the far edges of rock & …


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Guided Meditation with Goats

  • Hux Family Farm
  • (919) 666-7258

Join in for meditation with goats! Instructors will lead you through a relaxing guided meditation while the goats are wandering around eating, cuddling, and playing. The goats have been known to …


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Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Tour

  • 212 W Main St
  • (919) 371-2653

Tobacco Road Tours takes you on a motorized, professionally guides tour to where Durham’s roots began & where the City has evolved today. North Carolina’s “Triangle”, …


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Holiday Market

  • Umstead Pines Golf & Swim Club

Shop at the 7th annual HOLIDAY MARKET, hosted by Multiple Choices for the Children (a fundraiser benefiting Duke Children's Hospital). Shop with some of Durham's finest businesses. There will also …


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Intuitive Writing: Writing Beyond What You Know

  • Gridworks

Appropriate for all skill and experience levels, this workshop will explore practices which engage intuition as a guide for our writing. Focused on skills applicable to short stories, poems, novels, …


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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