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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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2017 Crayons2Calculators "Fill That Bus"

  • Chick-Fil-A at Renaissance Village
  • (919) 973-0021

Crayons2Calculators is gearing up for another Fill That Bus! school supply drive to benefit Durham Public School teachers and students. Top Ten Most Needed Items: Crayons, Pencils, Markers, …


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Beginning Serger Class

Do you feel intimidated by sergers? Join us for this relaxed hands-on class and learn the basics of home overlock sewing machines (AKA sergers) including thread operation and what to do if the t…


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Cider Cocktails Class at Alley Twenty-Six

Tastings of 3 cider cocktails and discussion with Beason, Alley Twenty Six's Shannon Healy, Rob Mariani of Alley Twenty Six Tonic Syrup's, and Fair Game Beverage …


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Comedian Jordan Carlos comes to Motorco

Standup comedian and TV personality Jordan Carlos, known for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and Samantha Bee's Not the White House Correspondent's Dinner, appears at Motorco in Durham.


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Crayons2Calculators Fill That Bus

  • Sam's Club and Office Depot Parking Lot
  • (919) 973-0021

Crayons2Calculators is gearing up for another Fill That Bus! school supply drive to benefit Durham Public School teachers and students. Top Ten Most Needed Items: Crayons, Pencils, Markers, …


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DJ BnC at The Tavern

DJ Ball & Chain every Saturday at The Tavern


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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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Fresh Leaf Indigo Dyeing

Join textile artist, Diana Cathcart, for an exploration of fresh-leaf indigo dyeing using NC-grown Japanese Indigo. Students will have the opportunity to learn about growing indigo as they move …


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History of Durham's Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center

Take a look back at the rich history of this local institution. Started in the 1950s, the Ar-Razzaq Islamic Center, formerly Muhammad's Mosque #34, is one of the oldest Muslim communities in North …


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Jett Edwards - Live at the Bullpen

Born in North Carolina and based in Japan for the last 24 years, Jett Edwards is a country and Americana singer and the founder of the Japan Mass Choir, the world's largest community gospel choir. …


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KeKe Wyatt Live!

  • The Bar
  • (919) 956-2929

KeKe Wyatt Live Performance! Hosted by TS Madison and Guest Performance from Milan Christopher! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Duke Cancer Institute.


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Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit

Hear from leading experts in the field of lung cancer on the latest in lung cancer treatment and immunotherapy. The program also includes a legislative update and a special breakout session for …


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Meet the Blue Devils Day

  • Pascal Field House

Head Coach David Cutcliffe invites Blue Devil fans to come out for an afternoon of fun and football.The annual gathering signals the kickoff of Duke's football season and allows fans their first …


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Mystic Farm & Distillery Tour

Tour the Triangle's only farm distillery! Explore how they create handmade small batch bourbon from the ground up. See the production process first-hand from the grain fields to the bottling line, …


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NCCU Football Scrimmage and Meet the Eagles

NCCU Football Scrimmage and Meet the NCCU Football Team and Coaches


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Northgate: Back-to-School Bash

Enjoy fun activities for kids including: DJ Flight located in Center Court Donna Pruitt, The Balloon Lady twisting balloons Face Painting by Premium Parties Boy Scouts community …


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Rock the Park Movie - "Trolls"

Family Friendly Movie.


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Spare Change

Dance the night away!


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Tamarind Sour Saison Bottle Release + Hog Father BBQ

  • Durty Bull Brewing Company
  • (919) 688-2337

Durty Bull will be releasing bottles of their Tamarind Sour Saison, a collaboration with High Branch Brewing Co. using oats and Epiphany Craft Malt from Durham, NC, with the Brewers Association …


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Toddler Time

  • Sky Zone Durham
  • (919) 425-0800

Toddlers are welcome any time, but for the best experience, bring toddlers during designated Toddler Times on Wednesday and Saturday from 9-10am. 1 parent/guardian jumps for FREE during toddler …


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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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Walltown Summer Jam

Free food School Supply Giveaways Live DJ (@djpdogg)


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