Special Alert
Explore Durham Events

Explore Durham Events

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.

To add an event to the calendar, use our convenient Event Submission Form

Download Your Fall Activity Guide


Search All Events:Use the filters to search by date, category, keyword, and location.  

Condensed/Printer-Friendly Format
OPEN MAP

OK
1-25 OF 149

Major Events

Special Events

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 …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

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 …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]
Buy Ticket(s)

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 …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

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 …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

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 …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Art & Conversation - “Ways of Seeing: Carlo Dolci”

The Levin Jewish Community Center of Durham and Nasher Museum co-present an early evening of art, cocktails and conversation, featuring Nasher Museum Director Sarah Schroth with her talk entitled, …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]
Buy Ticket(s)

Be Connected: Google’s Code2040 QTNA with American Underground

Save the dates and stay tuned for details!


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Circus 1903

Step right up! Step right up! The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Extension Gardener Series: Buy Healthy Plants and Plant Them Well

Healthy plants have a better chance of thriving in your garden. This presentation will review what you should look for when purchasing and planting plants. Master Gardener volunteer Chris Apple will …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

“I wanted to make an album of great American roots music, and the end result is something that I'm really pleased with." Kenny Wayne Shepherd says of the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band's …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Kristi Dixon - Live at the Bullpen

Kristi Dixon is a Piedmont-based singer-songwriter whose soaring voice and guitar drive her music. From a young age, Dixon remembers her family encouraging her passion for writing songs. When asked …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Nature for Sprouts

Discover Duke Gardens with your child. Classes combine stories, songs, movement, observation and hands-on, creative projects to explore the Gardens with changing weekly themes. Topics will include …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO)

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


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]
Buy Ticket(s)

Smoke, Blues & Brews at The Blue Note

The Blue Note Grill has been open on Washington Street for two years now and has brought new energy to the north end of the Durham Central Park neighborhood.  It has attracted crowds for both …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]
Buy Ticket(s)

Wine Dinner - Marsuret & Bisceglia Wineries

A 5-course meal with wine pairings for each course. Reservations required.


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

"North Carolina: The New American Heartland" Conference

  • National Humanities Center
  • (919) 549-0661

This conference is the highlight of a multi-dimensional initiative, enlisting scholars, artists, critics, journalists, educators, economic forecasters, policy experts, activists, community l…


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Big Ups: Maple Stave

Big Ups' second LP, Before A Million Universes, is at once a fist in the face of complacency and a sonic affirmation to, in Walt Whitman's words, "let your soul stand cool and composed before a …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]
Buy Ticket(s)

Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Charley Crockett with Rissi Palmer Band

Growing up with a single mother in San Benito, Texas, the hometown of Tejano star Freddy Fender was not easy for blues singer Charley Crockett. Hitchhiking across the country exposed Crockett to the …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]
Buy Ticket(s)

Clark Stern & Chuck Cotton

Bluesman Clark Stern has played piano alongside genre notables such as Lurrie Bell, Anson Funderburgh and Billy Boy Arnold, but he's joined tonight by local drum veteran Chuck Cotton ( Bob M…


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Climate Crisis/Climate Hope with Bill McKibben

Renowned writer and activist Bill McKibben will present the talk, "Climate Crisis/Climate Hope." The event is the first biannual Luce Lecture. Part of the Kenan Institute's p…


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Downtown Stormwater Project Design Workshop

The workshop will be an opportunity for residents to provide input on the project design concept that will occupy the site of the former Duke Diet and Fitness Center, located at 808 W. Trinity …


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]

Durham Mayoral Forum

The topic of this forum will be 'Affordable Housing'. The public is invited to submit questions online, and will also be able to question the candidates directly.


View Details »
Add to Trip [+]
1-25 OF 149

 

Durham Spotlight



 

 

Parrish Street Banner - 420 x 350

 

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