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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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Adult Workshop: Honey & Mead

  • Durham Cooperative Extension
  • (919) 220-5429

Start the workshop downtown at the Durham County Cooperative Extension's Teaching Kitchen for a Cooking with Honey demonstration and lunch, and take home copies of the recipes. Then move to …


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Bull City Vegan Challenge

  • Various Locations

The Bull City Vegan Challenge (BC/VC) is a popular month-long contest challenging top local chefs at Durham restaurants to add a plant-based (vegan) dish to their menus. Customers try the dishes …


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TASTE’s Artisan Cocktail Dinner


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Africana Market & Food Truck Rodeo

You're invited to extend a Bull City welcome to the Black Communities Conference (paid event) and to the Africana Market & Food Truck Rodeo which is a FREE event sponsored by the …


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Amber's Ale Taproom Release & Game Night

Ponysaurus Brewing Co. teamed up with Black Star Line Brewing to brew the Amber's Ale! To celebrate this collaboration beer you can be drinking and watching a powerhouse super hero movie at the …


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The Garden Chef: Salads

Make the most of your garden harvest with the fresh recipes and ideas you will learn in this class. Recipes will feature edible flowers and herbal pestos. The dishes introduce you to new techniques …


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Guy Farge Wine Dinner with Jean-Christian Rostagni

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

Enjoy a new take on Parizade's regional Wine Dinner series! Have you been wanting to experience their wine selections with their signature menu items? Then this is the dinner for you! This French …


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Shojin Ryori Omakase at Dashi

  • Dashi

A one-night-only omakase meal at Dashi! We are now taking reservations for our April omakase! Based on simplicity and harmony, the style of Shojin Ryori cooking was originated by Japanese …


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White Street Brewing Beer Dinner

  • Local 22
  • (919) 286-9755

Cheers to patio weather and some delicious Spring flavors featured alongside some much loved breweries from the Bull & Oak Cities. Second up in their Spring 2018 series, they’ll be …


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Parizade April Courtyard Concerts

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

Start your weekend off in style with a practically private concert in the beautiful Parizade courtyard every Friday night! Parizade will be hosting a rising star of the Bull City music scene in o…


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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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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Ciderworks Yoga

Find your ZEN at the Cider Bar EVERY SUNDAY at Bull City Ciderworks. Led by Zenyfit instructor Bridget, this open-level vinyasa flow yoga class links movement with breath, strengthens the body, …


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Exotic Meat Month

Every April Bull City Burger & Brewery celebrates exotic meats from around the country and the world. April is your chance to try it all, from alligator to zebra tarantula and everything in …


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Sunday Brunch & Beer Tour - Durham

Everyone knows brunch is the most important meal of the day, and possibly the only reason to get out of bed on Sundays. Grab your friends for a boozy breakfast on the best brewery tour in Durham. …


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Clouds Brewing Presents Pint Night

Join in every Wednesday for Pint Night, where they'll showcase a different brewery from NC and beyond! Pick up a free pint glass from our featured brewery, as well!


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Durham Farmers' Market

Vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, artisanal cheeses and breads, home-baked pies, honey, handmade chocolates, preserves, local wines, …


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MAZE TACO Pop-Up Taqueria

  • Ninth Street Bakery
  • (919) 225-2922

MAZE TACO is a limited-run pop-up that serves fresh, made-to-order tacos and drinks at Ninth Street Bakery, four nights a week.


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Winesday

  • Durham Co-op Market
  • (919) 973-1707

Every Wednesday Nick Williams, the Co-op’s Wine & Beer Guru, puts on a free tasting at the store. He picks three of his favorite wines, usually according to a theme, and he offers t…


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Clouds Brewing Trivia Night

Join in every Thursday night for Big Slow Tom's Trivia! Win some prizes, drink some great beer, & show your smarts!


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80's BB's Brunch

  • The Pinhook
  • (919) 667-1100

+ GOLDEN 80's music (whatever that means) + PIE PUSHERS AMAZING BRUNCH menu: https://www.piepushers.com/brunch-menu/ + SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS + BLOODY MARY'S + OTHER SCHMANCY DRINKS


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A Downtown Durham Walking Food Tour

A Downtown Durham Walking Food Tour


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A Taste of Downtown Durham Food Tour

  • Meets at the Visitor Info Center
  • (919) 237-2254

Home to renovated tobacco warehouses, the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls, and Historic Parrish Street, downtown Durham is about cutting edge culture and fantastic food. Let Taste …


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BCBB Brewery Tour

Join in (almost) every Saturday at 4pm for the weekly brewery tour. Learn about the process of making fresh, true to style beer from owner, Seth Gross. No reservation necessary. Large and private …


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Durham Farmers' Market

Vendors offering locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, potted plants, artisanal cheeses and breads, home-baked pies, honey, handmade chocolates, preserves, local wines, …


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Durham Roots Farmers' Market

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 903-1570

Featuring Durham County farmers and producers, selling products grown in Durham's dirt.


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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