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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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"I Told my Soul to Sing" - the works of Emily Dickinson

Lesley Curtis, soprano, Deborah Coclanis, piano, and Ann Harrison, reader, for "I Told my Soul to Sing", a program of readings and musical settings of the poems of Emily Dickinson.


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153rd Anniversary Surrender Commemoration

Experience the events that occurred inside the home of James and Nancy Bennett 153 years ago. Cavalry units that accompanied the generals will be represented this year by the 10th Illinois unit and …


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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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Djembe FUNdamentals - Adults & Mature Youth

Make rhythm the soundtrack of YOUR life. Together with Teli Shabu students will explore the rich legacy of this versatile instrument. Using the music of Guinea, West Africa, we will begin to hone …


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Dog Days at Beer Durham

Join Beer Durham's monthly Dog Days party in support of The Animal Protection Society of Durham. The mission of APS of Durham is to feed, shelter, provide medical care for, and match families with, …


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Duke Opera Workshop: Spring Performance

Arias, duos, trios, quartets, and opera excerpts for other vocal combinations sung in English with costumes and staging. Piano accompaniment by David Heid. Duke Opera Workshop is directed by Susan …


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Durham Bulls vs. Leigh Valley IronPigs

Kids Run the Bases After every Sunday home game, children get to show off their speed! Following the contest, kids get to run the DBAP bases, just like the Bulls. State Fair Night: the DBAP will …


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Durham Public Schools Art Show

Works from DPS middle and high school students. Organized by the DPS K-12 arts education director and art teachers, the display will feature art panels with drawings, paintings, pastels, prints, …


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Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Program

  • Various locations
  • (919) 560-4355

An Olympic style competition designed to give mature adults the opportunity to compete in a host of athletic and artistic activities in various locations in Durham. Fitness, fun and community …


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FREDNASH A RT • Earth Day 2018

  • The Home of Arlene Leveille
  • (919) 824-4699

Art sale featuring 20 original watercolour paintings by FREDNASH! Prints also available from the last 20 years of painting. The event will be hosted by Arlene Leveille in her private residence …


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Free Scotts and Major League Pitch Hit & Run Event

You don’t need to know how to play softball or baseball just how to throw a ball, run the bases and hit off a “T”. The best overall score in each age group will advance to the …


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Goat Yoga and Guided Meditation with Goats

  • Hux Family Farm
  • (919) 666-7258

Get your relaxation and goat cuddles on! Experience yoga and guided meditation classes with the farm's animals. They have trained therapy goats, a couple of sheep, and a sweet livestock guardian dog …


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Kidcycle Children's Consignment Event

Kidcycle is a one-of-a-kind children's consignment sale, benefiting consignors, shoppers, and local families. Kidcycle sells clothes (newborn-juniors), toys, sports equipment, baby gear, kids …


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Music and Your Health - Family Earth Day Event

NIEHS invites you to Music and Your Health: An Afternoon of Performances and Presentations. Adults and children are welcome! Featuring Nnenna Freelon - American jazz singer, composer, producer, …


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NC Youth Tap Ensemble presents "Shaping Sounds"

This is not a dance recital! NCYTE, widely considered the best youth tap ensemble in the country, performs throughout the world. Nicholas Van Young, a New York-based dancer, choreographer, m…


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Orquesta GarDel monthly residency

Both Orquesta GarDel and Living Arts Collective are thrilled to announce an exciting collaboration for 2018 - GarDel is the salsa-band-in-residence at LAC. Every fourth Sunday they will perform in …


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ShakesBeer II

After two smash hit tours of ShakesBEER last fall, the Bare Theatre ShakesBEEReans are at it again with a 100% brand new, shiny, mint-in-the-box out-of-this-world show: ShakesBEER II: The Bard …


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Shop & Share with Keep Durham Beautiful

Celebrate Earth Day by supporting environmental stewardship both locally and globally. On April 22nd, 10% of your purchases will be donated to Keep Durham Beautiful. This local nonprofit is uniting …


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Sunday Family Fun @Pour Taproom

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Kids Eat free every Sunday at Pour taproom, located on CCB Plaza, downtown Durham (opposite "Major"). Family friendly games are available as well as kid friendly colouring books and …


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TASTE’s Artisan Cocktail Dinner


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The Eastpointers

 The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That …


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