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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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ACC Baseball Championship

Durham is proud to host the 2018 ACC Baseball Championship! 12 ACC Baseball Teams will play a pool-play format with three games each on Tuesday-Friday, culminating in two semi-final games on S…


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Cosmic Cajun Tea Dance

Cosmic Country bringing you Austin - style country two step and Cajammers mixing it up with some Cajun two step, waltz and zydeco.Dancing, friends, byob , bring cash donations for the band and …


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David Quick’s Jazz Combo

Swing, bossa nova, love songs, the works! All classic stuff from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and several others. Go to dance, but make sure to try to the BBQ!


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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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Memorial Day Military Timeline Event

Following the American Civil War, a “Decoration Day” began in communities across America remembering soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Senator John A. Logan, a former Union …


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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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SEEDS Pie Social

Enjoy live music and learn more about SEEDS' growing programs this summer and fall, and of course eat lots of delicious pie!


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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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Church Street UMC Youth Choir

  • Edgewood Baptist Church
  • (919) 471-2664

Come hear the beautiful voices of The Parish Youth Choir of Church Street United Methodist Church of Knoxville, TN, presenting a concert of sacred choral music. The group is directed by Tim Ward.


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The Bull Meets the Bayou Panel Discussion

Panelists will discuss: What is the mutual responsibility between art and community? How can artists be in community with one another and use art to create the community we want to have?


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Abundance with Adele

  • The Frontier

Ready to ditch the obstacles that hold you back from having the confidence, clients, and income you desire and know are capable of? Enjoy an innovative and complimentary live monthly business …


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Baseball / Tee-ball Enrichment Camp for Kids Begins

Free enrichment opportunity for children ages 5-12! Bring your children to one place at one time for an hour of fun!! Baseball / Tee-ball runs through May 30th. Meet every Wednesday evening from …


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Bike to the Bulls - Group Ride to the Durham Bulls Game

  • (847) 309-1081

Group bike ride from Pedego Electric Bike store on the American Tobacco Trail near Southpointe mall to the day game for the Durham Bulls. You can bring your own bike or rent an electric bike for t…


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Brett's Open Mic w/ the Usual Suspects

Wednesday night the right way at Beyu's Open Mic led by Brett Chambers.


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Play - " Wakey, Wakey"

A beautiful, funny, and moving meditation on the sorrow and joy we accumulate on life's journey, by one of the most remarkable and distinctive playwrights in American theater. Expect laughter. …


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Trophy Brewing Beer Dinner

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


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Universal Love - Mallarme Chamber Players with Kaira Ba

The Mallarmé Chamber Players are a flexible ensemble of professional musicians based in Durham, whose mission is to enrich the lives of the community through outstanding chamber music …


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AfterHours: Dynamic Duos: Eat & Drink

Join the Museum of Life and Science for their latest 21+ AfterHours event: Dynamic Duos. Experience food and beverage pairings from local restaurants, breweries, and wineries. Learn the science …


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Bruce Jentleson

The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Bruce Jentleson, Duke University professor of public policy and political science, for a reading and signing of his new book, The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from …


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Durham Central Park Benefit - Lise Uyanik & The Mobile City Band

Mobile City Band, led by Lise Uyanik and eight of her talented friends, began rockin’ and rollin’ in the Triangle in the 80’s. Now they get together every once in awhile to gather …


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Free Film: Best in Show

Christopher Guest directed this mockumentary "Best in Show" (2000, 88 minutes, rated PG-13), which follows the many eccentrics who enter their pets in a prestigious dog show in order to w…


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Long Ball 10th Season Opening Day

Two baseball games played by Long Ball RBI (reviving baseball in inner cities) teams, 100 Men In Black and Durham's new mayor will be on hand to help us celebrate 10 years of making inner city y…


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Darin & Brooke Aldridge

Both highly acclaimed vocalists in their own right, Darin and Brooke combine rich harmonies with impeccable musicianship to create the unmistakable sound that has made them one of the hottest young …


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DCLT Community Celebration / Kooley High / Party in the Park

This will be a benefit for DCLT, Durham's ONLY community land trust and nonprofit housing developer of PERMANENT affordable housing. Celebrate community accountability with Emcee and host for 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