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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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Altered Book Club

Get together with friends to work on your Altered Books. Feel free to bring your own materials, or shop at The Scrap Exchange! Whether you’re into altered books, art journaling, paperfolding …


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Art Exhibit - 20 Years of Harmony - Stitches of a QUILTessential Sisterhood

The Nccu Art Museum is pleased to present the exhibition of extraordinary quilts by the African American Quilt Circle. With this exhibit the Museum aims to call attention to an extraordinary group o…


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Black August in the Park

Black August in the Park is an annual event hosted by the collective of the same name. Black August in the Park is reminiscent of a Black family reunion or a homecoming, with an additional emphasis …


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Blerds Who Brunch- For Black and Latinx Nerds | Durham

  • The Mothership

Imagine an event where you can meet with fellow people of color, talk about comic books, tech, science, and listen to music all while enjoying a boozy brunch. Blerds Who Brunch is a traveling …


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Refugee Awareness Day

  • One World Market
  • (919) 286-2457

60 million people have been driven from their homes by conflict worldwide, the largest refugee crisis since World War ll. Learn more about the refugee crisis and how to help provide resources to …


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The 6th Annual Pasture-raised Hog & Beer Dinner 2017

An all you can eat and drink Southern inspired 5 course Hog Dinner. Amuse-bouche BCBB house made pork pâté on our burger bun crackers with chow-chow First Course Pickled Parts: …


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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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Ultimate Dodgeball Tournament

  • Sky Zone Durham
  • (919) 425-0800

Compete in fast, furious, high-flying matches on Sky Zone’s patented wall to wall trampoline courts. Early Bird Registration (up to 1 day in advance) : All early registrations will …


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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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Woolly's Big Blues Jam - Live at the Bullpen

It's like karaoke... for musicians! Bring your instrument, some dancing shoes, or just some love for the blues and come jam with Woolly's Big Blues Jam of Durham, NC. They provide the backline--just …


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World War I And Durham’s Sister Cities

Learn how all of Durham’s Sister Cities, except Arusha, fought with the Allied Powers against Germany and Austria. From Durham (UK)’s famous Light Infantry to naval escorts provided by …


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Chefs for a Change - Chef Billy Cotter

Featuring passed hors d'oeuvres, a three course meal, and wine/beer. Chefs for Change is a fundraising dinner series for Families Moving Forward.


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DAC Summer Arts Camp

Mini Camps are designed for students ages 5 to 13 years and offer flexible daily or weekly schedule and fill the time right after and right before the start of school for year-round and t…


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Science of the Eclipse - Downtown Viewing Party

  • Black Wall Street Plaza

Safely view the partial solar eclipse using solarscopes and participate in a day of hands-on activities. ACTIVITIES: +Volunteer-facilitated activities +Solar eclipse glasses* +Safe solar …


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Session at the Shed w/ Ernest Turner

  • The Shed Jazz Club
  • (732) 570-2935

Weekly concert and jam session featuring the Ernest Turner Trio. Drop in and hear some of the best music in town - every Monday.


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Solar Eclipse Celebration

Observe a partial eclipse of the sun, and explore with FREE hands-on activities for visitors of all ages! This is a rare event and a great opportunity to explore outer-space-sized science in your …


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Community Check-Up: What's Healthy for Your Bottom Line

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Offices

Raise your awareness of the connection between employees, healthy communities, and rising health care costs in our state. Hot full breakfast served.


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Skyler Drew Foust - Live at the Bullpen

Reared in Central North Carolina, representing the common wealth of Alamance County, residing in Haw River. Skyler Drew Foust blends his experience of the American south and his steep musical …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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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…


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …


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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