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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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Bahama Farmers' Market

  • Bahama Ruritan Club
  • (919) 943-5577

The Bahama Farmer's Market is empowered by The Bahama Ruritans and includes Food Trucks so you can shop and dine locally.


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Labor Day Weekend Food Truck Rodeo

Bring friends and family to the legendary gathering of 50+ food trucks and local craft beer. Live music from Wood Robinson's New Formal will start at 12:30pm. All you have to pay for is your choice …


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Lift Like a Princess Artist Talk

Join glass artist, writer, veteran and mother Jen Detlefsen as she discusses her immersive installation at the Carrack Modern. "There’s no fighting the Princess Industrial Complex. …


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Rhymer's Resurgence

Celebrate your Labor Day with dope emcees, smooth beats, and plenty to drink at The Pinhook. Hosted by Rowdy of No9to5 Music, 1F2L’s and Black Bullies Ent. present Rhymer’s Resurgence: a …


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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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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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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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Blue Cactus - Live at the Bullpen

“Together they conjure a sound that will take you back to the best duets from Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons .. the twangy, deep vocals of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, and the true grit of …


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Men's Chorus welcomes New Members

Durham's Vox Virorum Men's Chorus invites male singers to join them for their 2017-2018 concert season. No previous choral experience, or a prepared audition selection, is required. Join in for fun, …


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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 …


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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Durham Belt Line Trail Visioning Workshop

The City of Durham invites you to participate in the master planning process for the Belt Line rail trail. The informal workshop will allow you to envision the possibilities and provide input for …


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Informal Cross Country Race

5k, 8k, or 10k. Races begin at 6pm sharp and will be held rain or shine. Signup and timing will follow the summer track series procedure. Sign in on the roster/waiver form before running, then r…


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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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Toddler Time

  • Sky Zone Durham
  • (919) 425-0800

Toddlers are welcome any time, but for the best experience, bring toddlers during designated Toddler Times on Wednesday and Saturday from 9-10am. 1 parent/guardian jumps for FREE during toddler …


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Wednesday Night Trivia

Wednesday night is Trivia Night at Bull McCabe's, winner of The Independent's 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 "Best Trivia in the Triangle"! On Tuesday afternoon each week's specific R…


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Michael Jones Trio

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

FREE admission.


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Nature Storytime

Enjoy the outdoors together with a story read aloud in Duke Gardens. Nature-themed stories are followed by a related activity or garden walk. For children ages 3-5. Adult chaperone required. Nature …


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Stay quit Support Group

  • Durham Human Services Building
  • (919) 560-7895

Drop in support group for people who have recently quit smoking or are thinking of quitting and want extra support. Light refreshments will be available.


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The Lost Bayou Ramblers Opener: Shamu Garçon

The Lost Bayou Ramblers begin Duke Performances’ 2017/18 season with an exclamation mark. Before joining the North Carolina Symphony to perform the score for Beasts of the Southern Wild, the …


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Abe Reid & the Spikedrivers - Live at the Bullpen

Abe Reid makes savory old-school blues sizzle into steady-rockin’, party-down musical dynamite. From Statesville, N.C., Reid is a past winner of the International Blues Competition in Memphis. …


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Beasts of the Southern Wild with Wordless Music, North Carolina Symphony & Lost Bayou Ramblers

Beasts of the Southern Wild — unequal parts fairy tale and adventure drama — is a Cinderella story of the film world. After unexpectedly winning major awards at both Cannes and Sundance, …


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Books Among Friends - Book Sale

  • Northgate Mall
  • (919) 560-7159

THREE-DAY BOOK SALE - BOOKS AMONG FRIENDS (1058 W Club Blvd, Suite 252, inside Northgate Mall beside Sears) Friday, 4-7pm Members only sale, Sunday Half-price sale. Hardbacks are $3, trade …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

The Durham community will come together to honor the men and women who serve and protect our communities. This year's event will recognize first responders serving he City of Durham, Durham …


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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