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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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2017 Triangle Parade of Homes

  • Various Locations
  • (919) 493-8899

The Triangle Parade of Homes is an open house of NEW homes in the Triangle built specifically for the Parade. This annual tour is the best way to view the latest homes and the newest communities …


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All You Need is Love: A Beatles Pop-up Chorus!

As if anyone needed help with the words to a Beatles song, Amelia Shull, conductor for Pop-Up Chorus will be on hand with lyrics as she leads the party in singing songs from the sixties. Dress: …


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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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Circus 1903

Step right up! Step right up! The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists have teamed up with the award winning puppeteers from War Horse to present a thrilling turn of …


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Curtis Eller & Charming Disaster

  • Shadowbox Studio

Charming Disaster's storytelling songs explore different sorts of trouble two people can get into with a ukulele and a guitar. Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer.


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Darius Quarles

Darius’s solo show of paintings is on display, along with “Some Assembly Required: Can You Build It?” by all Pleaides artists. Artists explore the concept of …


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DIY Dream Catcher

Craft Night is a self-led, group meetup. We will be making dream catchers! Drop in anytime! Come with a friend or by yourself, we will supply all of the materials necessary to complete a project. …


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Durham College Fair

This event provides college-bound students and their families an opportunity to gather information about dozens of college programs, their activities and costs, student life, and financial …


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Free Interview Suit and Resume

Free Interview Suit and Resume


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Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show

Love vintage beads? How about Chinese crystal or Ethiopian Opal? Find all this as well as large selection of rare beads, findings, tools and more at our Durham Bead Show! Shop exhibitors to get g…


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Music In The Plaza: Sunday Family Fun

  • Pour Taproom
  • (919) 251-8985

Pour Taproom presents live music, games, and food for the family every Sunday in CCB Plaza, the heart of downtown Durham. Kids Eat FREE all day and live music presented by The Music Lab with …


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NC Pride: A Pop Up Drag Brunch

Get into the spirit with tableside performances by Durham's Drag Diva, Vivica C. Coxx, and House of Coxx. Raise a glass of bubbly (and a "rainbow" of juice mixers) to a great cause, while …


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Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit

Transportation leaders, policymakers, wellness professionals, parks and recreation leaders, and others are invited to share best practices, build relationships, and accelerate trail and greenway …


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The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle's Season Opener "The Timeless Power of Genius"

Join the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle for its 2017-18 season opening concert featuring the works of A.Marque, W.A.Mozart, and D.Shostakovich. Entitled "The Timeless Power of Genius" …


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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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Yoga With Goats

  • Hux Family Farm

Instructors will lead you through a yoga flow while the goats and sheep are wandering around eating, cuddling, playing, and the babies may even "participate" with you (i.e. jump on you. …


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Artists in the Gardens Workshops: Texture (ages 9-12)

Feel out the multitude of textures in the garden. Learn how artists and horticulturists think about texture and use it in their creations. Experiment with texture in your own two-dimensional …


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Bachpacking

A demonstration and discussion of Bach's music with Simone Dinnerstein, celebrated classical pianist! Simone Dinnerstein gained international acclaim for her self-financed recording of Bach's …


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Be Connected: Dasan Ahanu Living Art, a Book Talk

Living Art: a Book Talk.  Meet the author of Everything Worth Fighting For and The Innovator. Hear him talk about developing new works, share poems from his books, and dissect what it means t…


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Classroom Open Hours

Join an open-ended exploration in Duke Gardens’ learning laboratory. Tinker to your heart’s content, rearrange moving parts and explore the nature museum and teaching library. Or play in …


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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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NCCU vs. Elon University Volleyball

NCCU vs. Elon University Volleyball


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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