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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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A Festival of Fabulous Mums

Enjoy the explosion of color this fall during the Festival of Fabulous Mums at Duke Gardens. Show mums grown by members of the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society will create a dazzling floral …


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Bach Cantata Series Concert #1

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this Bach Cantata Series concert presents two works that illustrate the importance of music to Martin Luther himself, and its role in …


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Barktoberfest

Event Attractions Purina Pro Plan Performance Team An interactive trick dog show presented by Dare Devil Dogs will be action packed. Shows will take place at 12:30pm and 2pm. Costume …


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Beefsteak 2016

An all you can eat pasture-raised meat and beer fest of epic proportions.


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Bull City Boxer Bash

It's a Bull City celebration featuring raffles, games, local brews and food trucks, a pet costume contest and photo booth, bouncehouse, agility demo, and more! Family and pet friendly.


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Family & Friends Day

  • Life International

Experience a powerful message by the church's Visionary/Founder, Dr. Kingsley Fletcher and stay for food, fun and fellowship. There will be a Food Truck, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and FREE …


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Free Family Day

Enjoy a "spooky tour" of the museum's permanent collection, make your own Halloween and Dia de los Muertos art and take part in a costume fashion show. Paperhand Puppet Intervention will …


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Halloween Party

  • Tre Bella Boutique

A Halloween party full of treats and discounts...but no tricks!


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Latin American Film Festival

  • Various venues

Founded in 1986, by Sharon Mujica, the Latin American Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of Latin America's film and audiovisual production. Its mission is to provide a space in North …


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Lower 9th Street Block Party

  • 810 Ninth Street businesses

The businesses of lower 9th Street (The Pie Hole, ZenFish, Jamba Juice, and Bliss Nail Bar) will team up for a weekend block party Oct. 27-29. There will be raffles and prizes from each place, …


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MIMIC by Alyssa Miserendino

MIMIC is both an exhibition and book project of re-photographed original photographic prints with flash, and manipulated originals. All images are taken from the artist's family archive, spanning …


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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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OPS Presents: Dark Entries / an early evening of Goth Industrial

You said you wanted it - so come and get it. On the earlier side goth nights / great music / cheap parties. OPS / PlayPlay / Fifi Hi-fi want to keep making these happen so come support!


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Preservation Durham Presents: Maplewood Cemetery Tours!

  • Maplewood Cemetery

Maplewood Cemetery was founded in 1872 as a public cemetery on a five-acre tract on the west side of Kent Street. The site was way out on the in the country then. The area was given over to farms a…


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Pumpkin Patch Express

Climb aboard the Ellerbe Creek Railway for a journey to the Museum's pumpkin patch. Pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate and take home, then enjoy crafts and a variety of carnival games before …


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Ryder Cup Saber RJCC and ROC

What do you fence for? "This weekend we fight for more than ourselves." Join in for Mid-South Fencers Club's annual saber RJCC and ROC.


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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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Weave It Wild Workshops! Introduction to Weaving on Looms of All Sizes… Rigid Heddle Backstrap

Interested in weaving but don’t know where to start? Come downtown to learn about fiber, knots and weaving on a loom made from household materials. Rigid heddle looms have been used for …


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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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Works from the Loop: 2013-2017, Peter Hoffman

  • SPECTRE Arts
  • (919) 213-1441

Photographs and Illuminated Digital Collage Untitled: Loop reflects an experience as a pedestrian in the urban landscape through two different mediums – digital photographs and illuminated …


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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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National Community Planning Month Open House

  • City Hall
  • (919) 560-4137

This month the Durham City-County Planning Department is recognizing the lasting value that thoughtful and innovative planning has for the Bull City. In order for residents to get to know the …


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Naturalist Classes: Rocks (ages 5-6 with chaperone)

Look down. We’ll examine rocks closely to see what they can reveal about the past and observe ways humans use them today. Find fossils, compare textures and colors, build structures, and more. …


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Naturalist Classes: Rocks (ages 7-9)

Look down. Examine rocks closely to see what they can reveal about the past and observe ways humans use them today. Find fossils, compare textures and colors, build structures, and more. Join other …


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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