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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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ACC Baseball Championship FanFest

FanFest is a family-friendly, free event featuring live music, interactive games, student-athlete autographs, giveaways, sampling and more! 12pm - DJ Brian Dawson kicks off the event 1pm …


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Ace Livingston (Funk/R&B/Jazz)

Ace Livingston's current full-length CD, My Metamorphosis, provides a colorful mix of buoyant funk, spirited jazz, and melodic sensuality drawing inspiration from renowned bassists Marcus Miller, …


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Art Exhibit Rise of The Phoenix – El Ascenso de la Fénix - Reception

  • Fredric Jameson Gallery - Duke University’s East Campus
  • (919) 995-9763

A Special Exhibit Honoring Women Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz FEATURED ARTISTS: SARAH ELIZABETH CORNEJO, FELICITY PALMA, YUKO NOGAMI TAYLOR Including a special community display that …


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Art Market at Vega Metals

Weekly Arts & Crafts Market in Durham Central Park, on Hunt Street between Foster and Rigsbee. Music, food trucks, and local artists showcasing unique, handcrafted treasures for home, garden, a…


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Be part of a documentary about purses

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Miriam Schuman, Creator, Director & Producer, is looking for women to interview for her upcoming documenary, "Bags, A Film about Women & Their Purses." Bring your favorite purse a…


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Bee Downtown Apiary Tour

  • Bull City Cool
  • (919) 724-6667

If you want to see one of nature's most precious pollinators hard at work then experience the hustle and bustle of a hive with Bee Downtown! During the class, you will wear an official beekeeper's …


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Creek Smart® Bioretention Workshop

  • Private Home
  • (919) 698-9729

Come join the Ellerbe Creek Watershed  for a Creek Smart® Workshop, where you can learn to install your very own bioretention or rain garden on your property. There’s a lot to …


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Devout Diamond Diva’s Women’s Conference

Devout Diamond Diva's Women's Conference "It's Time To Soar Remix!'" We are continually growing stronger, more vibrant and more determined to live fuller lives. The Devout Diamond Diva's …


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Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…


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Family Explorers Club - An Animal Celebration

  • Glennstone Nature Preserve
  • (919) 698-9729

Calling all preschool-aged children and their families! Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association (ECWA) invites you to join us for "An Animal Celebration" at Glennstone Preserve. Share stories, …


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Free Community Fencing Class

Join one of the talented coaches for a one hour introduction to the fast paced and exciting sport of Olympic Fencing! Please wear toe-covered shoes and pants that will not split when you lunge. …


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Gayliens: A Drag Show to Benefit QORDS

Join QORDS, Vivica C. Coxx, and friends on a glamorous intergalactic journey. Enjoy stellar drag performances by definitely-not-aliens-here-to-teach-us-their-ways Vivica C. Coxx, D…


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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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Habitat ReStore Repurpose Workshop

Learn how to use upholstery and paint to completely transform the look of a chair in this FREE workshop! Completed chairs will be featured and sold at the ReStore to raise money for Habitat for …


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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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Memorial Weekend at Sky Zone

Put Sky Zone into your Memorial Weekend plans and have a blast! - Live DJ Friday and Saturday evenings during the GLOW jump! - Open extended hours on Monday, May 28 : 10am-8m - Enjoy special …


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Mystic Farm & Distillery Tour

Tour the Triangle's only farm distillery! Explore how they create handmade small batch bourbon from the ground up. See the production process first-hand from the grain fields to the bottling line, …


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Noelia

  • La Maraka
  • (919) 673-7049

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Painting in the Park

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Painting in the Park

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Pick-up & Pizza

Pick-up and Pizza is a three hour session where you will play a curling match and get to enjoy some pizza as part of the fun. Members and the public can join in, and you are welcome to submit full o…


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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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Rosé Garden Party

  Discover (or rediscover) the pairing perfection that is vibrant rosé and fresh NC oysters (steamed or raw) from Walking Fish. Per tradition, there will be a fabulous FREE tasting …


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Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse

  • (919) 220-2458

Concerts featuring top country, folk, and gospel musicians with coffee bar and snacks. Sponsored by St. Paul United Methodist Church.


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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