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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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#MarchForOurLives Rally

Responding to the Parkland mass shooting, on NCCU's campus outside the Robinson Science Building. The event was organized by Early College High School students trying to make a difference.


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2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration at ATC

The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin invites American Tobacco Campus tenants and downtown Durham businesses and individuals to celebrate Earth Day with a picnic on the lawn under the historic …


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4/20 Queer Punk Night w/ Choked Up, Bangzz, Sidewalk Furniture

Choked Up are a pop-punk telenovela about reclaiming your heart during fascism. They formed in 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.


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Art Show and Opening Event with Raj Bunnag & Runaway Clothes

  • Sacred Mandala Studio

Sacred Mandala Studio, newly open Tattoo Studio and Art Gallery will be hosting Raj Bunnag, Durham-based screen printer and designer, alongside in-house artists Alan Lott and Brian …


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Autumn Nicholas (Acoustic)

ABOUT THE ARTIST Autumn Nicholas was born and raised in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  She is a vocalist, guitarist, and award-winning songwriter whose sound is an eclectic mix of genres, …


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Bull City Vegan Challenge

  • Various Locations

The Bull City Vegan Challenge (BC/VC) is a popular month-long contest challenging top local chefs at Durham restaurants to add a plant-based (vegan) dish to their menus. Customers try the dishes …


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Che Apalache - Live at the Bullpen

Che Apalache, which means “my Appalachian homeboy,” is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The group is led by North …


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Comedy Durham Presents: Minori Hinds Feat. Brett Williams and Deb Aronin

Minori Hinds is a stand-up comic born in Japan who learned English in Southern California and spent most of her life in Asheville, North Carolina. She has been featured in the Limestone Comedy …


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Culture Connect

  • American Underground

Culture Connect is a small black business showcase and networking event where you can meet young black professionals, entrepreneurs and visionaries moving and shaking in the city! Culture Connect is …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Duke Chorale Celebration Concert

The Duke Chorale, directed by Rodney Wynkoop, presents a celebration concert featuring highlights from the group's 2017-18 season. The Chorale will perform an eclectic array of selections ranging …


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Durham Arts Council April Third Friday Artist Reception

Spring is in the air, and art is on the walls! April Third Friday will be in full bloom at the Durham Arts Council. Make Durham Arts Council the first stop on your monthly art walk - marvel at new …


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Durham Bulls vs. Leigh Valley IronPigs

Friday Night Fireworks Finish the work week with Durham's best fireworks show, which follows every Bulls Friday home game! Food Truck Friday New for 2018, the DBAP will feature two food trucks f…


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Durham Public Schools Art Show

Works from DPS middle and high school students. Organized by the DPS K-12 arts education director and art teachers, the display will feature art panels with drawings, paintings, pastels, prints, …


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Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Program

  • Various locations
  • (919) 560-4355

An Olympic style competition designed to give mature adults the opportunity to compete in a host of athletic and artistic activities in various locations in Durham. Fitness, fun and community …


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Film Screening - "The Manhattan Front"

In this fantastical film, a young girl conjures its story from the lines of a chalk circle. Once upon a time, in 1915, a German saboteur arrived to Manhattan to interrupt the export of American …


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Friday Night Game Night at Aloft Durham

How Does This Event Work? You will arrive to the event and check-in with Donald, your Game Night host (look for the guy wearing the black TriangleGameNight.com shirt). After you have checked in, y…


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Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with Sandi Kronick of ECO Organics

Part of Third Friday Durham. This month Vert & Vogue is pleased to host the Triangle B Corp community at  Happy Hour with special guest, Sandi Kronick. Sandi is the CEO of Eastern Carolina …


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Kidcycle Children's Consignment Event

Kidcycle is a one-of-a-kind children's consignment sale, benefiting consignors, shoppers, and local families. Kidcycle sells clothes (newborn-juniors), toys, sports equipment, baby gear, kids …


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Kidz Yoga

  • reCharge Pilates & Barre
  • (919) 797-0958

Yoga for kids is a fun way for children to develop important skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. ​ Even at a young age, children often feel pressure at school academically and socially, …


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Opening reception, "After Golden Leaf" Jeremy M. Lange

"I will always think of it as a sweet scent, like warm syrup, cloying, thick, but comforting, pancakes on a Saturday morning. From late summer to early fall that was all we could smell. I …


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Parizade April Courtyard Concerts

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

Start your weekend off in style with a practically private concert in the beautiful Parizade courtyard every Friday night! Parizade will be hosting a rising star of the Bull City music scene in o…


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Privxte: Dance Party, Refined

Cult Entertainment & Runaway present.. ------------------------------ PRIVXTE 4.20 EDITION ------------------------------ featuring ------------------------------ THNDRKTZ! w/ Newman Oak …


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Reception - "Building Bridges through Good Faith

Featuring complimentary homemade food samplings including fish sausage, bean pies, bean soup, and carrot cake. Children's activities and live music will round out the event, which coincides with …


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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