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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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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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Banda Rockumbiando

  • La Maraka
  • (919) 793-1319

With Los Rumberos.


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Bike Ride to Afternoon Concert & Wine Taste

  • Pedego Triangle Electric Bike

Ride a bike on the American Tobacco Trail to an afternoon concert at a vineyard and picnic.


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Cameron Esposito: Person of Consequence

  • The Pinhook

Cameron Esposito is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, E!, …


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Classic Championships/Champion of Champions/Body Transformation

The 11th Annual GK Classic. Bodybuilding, Bikini, Figure and Physique Championships


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Durham Civil Rights History Walking Tour

Docents lead a 45 minute tour focusing on sites in downtown Durham that were important in the 1950s and '60s Civil Rights movement. WALKING TOURS AND THE WEATHER Walking tours may be c…


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Feldenkrais Workshop with Paul McAndrew

With Paul J McAndrew, PT and Feldenkrais practioner. Learn fluid, stable movement patterns, increasing control and suppleness, vertabrae by vertebrae. Feldenkrais classes emphasize learning to …


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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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Hip Hop Festival

Hip Hop Festival with food, drinks, and performances from Tigo B, Oz the hitmaker, Ashley Marshell, and other talented acts to be announced. Produced by Uptown Entertainment, LLC.


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Hoax Theory presents: The Baghdad Battery

For an object so elemental in its composition--clay, iron, copper and asphalt--the Baghdad Battery becomes more inscrutable and occult upon closer consideration. Proffered by some as evidence of an …


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Jadah Pearl

Born in 1994, Jadah Pearl first hit the stage when she was only 5 years old performing at church and many stage plays. She was consistent with acting and singing all through life up to highschool …


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Jambalaya Soul Slam IWPS Poetry Slam

St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation presents... Jambalaya Soul Slam’s IWPS Qualifier Poetry Slam This slam is an opportunity for poets to compete to represent the Triangle in the …


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July Birthday Party: Spank

If your birthday falls in July, THIS PARTY IS FOR YOU! Spank is the product of 150 years of collective experience at performing live rock, rhythm and blues. Check out Spank and find out why Old …


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Learn to Quilt: Plus Quilt

In this 3 session class, make your first quilt with this simple and modern design from local quilter Evie Jespersen. Students should be comfortable setting up their machine and sewing straight l…


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Light the Night Ride

  • Durty Bull Brewery
  • (919) 688-2337

Grab your bikes! Grab as many lights as you can! Every Third Saturday Night, We’re riding around Durham through neighborhoods n trails n winding up at Durty Bull Brewing!


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Live Music: Kevin Drive

Kevin Drive is an acoustic duo (octave mandolin, percussion, flute, harmonica, ukelele) that writes and covers folk, rock, and blues music. Grab a plate from The SmokeHouse Bandits BBQ Team/Food …


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Mysteryrealm Film Series

Unlike horror movies, Mystery films mainly focus on solving a crime or a puzzle, generally revolving around a murder. You'll be presented with a series of likely suspects, some of whom are "red …


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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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Onyx Club Boys - Live at the Bullpen

Join the inimitable Onyx Club Boys for a night at The Bullpen in downtown Durham! Free admission. *As always, a portion of your tab goes to help Music Maker Relief Foundation support traditional …


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Rock the Park Movie - "The Sandlot"

Family Friendly Movie.


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Russell E. Blunt East Coast Invitational

Youth track and field meet that has been in existence for 31 years and allows competition for athletes 8-18 years of age. The event is sanctioned by USATF.


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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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VAE Summit

The arts pride themselves as a safe, inclusive space for audiences and artists, and yet rarely do we sit down together to have dialogue about our differences, hidden biases, and blind spots. This …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

"Building Bridges through Good Faith" Exhibit

The newest exhibit, "Building Bridges through Good Faith", highlighting the growth and development of one of the oldest Muslim communities in North Carolina. The Ar-Razzaq Islamic …


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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