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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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Be Connected: BED Talks - Love, Sex & Relationships

BED TALKS Singles-in-the-City Tell Candid Tales of Love and Sex in the Digital Dating Era. Navigating the real, adult world on your own is difficult; conciliating the needs and wants of another …


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Classroom Open Hours

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 a …


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LinkedIn for Business Seminar

LinkedIn Master Connector, Speaker, and Trainer Chuck Hester will work with participants on how to use LinkedIn to reach your customers, prospects, and potential employees. He will walk through …


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Muddy Boots

  • West point on the Eno - Blacksmith Shop
  • (919) 560-4405

Adventure in nature with your preschooler at West Point on the Eno. Read a nature-themed book, then take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door. Children must be …


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Muddy Boots

  • Sandy Creek Park
  • (919) 560-4405

Adventure in nature with your preschooler at West Point on the Eno. Read a nature-themed book, then take a walk on the wild side to find the nature right outside our door. Children must be …


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Pony Ride

  • CCB Plaza

Meet at the bull and ride, ending at Ponysaurus Brewing Co. Sponsored by Adventure Cyclists of Bull City (AC/BC), Durham Cycles, Seven Stars Cycles and Bullseye Bicycle.


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Senior Holiday Party

Mature adults 55 or better will enjoy an evening of food, fellowship, dancing and fun at Durham’s Annual Senior Holiday Party.  Entertainment: Emcee - WRAL's Ken Smit…


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Startup Grind’s Goodbye 2017 and Hello 2018 + Startup Expo

Each year Startup Grind hosts an end of the year party that is free of charge for the startup community. This year theye're adding a new wrinkle to showcase the amazing startups in our region. This …


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Tinkering & Drinkering

Bring a friend, grab a beer, and start making stuff at the Museum of Life and Science's tinkering happy hour! Whether you're an amateur engineer or a master maker, they'll have tools and t…


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Brett's Open Mic

  • Beyu Caffe
  • (919) 683-1058

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CONVERGE: The Dusk In Us Tour

Every Converge album is a milestone in the heavy music community and the band's latest is the most integral album to date in a catalog that's celebrated to an almost religious degree by countless …


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Generating Clarity: How to Align Your Life Around What Matters

Envision yourself, your life, 10 years from now. 15 years from now. What matters most to you? What brings you meaning? Can you picture yourself living out or into these things? Now, look at the …


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Guitarzz!

Russel, Will and James will each depart from their normal musical zones and nerd out, guitar style, performing the music of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck and more.


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Holiday Art Invitational Show & Sale

Hand-crafted items by over 15 North Carolina artisans: special guests, activities and music, and Arts & Health Gift Cards for loved ones.


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International Folk Dance Club Social Dance

  • Living Arts Collective

Open to the public and no partners are necessary. 7:00 PM - Easy dances 8:00 PM - Teaching for half an hour 9:25 PM - Dancing ends Parking in the area of the LAC is tight. See the …


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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Celebrate this Christmas with the experience taking North America by storm! Marking the 25th Anniversary Tour, Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker features over-the-top production and world …


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Northgate Jams!

Jam sessions each week to play old time, bluegrass and country. No rules, however, so all musicians are welcome to join in the fun. Park in the parking deck closest to the movie theater or in …


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Strutters' Northgate Mall Christmas Concert

The Bulltown Strutters will bring some Second Line flavor to Christmas spirit to Northgate Mall.


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Toddler Time

  • Sky Zone Durham
  • (919) 425-0800

Toddlers are welcome any time, but for the best experience, bring toddlers during designated Toddler Times on Wednesday and Saturday from 9-10am. 1 parent/guardian jumps for FREE during toddler …


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Wednesday Night Trivia

Wednesday night is Trivia Night at Bull McCabe's, winner of The Independent's 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 "Best Trivia in the Triangle"! On Tuesday afternoon each week's specific R…


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A Trailer Park Christmas

"A Trailer Park Christmas" follows the Dodson/Hussy family as they grapple with crazy neighbors, ghosts, fruitcakes and a holiday tornado. A letter from Loraine Dodson- Whispering Pines …


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Allan Gurganus Performs "A Fool For Christmas"

"A Fool for Christmas" is Allan's marvelous story, told in the first person, of a socially awkward loner named Verne who manages a pet shop in a mall off an interstate, somewhere in N…


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Artist Talk with Stephen Hayes

DAG's 2017 resident artist Stephen Hayes discusses the artwork he created for the "Richer Than Gold" exhibition.


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Astronomy Series - Geminid Meteor Shower

  • Valley Springs Park
  • (919) 560-4405

The Geminid Meteor Shower is the most prolific meteor shower of the year with up to 120 meteors per hour. Valley Springs park has less ambient light than most places in Durham, making it perfect for …


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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