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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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24 Mappy Hour Durham: Kayak the Triangle

Mappy Hour is a happy hour for city dwellers who ♥ the outdoors. Want to learn how to kayak? Planning your first backpacking trip? There's definitely someone drinking a beer next to you who's …


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Africana Market & Food Truck Rodeo

You're invited to extend a Bull City welcome to the Black Communities Conference (paid event) and to the Africana Market & Food Truck Rodeo which is a FREE event sponsored by the …


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Amber's Ale Taproom Release & Game Night

Ponysaurus Brewing Co. teamed up with Black Star Line Brewing to brew the Amber's Ale! To celebrate this collaboration beer you can be drinking and watching a powerhouse super hero movie at the …


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Black Communities Conference

This conference was created to bring together Black communities and researchers who are interested in history, culture, public health, arts, justice, religion, economic development and other topics. …


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Black Communities Conference

A multi-disciplinary conference to connect academic researchers and Black Communities across North America. By creating new collaborations, participants will help to document, safeguard and enhance …


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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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Bull City: Pitch! (High School Pitch Competition)

  • American Underground @Main

Pitches videos must be submitted by 3/23/18. Finalists will present 5-minute pitches in person. A panel of judges will review the pitches. Two winners from each group (for profit and social …


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Don't Count The Yes's, Count The No's

  • The Small Business Center at Durham Tech - 3rd Fl

Prospecting is the most important, yet because of the rejection factor, the most avoided area of selling. Remember, no matter how good your product is, you can't close a sale unless you first sell a…


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Durham Bulls vs. Buffalo Bisons

Taco Tuesday. All game long, get $2 tacos at the DBAP! Go for the baseball, stay for the tacos.


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Durham Dementia Caregiver Education Conference

  • Ridgecrest Baptist Church
  • (919) 832-3732

A full-day dementia caregiver conference, filled with education and resources. • This conference, hosted by AlzNC, Ridgecrest Baptist Church and the Yates Baptist Association will offer …


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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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Gamers Mixer & Virtual Reality at Augmentality Labs

VR mixer event. Meet your fellow gamers - and try some VR! 40% of all money raised this night will go the charity Extra Life, which raises money for the Duke Children's Hospital. Because this is a…


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LIT Tuesdays

Karaoke Dance Party. Music playing on the radio right now, plus all the old school and R&B Jams. Music by DJ RNB - Everyone FREE all night - 21+


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NCCU Jazz Festival

NCCU has been presenting the Jazz Festival since 1988. The festival will include a week of musical entertainment including concerts, lectures and workshops by remarkable Jazz artists. Headline …


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The Garden Chef: Salads

Make the most of your garden harvest with the fresh recipes and ideas you will learn in this class. Recipes will feature edible flowers and herbal pestos. The dishes introduce you to new techniques …


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Abundance with Adele

  • The Frontier

Ready to ditch the obstacles that hold you back from having the confidence, clients, and income you desire and know are capable of? Enjoy an innovative and complimentary live monthly business …


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Baseball / Tee-ball Enrichment Camp for Kids Begins

Free enrichment opportunity for children ages 5-12! Bring your children to one place at one time for an hour of fun!! Baseball / Tee-ball runs through May 30th. Meet every Wednesday evening from …


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Brett's Open Mic w/ the Usual Suspects

Wednesday night the right way at Beyu's Open Mic led by Brett Chambers.


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Can my pup be a therapy dog?

  • Barley Labs
  • (919) 432-4597

Do you think your dog would be the perfect therapy dog? Have you ever wondered what it would take to get your dog certified as a therapy dog? If so, join in for drinks and an information session, …


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Durham Bulls vs. Buffalo Bisons

It's Education Day at the ballpark! Schools from all over the Triangle will be in attendance to take in a baseball game, and learn a little in the process.


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Empowering Youth Sustainably: Lorraine Orr, COO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

Join the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University for a fireside chat with Lorraine Orr, COO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Lorraine Orr serves as …


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Guided Art Tour of Duke Medicine Pavilion

Every 4th Wednesday.


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Guy Farge Wine Dinner with Jean-Christian Rostagni

  • Parizade
  • (919) 286-9712

Enjoy a new take on Parizade's regional Wine Dinner series! Have you been wanting to experience their wine selections with their signature menu items? Then this is the dinner for you! This French …


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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