Welcome to Durham, NC

Ever-changing. Never changing.

Durham is a historical haven, a sanctuary for the spectacular, and a rough-cut gem waiting to be unearthed. Durham’s been a destination on the move for more than 150 years. Perhaps it’s time you discovered it too.

Maybe you’ve heard about our celebrated food scene, top-notch universities or buzzing startup culture. There’s just something about this place. It transcends categories. Durham has something intangible, inspiring and absolutely alluring.

Before our sidewalks were lined with award-winning eateries, they were traversed by our first generation of industrious entrepreneurs. Seeds of equality and justice were planted here long ago, and they have blossomed into a colorful community where murals tell our proud story of inclusivity. We are where inspiration is found, where all are welcome and where the wild, wonderful, bold and beautiful come together in unexpected ways.

Want in? Come discover Durham.

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Durham 150 Closing Ceremony

Durham 150 Closing Ceremony

The Durham 150 Closing Ceremony Presented by Duke University and Duke Health will occur on Saturday, November 2 from 7:30-10 p.m. at DPAC. This will be a culminating event of Durham 150, and will explore the history of Durham through narration, video, live performance and music. Tickets are available for either $15 or $30. There will also be a lottery established for $5 tickets.

Purchase Durham 150 Closing Ceremony tickets here.

The production will recount pivotal moments of the last 150 years in Durham, while spotlighting the accomplishments of 29 individuals identified by the Sesquicentennial Honors Commission as changemakers.

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How Hip Hop Happens in Durham
Pictured: G Yamazawa performs at the American Tobacco Campus

How Hip Hop Happens in Durham

Durham is the home of a rapper-turned-mayoral candidate,
Grammy-nominated artists and producers,
Creators of all hues and ages,
And a Hillside alumna who made history with her story.

Dive in to discover how hip hop took root in the Bull City ... and discover ways to experience the genre right here, right now.

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