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Discover Durham This Fall

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3 minutes

And you thought summer was the sweetest time of year … Falling for fall in Durham is inevitable. Get your guide to the season.

The season starts with a bang this September with an autumn full of dance and music festivals, events, celebrations, and visits from nationally recognized personalities and performers. We’re rounding out a full year of celebrating Durham’s sesquicentennial, and we’re making sure we post and share the proof everywhere.

Read on for:

  • September, October, and November festivals to remember
  • All the details on the Durham 150 Closing Ceremony
  • Tips to make this fall last forever ... with Instagrammable Durham backdrops

Arts, entertainment, culture and community — it’s all here. You should be, too.

Download your guide!

A bit about this season's cover art:

With the changing colors and shifting moods of the fall season, we knew that we wanted this design to capture Durham’s signature balance of bold eccentricity and dedicated inspiration.

We focused on using symmetry as a structural basis, highlighting major landmarks and iconography in a collage that ignites a spirit of curiosity and exploration. There is always something new to discover about Durham, and we wanted to illustrate the childlike sense of wonder and excitement that folks consistently experience when they visit Bull City.

An eclectic color palette juxtaposes iconic places with Durham’s signature sense of soul. Fall is all about seeing familiar things in unfamiliar ways, so we applied that to the color treatment of the shots we captured for this piece. Thanks to this process, we were able to apply a vibrant spectrum of color that shows the glorious array of personality and experiences that make Durham a wonder to behold.

We hope this seasonal guide will help you fall in love with Durham just as much as we have.