Celebrate Labor Day Weekend 2018 in Durham

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Labor Day may mark the (unofficial) end of summer, but that doesn't mean the good times have to end.

Posted By Discover Durham Staff on Aug 20, 2018

Here is a sampling of fun ways to enjoy your three-day weekend in Durham – for the whole rundown, visit our events calendar.

Rumble into the Bull City

The Bull City Rumble started as a small gathering in a parking lot and has grown into a multi-venue, two-day rally drawing vintage motorcycle enthusiasts from all over. Hosted by Ton Up NC on Labor Day weekend, Downtown Durham fills with the sights and sounds of vintage scooters, motorcycles, and enthusiasts from around the world. The weekend includes a juried bike display, burlesque dancers, rock and roll music, and food and drink. The Saturday show is free to the public.

Experience Art

The Fence, the world’s largest outdoor photography exhibit, has returned to the Bull City. Enjoy a variety of stunning photography, including selections from North Carolina photographers.

The Nasher Museum at Duke University will offer mural bike tours, a highlights tour, and both an opening and closing exhibit featuring "People Get Ready: Building a Contemporary Exhibition" and John Komfrah respectively.

Feel the Music

Prefer your art to be of the audio variety? Check out the Brightleaf Summer Concert Series. The performance on Friday, August 31 features 8 Track Minds, a 70s dance party band.

If you're into a bit of grooving, enjoy Dance Blues Friday, and if you'd like to belt out your own tunes, check out West 94th St Pub Karaoke.

Grab a Bite and a Drink

If you’ve ever wanted a chance to sample a diverse selection of local food trucks, make some time to visit the Durham Central Park Farmer's Market. If you’re a big beer nerd, take a Fullsteam brewery tour and take time to enjoy a beverage and a board game.

Cheer on Your Favorite Team

Sporting events abound in Durham year round, but you're invited to check out the Duke University women's soccer team take on Marquette at Koskinen stadium, or watch the first football game of the season as the Duke football team plays Army West Point. You can take part in the action on your own timed park run with friends.

For a comprehensive list of all of the Durham events happening on Labor Day weekend, visit our events calendar.

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