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Every day of the year, there’s a festival, show, concert, book reading, sporting event, or something incredible happening in the Bull City.
Durham is where self-made synth beats are created alongside home-grown and international talent.
Where renowned hip hop artists come home to spit with our next generation of performers.
Where there’s never a need to wait for Friday night; both large and small festivals and cultural events win the hearts of wandering souls from near and far — all week long.
Each year, 5,000 classes, tours, markets, competitions and performances await you here. The key to your next adventure lies in your own curiosity. Come taste, see, hear and discover.
We know many people are looking for things to do and ways to stay engaged with the Durham community. Check out the events below or head to the blog for safe and creative ways to remain connected to Durhamites, our local partners, and other Durham-based groups.
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Slingshot, the international nexus for music, technology and electronic arts in the South, is moving to Durham for its fifth edition and beyond. Slingshot’s reputation to annually deliver the best experience in nextwave music, art, and technology is unrivaled, and after four successful years in Athens, Ga., Slingshot is headed to Durham.Featuring a Weekender with legendary techno producer Juan Atkins,a DJ set by Washed Out, a DJ Set Ela Minus, plus Chaos Control · Oak...
Pumpkin Patch Express
Celebrate Fall with a trip to the Museum’s pumpkin patch! Pick the perfect pumpkin to take home and decorate. Enjoy a variety of activities inspired by autumn. Then, climb aboard the train for a ride back to the station on the Ellerbe Creek Railway! Weekends in October.
Activities include: pick a pumpkin, hay maze, mini-golf, nature bingo, take-home activities, and return train ride on the Ellerbe Creek Railway.
The Band's Visit (Touring)
The critically acclaimed smash-hit Broadway musical The Band’s Visit is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. It is also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album. In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with...
Over 100 Black-owned establishments come together to showcase their talents in this second year display of craft beer and culinary excellence. Their collection of curated activations mixed with traditional festival-style booths will serve as a new standard for combining entertainment, education and community economics. Blacktoberfest 2021 will also include a weekend long schedule of events––symposiums, bottle shares, and a brewers’ brunch featuring collaborative food and beverage pairings.
The Grass Grazed Farmer's Table
A seasonal dinner as a celebration honoring 35 years of Toxic Free NC’s movement to protect our air, water, and soil from harmful pesticides and chemicals.
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press). Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate The Best of Abbey Road Live with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. In addition to the updated sets that include state of the art LED, high-definition screens and multimedia content, RAIN will bring the Abbey...
Science Nights: Monster Makers
Calling all monster fans! Join in at the Museum for an interactive monster-themed adventure. Mix and match stuffies to sew, glue, or pin together your own unique frankenstuff or design a perler bead creature and fuse it together with heat! Set your imagination wild at this event for creators of all ages. Your admission includes access to some indoor spaces and activities.
Art Exhibit — The Future is Female
Investigating history, mythology, identity, ecology, consumerism, and power, The Future is Female illuminates both the legacy and the...
Art Exhibit — "The Threads That Bind Us"
An Artists of Golden Belt’s exhibition, highlighting 25 resident artists working in fiber, leather, paintings, sculpture, ceramics,...
An exhibition in honor of the Hayti community’s forward mobility. Curated by Gail Belvett, themes include Joy and Family.
Art Exhibit — "Notes from Home"
By weaving together first-person storytelling, oral history, portrait photography and family archives, Notes from Home explores how the...
Art Exhibit — "TORN. A Year that Changed Everything"
An installation of altered newspaper mixed media works by Margaret Sartor.
Art Exhibit — "Maps and Legends"
Lisa Creed explores a wide range of styles and textures in her work, which is rooted in abstraction. During this pandemic, she has become...
5 Points Gallery Exhibition: POSSIBILITIES
5 Points Gallery in downtown Durham introduces a new exhibit, POSSIBILITIES. According to Ray Charles, “There are many spokes on the wheel...
Duke Graduation for Class of 2020
The formal commencement ceremony will be on Sunday morning, with a slate of honorary degree recipients and an address from Ken Jeong.
Theo Von grew up in the stray animal belt of southern Louisiana. He was a child there and became an adult slowly there. He can be seen...
Pride: Durham, NC
Online Vendor Market | Friday Sept. 24 At 5pm Until Sunday Sept. 26 At 5pmVirtual Restorative And Educational Sessions | 12pm To...
West Point on the Eno Park Tours
Guided West Point History tours give visitors a view into the inner workings of the West Point Mill, the background of 19th century...
Film Screening — "My Name Is Pauli Murray"
Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...