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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 no 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.
While practicing social distancing, we know many folks are looking for things to do and ways to stay engaged with the Durham community. After all, at the stay-at-home orders' core, it's really about physically distancing ourselves from one another. That doesn't mean we can't find ways to be alone together.
During this time, we plan to publish virtual events and other safe, creative ways for you to remain connected to Durhamites, our local partners, and other Durham-based groups. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triangle Vegfest — VIRTUAL EDITION
Shop vendors, grab takeout, and support Triangle Vegfest and Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. They will have speakers so you won't have to miss out on the education part of the event either.
Music in Your Gardens — Rissi Palmer
Music in Your Gardens is a free eight-week online concert series presented by Duke Performances, showcasing nationally renowned artists who call Durham and the surrounding area home. Each Wednesday through August 12 they’ll premiere a new, specially recorded performance, free of charge. The film, pre-recorded in a socially-distanced manner, will be accompanied by a live YouTube chat with the artist.
Brit Floyd - Echoes 2020
The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall and more… including the iconic song Echoes, performed 'note-for-note' and in it’s entirety Brit Floyd, “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” returns to the stage in 2020 to perform its brand new production, Echoes 2020. Including highlights from The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Division Bell, and featuring a show stopping 23 minute 'note-for-note’ performance of the iconic...
Standup Paddleboard (SUP) Clinic
Learn about the world of Standup Paddleboarding! These 90-minute clinics cover how to get on and off your board, paddling techniques, proper stance, and turning methods. Class takes place on Falls or Jordan Lake.
Food Truck Flix — "Fantastic Four"
A drive-in theater with food trucks. Enjoy local, made from scratch foods from Chirba Chirba and Gussy's, all while enjoying a feature film. Movie starts at 8:30 p.m.
Bull City Rumble
North Carolina's largest vintage motorcycle show, the Bull City Rumble is a world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day Weekend. Thematically, the event has its roots in the traditional rivalry of Mods vs. Rockers, the sensationalized clash of two youth cultures- scooter riding mods and motorcycle riding rockers, in 1960's England. The event has evolved from its humble beginnings in a parking lot in 2005 to a...
CenterFest Arts Festival
This year the festival will be virtual, featuring visual and performing arts, memories and highlights of CenterFest over the years, plus sponsor highlights and special interactive features.
Pride: Durham, NC
Pride: Durham, NC serves as the annual celebration of community, family, pride, and activism in Durham and across the state. Pride: Durham, NC brings love and activism back to the forefront of Pride as a way to drive stronger connections and further growth and success in a tumultuous political climate. All people with love in their hearts and progress fueling them are welcome at Pride: Durham, NC.
Parade 11 a.m.
A virtual weekend focused on mental + physical wellness. Choose from 30+ FREE classes featuring local experts, and purchase your ticket to an exclusive delicious and nutritious cooking class.On October 3rd the ticketed WellFest PLUS will feature an interactive cooking class with Kevin Callaghan, chef and owner of ACME Carrboro. You’ll pick up your cooking supplies and swag bag at University Kia in Durham, then prepare dinner with virtual cooking class at home! Ticket purchase...
Virtual Bull City Race Fest
‣ Run at your convenience, whether it’s outside in your favorite park or on the treadmill in the a/c.‣ Get the best swag Bull City has seen yet, including tee, tank, medal, bib and sweet offers from our partners.‣ Attend an in-person packet pickup complete with fun ways to support the local Durham community.
Luftgekühlt Car Show
Premier air-cooled Porsche show. Official activities around Luft 7 are scheduled to kick off on Friday the 29th of May. The energy will build through the weekend with a Saturday night pre-party and culminate with Sunday's show. Those who aren't heading immediately home can look forward to a mellow Sunday night to unwind, Luft style.
Exhibit — Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina
“The Negro Motorist Green Book,” published between 1936 and 1966, was both a travel guide and a tool of resistance designed to confront the...
Art Exhibit — "From Memory"
Paintings by Sue Sneddon.
Sneddon's land- and seascapes convey the quiet grandeur of the natural world in paintings ranging from intimate...
Online Film Screening — "Rebuilding Paradise"
On the morning of Nov. 8, 2018, a devastating firestorm engulfed the picturesque city of Paradise, California. By the time the Camp Fire...
Online Film Screening — "A Girl Missing"
Koji Fukada’s followup to the critically-acclaimed HARMONIUM (also available from Film Movement), A GIRL MISSING “is a satisfying slow-burn...
Online Film Screening — "Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind"
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music, and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon...
Online Film Screening — "The Fight"
Only days after the 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump, furious Americans gathered at airports across the country in protest of the Muslim...
Online Film Screening — "Marley"
From his childhood in Jamaica to the prophet of the oppressed, MARLEY follows one of the world’s most influential musicians with unheard...
Reflections: 5 Points Gallery Exhibition
As 5 Points Gallery launches its second year, they are introducing two new exceptional artists, King Nobuyoshi Godwin and Anne Heartt...
Bull Moon Ride and Run
The Bull Moon Ride and Run is a fun, community-building event in Durham each summer. Proceeds and fundraising from the event benefit...
Truth to Power 8 Art Exhibit
Pleiades Arts will present its 8th annual “Truth to Power” visual arts show from August 6 to 30. The juried exhibit, which includes video,...
Film Screening — "CREEM: America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine"
Presented by Motorco.
Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's...
Online Film Screening — "For They Know Not What They Do"
The 2008 financial crisis seemed to hit the American landscape out of nowhere. But in reality, it was both the inevitable conclusion to 40...