Inspiring FOMO since 1869
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 email@example.com.
Beats n Bars Festival 2021
Beats n Bars Festival 2021 will return to Durham, NC starting Thursday June 24th-Saturday June 26th sponsored by WUNC Music! "Building Stronger Communities through the influence of Urban Culture and Music" The art of MCing, Breakdancing, DJing and graffiti all are integral elements that are culturally represented in our community. Through Beats n Bars, The Underground Collective is committed to sustaining the hip-hop sensibilities here in Durham. Festival goers can expect to be actively engaged...
Live In the Lot presents: The Wusses
Enjoy a live show from the comfort and safety of a 4-6 person POD. Bring your own chair.
Tobacco Road FC vs Wake FC (Soccer)
Part of the National Premier Soccer League. Tobacco Road FC existed as a highly successful amateur program for many years in the Triangle Adult Soccer League.
Xtreme Adventures Summer Camp Begins
The summer camp involves an array of activities that challenge kids mentally and physically. Your child will be in constant contact with nature breathing pure air and enjoying outdoors. For ages 8-14.
Full day or half day.
Music: Over 40 artists on three stages including The HamilTones, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, the African American Dance Ensemble and more. Craft Show: Over 60 artisans from throughout the Southeast.Food & Drink: Food trucks and vendors, craft beers, wines, seltzers and cider.More: Art and dance demonstrations, fun on the river! The Festival for the Eno is presented annually by the Eno River Association, and features a variety of activities with an environmental or cultural...
Squeeze — Songbook Tour
The pop superstars from the new wave era will play their extensive list of hits including “Tempted”, “Black Coffee in Bed”, “Cool for Cats,” “Hourglass,” and “Pulling Mussels From The Shell,” as well as rare, lesser-known gems from their back catalogue.
Get the Led Out
From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. Returning by popular demand, Get The Led Out will perform at DPAC on Saturday, August 8, 2020. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal...
Nitro Circus: You Got This
An explosive, high adrenaline action sports spectacular starring the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Skate, Scooter and more. Witness Nitro’s thrill-loving daredevils brave the world’s largest jumps as they launch 60 feet into the air. Be there live when they attempt the craziest stunts imaginable on contraptions you never thought could fly! These real-life action heroes are sure to inspire fans of all ages as they push the limits with record-breaking attempts every night.
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...
Chris Tucker Live
Comedy Fans and Movie Fans Unite for a Night of Non-Stop Laughter! Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan. He became a favorite on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday starring along- side Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker...
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 — Subjective Exploration of Sikhi | Selected Works of Shanny Kohli
Shanny Kohli, a Durham-based visual artist, has created a series of conceptual images that together comprise a spiritual and theatrical act...
Art Exhibit — "Dreamscapes: A Retrospective"
Michael Tice uses his luscious color palette and love for line and pattern to conjure hidden narratives of the American Dream, exploring...
Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry, Photography by Rhonda Klevansky
An estimated 1 in 5 Durham County households cannot put regular meals on the table. Food insecurity has no single face, color, ethnicity,...
Pop-Up Exhibit: Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry
Last summer, while volunteering to pack food for the Durham school lunch program, local photographer Rhonda Klevansky says she had hours to...
ADF's Movies by Movers Screening
Presenting the films End of the Block, Finding My Feet, and In Pursuit of Joy: A Screendance BBQ. End of the Block is a film that combines...
Art Exhibit — "Material and Embodiment"
New works by DAG member artists BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus.
Gallery tours by appointment and during Third Friday.
"Our House" DAC Student Showcase - Visual art exhibit at the Durham Arts Council!
Last summer, the pandemic prompted a move to the virtual space for “Our House”, the annual exhibit featuring work from DAC students and...
Juneteenth Jubilee Black Art Show
Art/Thought/Culture Festivals and The Fruit are hosting an unusual art show and sale that includes loaned works from area collectors,...
ADF Dance Film Screening — "tHe aGe oF aNXiety"
ADF is pleased to present dendy/ donovan projects’ Mark Dendy (Obie and “Bessie” award winning choreographer) and British producer/director...
DCLT Buildable Backyards Virtual Real Estate Summit
The Summit will provide an opportunity for nonprofit developers, affordable housing providers, and real estate industry professionals to...