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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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Robert Earl Keen – I’m Comin’ Home
Legendary Texas songwriter and entertainer Robert Earl Keen wraps up 41 years on the road with his 2022 final tour, I’m Comin’ Home: 41 Years On The Road. With a catalog of 21 albums, his band of stellar musicians, and many thousands of shows under his belt, Pollstar ranked Keen in its “Top 20 Global Concert Tours” in July, 2021. Keen has blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend status in the Americana music world.
Historic Durham & Tobacco Empire Driving Tour
Discover historic Durham and hear about the rise of the great Tobacco Empire on a comfortable, motorized vehicle. This 2½ to 3 hour tour will include sights such as: American Tobacco Campus, the downtown business district, Ninth Street, Brightleaf Square, Warehouse District, and Parish Street (Black Wall Street), Bennett Place, where the Civil War surrender was negotiated, Historic neighborhoods like Hayti, Watts-Hillandale, Old West Durham, Trinity Park Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Maplewood Cemetery, Old...
Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo
The rodeo features many food trucks and local breweries. The event is free to attend. You simply pay for what you decide to eat from the trucks’ menus–from savory and stick-to-your-ribs to sweet treats. Dogs are allowed at the Food Truck Rodeo on regular (not retractable) leashes. Food Truck Rodeos are rain or shine. Most trucks accept credit cards but an ATM machine is on site as well. Free parking is available in nearby lots...
St. Olaf Choir
For more than a century, the St. Olaf Choir has set the gold standard for choral singing, performing for millions around the world. Comprised of 75 mixed voices, the St. Olaf Choir is hailed as one of the nation’s premier a cappella ensembles, renowned for its artistry and beauty of sound.“We seek to be a transforming force in society through choral performance, bringing understanding, mercy, justice, peace, and hope to a world that desperately cries...
Chris Rock: Ego Death World Tour 2022
Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. With a career spanning more than three decades, Rock has enjoyed ongoing success in both film and television as a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Rock recently wrapped production on the upcoming Higher Ground produced biopic, “Rustin '' and David O’Russell’s Untitled film. He is also set to direct an Untitled Chris Rock project in 2023. In 202...
Show Me Snakes Reptile & Exotics Show
The Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show is one of the largest reptile and exotic pet shows in the region. This is a safe and family friendly event geared to educate and introduce people to reptiles and exotics.
The show is also a great place to go if you already have pets, with feeders and supplies from quality sources.
Tobacco Road FC vs West Virginia United (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.
This fun-filled, educational & uplifting event includes entertainment throughout day featuring national recording artists & local performers, food trucks, vendors, health fair, a fashion show, a kids' zone, exhibitors & more.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and...
Made in North Carolina: 4 commissions by NC choreographers
An evening of new ADF-commissioned dance works by five North Carolina artists celebrating dance being created right here, at home. The artists chosen include ADF veterans Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs presenting a darkly humorous ensemble piece, interdisciplinary movement artist Justin Tornow with a collaborative work, Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, instructor, and Carnatic vocalist Ramya Sundaresan Kapadia, and hip-hop and street dance performer Jose Velasquez who will begin the program with a performance in front of...
Art Exhibit — "Jean Charlot: Visions of Mexico, 1933"
This exhibition investigates artist Jean Charlot's relationship with Mexico's Indigenous past and colonial legacy. On view for the first...
Art Exhibit — "Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now"
Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now brings together 30 emerging and established artists working across the state. This group...
Art Exhibit — "Helen Frankenthaler: Un Poco Más (A Little More)"
Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011) is most known for her bold, colorful abstract paintings. She was a trailblazer in Abstract Expressionism,...
Art Exhibit — “bear it/bare it/bear witness”
A collaboration of works by Cassandra J. Rowe, Alyssa Noble, Ayoni Jeffries, Claire Alexandre, Cori Fordham, Joaquín Carcaño, Kiara...
The Magical Realism of Henryk Fantazos
This exhibit features many favorite copperplate engravings from over the years, a medium Henryk has mastered through due diligence,...
Darius Quarles: 5 Points Gallery Featured Artist
5 Points Gallery is pleased to feature new paintings by Durham based artist, Darius Quarles. Darius describes his style as “unleashed!” He...
"Our House" DAC Student Showcase
An annual exhibition of Durham Arts Council student and instructor visual artwork.
Masks are required to enter the Durham Arts Council...
Art Exhibit — “Spectacle and the Archive”
Tom Whiteside is a visual artist, film historian, and collector with interests in experimental film, early cinema, and regional film...
Film Screening – No Country for Old Men
When a Vietnam veteran discovers $2 million in the aftermath of a drug deal gone horribly awry, he absconds with the cash and sets off a...
Join La Vita Yoga on the heated Roof at The Durham every Thursday at 12pm, Saturday at 9am, and Sunday at 10am.
Practicing yoga through...