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Events in Durham, NC

Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. From biannual arts markets to performances by world-class musicians at DPAC or Carolina Theatre, from workshops led by leading researchers to motorcycle rallies, from interactive classes at the Museum of Life + Science to food tours through Durham’s most acclaimed restaurants, there is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident.

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CANCELLED - Dino Egg Hunt

Cancelled due to bad weather.


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Cosmic Country Band / The Travellers

Cosmic Country Band is dedicated to keeping the spirit of 1970s Austin Cosmic Country alive.


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Duke Opera Workshop: "These are a Few of My Favorite Scenes"

The Duke Opera Workshop's spring production includes opera & musical theater scenes sung in English with costumes and staging, with piano accompaniment by David Heid. Scenes are from Mozart: …


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Duke Players presents: Shakespeare Shorts

Join in the Angle Amphitheater in Duke Gardens for an evening of monologues and scenes selected from some of the Bard's most well-known plays.


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Duke University Softball

Duke University Softball vs. NC State


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Duke University Women's Lacrosse

Duke University Women's Lacrosse


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Durham Bulls Baseball

Durham Bulls Baseball vs Gwinnett Stripers


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Durham Senior Games and SilverArts Program

  • Various locations
  • (919) 560-4355

An Olympic style competition designed to give mature adults the opportunity to compete in a host of athletic and artistic activities in various locations in Durham. Fitness, fun and community …


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Experimental Performance by Paideia w/ Guest Artists

Dance/noise/ritual trio Paideia raises the question "Who gets to belong?", turning over moral superiority, inclusion/exclusion, boundaries, borderlines, and the community body. Who is …


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Film Screening - "Franco Rosso's Babylon"

Never-before released in the U.S., Franco Rosso's BABYLON had its world premiere at Cannes in 1980 but was deemed "too controversial, and likely to incite racial tension" (Vivien Goldman, …


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Free Food Fridays

  • The Salvation Army of Durham
  • (919) 688-7306

Food includes: meats, canned goods, drinks, pet food, snacks, hygiene items, and more. Limit: only one person per household can pick up supplies. Must bring a copy of lease agreement and photo ID. …


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Friday Evening Paddles

  • (919) 416-1200

Sunset and Night Paddles on Falls Lake. Leisurely guided 2-3 hour canoe and kayak paddle trips on Falls Lake are suitable for all skill levels. Pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance of trip …


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Happy Hour at Vert & Vogue with Ace & Jig

This month V&V is excited to host sustainable fashion dynamo, and designer of the cult brand Ace & Jig, Cary Vaughan. Join the conversation as Cary talks about the process of designing no …


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Little River Community Complex Annual Fair

Annual fair.


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North Carolina Central University Baseball

North Carolina Central University Baseball vs Bethune-Cookman


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Okilly Dokilly

The world's only Nedal band. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, a majority of the band's lyrics are direct Ned quotes. With Bear Ghost. 


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Rise Up and Dance

Our Durham neighbors and friends experienced a tragedy on April 10 when a gas explosion killed Kong Lee, owner of Kaffeinate, injured many others and severely damaged several businesses in the area. …


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Ruby Friday | Experiments from DocX at the Center for Documentary Studies

Learn about the latest from DocX, the digital lab at the Center for Documentary Studies, including a new website with an analog feel that showcases decades of the Center’s best …


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SwingPals Drive Chip Putt Challenge and Family Fun Day

SwingPals teaches underprivileged Durham students’ mindfulness, emotional regulation and positive visualization using golf as a platform.


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Terracycle Drive - to benefit Durham Public Schools

Have you ever wondered what to do with those "other recyclables" that just end up in the trash? To raise money for Durham Public Schools you can bring these items to be …


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Third Friday

Gallery crawl with live music and other performances. Maps available at the Visitor Info Center and at each participating location.


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Africana nights

As Durham continues to grow, an influx of various cultures gives us an opportunity to learn and connect with each other. Since the 80s The Palace International has always strived to showcase and …


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