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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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MoDH 5th Birthday Weekend: Fireside Chat

Help celebrate the Museum of Durham History's FIFTH Birthday with a weekend full of fun! Friday, October 26th kick-off the occasion with a “Fireside Chat” under the comfort of the …

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Durham Architecture & the Urban Landscape Walking Tour

Historic Preservation Society of Durham volunteers lead a 90 minute tour through downtown highlighting the many architectural styles popular in the 20th century. WALKING TOURS AND THE W…

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Historic Maplewood Cemetery Tour

  • Maplewood Cemetery

This tour of Old Maplewood cemetery is divided into two parts - one on the east side of Kent Street and the other on the west. The tours operate in a continuous loop, join either part where you find …

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MoDH 5th Birthday Weekend: Saturday Celebration

Help celebrate Museum of Durham History's FIFTH Birthday with a weekend full of fun! Start the day with different ways to tour Durham’s history. Preservation Durham will lead a walking tour of …

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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Art Exhibit - "Durham During the Great War"

  • Museum of Durham History
  • (919) 246-9993

The exhibit examines how social, economic, and political changes in Durham during the war left a lasting legacy of future movements toward equality. It shows how black and white soldiers of Durham …

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Art Exhibit: Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom

  • Power Plant Gallery
  • (919) 660-3622

Visionary Aponte: Art & Black Freedom takes as its point of departure an extraordinary - and now lost - historical artifact: a "Book of Paintings" created by José Antonio …

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Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk

The “Durham Dark & Mysterious Ghost Walk” is a family friendly 1.5 mile walking tour designed for adults and kids (children 8 years & older please) seeking a unique and …

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212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604