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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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Classroom Open Hours

Welcome to an open-ended exploration in the learning laboratory. Tinker to your heart’s content, rearrange moving parts and explore the nature museum and teaching library. An on-site staff …


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Barktoberfest

Durham Parks and Recreation and Beyond Fences (formerly Coalition to Unchain Dogs) are joining forces to provide a fun-filled afternoon with our canine friends! Your support will help promote a dog …


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Goat Yoga and Guided Meditation with Goats

  • Hux Family Farm
  • (919) 666-7258

Get your relaxation and goat cuddles on! Experience yoga and guided meditation classes with the farm's animals. They have trained therapy goats, a couple of sheep, and a sweet livestock guardian dog …


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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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parkrun

Weekly free 5km timed run. Don't forget your paper barcode! If you forget your printed barcode, you won't get a time.


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Stone Paving

With good planning and execution dry-laid paving lasts for many years. Even if it needs occasional re-leveling you can use the same stones over and over. The trick is to spend most of your time on …


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Exhibits & Recurring Events

Nature Storytime

Enjoy the outdoors together with a story read aloud in the Gardens. Nature-themed stories are followed by a related activity or garden walk. Suggested for children ages 3-5. Adult chaperone r…


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Sunset and Night Paddles

  • Falls Lake - registrants will be emailed directions
  • (919) 416-1200

Join Frog Hollow Outdoors for an evening on the water. Enjoy taking in the sights and sounds of the day easing away and the night settling in.


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