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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crushable: Ciders, Seltzers, & Sours
Meet in the beer garden at The Glass Jug (RTP) for a beer fest like no other! 13 different breweries and cideries will be in attendance, pouring their finest ciders, seltzers, and sour beers. DRINKS: Enjoy unlimited samples of cider, seltzer, and sour beer from all of the following breweries in attendance: The Glass Jug | Untitled Art | Newgrass | Dssolvr | Burial | Botanist & Barrel | Edmunds Oast | Wise Man |...
Flourish: Inside Out
A family friendly - outdoor - community event at Mystic Farm & Distillery. Movement classes from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., community performance & OM grown dancers showcase 6-9 p.m. During the performances audience members can get drinks/food and walk around the beautiful landscapes of Mystic Farm & Distillery to enjoy the artist spread out across the venue. Enjoy on your own time. Spend as much time with each performer as you would like.
The Grass Grazed Farmer's Table
An evening of storytelling through a 4-course menu produced by local farmers. Explore where your food comes from and how it's raised. What better way to connect than over food?Rescheduled from 7/3.
Squeeze — The Nomadband 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...
Styx draws from over four decades of barn burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady” to the seething indictment of preening, primping pageantry...
OutSouth Queer Film Festival - Virtual Fest
OutSouth Queer Film Festival celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today's queer life and helps bring the community together through film. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries and feature films. OutSouth celebrates a worldwide glimpse of today's gay and lesbian life, helps bring the community together and features entertaining and sophisticated films and filmmaking. OutSouth will make its return with a 102-film lineup of short and feature...
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.
Fresh Fruit Festival
Music, art, dance, dialogue, education, social causes, business, fashion, empowerment, drama, and entertainment all integrated into one social stream of consciousness that collectively called THE CULTURE. One wristband covers the entire weekend.
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 2021 to perform its brand new production, Echoes 2021. 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...
STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this...
Blippi The Musical
Blippi The Musical brings the energetic and loveable character Blippi off the screen and onto the stage with world-class production, audience engagement and amazing music. Children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old across the world have quickly taken a liking to Blippi’s charismatic personality and innovative teaching lessons! In the Live show they will continue to learn about the world around them while singing and dancing along with this one of a...
SankofaSongs Summer Institute
A summer institute dedicated to culturally relevant music education strategies for teaching music of the African diaspora. With a theme of...
5 Points Friday - 5 Points Gallery
5 Points Friday- As we venture back to our new normal, let's take the time to recharge. Each Friday 5 Points Gallery will have an artist in...
East Durham Covid-19 Community Vaccination Event
Free food with vaccination, no ID required, ages 12+. Walk-ups are welcome but registration is encouraged.
Free Friday Tours of Mystic Farm & Distillery
Get a brief introduction to the distillation process. They will be open at 5pm for cocktails and free tastings with the food truck onsite...
Woolly & the Wingnutz
WOOLLY & THE WINGNUTZ is full of some of your favorite players in the Triangle: Scott “Woolly” Williamson (guitar), Tim Collins (guitar),...
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...
Open Mic Stand Up Comedy @ Durty Bull
Open Mic Stand-Up Comedy is back! Join in EVERY Friday for a socially distanced comedy extravaganza. @Rob Schneider (not that one) will...
Ally J and Kevin Clark
Enjoy a night of craft cocktails and smooth jams.
Walker & Royce
One-of-a-kind house duo Walker and Royce stops in Durham this Friday as they tour their album Self Help.As written by Insomniac, “Their...
South Durham Farmers' Market
The market strives to support new and growing farms and vendors in the greater Durham area, and they are also home to some of the most...
Durham Farmers’ Market
The Durham Farmers’ Market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, cut flowers, artisanal cheeses and breads, home-baked...
Architecture & Urban Landscapes: Downtown Durham Walking Tour
Explore Downtown Durham's architecture and learn how it has transformed itself from an industrial center to the City of Medicine....