We can't celebrate Durham's birthday without you!
The Durham 150 Opening Celebration Presented by Aetna is where Durham's dynamic community and 150 years' worth of the city's treasured history meet.
You're going to want to be there.
Themed neighborhoods in the American Tobacco Campus (ATC) will highlight the four pillars of Durham 150: history and education, innovation and entrepreneurship, social equity and robust democracy, and arts and leisure.
Each neighborhood will feature local experts, artists and community leaders hosting exhibits, crafts, and demonstrations. Visit all four to enter drawings for prizes that will include entertainment and staycation packages from Durham businesses. ... That's not all.
Mayor Steve Schewel will kick off the official recognition and fanfare at 10:30am, inviting everyone to enjoy complimentary birthday cake. Other activities include live performances, a story kiosk, a photo mosaic mural, and a "Running of the Bulls" race of floatable bulls down the ATC river.
Join us, family, friends, Durhamites, and visitors - Durham 150 is bound to be unforgettable.