Let's Get Back on the Bull
It should come as no surprise that the City of Medicine has been conscious and cautious since the pandemic started. Because we were safe then, we’re ready for you to gather now. Discover 1,200+ local businesses that have pledged to provide guests with a COVID-safe visitor experience, including many lodging properties and event venues. Check Durham County Public Health’s dashboard to see how we’re doing on case counts and vaccine distribution, too.Learn More
Welcome to Durham: A Diverse Meeting Destination
Durham is a place with a progressive, diverse community. We have a history rooted in Black entrepreneurship and a strong community of Black, Brown, and women-owned businesses today, including many that we know can help make your event more immersive. Y’all means all in Durham, with people of all gender identities and orientations welcome. We offer more than just buzzwords here and are unapologetically proud of the diverse community you can help support today.Get to know us
Experience Durham’s Outdoor Dining Scene
Dining al fresco has never been more in style. With the warmer weather, Durham’s foodie scene has continued to expand beyond the confines of four walls, spilling into expanded patios, sidewalk set-ups, and pop-up events that close streets down for pedestrians. After a few bites, you’ll see why we’ve gained national acclaim as the next top foodie destination, savoring Durham’s flavors with a bit of elbow room and fresh air.See the guide
With Love, From Durham
We think you’ll love your wedding’s Bull City backdrop as much as you’ll love your spouse-to-be. Durham has all kinds of venues for all kinds of people, choosing to celebrate love in both non-traditional or traditional ways. Allow Discover Durham to ease the planning process by connecting you to hotels, wedding vendors, and services. After the rollercoaster of emotions this past year, we’re here to help make your day sweet without the stress.Partner with us
An Arts Scene Rivaling That of the Biggest Cities
We’ve got the largest performing arts stage between DC and Atlanta; cultural festivals many years old and weeks long; and electrical boxes, parking garages, and tobacco warehouses painted by local artists telling generations of history. Find immigrant-owned galleries, meaningful murals, and spontaneous acoustic sidewalk performances. Concerts. Fairs. Festivals. Film. Discover the vibe of a community steeped with beauty that you’ll find always on display.Discover More
Innovation is in our Community’s DNA
With Duke University, Duke University Health System, North Carolina Central University, and Durham Technical Community College, as well as hundreds of start-ups and international corporations all right in our backyard, Durham has fostered a community of forward-thinkers. From Black Wall Street to Research Triangle Park, countless innovative institutions and advancements have taken root in Durham. There’s a contagious energy of creative excitement here, one we know your attendees will find inspiring.Learn More
Planning an Event in Durham?
Here are some COVID-19 considerations to keep in mind.
Durham COVID-19 Updates
Up-to-date information and resources from local government as our community reopens.
Cvent Durham Listings
Discover local venues and attractions for hosting your perfect meeting or event.
Durham Maps & Guides
We’re here to help you find your way with digital maps & guides of Durham.