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Rediscover Community

We’re ready to plan your next meeting or event with care, but still rooted in what makes Durham bold and inspiring. Rediscover what it means to gather with colleagues in the Bull City.

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COVID-19 may have changed our way of life, but it doesn’t change our commitment to you. Let us be your tour guide to Durham’s diverse community and creative venues.

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Let's Get Back on the Bull

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.

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Modeling a Culture of Equity and Inclusion

Modeling a Culture of Equity and Inclusion

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.

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Experience Durham’s Outdoor Dining Scene

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.

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With Love, From Durham

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.

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An Arts Scene Rivaling That of the Biggest Cities

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.

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Innovation is in our Community’s DNA

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.

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Resources for Planning Your Durham Event

Planning an Event in Durham?

Here are some COVID-19 considerations to keep in mind.

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Durham COVID-19 Updates

Up-to-date information and resources from local government as our community reopens.

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Cvent Durham Listings

Discover local venues and attractions for hosting your perfect meeting or event.

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Durham Maps & Guides

We’re here to help you find your way with digital maps & guides of Durham.

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