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Weekend Events in Durham: April 11-14

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Apr 8, 2019 3:16:34 PM

We're celebrating over a century and a half of Durham this year.

With over 150 events planned during this 150th year of Durham's existence, you're going to need to stay on top of that calendar! Between the Durham 150 Opening Celebration Presented by Aetna, NC Beer Month, Durham Bulls Baseball, and major festivals, the action will be non-stop. Scroll down to find special events scheduled for the jam-packed Durham 150 anniversary weekend as well.

Make this April in Durham your best one yet!

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Topics: Events, Festivals, things to do

Ready to Recharge? 2019 Full Frame Fare

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Mar 28, 2019 3:09:10 PM

When you've been sitting in the dark for a few hours having your soul moved by quality, incredible film, you're going to need some sustenance. 

Have no fear — the historic Carolina Theatre is central to tons of great eats in downtown Durham.

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Topics: Food & Drink, Festivals, Durham Festivals

Durham for the Win: City of Champions

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Mar 7, 2019 1:01:17 PM

There's a reason why they call us the City of Champions.

Home to beloved teams like the Durham Bulls Baseball Club, the Duke University Blue Devils,the North Carolina Central University Eagles, and the Tobacco Road Football ClubDurham is no stranger to sporting events or the athletes and spectators who love them.

We've got championship caliber talent written into our history books. We're mere minutes from the nearest international airport — so you can get from home to the playing field with ease. There are 30 colleges within 50 miles of Durham, and three within the city itself.

Here's why both spectating and competing in Durham is both the easiest and most rewarding decision you'll make.

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Topics: Sports, Sports & Recreation, sports events

Squad Goals! Durham Group Activities

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Feb 28, 2019 2:34:50 PM

Traveling solo can be incredible — you never have to share appetizers, and you're on your own time. But what about when you're traveling with your crew? We've been known to roll deep too, so we understand. You're looking for reasons to extend that selfie stick, make memories in batches, and bring everyone you love along.

Not to worry. We've got just the list of epic group outings for you. 

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Topics: things to do, group activities

Owning It: The Women-Led Businesses of Durham

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Feb 28, 2019 11:28:42 AM

The story of Durham is as unique as the people who live here — and it encompasses every stratum of our community. We’re where women make up the majority of city council and where our first Latina councilwoman was sworn in last year. It’s where Pauli Murray, a queer woman of color, became an author, lawyer, educator, poet, priest, and coauthor of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s key legal brief in the 1971 case Reed vs. Reed. Durham is also where, in 2017, women made more money than men, on average. This year, Durham ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. and number one in the state for pay in technology field. Women lift up women here — and we’ve been doing it for a long, long time.

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Topics: Food & Drink, Events

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When people wish someone a great trip, they say “Bon Voyage.” We want you to have a great trip to Durham, the Bull City – so Bull Voyage!

Read on for everything you need to know about events and things to do in Durham, NC. Check back regularly for new photos, lists, and guides, so you can explore Durham like a local.

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Durham, NC 27701

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