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Out and Wonderful: Durham Pride All Year Long

Posted by Ashley Strahm on May 30, 2019 5:20:34 PM

Durham is the most diverse, proud and vibrant destination in North Carolina.

It doesn't matter what time of year you visit; you will find queer folks celebrated, partners of all types walking down city streets, and pride flags waving in front of established businesses frequented by proud Durhamites of all kinds.

June is national Pride month, and though we all eagerly anticipate Pride: Durham's parade and official celebration in September, we honor our LGBTQIA community every day, especially during the summer. Here's a snapshot of how Durham is celebrating the wonderful, bold and colorful this month, and all year long.

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Flavors for the Durham Podium: Top Picks

Posted by Ashley Strahm on May 9, 2019 12:04:22 PM

We know you're heard of Panera and Jimmy Johns, but what about the distinctly Durham tastes you haven't yet discovered? We've got places you should try that are close to the all the action, unforgettably famous, and perfect for celebrating a track and field personal best.

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Topics: Food & Drink, Sports & Recreation, Itineraries

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo the Right Way, in Durham

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on May 4, 2019 12:04:19 PM

Cinco de Mayo is an opportunity to partake in commemorative events that honor Mexican culture — but did you know where the source of our celebration originates? While we honor this tradition in the Bull City, we're paying tribute to the irreplaceable contributions of the Hispanic community both in Durham and in the U.S., and inviting you to support Hispanic-owned events and places that specialize in authentic Mexican fare.

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Topics: Food & Drink, Events

Sprinting Here for USATF? Slow Down. Discover Durham.

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Apr 25, 2019 1:23:54 PM

Maybe you're here to race, leap, throw and hurdle your way to the top of the podium at the Durham County Stadium, or maybe you're here to cheer your favorite athlete to their personal best from the stands. Perhaps you're here just to witness Durham come alive as national talent descends on the Bull City for the USA Track & Field National Youth Outdoor Championships. 

Whichever reason brought you here, we expect you'll want to take in the distinct culture and community that Durham is known for.

Here are our top five ideas for how to soak Durham in while you're here.

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Topics: Hotels & Lodging, Sports & Recreation, Arts & Entertainment, June 2019

Durham Summer on a Dime (2019 Edition)

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Apr 25, 2019 1:16:20 PM

What could be better than spending a summer in Durham? How about a summer that doesn’t break the bank? Durham offers many family-friendly activities on the cheap, ranging from sporting events to live music, and of course, a taste of Durham’s booming food scene. Here’s a selection of free and inexpensive activities to try this summer.

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Topics: Kids & Families, Itineraries

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