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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

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

Brave Buckets: Durham's Secret Game

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Feb 25, 2019 4:39:23 PM

The following feature is by Anita Rao, Frank Stasio, and Jess Clark. It was published by WUNC on April 23, 2015. Head to their website to listen to the radio interview Stasio did about this story for WUNC's The State of Things.

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Topics: Events, Black History Month

Lasting Legacy: 2019 Black History In Durham

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Jan 15, 2019 3:33:25 PM

The history of African-Americans in Durham is as integral to our story as the mortar and brick that built the Bull City. Grit, fortitude, and the unapologetic pursuit of justice are lasting legacies of a community that influenced the progress of Americans toward equality from coast to coast.

We know Monday, January 21 is a federal holiday to honor the non-violent resistance and social mobilization efforts of an incredible figure: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

But how much do you know about his connection to Durham?

Here, we're taking a look back at King's history in Durham, and we look forward to recognizing Black History Month in Durham during this commemorative 150th year of the Bull City. His legacy persists deep within our community.

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Topics: Events, Black History Month

Cheers to 2019: Ring in the New Year in Durham!

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Dec 12, 2018 2:23:31 PM

Enjoy a luxurious dinner, make a toast to the New Year, or dance the night away - the options are endless in Durham this New Year's Eve! Although this list is sure to grow as partners around Durham create new plans to welcome the new year, here’s a roundup of events and activities taking place on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Durham.

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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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