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Durham Hidden Gems You Should Discover

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Jun 11, 2019 3:00:00 PM

It's not hard to find top-notch food, entertainment, and retail in Durham. But if you're looking for the hidden gems – tucked away eateries with a loyal following of regulars – you'll have to dig a little deeper. Explore unique Durham districts and unfamiliar retail and entertainment spots to expand your Bull City culinary horizons!

We read comments from Durham's loyal Facebook fans and Bull City Reddit users to learn their favorite secret-spot restaurants. Locals pitched in with the recommendations listed below.

Browse our convenient Google map of all of these locations.  

Estimated read time: 5 minutes

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Topics: Food & Drink, Events, Retail

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.

Estimated read time: 4 minutes

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Topics: Food & Drink, Events

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!

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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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.

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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Topics: Events, Black History Month

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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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