You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of November in and around Durham. With Halloween events wrapping up and holiday ones kicking into action, there's plenty of festive fun to be had. Take your pick between can't-miss events, new places to explore and old favorites that are just too good to pass up this time of year! Don't just think about it, go do it!
Work out all of your holiday angst by SMASHING THINGS. Support and celebrate this unique creative reuse center with music, fire pits, and plenty of smashable objects.
Get ready to dance the weekend away with this upbeat music festival celebrating the Brazilian Zouk style. There will be music, dancing, alternative healing classes, and plenty of celebration.
Some local talents are hitting Motorco for a night of music and dancing. Dubsgiving is back and ready to serve up some post-Thanksgiving party vibes.
The iconic American Tobacco tower is getting LIT! Join in the annual celebration and feel all the holiday vibes. As always there will be a chance of snow, and sensational choral groups will sing.
Durham bake shop is getting you ready for Thanksgiving with this epic pop-up shop. This shop will feature their handmade pies, pastries, Carrboro Coffee Roasters coffee, and organic tea.
Purchase a new, fully assembled bike for ages 4-13 and help build the Tree of Bikes! Get 250 new bikes to deserving kids in Durham this holiday season.
The Triangle is getting its first axe throwing bar—yes, you read that right. Think of it as darts on steroids.
Saint & Co. is now open in Durham, serving up pastries, bread, and Neapolitan-style pizza lovingly crafted with local flour, natural fermentation, and more.
Neomonde has been a longtime Raleigh staple for fresh, delicious Mediterranean food, and now it's Durham's turn! Neomonde is now open on the ground floor of the Unscripted hotel.
Get ready for a simply delicious caffeine experience at this new coffee shop in Durham with coffee made with care and an artfully creative vibe.
Try a classic, crunchy tempura experience from the mind behind M Sushi and M Kokko.
Handcrafted hard cider—is there really any drink that goes better with a crisp fall day (or any day)? Bull City Cidery is taking fermented apples to the next level. Beer, ya better watch out.
High points, scenic views, and trails—oh my! Mt. Occoneechee has them all, plus rare and significant species in the many supported habitats. Nature awaits!
This tour allows you to get so close to a tiger that you'll have to hold yourself back from trying to pet it.
You're cordially invited to WeWork One City Center's MASSIVE launch party. Bring a friend, check out their space, and toast to their newest location with free drinks, bites, DIY terrariums and more!
Come dressed in glam and ghoul and enjoy a great dance party, food trucks, and local vendors.
Kick off the holiday season in downtown Durham with this art lovers experience. There will be festive fine arts and crafts, local artists, live music, and world-class restaurants.
A night of drinking with a variety of tinkering tools available. Play around with conductive LEGOs, needle felting, and the 90s classic, shrinky dink!
Grab a heaping plate of whole heritage hog BBQ and southern sides. As you enjoy your dish there will be live music playing, local booze for enjoying, and so much more.
Meat-lovers welcome to come taste and stock your fridge with locally crafted sausages. Sausages of all kinds will be available to take home from the Triangle's best restaurants.
Local Chefs come together and create some delicious sweet treats for you to devour. Snag a ticket for this evening of community celebration, local desserts, and live entertainment.
The Carolina Theater and NC Comicon present their annual film festival, ComiQuest. This festival celebrates the best cinema pop-culture has to offer.
You never know who you'll bump into on the street. Watch as 5 people from the community tell true and personal stories about important moments where a stranger tipped the balance of their life.
Disco Sweat is back for the thirty-ninth time! Bring your booze and get ready to skate around the rink to some epic music. Leave your afro wigs and glass bottles at home.
The greatest comic book pop-culture celebration is back in Bull City! Jump through this portal to the best and brightest creator superstars from around the globe!
Bring a photo of yourself outside your polling place for this epic night of music. The #iVoted initiative is meant to increase voter turnout in 2018 and beyond.
Are you the master of spelling? Do your friends regard you as a lexical master? Well, then you should show off your skills in this epic Adult Spelling Bee Challenge.
Ink celebrates the expressive spirit and style of black men while while mourning the way that style has been misunderstood and maligned. Check out this vivid and evocative work of art.
Enjoy the opening of this unique public art piece during the fall food truck rodeo.
Watch the top metal artists in the Southeast melt 3000 lbs of iron at 3000 degrees right in the middle of Durham Central Park—or participate yourself. Are you ready for the heat?
Do you Thanksgiving food shopping while supporting local Black farmers with this inaugural market.