Your Complete Guide to August in Durham: 22 Events You Cannot Miss + New Businesses + More
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Your Complete Guide to August in Durham: 22 Events You Cannot Miss + New Businesses + More

Monday, Jul 30 2018

You know the drill! Our complete guide the best of August: the best events, new places to explore and old favorites.

Don't just think about it. Go do it.

#avoidaverageweekends #offlineraleighdurham

Top August Events

Experience Third Friday in Durham at The Carrack Modern Art
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Experience Third Friday in Durham +191 fire icon

Even art un-enthusiasts will become fans of all the incredible and unconventional art when Third Friday takes over the Bull City.

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Free   .  The Carrack Modern Art   .  Durham
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Stagville Under the Stars at Stagville State Historic Site
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Stagville Under the Stars

Enjoy a night of West African storytelling and stargazing at Historic Stagville.

Fri Aug 24, 8:00p
Stagville Under the Stars
Free   .  Stagville State Historic Site   .  Durham
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All August Long

Dine on Fusion Italian at Cucciolo Osteria at Cucciolo Osteria Durham
Photo by @luvleejoo

NOW OPEN: New Italian Restaurant, Cucciolo Osteria, Is Now Open In Downtown's West Village

Tucked away in West Village, Cucciolo Osteria is serving up simple, well executed Italian, influenced by owners Jimmy and Julian Kim's Korean roots.

Dine on Fusion Italian at Cucciolo Osteria
-   .  Cucciolo Osteria Durham   .  Durham
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Eastcut Sandwich Shop at Eastcut Sandwich Shop
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NOW OPEN: A Durham Sandwich Bar Complete With Beer, Coffee, Cocktails & Patio

Eastcut is now open, bringing #sandwichutopia to the University Drive area. Check out the wide variety of east coast sandwiches, plus coffee, beer, wine, limited cocktails and a stellar patio.

Eastcut Sandwich Shop
$   .  Eastcut Sandwich Shop   .  Durham
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NOW OPEN: A 3,200 Sqft Renovated Car Dealership-Turned-Pizza Joint, Hutchins Garage at Hutchins Garage
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NOW OPEN: A 3,200 Sqft Renovated Car Dealership-Turned-Pizza Joint, Hutchins Garage

Hutchins Garage is the newest addition to Durham's DIY/Warehouse District, serving beer, wine and pizza out of the renovated Hutchins Automotive car dealership.

NOW OPEN: A 3,200 Sqft Renovated Car Dealership-Turned-Pizza Joint, Hutchins Garage
-   .  Hutchins Garage   .  Durham
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Check Out Durham's Latest Public Art: The Corcoran Street Garage wrap at Corcoran Street Garage
Photo by @wralsarah

Check Out Durham's Latest Public Art: The Corcoran Street Garage wrap

Check out the gorgeous new public art from the Durham SmART Initiative and artist @kidcadaver!

Check Out Durham's Latest Public Art: The Corcoran Street Garage wrap
-   .  Corcoran Street Garage   .  Durham
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Sip On a Beer Slushie at Barrel Culture Brewery at Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending
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This Durham Brewery Is Serving Up Beer Slushies On An Epic Patio, And Everyone Is Drooling

Durham's Barrel Culture is dishin' out beer slushies that would make the rainbow jealous.

Sip On a Beer Slushie at Barrel Culture Brewery
$7   .  Barrel Culture Brewing and Blending   .  Durham
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Past Experiences

PLAYlist Live Concert Series in Durham Central Park  at Durham Central Park
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PLAYlist Live Concert Series in Durham Central Park

Wind down on Friday nights with live music in Durham Central Park!

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PLAYlist Live Concert Series in Durham Central Park
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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Historic Hikes: Man and the River at West Point on the Eno
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Historic Hikes: Man and the River

How has the river influenced our surroundings? How have we influenced the river? On this hike, you'll explore the water and floodplains of the Eno River (time to break out the water shoes!) 

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Historic Hikes: Man and the River
Free   .  West Point on the Eno   .  Durham
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Worth The Drive: SlushFest 2018 at Botanist and Barrel
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Worth The Drive: SlushFest 2018

Get ready for some alcoholic slushies y'all! Create a concoction all your own by mixing one of the dozen cider, beer, and wine slushies with some (or all) of the dozen toppings.

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Worth The Drive: SlushFest 2018
$20   .  Botanist and Barrel   .  Cedar Grove
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Summer Patchwork Market at Durham Armory
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Summer Patchwork Market

Live local, and support makers from the area! These small batch, one-of-a-kind goods were crafted with care, and available for purchase.

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Summer Patchwork Market
Free   .  Durham Armory   .  Durham
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Rock the Park Concert: Shursoundz at Southern Boundaries Park
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Rock the Park Concert: Shursoundz

Groove your way through Southern Boundaries Park at the last of the Durham Parks concerts of the seasons! Shursoundz, an R&B group from Durham, is bringing the heat to keep everyone moving.

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Rock the Park Concert: Shursoundz
Free   .  Southern Boundaries Park   .  Durham
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Ponysaurus Summer Movie Series  at Ponysaurus Brewing Company
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Ponysaurus Summer Movie Series

Outdoor movies somehow make summer feel more like summer. Every other Sunday kick back for some free entertainment, brews, and snacks.

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Ponysaurus Summer Movie Series
Free   .  Ponysaurus Brewing Company   .  Durham
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Tinkering & Drinkering at Motorco at Motorco Music Hall
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Tinkering & Drinkering at Motorco

A night of drinking with a variety of tinkering tools available. Play around with conductive LEGOs, needle felting, and the 90s classic, shrinky dink!

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Tinkering & Drinkering at Motorco
$10   .  Motorco Music Hall   .  Durham
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Movie Under the Stars On a Parking Deck: Coco at Wallace Deck
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Movie Under the Stars On a Parking Deck: Coco

Bring the whole family, kids and adults love this Disney Pixar film!

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Movie Under the Stars On a Parking Deck: Coco
-   .  Wallace Deck   .  Chapel Hill
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The Batalager Launch Party at Fullsteam Brewery
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The Batalager Launch Party

Taste test this Brazilian inspired, new brew from Fullsteam! With a delicious mixture of Brazilian Açaí berries and local, North Carolina blueberries your tastebuds will definitely be thanking you.

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The Batalager Launch Party
Free   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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The Beast: 2018 Season on the Roof at The Durham Hotel
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The Beast: 2018 Season on the Roof

Hang out on Durham's favorite rooftop while getting down to a few of The Beast's sick lines. No cover, no reservations needed.

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The Beast: 2018 Season on the Roof
Free   .  The Durham Hotel   .  Durham
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Black August in the Park 2018 at Durham Central Park
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Black August in the Park 2018

Come celebrate and commemorate Black August in Durham Central Park.

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Black August in the Park 2018
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival at The Carolina Theatre
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North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

The North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival is back and better than ever. This signature Durham event is jam packed with must see films!

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North Carolina Gay + Lesbian Film Festival
$10+   .  The Carolina Theatre   .  Durham
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Rock the Park Movie: The Peanuts Movie (G) at Durham Central Park
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Rock the Park Movie: The Peanuts Movie (G)

It's a Peanuts Movie, Charlie Brown! Whether you're bringing the kids or you're a kid at heart, come enjoy the last of the outdoor movies at Durham Central Park with the Peanuts crew.

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Rock the Park Movie: The Peanuts Movie (G)
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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Bark in the Park with Durham Bulls at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
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Bark in the Park with Durham Bulls

Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue will be posted up at Bark in the Park! Check out their booth for pup loving fun. Bring your good boy/girl, or just enjoy all the pups running around the park!

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Bark in the Park with Durham Bulls
$8+   .  Durham Bulls Athletic Park   .  Durham
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Music On the Lawn at ATC
 at American Tobacco Campus
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Music On the Lawn at ATC

American Tobacco Campus is hosting a series of Thursday night concerts on the lawn featuring local vendors and great jams. Perfect way to ease into the weekend!

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Music On the Lawn at ATC
FREE   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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Beats n Bars Festival 2018 at American Tobacco Campus
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Beats n Bars Festival 2018

Urban culture and music is continuously building stronger communities. Celebrate the influence of urban culture with three days of music, food, art, and night experiences!

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Beats n Bars Festival 2018
$25+   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars at Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
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Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars

Grab a blanket and some snacks, head to the lush garden at the Center for Doc Studies and listen to fantastic stories al fresco.

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Listen to Stories at Audio Under The Stars
Free   .  Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University   .  Durham
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Parizade's Annual Greek Night 2018! at Parizade
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Parizade's Annual Greek Night 2018!

All things Greek, all night long! Celebrate the rich history of Greek culture through music, dancing, and delicious flavors. The buffet is packed with tasty treats so be sure to bring your appetite!

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Parizade's Annual Greek Night 2018!
$50   .  Parizade   .  Durham
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7th Annual Hog Dinner at Bull City Burger and Brewery
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7th Annual Hog Dinner

This all you can eat and drink (within reason, of course) evening is a family-friendly celebration of North Carolina and all that we love to eat.

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7th Annual Hog Dinner
-   .  Bull City Burger and Brewery   .  Durham
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Your Complete Guide to August in Durham: 22 Events You Cannot Miss + New Businesses + More
Your Complete Guide to August in Durham: 22 Events You Cannot Miss + New Businesses + More