From music fests to brew bashes, the warmer weather isn't the only reason to be excited about April 2019. 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!
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Enjoy Dame's Chicken & Waffles, now reopen in their new downtown Durham location. We recommend the originals with shmears, but be careful, they claim these dishes are truly 'smack yo mama' good!
This premier, locally-owned bottle shop and bar near on Geer Street will focus on family-owned wineries, craft beers and fortified selections.
Sporting the best outdoor seating in Durham, Geer St. Garden concocts the best sangria. Grab a pitcher and a seat at one of the communal tables to start your summer night off right.
Minutes from Durham and Chapel Hill, the Eno River State Park offers secluded wilderness trails with the serenity and sounds of the river. Take a break from civilization and march into the wild.
Augmentality Labs features six fully-immersive virtual reality stations, retro games, and plenty of space to host an out-of-this-world shindig.
Moogfest is more than a music festival - it's an exploration of sound technologies and design and a space to foster the creative exchange of ideas.
Bull City Burger and Brewery is serving up everything from zebra to tarantula. If you're feeling brave make sure you stop by during the month of April for some unique treats.
Twelve North Carolina IPA's will be battling it out to win best NC IPA. You taste them blind and vote for your favorites to win.
Celebrate Bull City and how it has changed basketball throughout the world and raise money for local non-profits. Register your team for this epic three on three basketball tournament.
Bring your favorite pooch to meet local craft brewers and sample a wide mix of unique brews. Enjoy live music, local food trucks and help support the Animal Protection Society of Durham!
This four day film festival is packed with documentary films from established and emerging filmmakers and provides a space that nurtures conversation between artists, students and the audience.
The Durham Bazaar is a handmade and vintage pop-up market. There will be over fifteen vendors, live music, cocktails for sipping, and pizza for devouring.
Eat, drink and play like you live in the Seven Kingdoms. There will be GoT-inspired beers, on-theme eats, axe throwing, GoT trivia, and more to celebrate the newest season!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of man's first steps on the moon with an epic Space Camp adventure your younger self would be jealous of. Learn about space while exploring out-of-this-world cocktails!
The Golden Belt Campus is excited to kick off seven months of amazing programming at their SummerStage outdoor performance space. Join them for a block party filled with food trucks, music, and brews.
The Durham Bulls 2019 season kicks off with their first home game Thursday, April 11, against the Columbus Clippers.
Enjoy a day in Durham Central Park filled with eclectic music, food, hands-on environmental education activities and more!
Celebrate North Carolina Beer Month at the second annual N.C Beer Fest! Craft brewers from all over N.C. will be pouring a variety of beer for you to sample all day long.
End your weekend on a high note with The Spring Bazaar! Make your way through an eclectic array of vendors, food trucks and more. Selector B will be spinning world beats to keep the party going!
Fullsteam is serving up a four-hour musical extravaganza. HopFest 2.0 is promising more music, new surprises, and freshly brewed beverages.
Enjoy NC's first festival dedicated to wild, spontaneous, natural and funky ground to glass food and beverages. Dive into over 30 beverage producers, spirit producers, and food vendors.
Fullsteam has started their own Hot Sauce Club! Swap and share spicy sauces white-elephant style. Sauces can be homemade or store-bought - anything goes.
It was all a Dream-ville festival! J-Cole's inaugural festival kicks off this weekend in Raleigh with many different artists lined up to perform.
Swing by Durty Bull Brewery and find out how you can get involved with the Merit Pit Bull Foundation. Their mission is to improve the lives of bully breeds in North Carolina.
Shop through twenty exclusive clothing, handbag, and accessory boutiques from RDU and beyond. RSVP for a chance to win door prizes and giveaways.
Celebrate 150 years worth of Bull City greatness! Local experts, artists and community leaders will host exhibits, crafts, and demonstrations to celebrate Durhamites all day long.
Treat yourself to something sweet at Ponysaurus Brewing Co.'s First Annual Cookie Bake-Off. Show off your banging baking skills for the chance to win some epic prizes.
Celebrate 150s of Durham with a super fancy dress-up dance party at Fullsteam. There will be jazzy music, retro costumes, and a Durham 150th Tap Takeover.
Get your first look at the Duke Football squad of 2019. There will be an opportunity to meet the team and a movie screening of Remember the Titans.
North Carolina is throwing a Statewide Star Party by adventuring to the moon and beyond. Peer through high powered binoculars and telescopes for some beautiful high-quality viewing.
Head to the Vinyard for an epic hunt for eggs. Adults and kids have the chance to hunt through the Vineyard for some serious prizes.
Durham Parks and Rec will be hosting their 50th Annual Bimbé Cultural ArtsFestival. This national award-winning festival is a celebration of African and African American history, culture, and arts.
In celebration of Earth Day, Fullsteam is hosting an epic all-out bee-fest with honey beer, bee-related vendors, non-profits, and a spelling bee with a twist.
This premier music festival serves as an annual homecoming for musicians and music fans. Celebrate some 'traditional plus' music with these bluegrass, country, rock, and old-time music vibes.