All The Best Things to Do in Durham This April
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All The Best Things to Do in Durham This April

Friday, Mar 29 2019

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!

(P.S. Did we miss a great event? Email your suggestions to editor@offlinemedia.net!)

New Openings to Check Out

NOW REOPEN: Dame's Chicken and Waffles at Dame's Chicken & Waffles
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Dame's Chicken and Waffles

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!

NOW REOPEN: Dame's Chicken and Waffles
$$   .  Dame's Chicken & Waffles   .  Durham
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LouElla Wine, Beer & Beverage at LouElla Wine Beer & Beverage
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LouElla Wine, Beer & Beverage

This premier, locally-owned bottle shop and bar near on Geer Street will focus on family-owned wineries, craft beers and fortified selections.

LouElla Wine, Beer & Beverage
-   .  LouElla Wine Beer & Beverage   .  Durham
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Old Faves to Revisit Now

Sip Sangria in the Garden at Geer Street Garden
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Sip Sangria in the Garden

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.

Sip Sangria in the Garden
$   .  Geer Street Garden   .  Durham
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Local Escape: Bask in the Glory of the Eno at Eno River State Park
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Local Escape: Bask in the Glory of the Eno +372 fire icon

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.

Local Escape: Bask in the Glory of the Eno
Free   .  Eno River State Park   .  Durham
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Check Out the Triangle's First Virtual Reality Arcade at Augmentality Labs | Virtual Reality Arcade
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Check Out the Triangle's First Virtual Reality Arcade

Augmentality Labs features six fully-immersive virtual reality stations, retro games, and plenty of space to host an out-of-this-world shindig.

Check Out the Triangle's First Virtual Reality Arcade
$$   .  Augmentality Labs | Virtual Reality Arcade   .  Durham
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Past Experiences

Moogfest 2019 at American Underground (@Main)
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Moogfest 2019

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.

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Moogfest 2019
$249+   .  American Underground (@Main)   .  Durham
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Exotic Meat Month at Bull City Burger and Brewery
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Exotic Meat Month

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.

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Exotic Meat Month
Purchase of Food   .  Bull City Burger and Brewery   .  Durham
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NC IPA Off at Beer Study
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NC IPA Off

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.

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NC IPA Off
Purchase of Beer   .  Beer Study   .  Durham
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Bull City Madness 2019 at Long Meadow Park
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Bull City Madness 2019

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. 

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Bull City Madness 2019
$65   .  Long Meadow Park   .  Durham
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Pints for Paws Craft Beverage Festival at Durham Central Park
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Pints for Paws Craft Beverage Festival

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!

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Pints for Paws Craft Beverage Festival
$10+   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival at The Carolina Theatre
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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

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.

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
$25+   .  The Carolina Theatre   .  Durham
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Durham Bazaar at Pinhook
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Durham Bazaar

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.

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Durham Bazaar
Free   .  Pinhook   .  Durham
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Game of Thrones Night: Drink the Seven Kingdoms at The Glass Jug Beer Lab
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Game of Thrones Night: Drink the Seven Kingdoms

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!

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Game of Thrones Night: Drink the Seven Kingdoms
$20+   .  The Glass Jug Beer Lab   .  Durham
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AfterHours: Space Camp at Museum of Life and Science
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AfterHours: Space Camp

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!

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AfterHours: Space Camp
$20+   .  Museum of Life and Science   .  Durham
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SummerStage Block Party at Golden Belt
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SummerStage Block Party

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.

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SummerStage Block Party
Free   .  Golden Belt   .  Durham
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Opening Day with the Durham Bulls  at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
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Opening Day with the Durham Bulls

The Durham Bulls 2019 season kicks off with their first home game Thursday, April 11, against the Columbus Clippers. 

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Opening Day with the Durham Bulls
$9+   .  Durham Bulls Athletic Park   .  Durham
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Durham Earth Day Festival at Durham Central Park
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Durham Earth Day Festival

Enjoy a day in Durham Central Park filled with eclectic music, food, hands-on environmental education activities and more!

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Durham Earth Day Festival
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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N.C. Beer Fest at Fearrington at Fearrington Village
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N.C. Beer Fest at Fearrington

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.

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N.C. Beer Fest at Fearrington
$30+   .  Fearrington Village   .  Fearrington
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Carrboro Spring Bazaar 2019 at Carrboro Town Commons
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Carrboro Spring Bazaar 2019

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!

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Carrboro Spring Bazaar 2019
$   .  Carrboro Town Commons   .  Carrboro
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HopFest 2.0 at Fullsteam Brewery
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HopFest 2.0

Fullsteam is serving up a four-hour musical extravaganza. HopFest 2.0 is promising more music, new surprises, and freshly brewed beverages.

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HopFest 2.0
Free   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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Funk Down on the Farm at Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm
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Funk Down on the Farm

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.

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Funk Down on the Farm
$15+   .  Cedar Grove Blueberry Farm   .  Cedar Grove
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Fullsteam Hot Sauce Swap at Fullsteam Brewery
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Fullsteam Hot Sauce Swap

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.

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Fullsteam Hot Sauce Swap
Free   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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Dreamville Music Festival  at Dorothea Dix Park
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Dreamville Music Festival

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.

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Dreamville Music Festival
$119+   .  Dorothea Dix Park   .  Raleigh
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Pints with Pits at Durty Bull Brewing Company
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Pints with Pits

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.

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Pints with Pits
Free   .  Durty Bull Brewing Company   .  Durham
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Pop Up Palooza at Durham Armory
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Pop Up Palooza

Shop through twenty exclusive clothing, handbag, and accessory boutiques from RDU and beyond. RSVP for a chance to win door prizes and giveaways.

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Pop Up Palooza
Free   .  Durham Armory   .  Durham
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The Durham 150 Opening Celebration at American Tobacco Campus
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The Durham 150 Opening Celebration

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.

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The Durham 150 Opening Celebration
Free   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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Cookie Bake-Off at Ponysaurus Brewing Company
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Cookie Bake-Off

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.

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Cookie Bake-Off
$10   .  Ponysaurus Brewing Company   .  Durham
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Fullsteam Super Fancy Dance Party at Fullsteam Brewery
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Fullsteam Super Fancy Dance Party

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.

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Fullsteam Super Fancy Dance Party
Free   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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Duke Football Spring Showcase & Movie Night at Wallace Wade Stadium
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Duke Football Spring Showcase & Movie Night

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.

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Duke Football Spring Showcase & Movie Night
Free   .  Wallace Wade Stadium   .  Durham
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Star Party at Old North Durham Park
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Star Party

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.

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Star Party
Free   .  Old North Durham Park   .  Durham
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Adult Easter Egg Hunt (and Kids too) at Doyle's Vineyard
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Adult Easter Egg Hunt (and Kids Too)

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.

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Adult Easter Egg Hunt (and Kids too)
$10   .  Doyle's Vineyard   .  Durham
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Bimbe' Cultural Arts Festival Fundraiser at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
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Bimbe' Cultural Arts Festival Fundraiser

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.

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Bimbe' Cultural Arts Festival Fundraiser
$12   .  Durham Bulls Athletic Park   .  Durham
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You Can't Spell BEERS without BEES at Fullsteam Brewery
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You Can't Spell BEERS without BEES

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.

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You Can't Spell BEERS without BEES
Purchase of Beer   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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[Worth the Drive] MerleFest2019 at Merlefest
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[Worth the Drive] MerleFest2019

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.

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[Worth the Drive] MerleFest2019
$170+   .  Merlefest   .  Wilkesboro
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All The Best Things to Do in Durham This April
All The Best Things to Do in Durham This April