You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of July in Durham. 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!
DJ Algoriddim and Selector B Steady are going to be out on the Pool Patio Lounge for an afternoon of old school fun. Jam out to some reggae jams while basking in the sun.
The summer concerts at NCMA represent one of the Triangle's longest-running and most selective outdoor music series. Grab a seat in the expansive stone amphitheater and soak up the energy.
Downtown Durham has a new coffee shop and craft beverage lounge, which will have your drinking needs covered from morning to night.
Chef Mike Lee of all the M restaurants downtown is opening his fourth spot, inspired by Korean street food, global flavors, and dishes to eat while you're drinking.
Try the Triangle's first koiyaki, a specialty Japanese dessert where soft serve is dished up in a fish-shaped cone and topped with all sorts of fun goodies. Find them in Brightleaf Square!
Check out the largest indoor bouldering space in a five-state area (and the first Triangle Rock Club in Durham!), where you can truly scale to new heights.
Bull City Mini is a community-designed mini golf course around the theme "Durham Landmarks in Miniature"—plus a bar and patio!
Coming from Denver-based Stem Ciders, The Northern Spy is a cider bar, bottle shop, and restaurant offering elevated bar food, cider cocktails, and plenty of hard-to-find sippers.
Dare to dip into the quarry and take a swim. This legendary spot attracts adventurers and daredevils for its secluded location and 40ft cliff.
Honey chai, vanilla and espresso chip, oh my! Enjoy The Parlour's handcrafted, local ice cream while strolling through downtown Durham.
A local paradise for naturalists, Honeysuckle Tea House invites you to rediscover all the wonderful things nature can do for your body and mind.
Relax, kick back and enjoy music by the river with over 70 different emerging and established artists for the 40th Annual Festival for the Eno.
Explore, and celebrate the food culture and history from North Carolina while enjoying a variety of pork, pickles, and peanuts.
Tate of Soul is ultimate summer cookout goals! Grab the squad and stroll around Central Park for a variety of featured food trucks, vendors, and live DJ!
Everyone's inner child will be out to play in this epic adult summer camp. The only thing that could make friendship bracelets, s'mores and a 28' climbing walls better is doing it all with a drink!
Check out this female-centric contemporary collection at ATC! It celebrates local female artists' work made with materials significant to Durham's historical footprint within textile and craft.
MoDH's fourth curated exhibit is almost here, and it's going to celebrate Durham's incredible history of jazz and swing. Meet us under the gazebo for a night of dancing and celebrating our city.
Durham welcomes Satoshi Katakura back from Japan for the fourth Omakase dinner series at Dashi. The dinners feature five courses of chef-curated dishes crafted by Chef Bill Cotter and Chef Satoshi.
Embrace your joie de vivre and celebrate French culture with a night of lively music, French-themed cocktails, and more revelry.
Bring your good boy/girl for five very special games of the Durham Bulls season, or just enjoy all the pups running around the park!
Turns out, beats and beef go together like charcoal and fire at this fam-friendly party. Enjoy free hot dogs while enjoying a collab IPA with Durty Bull and lots of music and summertime activities.
Bring the whole family to this celebratory parade! Decorate your bike, stroller, and more with items from the Scrap Exchange, then parade through the park and celebrate with music and free pops.
Hop on the trolley to follow Durham's historic streetcar line, hearing poetic storytelling and learning a ton along the way.
Join in for the final telescopic stargazing night of the season. Look through the telescope and gaze at all the stars, and planets out on the open-air balcony.
Travel around Italy right in your backyard with this wine tasting fest! You'll get to taste and compare wines from all over the region for just $20.
Are you ready for the beat? This event combines TWO marching bands, a tap dancer, and a DJ for an unbeatable night fo rhythm.
Bring your chair, your crew, and your pups for this night of free music, plus cider abound!
Local makers, musicians, and vendors are gathering at Locopops for a one-stop-shop market. Fam-friendly, food, brews, music, and supporting local—need we say more?
Chow down on some unbelievable vegan mac and cheese or compete yourself for the title of best in the Triangle!
If you consider yourself a tomato connoisseur this event is calling your name! Local farmers will be dishing out their top tomatoes all morning long, try them all and pick your favorite.
Get ready for a funky, soulful night of music with Van Hunt as part of Durham Central Park's outdoor summer concert series.