You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of June 2019 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!
(P.S. Did we miss a great event? Email your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Bull City Mini is a community-designed mini golf course around the theme "Durham Landmarks in Miniature"—plus a bar and patio!
True Flavors Diner is opening a second location in the former location of The Lakewood, bringing a strong brunch game to the Lakewood neighborhood.
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.
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.
Triangle Restaurant Week is back! Get a taste of some of the area's most coveted cuisine without breaking the bank with preset 3-course lunch and dinner menus.
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!
Head to Eastcut Sandwich Shop for an extra special menu! For one day they will be serving up some delicious 1950s burger shack classics for an amazing cause.
Enjoy a joyous celebration of local foods and the people who artfully produce and prepare them. Dozens of the area's best chefs, farmers, artisan producers and more will be there.
Back for another year, Durham Refugee Day brings together the community over live music, international food, games and community education. It's international fun for the whole family!
Costumes, pageants, food trucks and lots of weirdness under the summer sun—and it's all for a great cause! Join the Beaver Queen pageant for a day you won't soon forget.
Help SEEDS celebrate their 25th Birthday with a delicious Pie Social that will take place on the farm. Bring the whole family and dig into some tasty pies.
Join in for the 11th annual Running of the Bulls 8k. Participants will run through the scenic course in Durham and end up with a finishing lap inside the historic Old Durham Athletic Park.
The Good Turn is hosting the first annual Bull City Benefit Gala in honor of Durham's 150th anniversary. Help celebrate Durham while donating to amazing local causes.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of humankind's first steps on the Moon! Take part in aerospace activities, meet local space enthusiasts and explore the universe.
Celebrate the life of Prince with an evening filled with Jazz music. The X Men, Shelby J. & Friends will keep the tunes coming all night long.
You have never been to a wine class like this before! See how an open flame can enhance the flavor of meats and vegetables by adding smokiness, wood notes or spices.
Leave the kids at home and enjoy an all adults Summer Camp. Experience making friendship bracelets, hitting targets with archery, racing friends over a climbing wall, and more.
The Best of the Triangle Bash is back! Celebrate all the winners of 2019 at Hi-Wire Brewing with free samples, and tons of Hi-Wire brews.
Hi-Wire at Golden Belt is back again with their first annual "Sour to the People" beer festival. Enjoy tons of kick-ass nationwide local breweries.
School is out, which means it is time to let loose! Head to Arcana for a School's Out Summer Pride Party featuring the amazing vocals from Ally J.
Celebrate food, wine, and family at Pompieri's annual LambruscoFest. They will be serving up all the tasted of Emilia-Romagna.
Work your way through some of Durham's best pork dishes this summer—all made with locally-sourced pork from Firsthand Foods! The more you eat, the more you could get rewarded.
Burial brews are coming back to the tap. Think beer, bands, and axe throwing for one epic event.
Head over to Honeygirl for a day of giving back to the LGBTQ Center of Durham. One dollar from every glass sold will go towards this year's Pride Fest.
Bring your homemade pickles to The Rickhouse and enter them into the contest and get free VIP access to PickleFest Durham.
DIY Fest celebrates Durham's innovative do-it-yourself spirit with local artists and makers. The FREE day-long festival includes kids' activities, live demonstrations, handmade items, and music!
Luxuriate in the best of summer—seafood and rosé—at this annual dinner. This is Guglhupf's most popular event, and seats are limited so snag your reservation today!
Sample your way through delicious North Carolina made pickles from near and far. Including locally crafted kombucha and kimchi!
Melina's will be cooking up a big pot of all their different ravioli flavors and serving it up for $10 a bowl to support folks with Parkinson's. It's the perfect chance to try 'em all!
Don't miss out on the culinary experience of the year! You will taste over 30 dishes from the best chefs and food artisans in the area.
A Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is an all-ages Sunday afternoon gathering of dozens of the Triangle's most popular food trucks.
This event is combining the aesthetics of the Kentucky Derby and the Polo Classic with a "For the Culture" twist to make the Black Tea a premiere outdoor party.
Assemble your all-star team and head to The Durham Hotel for The Great Durham Odyssey. This multi-faceted series of challenges will test your knowledge, creativity, and comradery.
Wind down on Friday nights with live music in Durham Central Park!
This international even brings musicians of all stripes together for a world-wide celebration—and it's coming to Durham for the first year! Host your own jam or join another to get down all day.