All The Best Things to Do in Durham in June
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All The Best Things to Do in Durham in June

Wednesday, May 29 2019

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 editor@offlinemedia.net!)

Best Events This Month

Bark in the Park with Durham Bulls at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
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Bark in the Park with Durham Bulls

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!

Wed Jul 24, 7:05p
Bark in the Park with Durham Bulls
$9+   .  Durham Bulls Athletic Park   .  Durham
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Tour de Pork Scavenger Hunt at Durham
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Tour de Pork Scavenger Hunt +357 fire icon

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. 

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Tour de Pork Scavenger Hunt
Cost of Food   .  Durham   .  Durham
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Rosé & Seafood Dinner at Guglhupf
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Rosé & Seafood Dinner

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!

Wed Jun 26, 6:30p
Rosé & Seafood Dinner
$75   .  Guglhupf   .  Durham
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2019 Grand Taste Experience & Beer Garden at Durham Armory
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2019 Grand Taste Experience & Beer Garden

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.

Wed Jun 26, 6:30p
2019 Grand Taste Experience & Beer Garden
$99+   .  Durham Armory   .  Durham
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New Businesses to Check Out

NOW OPEN: Bull City Mini Pop-Up Mini Golf at American Tobacco Campus
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Bull City Mini is  a community-designed mini golf course around the theme "Durham Landmarks in Miniature"—plus a bar and patio!

NOW OPEN: Bull City Mini Pop-Up Mini Golf
$7   .  American Tobacco Campus   .  Durham
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NOW OPEN: True Flavors Diner (Lakewood) at True Flavors Diner (Lakewood)
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True Flavors Diner is opening a second location in the former location of The Lakewood, bringing a strong brunch game to the Lakewood neighborhood.

NOW OPEN: True Flavors Diner (Lakewood)
-   .  True Flavors Diner (Lakewood)   .  Durham
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NOW OPEN: The Northern Spy Cider Bar at The Northern Spy
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The Northern Spy Cider Bar

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.

NOW OPEN: The Northern Spy Cider Bar
$   .  The Northern Spy   .  Durham
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Triangle Rock Club (Durham) at Triangle Rock Club - Durham
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Triangle Rock Club (Durham)

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 Rock Club (Durham)
$15+   .  Triangle Rock Club - Durham   .  Durham
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Past Experiences

Triangle Restaurant Week  at Durham
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Triangle Restaurant Week

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.

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Triangle Restaurant Week
$15+   .  Durham   .  Durham
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Ronald McDonald House Burger Classic at Eastcut at Eastcut Sandwich Shop
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Ronald McDonald House Burger Classic at Eastcut

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.

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Ronald McDonald House Burger Classic at Eastcut
Purchase of Food   .  Eastcut Sandwich Shop   .  Durham
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Farm to Fork at Fearrington Village Center
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[Worth the Drive] Farm to Fork

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.

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Farm to Fork
$100   .  Fearrington Village Center   .  Pittsboro
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Durham Refugee Day Celebration at Durham

Durham Refugee Day Celebration

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!

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Durham Refugee Day Celebration
Free   .  Durham   .  Durham
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15th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant at Duke Park
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15th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant

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.

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15th Annual Beaver Queen Pageant
Free   .  Duke Park   .  Durham
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SEEDS 25th Birthday Celebration & Pie Social at SEEDS
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SEEDS 25th Birthday Celebration & Pie Social

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.

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SEEDS 25th Birthday Celebration & Pie Social
Free   .  SEEDS   .  Durham
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2019 Running of the Bulls 8K at Foster Street
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2019 Running of the Bulls 8K

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.

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2019 Running of the Bulls 8K
$40   .  Foster Street   .  Durham
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The Bull City Benefit Gala at Millennium Hotel Durham
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The Bull City Benefit Gala

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.

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The Bull City Benefit Gala
$50   .  Millennium Hotel Durham   .  Durham
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Countdown to Launch at Museum of Life and Science
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Countdown to Launch

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. 

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Countdown to Launch
Purchase of Museum Ticket   .  Museum of Life and Science   .  Durham
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Purple Note Durham: Celebrating The Life Of Prince Through Jazz at Motorco
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Purple Note Durham: Celebrating The Life Of Prince Through Jazz

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.

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Purple Note Durham: Celebrating The Life Of Prince Through Jazz
Free   .  Motorco   .  Durham
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BBQ and Wine Pairing Class at The Wine Feed
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BBQ and Wine Pairing Class

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.

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BBQ and Wine Pairing Class
$30   .  The Wine Feed   .  Raleigh
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AfterHours: Adult Summer Camp '19 at Museum of Life and Science
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AfterHours: Adult Summer Camp '19

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.

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AfterHours: Adult Summer Camp '19
$20+   .  Museum of Life and Science   .  Durham
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INDY Week Best of the Triangle Bash 2019 at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt
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INDY Week Best of the Triangle Bash 2019

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.

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INDY Week Best of the Triangle Bash 2019
Free   .  Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt   .  Durham
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Sour to the People Beer Festival at Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt
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Sour to the People Beer Festival

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.

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Sour to the People Beer Festival
Purchase of Tokens   .  Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt   .  Durham
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School's Out Summer Pride Party at Arcana
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School's Out Summer Pride Party

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.

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School's Out Summer Pride Party
$5+   .  Arcana   .  Durham
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LambruscoFest 2019 at Pompieri Pizza
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LambruscoFest 2019

Celebrate food, wine, and family at Pompieri's annual LambruscoFest. They will be serving up all the tasted of Emilia-Romagna.

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LambruscoFest 2019
$55   .  Pompieri Pizza   .  Durham
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The Great Burial Event at Beer Study
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The Great Burial Event

Burial brews are coming back to the tap. Think beer, bands, and axe throwing for one epic event.

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The Great Burial Event
Free   .  Beer Study   .  Durham
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Pride Day at Honeygirl! at Honeygirl Meadery
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Pride Day at Honeygirl!

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.

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Pride Day at Honeygirl!
Purchase of Mead   .  Honeygirl Meadery   .  Durham
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Home Pickler's Contest at The Rickhouse
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Home Pickler's Contest

Bring your homemade pickles to The Rickhouse and enter them into the contest and get free VIP access to PickleFest Durham.

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Home Pickler's Contest
Free   .  The Rickhouse   .  Durham
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DIY Fest at The Scrap Exchange
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DIY Fest

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!

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DIY Fest
Free   .  The Scrap Exchange   .  Durham
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PickleFest Durham 2019 at The Rickhouse
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PickleFest Durham 2019

Sample your way through delicious North Carolina made pickles from near and far. Including locally crafted kombucha and kimchi!

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PickleFest Durham 2019
$10+   .  The Rickhouse   .  Durham
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Ravioli Roulette for the Bike Box Project at Melina's Fresh Pasta Shop
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Ravioli Roulette for the Bike Box Project

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!

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Ravioli Roulette for the Bike Box Project
$10+   .  Melina's Fresh Pasta Shop   .  Durham
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Food Truck Rodeo ft. Project 919 Band at Durham Central Park
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Food Truck Rodeo ft. Project 919 Band

A Durham Central Park Food Truck Rodeo is an all-ages Sunday afternoon gathering of dozens of the Triangle's most popular food trucks.

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Food Truck Rodeo ft. Project 919 Band
Free   .  Durham Central Park   .  Durham
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The Blk Tea 2019  at Golden Belt Campus
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The Blk Tea 2019

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.

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The Blk Tea 2019
$35+   .  Golden Belt Campus   .  Durham
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Lobby Call: The Great Durham Odyssey at The Durham Hotel
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Lobby Call: The Great Durham Odyssey

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.

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Lobby Call: The Great Durham Odyssey
Free   .  The Durham Hotel   .  Durham
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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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First Annual Make Music Day at Durham
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First Annual Make Music Day

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. 

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First Annual Make Music Day
Free   .  Durham   .  Durham
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All The Best Things to Do in Durham in June
All The Best Things to Do in Durham in June