You know the drill—our complete guide to the best of September in and around Durham. September is a huge month in the Triangle, and there are definitely some worth-the-drive events all over so get ready to pack your calendar. 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!
Hundreds of vendors swarm the streets of Downtown Durham for the 44th Annual CenterFest. Visual artists showcase their work while there are multiple stages filled with live music, dancing, and more.
Brewers and chefs and peppers, oh my! This festival celebrates all the Piedmont has to offer. Did we mention there are 500 lbs of peppers involved?
Spend the afternoon celebrating all things LGBTQ! The parade and festival kicks off at 11am with live performances starting at 2pm.
Eat up the delicious food and the time outdoors at the 5th annual North Carolina Jerk Food Festival.
Listen to some amazing local artists while sipping on delicious local craft cider—a perfect way to ease into fall.
Get ready for a foot-stompin' good time! Snag a ticket to a main stage event or head to the the free street fest to enjoy 100 bluegrass artists across downtown Raleigh.
Trendy Thai rolled ice cream has finally come to Durham! Check out Snow Factory on 9th Street for 26 flavors and endless combinations.
Durham's Barrel Culture is dishin' out beer slushies that would make the rainbow jealous.
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.
Be amazed by over 10 different species of lemurs. Come out with your friends and be sure to bring a camera on your private tour. Don't forget you have to call ahead to reserve your spot!
Art of Cool Festival returns to downtown Durham for its fifth year, bringing world-class jazz, soul and hip hop over three days of concerts.
We're celebrating southern artisan cheese-makers and North Carolina craft brewers with the natural and delicious pairing of cheeses and beers.
Join Bull McCabe's as they turn their outdoor lawn area into an epic biergarten! Break out the lederhosen and get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest the way it was meant to be celebrated.
The Triangle's top food trucks are competing for the best nachos and you're invited to eat (and vote)!
Play with (and maybe even adopt...) adorable boxers while enjoying food trucks, vendors, and beer.
Enjoy one of Asheville's fave breweries in Durham, along with all the food trucks you've come to know and love at County Fare.
Be one of the first to try the signature cocktails that Sean Umstead will be featuring at his upcoming Durham bar, Kingfisher. Expect cocktails with farm-to-table produce from nearby farms.
Join Fullsteam as they celebrate eight years of beer brewing excellence! Indulge in food specials, music, mystery prizes and more.
Prodigal Farm is hooking you up with some goat play time. Tour the gorgeous grounds of the 94-acre farm, taste the nationally award-winning cheeses, and play with some wee goats.
Hopscotch hosts over 130 acts performing within Raleigh's highly walkable downtown over three days. It has been described as "America's (secretly) best festival!"
SPARKcon comes back to the streets of Raleigh for year number 13! This year will feature over 200 showcases and events within the world of art, dance, design, music, comedy, circus, and more.
Experience Lemurs in their natural habitat! Stroll through the forests during a guided tour and see them swinging through the trees, then enjoy dinner from a variety of local food trucks.