Life in Durham

"I love the affordable housing, the diverse and delicious food options and the vibrant cultural scene. On any given weekend you can find me having some tasty food and seeing art (be it at a museum, rock club or local theater)!"

Fumiko Chino, Radiation Oncology Trainee

Diverse. Smart. Entertaining.
All Kinds of Fun.

Here are a few examples of the thousands of things to do in Durham, North Carolina. All of these wonderful institutions have fun and enlightening activities for all ages. Check back for more.

Durham Bulls

The Durham Bulls are a Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays that plays in the International League. Their stadium the Durham Bulls Athletic Park is right in downtown Durham next to the American Tobacco Campus.

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Duke Performances

Duke Performances presents 60-70 world class performances a season. In genres from classical to Americana.
Cécile McLorin Salvant. Photo credit Dr. Stephen Sussman.

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The OUTSOUTH Queer Film Festival is the second largest queer, lesbian, gay and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons to downtown Durham every August.

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DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines, and state-of-the-art sound and video. Ranked annually among the top-ten theaters in America by three leading national magazines that cover live entertainment events and venues

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Durham In Photos

Music in Duke Gardens

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Events at the Nasher Museum of Art


Tomatoes at the Durham Farmers Market