Chefs For a Change

Bull City Top 5 :: July 2018

Here's your Bull City Top 5 -- Lots of events and happenings to explore in Durham, NC heading into 2018. Enjoy all that the Bull City has to offer this July!



Festival for the Eno

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 & Saturday, July 7th, 2018// 10am-6pm// West Point on the Eno City Park// $18

Kick your Independence Day off with a SPLASH on the Eno River! With a large assortment of food and drink vendors, 70 bands, and all types of goods from local craft artists, the 39th annual festival aims to help raise awareness and funds for the Eno River. If you can’t make it on July 4th, don’t fret because the festival will be open on July 7th too! Buy tickets here!


Mural Bike Tour

July 7th, 2018// Leaving from Durham Central Park

Take a tour of bull city bike style. Hop on two wheels and get a tour of the awesome murals that make Durham so unique! For more info click here!


Chefs for Change: Chef Phoebe Lawless

July 9th, 2018// The Rickhouse

If you want to show your love for the Bull City, while enjoying a fine dining experience, this event is for you! “Chefs for Change is a fundraising dinner series that pairs the burgeoning Durham food scene with the needs of families experiencing homelessness.

Phoebe Lawless was the owner and chef of Scratch Bakery. The James Beard semifinalist now owns The Lakewood, which serves an American cuisine with a focus on seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. Chef Lawless will make sure you are well fed, with three or more courses! Sign up here!


PickleFest Durham 2018

July 15th, 2018// The Rickhouse

Pickles, pickles, pickles, and more pickles! Sample pickle-flavored foods and drinks all day from restaurants around the triangle! The proceeds raised will benefit the Durham Central Park. Buy tickets here!


Yappy Hour Workout

July 20th, 2018// Barley Labs

We can’t think of a better friend to workout with than your dog! Enjoy this Thrive Alive class together and make sure to stay afterwards for beer, wine, and Barley Labs homemade dog treats! Sign up here!

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Bull City Top 5 :: Holiday Edition

December Events in Durham

Like an Andy Williams Christmas song, this month's Top 5 had our heads bobbing from the first entry to the last! Each month, we're highlighting our Top 5 favorite events and happenings to explore in Durham, NC. 

Popular concerts, theater, festivals, family events & more -- Enjoy all that the Bull City has to offer! Here are your Top 5 events for December! 

American Tobacco Tower Lighting

December 1st, 2017 // American Tobacco Amphitheater

Come out and see the American Tobacco Tower light up Durham! The big man in red will be making an appearance along with performances from DPAC's School of Rock and more!


Durham Holiday Parade, Fun Fest and Tree Lighting

December 2, 2017 // Downtown Durham

Bring the whole family and watch as dynamic floats, bands, cheer and more make their way through Downtown Durham. You'll leave singing Christmas carols and in the holiday spirit!


Brown Sugar Holiday Market "Sip and Shop"

December 3, 2017 // The Rickhouse

Have a cocktail or a glass of wine as you sip and shop! Visit with local artisans and crafters and get an early jump on some unique holiday gifts, all while enjoying friends and supporting local businesses.

Click here for more info!

Chefs for a Change - Series Finale Gala

December 8th, 2017 // The Rickhouse // $50

Come out for an evening of community celebration, local desserts, auction/ raffle, live entertainment, and the unveiling of the 2018 Chefs for Change Series chef line-up! 


Carolina Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

December 10th, 2017 // DPAC

Tis' the season with DPAC! A holiday tradition that’s perfect for the whole family, Carolina Ballet’s is the only performance of The Nutcracker in the country with illusions created by world-renowned magician, Rick Thomas. 


Bull City Top 5 :: October 2017

October Events in Durham

Here's your Bull City Top 5 -- Lots of events and happenings to explore in Durham, NC this October. Enjoy all that the Bull City has to offer! Fall is finally here!



The 22nd Annual World Beer Festival Durham

October 14, 2017 // Durham Bulls Athletic Park // 2-4pm or 6-10pm 

The World Beer Festival is back in Bull City!  Unlimited 2oz. tastings of the finest beers and ciders! Get a jump on sampling your favorite beers by purchasing a VIP Pass and gain admission into the festival before anyone else.

Click here for more info!


Chefs For A Change- Chef John May

October 16, 2017 // The Rickhouse // $75

Chefs For Change is back! Enjoy a three-course meal from Chef John May at one of Durham's newest event venues, The Rickhouse for $75. All proceeds benefit Families Moving Forward! Come experience fine dining with a purpose!


Disney's Little Mermaid

October 17, 2017 - October 22, 2017 (Daily)  // DPAC

Disney's Little Mermaid is coming to DPAC! Time Magazine calls it "Broadway's Under the Sea Spectacular. One of the most ravishing things I've ever seen on a Broadway stage." Come experience this Disney Classic in Bull City. 

Click here to buy tickets!

Disney's Little Mermaid DPAC

Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo

October 22, 2017 // American Tobacco

The Bull City Race Fest and Food Truck Rodeo is the perfect combination of a world class running and food experience! Choose from half-marathon-mile and one-mile distances and enjoy a fall morning of running and post-race food. 

Click here for more info!


Duke Homestead’s Halloween Phantasmagoria

October 27, 2017 // Duke Homestead State Historic Site // $15, $10 in advance

Duke Homestead's Halloween Phantasmagoria is unlike any other Halloween experience you will have! Explore historical concepts of Spiritualism, awe, and wonder from the 19th century at Duke Homestead. You are invited to wander the property to see what wonders you can find. Bring the whole family and get in the Halloween spirit!

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