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How to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Durham

Posted by DCVB Staff on Sep 1, 2017 10:49:21 AM

Labor Day may represent the end of summer,  but that doesn't mean the good times have to end. Here is a sampling of fun ways to enjoy your three-day weekend in Durham.

Bull City Gridiron Classic

It wouldn’t be the start of fall without college football. Durham’s cross-town universities, Duke and NCCU, face off at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday evening.

On the Water

Looking for something relaxing? Grab a tube or a kayak and float down the Eno River.

Or if you’d prefer something more romantic, Frog Hollow Outdoors offers a guided sunset paddle on Falls Lake.

Durham Pub Crawl and Haunted Adventure

Can’t wait until Halloween? This pub crawl meets paranormal adventure takes you on a walking tour of Durham's historic (and potentially haunted) tobacco warehouses. Must be 21+ to attend.


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Bull City Rumble

What started as a small gathering in a parking lot has grown into a multi-venue, two-day rally drawing vintage motorcycle enthusiasts the world over.

The Saturday show is free to the public.


Combining yoga and art at the 21c Museum Hotel's weekly Sunday series will have you doing the most artful asanas of your life.


The Fence, the world’s largest outdoor photography exhibit, has arrived in the Bull City. Enjoy a variety of stunning photography, including selections from North Carolina photographers.

The Medicis were one of the most powerful and influential families during the Renaissance. And one of their favorite artists was Carlo Dolci. The country’s first exhibition of Dolci’s work comes to the Nasher Museum at Duke University.


Prefer your art to be of the audio variety? Check out the Brightleaf Summer Concert Series. Friday's performance features the Counterclockwise String Band.

Food and Drink

If you’ve ever wanted a chance to sample a huge number of local food trucks, you have to check out the Food Truck Rodeo.

Or if you’re a big beer nerd, take a Fullsteam brewery tour and then enjoy a beverage and a board game.

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