We’re ready to dance just thinking about the fact that the American Dance Festival (ADF) is underway in Durham for its 85th year, and we’re celebrating because it’s a collective display of movement meant for all of us to enjoy. Yes, that means you too! For those among you who wonder how to weave yourself into the art that is modern dance, we’re here to demystify the experience. Whether you consider yourself a skeptic, a local talent scout, parent, millennial on a budget, or dance connoisseur, consider this an invitation from us to take the plunge into an immersive ADF.
Over the past few years, Durham has received its fair share of national attention thanks to celebrated restaurants, swanky hotels, and eclectic cultural activities, but it’s time for the local music scene to have its moment in the spotlight. We’ve got something for every type of music lover. On any given weekend you’ll find Broadway performances and major hip hop concerts, or soulful jazz shows and rocking indie bands. From elegant theaters and outdoor venues to internationally-recognized music festivals, there’s plenty for the music-focused visitor to explore in the Bull City.
Durham kicks off the summer season with a bang this June, with a month full of dance and music festivals, events and contests, and visits from nationally-recognized personalities and politicians. Break out your calendar – you’re going to want to write these down.
Yes, it’s spring – the season has become an annual marker for all things in bloom and on the horizon during Durham’s warmer months. These are, however, a list of once-yearly bombshell events Durham is host to in May that are sure to make a lasting impression on you well after the seasons change.
Make special memories with the whole family during “the most wonderful time of the year” in Durham, North Carolina. The holiday season in Durham, NC is packed with fun festivals and activities just right for kids from ages one to 92. Visit Durham and you’ll see why it’s a great place to savor the holiday season.