Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides a wide variety of special events that allow families to experience safe, exciting and organized recreational activities in a beautiful setting, recreation center, or other locations throughout Durham. Most of these events/activities have a minimal cost or are free.
Take a moment to learn about The Bull Pen Social District and review DPR’s upcoming special events to discover ways that you, your family, and your friends can create memories in a positive atmosphere. Are you thinking about planning an event? Learn about how to apply for a special events permit below.
|Earth Day Festival||Sunday, April 23, 2023|
|Canine Field Day||Saturday, April 29, 2023|
|Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival||Saturday, June 3, 2023|
|Rock the Park Concert & Movie Series||Saturday, June 10; Saturday, June 24; Saturday, July 8; Saturday, July 22; Saturday, August 5; Saturday, August 19|
|July 4th Celebration||Tuesday, July 4, 2023|
|Barktoberfest||Saturday, October 28, 2023|
|Santa Paws||Friday, December 1, 2023|
|Senior Holiday Party||Friday, December 1, 2023|
|Holiday Parade||Saturday, December 9, 2023|
All events are subject to change or cancellation. Please check back for updates.
Events may be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather.
If you have recently attended a DPR event or program please complete our Special Event Survey.
For questions about special events please email Rukea Womack or call 919-560-4355, ext. 27228.