Special Events

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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 review DPR’s upcoming special events and discover ways that you, your family and friends can create memories in a positive atmosphere.


Are you interested in volunteering for a special event? Visit our special event registration page through Ivolunteer.

Event Cancellation Information

Events may be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather.

  • Call the weather line at 919-560-4636 and press Number 8 for the status of the event.
  • Visit Facebook and / or Twitter.
DisABLE the Label - CANCELLED Saturday, October 19, 2019
Barktoberfest Saturday, October 26, 2019
Senior Holiday Party Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Santa Paws Friday, December 13, 2019
Holiday Parade & Fun Fest Saturday, December 14, 2019
Kwanzaa Celebration Monday, December 30, 2019

Durham Senior Games Monday, April 13-Thursday, April 30, 2020
Earth Day Festival Sunday, April 19, 2020
Canine Field Day Saturday, May 2, 2020
Bimbé Weekday Events Monday, May 11-Friday, May 15, 2020
Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival Saturday, May 16, 2020
Rock the Park Concert & Movie Series June-August 2020
Independence Day Celebration Saturday, July 4, 2020
UniRumba en Fiestas Patrias Sunday, September 13, 2020

Event / Program Evaluation

If you have recently attended a DPR event or program please complete our Special Event Survey.