Special Events

Performer on stage signing to a large crowd

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 your friends can create memories in a positive atmosphere.

2022 Special Events

Event Date
Spring Fling Friday, April 8, 2022
Canine Field Day Saturday, April 23, 2022
Earth Day Festival Sunday, April 24, 2022
Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival Saturday, May 21, 2022
Rock the Park Concert & Movie Series June - August, 2022
July 4th Celebration Monday, July 4, 2022
Santa Paws Friday, December 2, 2022
Bull City Reels on Wheels Saturday, December 3, 2022
Senior Holiday Party Friday, December 9, 2022
Holiday Parade Saturday, December 17, 2022

All events are subject to change or cancellation. Please check back for updates.


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.

Event / Program Evaluation

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.