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.
The Bullpen is downtown Durham’s social district, which allows people to purchase alcoholic drinks from ABC permittees in a designated cup and walk around outside within a defined area. The Bullpen went into effect on December 1, 2022.
The Bullpen operates from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.
For more information about the Bullpen Social District, visit Downtown Durham Inc's website.
|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.
Are you interested in volunteering for a special event? Visit our special event registration page through Ivolunteer.
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.