There is no shortage of fun and unique things to do in Durham this month!
Springtime in the Bull City means one thing for sure: flowers are showing off in droves at Duke University’s Sarah P. Duke Gardens! If you haven’t visited this floral oasis, you will want to check it out. Stroll through rows of Akebono Cherry trees, tulips, daffodils, azeleas, and many, many more varieties of flowering plants and trees. To make the most out of your visit, Duke Gardens offers both guided walking and trolley tours. Although the grounds are always open from 8 am to dusk, the walking and trolley tours are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 10 am and 2 pm. Tickets are $8 per person. Contact Duke Gardens at 919-684-3698 to purchase advance tickets, as spots fill up quickly!
The Durham Bulls will kick off their 2016 season on Thursday, April 7 as they take on the Charlotte Knights. This is a great event for the entire family, and the game will feature Opening Day festivities and fireworks after the game. To purchase tickets, visit the Durham Bulls tickets page, or call 919-956-BULL. Enjoy the great American pasttime!
April also means it’s time to celebrate Earth Day! Durham Parks and Recreation, along with Keep Durham Beautiful, will present their annual Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23 from 12-5 pm at Rock Quarry Park, located at 701 Stadium Drive. This free family event will include a variety of music, hands-on learning about the environment, unique foods, and more.
Do you love all things geek? Then you won’t want to miss the GeekCraft Expo on April 17 at the Durham Armory, which is part of the Durham Convention Center Complex. From 10 am to 6 pm, come browse handmade “geek”-themed gifts crafted by local artisans. You’ll find toys, decor, art, accessories, and more! Admission is free.
Art lovers will want to check out the Durham Art Walk on April 30 from 10 am to 5 pm, and May 1 from 1 to 5 pm. This annual springtime arts and crafts fair features live music, food trucks and restaurants, and of course, lots of local artists with their finest work on display. Fine arts and crafts will be available to purchase from venues in downtown Durham, including the Durham Arts Council, Vega Metals, the Durham Armory, and more. This event is free and will be held rain or shine!
The Art of Cool Jazz Fest will return to downtown Durham on May 6-8. This incredible music festival will include 10 music venues and more than 60 world-class performances! The mission of the festival is to expand the audience for jazz-influenced music. You can purchase tickets here; children 10 and under are free. The festival will go on rain or shine!
For more information about what the City of Durham has to offer, contact us at 919-551-3077, ext. 2.