Spring Days in Durham

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We have spring fever! It is one of our favorite seasons in Durham with the budding trees, the lovely new flowers and the nicer weather it brings. We also love that there are a lot of different activities to enjoy in March and April in and around Durham.  The time is perfect to plan your spring fling getaway in Durham.

Check out 5 great things to do during your springtime stay in Durham!

DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center
DPAC – Durham Performing Arts Center

The Durham Performing Arts Center or the Carolina Theatre

Check out all the incredible acts coming to Durham this spring. From musicals, musicians to comedians, we have something for everyone.

Upcoming Events:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – March 13th
  • The Bodyguard – March 14th
  • Celtic Woman – March 23rd
  • Steve Miller Band – March 28th
  • Earth, Wine & Fire – April 1st
  • Something Rotten – April 4th
  • Adam Sandler, Dave Spade, Nick Swardson & Rob Schneider – April 13th
  • Steve Martin & Martin Short – April 21st

View the comprehensive list or purchase tickets here.

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

20th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

On April 6 – 9, 2017 film lovers will descend upon Durham for the documentary film festival. It is an international event focusing on nonfiction cinema. There will be around 100 films shown, discussion panels and many filmmakers and film professionals. There are two free parties that are open to the public.

Find out more about Full Frame!

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Shamrock and Roll Over to an Irish Pub

Enjoy many Irish celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day with live music, bagpipers & drums, Irish dancers, and of course, drinks!


Couple in nature. Happy couple fall in love under a beautiful cherry tree.

Get Lost in the Sarah Duke Gardens

Ranked the #1 Thing to do in Durham on TripAdvisor, these gardens are an oasis of fresh spring blooms and amazing landscapes.

  • While visiting the Sarah Duke Gardens, guests can experience an authentic Japanese Tea Gathering by advance registration.
  • Check out what ‘s blooming in the Gardens to plan your trip.