1 Purchase local produce, meat and eggs from your nearest farmers market (see page 74 in the 2019 Relocation Guide to find one by you) or at year-round farm stand Perkins Orchard.
3 Walk or bike the American Tobacco Trail.
4 Make movie night more interesting with the unique flavors of popcorn from The Mad Popper.
5 Go to a Broadway show at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
7 Take your rambunctious youngsters to Durham’s most central playground, Mount Merrill.
10 Catch the latest exhibition at Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.
11 Stop by the Museum of Durham History to learn more about the Bull City’s past.
13 Tour the early home, factories and farm where Washington Duke first grew and processed tobacco at Duke Homestead.
14 Check out the art museum at N.C. Central University.
17 Hear live music at The Durham Hotel’s Rooftop Bar and watch the sunset, cocktail in hand.
18 Pour your own pint at Pour Taproom.
21 Take a workshop on terrariums, botanical embroidery and/or succulent wreaths at plant and gift shop The Zen Succulent. Stop by Everyday Magic next door beforehand for ethically sourced crystals, candles and gifts.
22 Take a tour of the Duke Lemur Center, which houses the largest living group of these endangered primates in the world.
24 Recycle your old technology with Triangle Ecycling, which handles computer refurbishing and boasts a strong youth education program with Durham Public Schools, teaching hands-on computer repair skills to students.
25 Catch at least one performance during the American Dance Festival.
27 Support fair trade at One World Market.
29 Take a continuing education course at Duke University or walk the campus for its Gothic architecture.
30 Sign up for cooking and mixology classes like “Couples Night Out in France” or “Mardi Gras” at Durham Spirits Company.
31 Come out for regular performances of blues shows at The Blue Note Grill.
32 Test drive Organic Transit’s ELF, an ultra-efficient bicycle-car hybrid.
33 Take in a Durham Bulls game.
34 Visit Bennett Place, the site where the Civil War ended.
35 Join the foodies and families sampling our tastiest restaurants-on-wheels at the regular food truck rodeos in Durham Central Park. Bonus points for visiting more than three!
36 Spend some time at one of our local coffee roasters, Counter Culture. Come out to the training center and headquarters. Come out to the training center and headquarters Fridays at 10 a.m. for free, educational cuppings.
38 In the middle of summer, find respite from the heat with an ice-cold, homemade Fahsyrah’s Lemonade.
40 Support local farmers by buying meat from Firsthand Foods – the business works as an intermediary to help farmers get their products directly to consumers and to local restaurants.
41 Get crafty at creative reuse center The Scrap Exchange, and visit their new thrift store while you’re there.
42 Grab a cup of drinking chocolate or a coffee with black lava salt at Cocoa Cinnamon.
44 Get a cocktail on tap – or a Miller High Life – and a Frito pie at The Accordion Club.
45 Join the Fullsteam Ahead! Run Club. Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. – rain or shine – runners depart from Fullsteam Brewery to complete either a 3-,4- or 6.4-mile route before heading back to the bar for a pint and food truck fare. Or join Fleet Feet at Ponysaurus every Thursday for a 3- or 5-mile route.
47 Play a round of golf at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.
48 Get a season pass to the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and take the kiddos often. Adults, head to an AfterHours event: an opportunity for science lovers 21 and older to grab a beer, explore the museum and hang out with friends – without the kids!
49 Explore our burgeoning craft beverage scene: Try Bull City Ciderworks’ Smooth Hoperator cider, Durham Distillery’s Conniption gin, Graybeard Distillery’s Bedlam Vodka, The Brothers Vilgalys’ Krupnikas, Honeygirl Meadery and Mystic Bourbon Liqueur.
51 Better yet, adopt a shelter pet from APS of Durham.
52 Attend a service at Duke Chapel.
53 Take a dip in the pool at Unscripted Durham’s Patio Lounge.
55 Take your pick of the day’s catch – delivered fresh from the Carolina coast every day – at one of Saltbox Seafood Joint‘s two locations.
56 Head out on a Mural Durham Bike Tour, a 90-minute expedition on the first Saturday of the month (May–November) that pedals past approximately 13 downtown murals.
57 Spend a spring afternoon at Sarah P. Duke Gardens.
58 Celebrate our nationally renowned food and beverage scene at TASTE, an annual series of culinary-based events hosted by Durham Magazine and Chapel Hill Magazine.
59 See a 3-D IMAX movie at The Streets at Southpoint‘s AMC theater.
61 View exhibits or take a class in the documentary arts at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke.
62 Take a wine class – including topics like orange wine and island-cultivated wines – at Bar Brunello, led by the wine bar owner and wine director, Esteban Brunello.
63 Take the kiddos roller skating at Wheels Fun Park.
66 Hear ordinary people tell extraordinary stories at The Monti.
67 Get a library card at your closest Durham County Library branch.
68 Attend a dance party and/or have your tarot read at basement bar Arcana.
69 Enjoy small bites and a rosé flight (or your own favorite style of wine) at The Wine Feed.
70 Attend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a renowned international event featuring more than 100 films, or catch one of their year-round events at the Power Plant theater in American Tobacco.
71 See a concert, stand-up comedy or a retro movie at The Carolina Theatre.
72 Grab a sandwich at Toast and have lunch on the patio as you watch the hustle and bustle of Five Points.