Your Weekend Guide to Bull City & Beyond: August 18th – 20th

Brightleaf Harvest Day– Saturday, 10am-2pm – Duke Homestead celebrates the history and culture of North Carolina agriculture at this special event that highlights one of the most prominent crops in our state over the past century. Come out to watch live demonstrations of tobacco harvesting and tobacco looping.

Dino Academy – Saturday, 10am-3pm – Visit the Museum of Life and Science and spend the day acting as a paleontologist as you learn about fossils, the development of life on Earth and explore prehistoric specimens as well as encounters with living dinosaurs. Grab a Dino Academy Passport at the front desk and explore stations throughout campus from special groups such as the N.C. Fossil Club and the Piedmont Wildlife Center, and create take-home dinosaur multimedia art!

Durham Bead Show – Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday, 10am-4pm – Shop from a number of different exhibitors showcasing beads and jewelry from around the world, including Beads De Colores, Fiber & Beads, Pema Arts, Marvelous Creations by Madonna and Only Beads, at the Durham Convention Center.

Rock the Park – Saturday, 8:30-10:30pm – Durham Parks and Recreation brings back this free monthly series of outdoor concerts and movie nights at community parks. Enjoy a showing of “Top Gun: Maverick” at Durham Central Park this Saturday. Be sure to bring a picnic blanket or chair!

Jazz Brunch with Al Strong – Sundays, noon-2pm – The Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter, composer and recording artist brings a rotating lineup of musicians to perform during Sunday brunch at Alley Twenty Six. Brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with music from noon to 2 p.m. A new specialty drink, the “Love Stronger” cocktail, named after Al’s new album, will be available, with $2 from each cocktail sold benefits the Kickstarter to support the album’s release. 

DPS Fest 2023
 – Sunday, 3-7pm – Celebrate the new school year with DPS Foundation at Durham Central ParkDurham Public Schools‘ families can enjoy food, games, bounce houses, performances, door prizes and more. There will be a special lounge area for DPS staff to relax and connect, and massage chairs for staff, parents and caregivers. The event ends with a cake to celebrate five years since community members first came together to launch DPS Foundation.

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