Your Weekend Guide to Bull City & Beyond: February 9th – 11th, 2024

Galentine’s Guided Wine Tastings – Friday, 6-8pm – Gather your friends for a delightful wine flight and mini cheesecake bites at The Glass Jug Beer Lab‘s downtown location. Enjoy a guided tasting of three wines and learn about possible pairings. 

Field & Factory: Tobacco’s Laborers Tours – Saturday, 11:15am – Join Duke Homestead‘s guided tour exploring the diverse contributions and inequalities within North Carolina’s tobacco industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Puppy Love PAWTY – Saturday, noon-3pm – Scamper through the doors of The Velvet Hippo Bar & Lounge for a PAWlentine’s Day puppy love “pawty!” Meet the “Swifties” litter, enjoy a kissing booth photo shoot by Assorted Poppies Photo and sip on a “Puppy Love” cocktail, with proceeds benefiting Hope Animal Rescue. Leashed, well-behaved pups are welcome on the rooftop, so feel free to bring your furry companion!

Valentine’s Day Treasure Hunt – Saturday, 3-4pm – Awaken your inner adventurer as your team uses a treasure map to follow clues, solve puzzles and crack codes on this unique Valentine’s Day themed scavenger hunt, starting at Fullsteam Brewery. Unlock the treasure chest to reveal the ultimate prize!

8-TRACK MINDS – Saturday, 7:30pm – Get ready to groove at The Blue Note Grill as the five-piece dance band brings the best hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Sing along and dance to energetic classics by KC & the Sunshine Band, Bee Gees, Abba and more!

Daytime Mardi Gras Celebration – Sunday, noon-5pm – Take part in an early Mardi Gras celebration at Durham Central Park, featuring Durham’s New Orleans-style parade and stage band the Bulltown Strutters and Bull City-based jam band the Cajammers. Embrace the New Orleans vibe with crafting booths, live music, dancing and second line parades every hour. Enjoy brews from The Glass Jug Beer Lab’s beer tent and fare from Lornett’s Southern Kitchen and Baton Rouge Cuisine food trucks.

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