DogVideoFest – Thursday-Sunday – Enjoy a 75-minute highlight reel of the funniest, most touching and most surprising canine home videos at The Carolina Theatre. Ticket proceeds benefit local dog shelters and welfare organizations.
Click! Photo Festival – Thursday-Sunday – The 10th annual festival celebrates photography with events around the Triangle. Visit The Fruit on Saturday and Sunday for an exhibition of work from and documentary film about celebrated street art photographer Vivian Maier. Chris Benoodt delivers a keynote speech about Maier on Saturday at 6pm. Browse prints, speak with local photographers and arts organizations, and view photography demonstrations during the second annual Click! Photo Fair at Durham Central Park on Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
Triangle Parade of Homes – Friday-Sunday, noon-5pm – Visit any of 144 new homes in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. Embark on self-guided tours of houses from assorted price ranges and floor plans.
Fright Night – Friday, 5-8pm – Calling all of Durham’s ghosts and ghouls! Durham Parks and Recreation hosts a free event at Edison Johnson Recreation Center and Rock Quarry Park that will feature carnival games, a puppet show, a costume parade, a fun house and a family-friendly movie. There will also be a haunted trail for ages 13 and older. Everyone is encouraged to get in the spirit and wear your favorite costume. Registration is not required, and you’re welcome to come for the entire time or just drop-in. Parking will be available at the recreation center and the Museum of Life and Science overflow parking lot.
Audio Under the Stars – Friday, 6-8pm – This audio festival returns to Durham Central Park for its first live showing in two years. Titled “Hope This Finds You Well: Stories of Taking Care in Tough Times,” the show explores stories of resilience and connection, and celebrates how peace was found during the pandemic. The event takes place rain or shine, and attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic and bring along their furry friends.
Starlight Paddle – Friday, 8-10pm – See a different side of Lake Michie and enjoy excellent sky-watching opportunities at this evening paddle with Durham Parks and Recreation, which will provide canoes and kayaks as a group to enjoy the beauty of the night sky over the lake. Bring weather-appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. Youth younger than 16 must be accompanied by a registered adult, and registration is required.