Special Events

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Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides a wide variety of special events that allow families to experience safe, exciting, and organized recreational activities in a beautiful setting, recreation center or other locations throughout Durham. Most of these events / activities have a minimal cost or are free.

Take a moment to review DPR’s upcoming special events and discover ways that you, your family and friends can create memories in a positive atmosphere.


Are you interested in volunteering for a special event? Visit our special event registration page through Ivolunteer.

Event Cancellation Information

Events may be canceled in the case of severe inclement weather.

  • Call the weather line at 919-560-4636 and press Number 8 for the status of the event.
  • Visit Facebook and / or Twitter.
Durham Senior Games Monday, April 16-Thursday, May 3
Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 22
Canine Field Day Saturday, May 5
Bimbé Weekday Events Tuesday, May 15-Friday, May 18
Bimbé Cultural Arts Festival
Saturday, May 19
Rock the Park Concert & Movie Series June-August
Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 4
Durham Latino Festival Saturday, August 11
DisAble the Label Saturday, October 13
Barktoberfest Saturday, October 27
Santa Paws Friday, December 7
Holiday Parade and Fun Fest
Saturday, December 8
Senior Holiday Party Tuesday, December 11
Kwanzaa Celebration
Sunday, December 30

Event / Program Evaluation

If you have recently attended a DPR event or program please complete our Event Evaluation Survey.