Rock the Park Concert & Movie Series

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Are you a movie buff or a fan of live musical performances? Durham Parks and Recreation presents Rock The Park, a FREE summer concert and movie series that takes place at a number of Durham's most beautiful parks throughout the Bull City.

No matter what your musical preference is or your favorite movie genre, there is something for everyone. Sit back, relax and enjoy family and friends while grooving to music or watching a movie on a big screen. Attendees may bring their own food or purchase food from a rotating line-up of local on-site vendors curated by DPR.

Seating: Bring your own picnic blanket or chair. No alcohol or smoking allowed.

2023 Rock the Park Schedule

DateTimeLocationBand/Movie
Saturday, June 106 p.m. - 8 p.m.Forest Hills Park, 1639 University DriveTBD
Saturday, June 248:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.Durham Central Park, 501 Foster StreetTBD
Saturday, July 86 p.m. - 8 p.m.Rock Quarry Park, 701 Stadium Drive
TBD
Saturday, July 228:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.Durham Central Park, 501 Foster StreetTBD
Saturday, August 56 p.m. - 8 p.m.Southern Boundaries Park, 100 Third Fork RoadTBD
Saturday, August 198:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.Durham Central Park, 501 Foster StreetTBD

Schedule is subject to change. Stay tuned for additional info about the 2023 Rock the Park Bands and Artists.

Vendor Information


ResidentsNon-Residents
**Costs Per Date$50$65

Food Vendor Application Process

Food vendors are those who sell items being consumed by participants whether they are beverages, food, desserts, frozen treats, ice cream, etc.

Please click on the link below to apply.  The link will take you to an application form for food vendors.  Complete all required fields. You also have the ability to upload your menu and insurance.  We will forward the completed form(s) to the festival staff once it has been completed.  You will be notified of your standing after staff reviews it and cross-references menu items.  We will try our best to accept vendors on a first come first served basis based on menu items, but our goal is to have a variety of food options, so first come first served will not always be possible. 

If accepted, you will be sent an email from both DPR staff and our registration system about the fees that are due, which you will have 7 business days to pay.  If you fail to pay you must contact staff to see if your space is still available.  If space is not available, you will be placed on the waiting list.   

The Food Vendor Application and Rules and Regulations can be found at: https://www.dprplaymore.org/FormCenter/Vendor-Registration-8/Food-Vendor-Application-50

Event Contact

For event information and all vendor questions, contact Roseana Matthews at 919-560-4355, or by email at Roseana.Matthews@durhamnc.gov.

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.
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