Welcome to Downtown Durham! Downtown is full of wonderful shops, eateries, culture, sports and more for you to explore! Check out our interactive map for places to go, or just walk around and Find Your Cool on your own!
For on-street parking information click here.
To learn about garages and parking lots click here.
Please check out all of the events going on in downtown on the calendar: Things to See & Do
Happy New Year! Explore downtown Durham’s galleries, artist studios, shops, restaurants and music, from 6-9 p.m. every Third Friday. It’s Third Friday Durham. Get to know the dynamic crop of local buskers around every corner, playing from 6-8 p.m. This month: Luke Dingfelder,Christina C Benson (of Tea Cup Gin), Robert Thornhill and more. Sponsored by Downtown Durham Inc. www.downtowndurham.com
Check out the Facebook Event Page
THIRD FRIDAY MAP:
Click below for our interactive map featuring all the dining and shopping options in Downtown!
Get tickets to some of the hottest shows, performances and sporting events in the state! National and regional acts are in Downtown Durham seemingly every night, or you can check out our world famous Durham Bulls! Click on the links below to snag your seats today!
Durham Performing Arts Center
Get ready for the most spectacular shows in the Carolinas! Slated to open in late November 2008, the DPAC is the premier event venue in the state, boasting 2,800 seats and some of the most exclusive shows direct from Broadway!
The Carolina Theatre
Attend a show at Durham’s Historic Carolina Theatre! Brining some of the biggest names in music, dance, comedy and film, the Carolina Theatre is a jewel in Downtown Durham’s City Center District!
Durham Bulls Baseball
What’s more American than Baseball and Hot Dogs! Check out the most famous minor league baseball team in the world, your hometown Durham Bulls!
“The Tastiest Town in the South” – Southern Living
“Foodiest Small Town in America” – Bon Appetit
Downtown Durham is home to over 75 amazing restaurants & food establishments, helping Durham attain national accolades for its foodie scene from the New York Times, Southern Living Magazine, Bon Appetit and many more! Find spectacularly creative cuisine, wonderful bakeries, brewpubs, burger joints and more! Oh, and don’t forget to check out the awesome Food Truck scene in downtown!
Funky retail, handcrafted gifts and unique boutiques! If you are looking for something different than the traditional items you can buy in Anytown, USA, find what you are looking for in over 50 retail shops in downtown! Spread throughout our walkable downtown area, venture around downtown to find gifts and items you cannot find anywhere else!
Whether you live downtown, work downtown, or are just visiting for a few days, downtown has numerous service based businesses that can provide what you are looking for.