Downtown Durham Inc

The Downtown Durham Streetery Launches September 18, 2020

Durham, N.C. – Downtown Durham, Inc. will launch The Streetery –  opening multiple streets in the center of downtown to pedestrian traffic, with festive lights, music and performers – at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 18. The Streetery will run every Friday and Saturday from 5-9:30 through December 19.

“This is our way of welcoming folks to a safer, socially distanced, outdoor downtown experience,” Nicole J. Thompson, Downtown Durham, Inc. president and CEO said. “Downtown businesses are taking every precaution to keep everyone as safe as possible. Many have completed the Back on the Bull health and safety checklist. It’s an extra tool Durham’s Recovery and Renewal Task Force has made available to make sure everyone knows how to do their part to keep our community safe.

“With The Streetery occurring every weekend for the next 14 weeks, we want everyone to come downtown often, visit our restaurants, shop at our stores, sit under the stars and enjoy local musicians and performers.”

Visit for a list of participating merchants and performers, or to download a Streetery map.

For more information about Back on the Bull and a list of participating businesses, visit, and for more information about Downtown Durham, Inc., visit


For more than 25 years, Downtown Durham, Inc. has been the economic development engine for downtown Durham, NC. Downtown Durham is home to more than 55 retail stores, 120 restaurants and bars, and 4,000 residential units – all in an area just under one square mile. As the entity responsible for the business improvement district, DDI provides resources to keep downtown Durham clean and safe, and to attract visitors and residents to downtown businesses, venues and events. For more information, visit

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