September is here and Durham doesn’t disappoint with its awesome line-up of events. Everything from CenterFest to Black Wall Street Homecoming to the SEED’s Harvest Dinner. Here’s the top things to do in Durham this September.

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Bull City Rumble | Sept. 1

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Bull City Rumble

Get ready to rumble! The Bull City Rumble is a world-renowned vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted by Ton Up NC annually on Labor Day Weekend. Come check out the bikes, hear live music, and more!

Location: 1007 W. Main Street, Durham, NC


Durham Beer Crawl | Sept. 1

Join this self-guided beer crawl stopping at your leisure at Beer Durham, Durty Bull Brewing, Geer St. Garden, and Pour Taproom, in downtown Durham, Saturday, Sept. 1st between 2:00 & 5:00pm. Your ticket entitles you to sample the 8 featured limited-release brews, all from North Carolina indepedendent craft breweries, plus light snacks along the way.

What could be better than tasting unique, amazing beer while crawling about downtown Durham with your friends?! 

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Duke Homestead Family Day | Sept. 8

Bring your family to learn all about life at Duke Homestead in the 1800s. Discover life on a 19th-century farm and play historic games, from parlor games to town ball, and make a toy of your own. This event is free.


CenterFest | Sept. 15 & 16

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CenterFest is back for its 44th annual art-focused festival! Attendees can expect the best visual artists from near and far, music, dance, and more from local performers. Kids will have a blast at the Creative Kids Zone, food vendors will keep guests fueled for fun. It all takes place in the heart of Durham’s historic downtown.

Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Location: Downtown Durham

Also See: 10 Durham Festivals to Put on Your Calendar


Beer, Blues and BBQ | Sept. 22

Enjoy a plate of delicious BBQ  while listening to the soulful sounds of Blues music provided by Mel Melton and The Wicked Mojos.

In addition to good food and music, there will be cornhole and horseshoes. There will be door prizes as well as a silent auction. Proceeds go towards important upgrades and renovations to the visitor center at Bennett Place.

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Hub Farm Fall Fest | Sept. 22

Come by for a day of Fall fun at the Hub Farm! Show up any time between 10 and 1 for tasty food, volunteering in the garden, tours around the property, boating on the pond, programming hosted by DPS students, and a bunch of other outdoor activities on the 30 acre property!


Black Wall Street: Homecoming | Sept. 26-28

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Black Wall Street: Homecoming brings together black founders, investors, industry experts and members of the startup community. It focuses on pitches, workshops, stories, art and culture at various venues in Downtown Durham. 

With everything from motivational talks led by speakers who live the entrepreneurial journey to deep-dives on business pain-points, with an option to personalize agendas. An awesome three-day event!


SEEDs Harvest Dinner | Sept. 27

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2017 SEEDS Harvest Dinner

Harvest Dinner 2018 promises to be a beautiful and delicious evening featuring Durham’s leading chefs, bartenders and breweries: a celebration of the best of the season. Your ticket entitles you to over a dozen delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts along with beer, wine and cocktails on a beautiful fall evening in Durham Central Park.

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Art of Cool Fest | Sept. 28-29

If this festival’s lineup featuring Nas, Erykah Badu, Damien Escobar, Sons of Kemet, Durham’s own 9th Wonder aren’t enough to get you out to this festival, maybe even the Educational offerings like Innovate Your Cool and Start of Cool will.


Pride Parade and Festival | Sept. 29

To continue the legacy and grow toward inclusion of all peoples, The LGBTQ Center of Durham has taken the lead in the newly created Pride: Durham, NC in 2018.The parade will be happening in the early afternoon and the main stage will have live performances at 2pm. Prayer and opening ceremony will be at 11am.


Also See: 10 Durham Festivals to Put on Your Calendar