by Kelly Garcia
Bull Durham Blues Festival
Every year, Durham celebrates its place in blues history with the Bull Durham Blues Festival. The two-day event features both national and local acts, including leading artists in blues, bluegrass, and folk. Past performances include Big Daddy Wilson, Claudette King, Jimmy Haggard, John Dee Holeman, and Buddy Guy.
CenterFest Arts Festival
For over forty years, this art and community-focused street festival brings Downtown Durham to life with arts, crafts, entertainment, food, and fun. Dozens of artists from across the country display their works in clay, drawing, glass-blowing, printmaking, photography, painting, jewelry, and more. CenterFest is presented by the Durham Arts Council. Visit event website.
NC Pride Parade
The NC Pride Parade is the Tar Heel state’s annual gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered festival, taking place each year in Durham. The parade draws thousands of costumed marchers alongside decorated floats and vehicles. Additional activities include a 5k run, festival vendors, speeches, and parties taking place around the Triangle. It’s a great opportunity to support an inclusive community. Visit event website.
– See more at: http://www.durham-nc.com/events/major-annual-events/#September