Brazilian Day NC Festival SEPTEM BER 7 Oxente Brazilian Arts presents the only Brazilian Day festival of its kind in Durham Central Park. Celebrating Brazilian life, the event includes musical acts, dance workshops and performances, capoeira demonstrations and workshops, and food and craft vendors.
WellFest SE PT E MB E R 7- 8 Enjoy a weekend of rejuvenation of the mind and body. Saturday offers a dinner that focuses on sustainable food practices and a silent disco to promote movement at 21c Museum Hotel. On Sunday, WellFest will take over American Tobacco Campus, offering a market featuring healthy artisans and vendors. Then, choose your own experience by selecting from a speaker series, innovative fitness classes for all levels, a tranquility room to rest, hands-on crafting classes, nutritious food and drink, and activities designed to help you discover your inner child.
Harvest & Hornworm Festival AUGUST 2 4 Celebrating North Carolina’s farming culture and history, this event at Duke Homestead allows guests to explore the world of tobacco. Join costumed interpreters as they harvest, loop and cure tobacco in the historical area. In the afternoon, experience the last tobacco auction in Durham, with seasoned veterans of the industry that was once the lifeblood of Durham.
Bull City Rumble AU GUST 30 – S E PT E M B E R 1
Hops & Blues Festival
The state’s largest vintage motorcycle and scooter show, hosted by Ton Up NC – a small, nonprofit group that promotes the riding, restoration and racing of vintage motorcycles – is back for its 15th year downtown. Free to the public, come see the sights and sounds of vintage scooters and motorcycles with other bike enthusiasts.
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The Point 262 AUGUST 2 4 Returning for its sixth year, this original one one-hundredth marathon is a race for everyone. The event includes a competitive race and a fun run. This year, the short run will include easydrinking, low-alcohol beers from North Carolina independent breweries for participants 21 and older to enjoy after the race.
This inaugural festival, hosted by The Glass Jug Beer Lab, incorporates beer, live music and food trucks in its celebration of blues music. The festival will feature 10 local and regional breweries, including Brewery Bhavana, Trophy Brewing Co., Ancillary Fermentation, Bond Brothers, Commonwealth Brewing, Heist Brewery, Barrel Culture, HopFly Brewing Co. and Fullsteam, in addition to The Glass Jug. Through a partnership with Music Maker Relief Foundation, local blues musicians including Big Ron Hunter and Harvey Dalton Arnold will perform.
PAGE 8 (clockwise from top left) Gladys Knight photo courtesy of DPAC; Audio photo courtesy of Audio Under the Stars; NCGLFF photo by HuthPhoto; Art for a New Understanding photo courtesy of Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. PAGE 9 (clockwise from top left) Brazilian Day photo by Night Edge Photography; WellFest photo by Joshua Steadman; Bull City Rumble photo by Stephen Sellars; Hops and Blues photo by Richard Mitchell; The Point 262 photo by Joe Cohn Photography; Harvest & Hornworm Festival photo courtesy of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.