Playing in Old West Durham

There is much to do in our area and you should never have trouble finding new ways to have fun!
Here are just a few ideas to get you started...


WestFest is Old West Durham's twice yearly neighborhood get-to-know-you party! It is a family friendly event held each Spring and Fall and generally includes live music, refreshments, and - more recently - food trucks. The dates and locations are announced on the List Serve so watch for those and then come on down and bring your neighbors!


The Durham Performing Arts Center is one of the premier venues on the east coast for Broadway plays, music events and other live performanaces. More information at: DPAC

The Carolina Theater

Since 1926, the Carolina Theatre has been a showcase for music, film, and live theatre. The building is beautifully preserved and it contributes greatly to the vibrancy of Downton Durham. More information at: Carolina Theatre

The Durham County Library

An indispensable asset, it is modernizing to provide updated meeting space and to provide digital media for all of Durham. More information at: Durham County Library

Oval Park Food Trucks

This event is held on the First Thursday of the month from April through October. Come down in the evening to get some excellent food and meet and greet your neighbors!

The Durham Bulls

Come see Durham's Triple A professional baseball team. The modern ballpark is in a beautiful setting and Wooly Bull is there to ensure this is a fun, family-friendly outing. More information at: Durham Bulls

Bike Durham

Bike Durham is a not-for-profit group advocating for bicyclinbg interests in Durham They also have a listing of group rides and bike routes that can be very useful for those new to biking in our area. More information at: Bike Durham

IndyWeek Best of...

The IndyWeek is Durham's free independent news source and it hosts the definitive ranking of restaurants, music venues, shops and services, and assorted other categories. This is a can't miss if you are trying to find those special spots that "only the locals know." More information at: Indyweek Best of 2019

IndyWeek Calendar

The IndyWeek is Durham's free independent news source and this calendar is a listing of live performances currently playing in the Triangle. More information at: Indyweek Calendar

Triangle on the Cheap

Here is a listing of fun things to do that are free - or really inexpensive. This is a must for those who enjoy making the most of their budget! More information at: Triangle on the Cheap

Board Meetings

These are held four times per year, generally at 7 PM on the last Thursday of January, April, July, and October. Locations are announced prior to the meetings on the OWDNA List Serve, so stay tuned for this information.

Join The OWDNA List Serve!

Old West Durham has an active email list that ranges in subject matter from local events and neighborhood social activities to politics, the environment and many other topics our neighbors share with each other. Stay in the loop by joining now!

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