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Things to do at Duke this summer (2024)

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Staying in Durham / at Duke this summer and looking for some things to do? Here are just a few options around campus for you!

Music in the Gardens

Music in the Gardens: The Country Soul Songbook Edition will be a five-concert showcase of musicians who fulfill CSSB’s mission to amplify historically marginalized voices (BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ artists) in American roots music— specifically country, Americana, folk and rock.

The lawn will open at 6 p.m. before each concert. Rain location: Baldwin Auditorium.

Duke Farmers Market

red birds farm stand

Fresh fruits, vegetables, and other local goods. Food trucks also available if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat! Support local farmers and independently-owned businesses, including community partners like Duke Campus Farm.

Every Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. until Oct. 10

Location: Duke Medicine Pavilion Greenway

Duke Campus Farm

duke campus farm in white letters over a sunset

Looking to get your hands dirty and make some memories? Summer 2024 Work Days occur every Thursday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and will run from May 23 – August 8.

No farming experience necessary.
All are welcome.

Duke Arts Annex

water color prints sitting on a paint-splattered table

Keep the creativity flowing by visiting the Arts Annex! Rent kits for painting, ceramics, collaging, and more.

Summer Hours: Wed, Fri, & Sun 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Must have a valid Duke I.D. to rent supplies
Location: 404 Gattis St (off C1 bus route)

Duke Gardens

student sitting with her laptop in the middle of multicolored tulips

Looking for a place to study, read, or explore? The Gardens have so many amazing places to lounge, tuck into a nook, and learn about plants! Also, check out the Terrace Cafe!

Open everyday from 8 a.m. to dusk

Nasher Museum of Art

entrance to nasher museum of art

Discover art, discussions and events throughout the summer – free admission for all! Don’t forget to visit the cafe – a student favorite.

Tue, Wed, Fri, & Sat, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.