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Things to do at Duke this summer

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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

2023 music in the gardens white lettering over floral background

From soul to rock to zydeco, there’s something for everyone at Music in the Gardens this summer!

Every Wednesday from June 7 – July 5, 2023.
Reservations suggested.
Rain location: Motorco Music Hall

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!

Every Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. until Sept 28
Cash only.
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? Join a summer community work day at the Duke Campus Farm!

Every Thursday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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, 12 p.m. – 4 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.