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CenterFest Arts Festival

  • Downtown Durham Durham, NC 27701 (map)

The Durham Arts Council proudly presents the 42nd Annual CenterFest Arts Festival on September 17th and 18th! 

Presenter: Durham Arts Council,

CenterFest is North Carolina’s longest running juried outdoor arts festival. CenterFest remains in its historic location in central downtown Durham on an expanded site including Main, Chapel Hill, Morris, Market, Corcoran, and Parrish Streets in the Five Points and CCB Plaza areas. Admission is a $5 suggested donation at the gate and is welcomed to support the festival and the arts programs and services of Durham Arts Council. Children 12 and under free. 

CenterFest 2015 featured 140 juried fine artists and craftsmen from 17 states, continuous music and entertainment on six stages from 72 performing groups, lively Kids Zone art activities, locally sourced foods and fun festival foods, a showcase of over 40 non-profits, government services departments, community and creative organizations, and sponsors, the CenterFest Food and Beer Garden, additional Saturday evening performances, and more. The lineup of artists, performers and community was the largest CenterFest ever presented, and entertained, delighted and inspired over 34,000 visitors.

Earlier Event: September 17
Taylor's Parking Lot Party
Later Event: September 18
Fairy Gardens and Terrariums