What to Do in Durham this Summer

June 10, 2022

Are you looking for free activities for your family this summer? Check out these resources with events, activities, and more around Durham and the Triangle area!

Triangle on the Cheap

Triangle on the Cheap lists free or budget-friendly resources every week! Visit their site for museum guides, family-friendly events, movie nights, and more!

Discover Durham

Discover Durham has a list of family-friendly events going on this summer! This post talks about options ranging from Durham Central Park to trampoline days at Sky Zone. Search by category to find something for your family!

Best of the Bull

"There’s no shortage of things to do with kiddos in Bull City. The city is impressively kid-friendly and we tote our toddler with us to most activities and restaurants (unless it’s past his bedtime). For a family that appreciates both urban and natural outdoor adventures, the possibilities in Durham are endless."

"Indoor, outdoor, and by the season. We’ve got you covered."

"Whether it’s your kiddos or you’re hosting visitors, these activities are sure to be crowd pleasers, for both them and you. Here are some of our favorite family-friendly activities in Durham!"

Museum of Life and Science

The Museum of Life and Science is an 84-acre family-friendly experience "designed to spark imagination, creativity, and new ways of thinking about our world." The museum has free community days for Durham County residents! Click the link below to plan your visit.

Durham Parks and Rec

The Durham Parks and Rec website has so many resources and ideas for families! From swimming pools to holiday festivals, they have something fun for you and your family.


Durham Bulls

There's nothing like a Durham Bulls game in the summer! Check out their promotions page to see when kids eat free, when there are fireworks, or when kids can run the bases.

Movies on the Lawn at Dorothea Dix Park

Bring your friends and family to the park on July 16 to watch Moana on the lawn! Gates open at 5:30 pm and the movie will begin at 7:00 pm. RSVPing is encouraged. Click the link below for more information.

2022 Regal Summer Movie Express

Summer featured movies are only $2 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Check out your local Regal theater for movies and times.


If you have another family event in Durham you'd like to submit, send it to us at durhamprek@childcareservices.org!