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X Marks the Spot: Enjoy Culture, Nature, Excitement, and More When You Plan Your Next Event at the DPlex

When you choose Durham as the home of your next convention, conference, exhibit, or event, you’re elevating the experience of everyone in attendance. And, by booking the Durham Convention & Arts Complex (DPlex) as the venue, you’ll give them something they’ll be talking about long after your event has taken place.

DPlex: Located in the Heart of Durham

Set in the heart of downtown Durham — surrounded by concerts, festivals, bars, restaurants, museums, hotels, and more — the DPlex features historic buildings serving as unique venues and is perfect for events of any size. Guest amenities, including carefully curated rotating art exhibits and augmented museum and mural activations, will leave an impression on your guests that will leave them feeling inspired, driven, and recharged.

And it’s not just downtown Durham. The DPlex is just minutes from RDU International Airport and an easy drive from some of the city’s most beautiful sights.

Spend Your Summer in Durham

Summer in Durham is unlike any other. From the absolute smorgasbord of amazing food options to the events and festivals you won’t find anywhere else, the Bull City is jam-packed with fun summer happenings.

Need some trip planning ideas? Check out our summer guide to having fun in Durham. Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of the city center or the tranquil adventures that await out in nature, you’ll find plenty of fun in the Bull City.

Durham summer concert

Once the conference ends, treat your attendees to one of Durham’s countless outdoor festivals, events, and celebrations. Check out the 89th season of the American Dance Festival for evocative dance performances, or the Festival for the Eno for an immersive music festival.

Durham summer waffles

Within a few minutes of the DPlex, you’ll find a wide array of delicious, innovative, and unforgettable restaurants to try. Head to Dame’s Chicken and Waffles for the ultimate sweet and savory combination or the Durham Food Hall for a variety that will satisfy every guest. Afterwards, don’t forget dessert! The Parlour and Two Roosters are renowned for their unique flavors, or Pelican’s Sno Balls for a refreshing snow cone.

Durham summer park

Want to supplement your conference with some team-building activities? You can’t go wrong with a foodie-inspired trip to the Black Farmers’ Market, a ball game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, or a field trip to Elodie Farms for friendly goats and a farm-to-table dining experience.

Hosting an event in Durham is the best way to energize your guests—allowing them to soak in the culture and recharge their spirit in a way that will have a lasting impact. Make your next event one for the books by having it in Durham at the Durham Convention & Arts Complex.

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