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Celebrate Halloween, Durham Style




6:00 PM


Durham Zombie Lurching @TheRTP

6th Annual Durham Zombie Lurch, Foster Street, Durham

It is once again time to descend on the streets of Durham. Zombies, Hunters, and Victims of all ages are invited to this FREE event (Dogs can come, too, but they have to be on a leash).


At 6:00, meet in the parking lot on Foster St. across from Piedmont at sundown. From Piedmont, we will lurch down Foster St. to Morgan and make a right on Morgan. We will take Morgan down to Brightleaf, go through Brightleaf courtyard, then take Main St. to Bull McCabe's Irish Pub, where we will end our lurch.

Click here to learn how to lurch.

Durham Monster Dash - City Hall Plaza, Durham

The Durham Monster Dash is a Halloween themed charity fun-run presented by the Durham City-County Planning Department and co-sponsored by the Durham Police Department and WDXD Durham. Come participate on October 26 from 5:30-8:00 PM.

Participants will dress in costume and tour through the beautiful and spooky downtown streets, parks and alleys. A 1-mile route will feature a walking tour of downtown. A 3-mile course is laid out for costumed runners.  The routes will feature Monster Zones where costumed fiends will provide thrills and chills along the route. Runners looking for more exciting race can purchase a “tail” in order to be chase by monsters in monster zones.

Bring your dancing shoes to City Hall Plaza and boogie with WXDU DJ’s. Learn the Thriller Dance for the grand finale’. Prizes will be given for great costumes and dashing abilities. Food trucks will provide snacks for hungry dashers. Check in at Monster Command at city hall plaza to receive your race bag and race number, register and sign the dash waiver.


4:00-Set up and street closings
6:00-Welcome to the Race!
6:30-Race begins for Runners
7:30-8:00 Closing Ceremonies and Awards

Proceeds will benefit charities that enhance creativity and create beautiful environments for children: Keep Durham Beautiful, The Scrap Exchange, GirlsRock, and Kidznote!

Dash away, register here.

Registration Status

Click here to register for the Durham Zombie lurch or click here for the Durham Monster Dash.


Downtown Durham