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Sporting events, food, outdoor adventures: Springtime activities in Durham

<p>What most students missed most were the colors that make campus so vibrant in the spring. "Stuck at home for almost all of last year, I couldn't experience the colors of the last 3 seasons. Being able to see this spring's colors just makes me feel so happy," said Trinity Junior Henry Mukherji.&nbsp;</p>

What most students missed most were the colors that make campus so vibrant in the spring. "Stuck at home for almost all of last year, I couldn't experience the colors of the last 3 seasons. Being able to see this spring's colors just makes me feel so happy," said Trinity Junior Henry Mukherji. 

As the weather gets warmer and your allergies worsen, it is evident that spring has officially sprung in Durham! Here is a list of things to do on campus and in the Durham area while enjoying the sunshine and beautiful blooms.

Eat & drink outdoors

Known for its tasty food scene, Durham has cuisine for all consumers. Whether devouring a dessert at Guglhupf Bakery or cutting your pizza with scissors at Pompieri, you can’t go wrong with outdoor dining. Looking for a good study spot? Get a coffee at Cloche Coffee off of East Campus, or head downtown to The Oak House. Don’t forget to picnic at the Duke Gardens in between classes.

Cheer on Duke sports teams

Haven’t made it over to Koskinen or Morris Williams Stadiums? There are still plenty of spring season games to cheer on our Blue Devils! Be sure to visit the Duke Athletics website for each team’s schedule. Don’t forget to bring your Duke ID for free admission and wear your Duke gear.

Visit the Durham Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., check out the 65+ vendors at the Durham Farmers’ Market. A short walk off East Campus, the market is located at Durham Central Park. Walk around the different booths and shop the market for fresh fruits, veggies, bread and more.  

Get your steps in

Whether it be walking the East Campus loop or running the Al Buehler Trail, take advantage of the warm weather by exercising with friends. Hike the American Tobacco Trail or make your way through Eno River State Park before taking a dip in the quarry.

Play ball!

Never been to a baseball game? The Durham Bulls baseball team’s opening home game is April 15 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. With tickets as low as nine dollars, grab a friend or two to sit behind home plate with a hot dog and glass of lemonade. Be sure to stay for the post-game fireworks.

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