Rock the Park Concert & Movie Series

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Durham Parks and Recreation offers a summer series that includes concerts and movies in a beautiful setting - Durham's parks.

Sit back, relax and enjoy family and friends while grooving to music or watching a movie on a big screen. Both activities are free and open to the public. Food vendors will be on site and food will be available for purchase.

Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. No alcohol or smoking allowed.

2017 Schedule


Date Time Location Details 
Saturday, June 10 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Duke Park, 106 W. Knox Street Dale Kimber (R&B)
Saturday, June 24 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street The Peanuts (G)
Saturday, July 8 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Forest Hills Park, 1639 University Drive Sahara (Reggae) 
Saturday, July 22 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street Who Gets the Dog (G)
Saturday, Aug. 5 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Southern Boundaries Park, 100 Third Fork Drive Jazziando (Latin Jazz & More)
Saturday, Aug. 19 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street Trolls (G)


Inclement Weather


In case of severe inclement weather, call the Special Events weather line at 919-560-4636 and press #8 for the status of the event.

Vendor Information


Food vendor opportunities are available for Rock the Park events. If you would like to be a vendor, submit a vendor application.
For information, call 919-560-4355, ext. 27230, or email Tina Chavis.