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June 26-30, 2019

Commemorating Durham's 150 Anniversary
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A Celebration of Food & Drink
6 Premium Culinary Events
June 26-30, 2019
Downtown Durham

Commemorating Durham’s 150 Year Anniversary
Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now
The perfect gift for the foodie on your holiday shopping list!

November 27 through December 31, 2018, take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing and save $8/ticket to the Wednesday or Thursday Grand Taste Experience! 

2019 Schedule of Events

2019 Grand Taste Experience & Beer Garden

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 
Durham Armory

New for 2019 - we are offering two nights of the Grand Taste Experience! Enjoy the “culinary experience of the year,” as one attendee described the Grand TASTE  Experience. Spend the evening with hundreds of guests savoring dishes created by 30+ of the best chefs and artisans in our local area. The Wednesday Grand Taste Experience will also feature craft spirits and wine, as you’ve come to expect at this event – with an emphasis on beer in the Beer Garden with 20+ craft beers from North Carolina and around the world.  Of course, no soiree is complete without music, so a live band will perform as you TASTE the night away!

2019 Grand Taste Experience & Wine Garden

Thursday, June 27, 2019 
Durham Armory

New for 2019 - we are offering two nights of the Grand Taste Experience! Enjoy the “culinary experience of the year,” as one attendee described the Grand TASTE  Experience. Spend the evening with hundreds of guests savoring dishes created by 30+ of the best chefs and artisans in our local area. The Thursday Grand Taste Experience will also feature craft spirits and beer, as you’ve come to expect at this event – with an emphasis on wine in the Wine Garden featuring 20+ wineries from around the world.  Of course, no soiree is complete without music, so a live band will perform as you TASTE the night away!

Prohibition Jazz Night
Friday, June 28, 2019 
Secret location 

Embrace the grace and spirit of the times as partygoers sneak into a secret speakeasy and sip on cocktails and enjoy jazz that will make you think you've taken a ride in a time machine. An ideal evening for those who do not simply desire to read or watch films about the Great Gatsby lifestyle; they’d rather live it.

Taste of Durham's Past Dinner
Saturday, June 29, 2019 
Location: TBD

The Taste of Durham's Past Dinner is inspired by  Durham's 150th Anniversary. Take your tastebuds on a tour through Durham's rich history. Durham's food history is reminiscent of its diverse residents, coming from many cultures including African, Native American and European. 

Boozy Brunch
Sunday, June 30, 2019 
310 E Main Street – The Original Durham Sun Times Building

The title says it all - Boozy Brunch. In addition to sweet and savory brunch staples, you will be treated to a signature "eye-opener" cocktail and beverage bar featuring Bloody Marys, Mimosas, and Coffee drinks. 

Gluten-Free Dinner
Sunday, June 30, 2019 
Primal Food & Spirits

Join us for a four-course GLUTEN-FREE dinner created by one of Durham’s most talented chefs. Primal Chef BJ Peterson – A.k.a. Chef BO – is putting together a creative and flavorful gluten-free menu.