Parties for the Park is a series of parties to support 

the work of Durham Central Park.

Our incredible hosts are planning unique and wonderful parties! This fall, raise a glass with friends to celebrate and support Durham Central Park. Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 12th. Parties sell out fast, so don’t wait to get your tickets and get in on the fun!

Tickets on sale monday september 12!

The Parties

Octo-Beer-Fest! A Party for the Park

October 1

Seasoned “Meals from the Market” party-planners – the Jewells, Wiehes, and Wolffs – are back hosting a fun evening in Trinity Park.  Once again, they will be combining their cooking, canning, brewing, and baking skills to produce a delicious meal in a festive backyard setting.  Participate in a blind tasting of 8 local beers, including 2 home brews, while learning about beer styles with interactive beer trivia. Their parties are also known for amusing ice-breaker games and great conversation, so be prepared!


Menu: Home-brewed beers, schnitzel sliders, homemade bratwurst, sauerbraten, spaetzle, sauerkraut, cucumber salad, and desserts of apple strudel and a German-inspired trifle.


Hosts: Dan & Chris Jewell, Kevin & Meg Wiehe, Mike & Sarah Wolff


Trucks for the Park!

October 9

After two years of Covid cancellations we are thrilled that Trucks for the Park is back! Trucks for the Park is a special private, mini food truck rodeo that gives you access to easily sample the flavors of each of the truck’s rolling kitchens. This year, 10+  local food trucks will roll up to the pavilion and prepare a sample of a special menu item they wish to share with you. Walk up to the truck with your ticket and pick up your food, no long lines! Vegetarian options will be available from most trucks. Along with the yummy menu items, each ticket comes with two beers from Durham craft breweries and a cash bar. So, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy this unique opportunity to enjoy delicious food truck cuisine – both savory and sweet – in one lovely evening in the park!


Beer 101!

October 23

Join us for a fun and engaging evening learning about and tasting beer from one of Durham’s premier breweries. This will be a fun, casual class where Chris will walk us through 4 beers and give us some insightful information about the styles of beer we’re drinking, the fascinating histories tied to them, and give us other pro-tips and bits of knowledge for enjoying a great craft beer. 

You’ll also take home a souvenir and support Durham Central Park as part of your ticket price!

$50, $25

Plum Pulls Out All the Stops!

November 14

Plum Pulls out all the Stops! A Celebratory Dining Experience to Benefit the Park

Hosts: Plum Restaurant

Lisa Callahan, owner, with chef Trent Shank

Celebrate the fall harvest!  Celebrate Plum’s second year in business!  Celebrate the Durham Central Park community!  The team at Plum Restaurant is creating a dining experience featuring the bounty of the Durham Farmers’ Market with all proceeds going to the park.

Details are yet to come, but Chef Trent is envisioning bubbly, house-crafted cocktails, a five course meal thoughtfully paired with three to four wines, and a splash of sweet to close the evening.


More Parties To Be Announced!

December 31

We are still finalizing the details on a few more parties, so keep checking back for more party announcements. In the meantime, check out these fantastic parties!

The funds raised through Parties for the Park make up about 1/3 of DCP Inc.’s annual operating budget. The money pays for DCP staff, maintenance and improvements of park structures, free programming and special projects. Your support of the park helps to enhance and preserve this wonderful urban greenspace for everyone to enjoy!

Thank you so much for your support!

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All party proceeds support Durham Central Park. More parties will be announced soon!

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