Durham is a community that comes alive in the fall. Not only do its natural areas explode in brilliant color, but the city embraces the cooler temperatures with festivals and events of all shapes and sizes. Here are some of the best events coming to Durham in the coming weeks. Be sure to clear your calendar for some of these.

Phoenix Fest

African American culture and traditions have been a vital part of the history of Durham, and Phoenix Fest celebrates the impact of the African American community in a free street festival. With family-friendly musical acts, a game area for the children and a parade, this is an excellent opportunity to experience the friendly culture of the Durham African-American community. Phoenix Fest runs from 9 until 6 on Saturday, October 3 on Fayetteville Street.

Latino Festival

On September 26, head to Rock Quarry Park for the Latino Festival, an opportunity to sample traditional food, see employment opportunities and dance to the festive beats of traditional Latino music. The family-friendly festival has hands on activities and crafts for the children as well. The Latino Festival runs from 12 until 5 and features free admission.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Friday October 23 to Sunday October 25 you have the chance to experience the Most Beautiful Love Story Ever Told unfold live and on stage at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This classic tale with its eye-popping special effects is not just for kids. People of all ages love the show-stopping tunes and breathtaking costumes seen when the animated tale comes to life. Get your tickets before they are sold out because this is a popular performance!

World Beer Festival

Head to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on October 10 at noon to experience the World Beer Festival. Known as “Durham’s Largest Happy Hour,” this festival lets you experience the best brews the city has to offer. A general admission ticket gives you a four-ounce tasting glass with unlimited tastings of over 250 beers, as well as pairings, educational seminars and beer ingredient samplings.

Whether you are looking for adult-centric entertainment, like the Beer Festival, or want something the entire family can enjoy, Durham makes it easy. As a resident of Trinity Commons, you will be located near all of the action, so make plans to attend at least one of these popular events.