Durham Bulls Final Games of 2015 Season

Summer is winding down, and with that comes the end of the Durham Bulls season. With just 14 home games remaining this season, make sure you take in a game before it’s too late! At Apartments at Palladian Place in Durham, NC, we love the Durham Bulls, and we’ve been holding contests all summer long giving our residents a chance to win free tickets. Stay tuned to our Facebook page to see if there will be more chances to win.

With the 2015 season winding down, the Bulls return home on Wednesday, August 19th to face the Toledo Mud Hens and the Columbus Clippers and to begin a five-game home stretch. There are tons of promotional events scheduled that you won’t want to miss including two fireworks show, a DBAP Food Truck Fest, and so much more! This is a great way to get and enjoy an event that is unique to Durham, so grab some friend check out the series while it’s in town.

If you’re looking for a bargain, then Thursday nights are for you. They feature $1 concessions where the hot dogs, soda, and popcorn are just a dollar. What’s more, Thursdays are College Nights, so students can get a Terrace View ticket and $5 in Bull Bucks for just $11, or an Outfield Reserved ticket for just $5.99 when tickets are purchased online. That’s an amazing deal you can’t pass up!

At Apartments at Palladian Place, we are so proud of our hometown team! It’s the Durham Bulls 20th Anniversary Season, and we want to help them make August awesome. Let’s do our part to support them as the close out the season at home. Our Durham Bulls are yet another reason Durham is one the best places to live!

End-of-Summer Activities in Chapel Hill & Durham

It’s been at hot summer and we hope you’ve taken full advantage of the pool here at Palladian Place! Now that it’s almost August, we want to make sure we’ve explored all summer festivities of Durham and Chapel Hill.  If you’re looking to soak up the last days of summer with some great local events here are a few ideas:

For a little culture:
  • MacBeth at Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill
    July 30 – August 1
    Grab a picnic or hit up the food trucks, and consider yourself super cultured as you experience one of Shakespeare’s classics. Gates open at 7pm and tickets are $17.
For an all American classic:
  • Durham Bulls Baseball vs. Gwinnett
    August 2
    Nothing says summer like a baseball game. Invite some friends to the ballpark and enjoy a great American pastime! Tickets start at $7 and the game begins at 5:05pm. Visit www.durhambulls.com for more information
For getting in touch with nature:
  • Birds and Bees, Flowers and Trees – Pollinator Hike
    August 8
    Enjoy a beautiful hike through the North Carolina Botanical Garden! The event is free but make sure to bring sunscreen and water and pre-registration is required. The hike runs from 10:00 – noon, so you’ll have plenty of time to grab brunch afterwards!

Spring & Easter Activities in Durham

Spring is here which means warmer temperatures (thank goodness!), allergies, and Easter celebrations! At Palladian Place, we love to celebrate with traditional events as well as a few unexpected activities. If you live at Apartments at Palladian Place in Durham near Chapel Hill, here are just a few upcoming events happening in Durham to help you celebrate the season:

Easter weekend for the kids:

Dino Egg Hunt

Take the kids the Dino Egg Hunt at the Museum of Life and Science! It’s an expected activity full of adventure and excitement and it’s not your typical Easter activity. It takes place April 3-5 from 9:30am-5pm and Sunday 12:30 5pm. Visit their website for more information.

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Nothing says Easter like pictures with the Easter Bunny! Head to Northgate Mall from March 27 – April 4 visit with him during his one week stay!

Easter weekend for the adults:

Boney James

Stop by Carolina Theatre to hear four-time Grammy nominee Boney James. He’s headed to town on April 3rd — visit carolinatheatre.org for tickets.

Katie Basden

Come out to The Tavern and hear country singer/songwriter Katie Basden. She’s a hometown favorite, so you won’t want to miss this show! Contact The Tavern at 919.401.7252.

Celebration of Billie Holiday

Carolina Theatre keeps you entertained by hosting Cassandra Wilson, the greatest living jazz singer in a special tribute concert to Billie Holiday on the centennial of her birth. This is sure to be a treat, so visit carolinatheatre.org for more details and ticket information.

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas in Chapel Hill and Durham

Valentine’s Day is Saturday and if you still haven’t figured out what to do, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

Last minute + Inexpensive: Picnic in the Park

Bundle up and head to Pullen Park at North Carolina State University. What’s more romantic than a picnic and a ride on historic Victorian-era carousel? End the evening with a kiss under the Bell Tower which gives off a beautiful red light.

Last minute + Creative: Valentine’s
Celebration at Wine & Design in Raleigh

Think outside the box and head to Art Bar. For $50 a couple you enjoy a drink while you and your valentine paint a masterpiece. Bonus: you’ll have a souvenir of the evening. Sign up at wineanddesign.com

Last minute + Food: Decedent Dinner at Home

Skip the crowds and order your dinner from your restaurant, but get it to go. Head home, break out the fancy dinnerware and a great bottle of your beverage of choice, and you have the recipe for a pretty great Valentine’s Day.

Last Minute + Girlfriends: Dessert Potluck

Treat yourself to a buffet of desserts. Don’t even bother with a main course. Dessert is the main course. You’re welcome.