April Activities in Durham, NC

Living at Palladian Place allows you to take advantage of Durham’s wide selection of events and activities. Now that spring is here, there’s a host of activities, festivals, and sporting events to attend throughout the city. This weekend, there are a few chances for you to get out and enjoy beautiful Durham, NC:

Dog-Walk-image-for-Events-Main-pageSPCA of Wake County’s K9-3K Dog Walk & Woofstock

Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Saturday, April 2
9:00am -2:00pm

We know our furry residents love their full-sized outdoor dog park at Palladian Place, but this weekend treat them to a festival of their own! With more than 60 vendors and plenty of pet-related sponsors, this family and pet-friendly event is sure to be a great time. There’s food, music, demonstrations, and contests with all money going to support the work of the SPCA of Wake County. Cost is only $25.

WBF_logo_RALEIGH11th Annual World Beer Festival

NC State Fairgrounds
Saturday, April 2
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sample over 250 beers when you attend the World Beer Festival! One look at all the delicious beers to taste and you’ll be happy you made the trip out. Add the music and other entertainment and you know it’s going to be a great time. Make sure to visit the NC Beer Garden to try out some of the state’s best beers and the all new Cider Garden featuring traditional and experimental ciders. There’s also a Beer’s Made by Walking Festival, which will highlight beers inspired by nature hikes or urban walks. If you’ve taken advantage of the 1-mile nature trail at Palladian Place, this may be the beer tasting for you!

carolina-railhawks-robkinnanCarolina Railhawks Season Opener

WakeMed Soccer Park
Saturday, April 2

It’s the 10th season for the Carolina Railhawks and you don’t want to miss the party! The festivities will include a live music, a pregame flyover, in game fireworks, and the first 1,000 fans will receive a complimentary 10th anniversary commemorative cup. While there, fill up on delicious food from one of the vendor at the in-stadium food truck rodeo. Kids will love the “Duck Donuts Family Zone” with face painting and inflatables, all the excitement of Railhawks action!

There’s the Far Post Beer Garden and new enhanced concessions allowing you to enjoy the services of concession from the comfort of your seat. Come root the team on to their first victory of the season and experience a one-of-a-kind event!

Palladian Place has so many amazing amenities that make you want to stay right at home, but this weekend you may want to step outside and see what Durham and the surrounding area has to offer!

February: Art & Broadway in Durham, NC

Third Fridays in Durham

ThirdFri_Dec-Feb2015Tonight, Friday February 19, is Third Friday in Durham, which means you get experience all of the great art Durham has to offer! Third Friday Durham is a monthly walkable arts event where art studios and galleries open their doors to the public for special exhibits, parties, and events. This gives you the opportunity to discover new artists and take home a special piece for your home here at Palladian Place.

Most of the venues feature complimentary snacks and beverages for your enjoyment while you take in the art and mingle with the who’s who of Durham’s art scene. There’s also live music from local artists, hands on exhibits where you can explore local art right where it’s made and sign up for classes! This is one of the coolest events in town, so head out tonight and see what it’s all about. For more information, visit 3rdfridaydurham.com.

Broadway’s The Lion King in Durham

114530.LK_.Misc_.20x24@300dpiFor more culture in the city, The Lion King is coming to Durham! If you’ve never had the chance to see the Broadway version of Disney’s The Lion King, you do not want to miss this production while it’s in here in Durham. As a resident of Palladian Place, you already know that Durham is one of the best places to live, but with the DPAC being the only stop in the southeast for The Lion King’s national tour, this is sure to bring a lot of attention to our beloved city and make this one hot ticket! Scheduled to be at the Durham Performing Arts Center now through March 20, this hit musical is sure to sell out quickly, so make sure to grab your tickets soon!

More Info: The Lion King has been captivating audiences both young and old since it made its Broadway appearance in 1997 and has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It’s the third longest-running show, and you are sure to be amazing by its over-the-top costumes, characters, and sets. It’s an interactive experience that has to be seen to be believed, and it’s coming to Durham, NC! For ticket information, visit Ticketmaster.com.

January Events in Durham & the Triangle

Join us this month for some exciting events in Durham, NC! We know it’s cold, and you want to hibernate, but you’re going to miss out on some great times. If you’ve been searching for things to do as winter sets in, we’ve got you covered.

Tuesday, January 19, stop by our Food Truck Event! No need to figure out dinner plans – or even worse, cook for yourself. A delicious meal and great conversation are waiting for you at the Food Truck Event TODAY! Can’t wait to see you there!

348sFriday night, stop in for a tasting at Sam’s Bottle Shop. Tim from Starr Hill Brewery and Brian from Millennium Beverages will be doing a duel tasting this Friday, January 22 from 4 – 7pm. It’s a great way to relax after a long week of work this is definitely going to be a great event. At Palladian Place, we love Sam’s Bottle Shop and we know this is an event you don’t want to miss.

screen-shot-2014-01-15-at-8-15-28-amTriangle Restaurant Week is coming Monday, January 25 – Sunday, January 31. This is your chance to dine at some of the best restaurants in the area for special fixed pricing. $15 – $30 gets you a three course menu and no reservations, tickets, or passes are required. Another opportunity to not cook, plus you’re getting a great deal. Win-win.

Hope your January in Durham and the Triangle is warm and full of fun!

Break Your New Year’s Resolution Rut

We know, every year around New Year’s the pressure comes – what’s your resolution?! Well, if the standard “Go to the gym!” just doesn’t feel inspiring, at Palladian Place, we have some ideas for you what we think everyone can get behind!


Anything you love, anything you know, whether that’s archery, writing, web design, or cooking. Teaching is just a fancy way of learning. You learn by answering questions, instructing, sharing resources and experiences. The more you go through the steps and processes of your craft, the more you’ll sharpen your own skills, plus you’ll be learning how to facilitate and lead others through a process. What’s more, you’ll get some great quality time in with your “student” than you may not have gotten otherwise – win/win! Teaching comes in all sorts of formats, so don’t shy away – think about what you love, and share It with someone this year!


Most people will say that their lives are overly scheduled, overly busy, and overly stressed. So when was the last time you took a nice, leisurely stroll and just took in your surroundings? (Yeah, we didn’t think so.) Resolve that this year, you will take a little more time to just “be” – be present, be aware, be thankful. This goes for phones and technology as well. Stop using your phone as a crutch when you’re waiting or wasting time – instead, people-watch, strike up a conversation, or just let your mind relax on something besides a screen. It will do wonders for your physical, mental and spiritual health!


You chose Palladian Place for a reason – when you took your first tour, we can imagine there was something that really got your blood pumping (Cardio center! Sun shelf! Billiards table! Pet spa! The list goes on…) that you just haven’t quite gotten a chance to use much, or at all yet. That’s okay! Life can get in the way sometimes, but make the most of your time at the Apartments at Palladian Place by resolving to use those amenities you’ve always wanted to. And who knows – maybe while you’re at it, you’ll hit it off with a great neighbor from the 2nd floor who shares the same interest?

Happy and healthy 2016 to you from Apartments at Palladian Place!

Post-Thanksgiving Fun in Durham

Once Thanksgiving winds down, and the leftovers are gone, you probably will be looking for a reason to get out of the house. Lucky for you, your friends at Palladian Place have just the thing! We know you love living in Durham, NC because of the fantastic entertainment, and that post-Thanksgiving cabin fever calls for some of the best Durham has to offer! Living at Palladian Place means you are conveniently located near many of Durham’s best attractions, so this weekend take advantage of your great location, and check out these amazing activities!

For Something Out of the Ordinary:

Introductory Fencing Class
Mid-South Fencer’s Club
Friday, November 27

Try something new by checking out a fencing class with a Mid-South staff member! They’ll give your a brief introduction that includes a tour of the facility, a lesson of the varieties of the Olympic weapons, and you’ll even get to try your hand with the sword! This free event is open to anyone ages 7 and up and families are welcome! To learn more contact them at 919.286.3100

For Burning Off that Holiday Meal:

Nature Walk
Little River Regional Park & Natural Area
Friday, November 27

Whether you love getting out and enjoying the beauty of Fall in Durham, NC, or you just need a reason to move after enjoying too much pie on Thanksgiving, this is the perfect event for you! Take advantage of the trails of Little River Park during some informal group walks. The walks are at a pace which allow for picture taking and enjoying the natural surroundings. Little River also provides some guide books and binoculars, so it makes for a great outing for friends and families. Call the park office at 919.732.5505 for more information.

For the Sports Fan:

Duke vs. North Carolina
Cameron Indoor Stadium
Saturday, November 28

This storied rivalry game is not to be missed! If you can’t get a ticket, be sure to find a television to get this heated match up! Last season Duke made it to the NCAA tournament for the 19th time in program history and Coach Jolene Nagel is looking to build upon last year’s success. If you’re looking for a place to watch the game, our 24 hour resident clubhouse social lounge featuring a kitchen lounge, game room with billiards table, and lounge seating is the perfect spot!

Durham has so much to offer, and Palladian Place is in heart of it all! You’re life is designed to be lived to the fullest and Palladian Place is designed for living.