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Community Partnerships + Wristband Perks


In just TWO WEEKS, thousands of people from across the state and nation will converge on Downtown Durham to experience music excellence.

We have curated an incredible weekend of events from the mainstage and club venue performances to the Beer Garden & Urban Market, innovation conference, and all the local community activations, Downtown Durham is going to be popping all weekend!

We love our city and want our audience to experience a little taste of life here in Durham, so we have partnered with several downtown businesses to provide incredible deals and perks for our Cooligan family. What's the key to access these discounts and freebies? Simply show your AOCFEST wristband!

From sipping chocolate, coffee, and bagels at Cocoa Cinnamon and the Bagel Bar to snacks and cocktails at Jack Tar & The Colonels Daughter and Pizzeria Toro we have so many meal choices to discover.

Are cocktail options more your speed? Try out our happy hour locations at the Counting House (pictured here) and Bull McCabe's Irish Pub. Looking for a little entertainment between shows? Stop by one of the performance stages or day parties along the way.

We have tons of choices to help keep you entertained while you visit our great city and they are all within walking distance of our venues. To stay current on all the popping events be sure to follow us on social media and use our official hub on SpokeHub to keep the conversation going!

To see all the community partnership events take a look at the festival schedule and include the perks that interest you to your itinerary.

Create your schedule here.