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Morehead Hill
Durham, North Carolina

Morehead Hill scene 

Welcome to Morehead Hill, a historic residential neighborhood located just south of downtown Durham, North Carolina.

Upcoming events:

Saturday September 20, 2014 - 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday September 21, 2014  - 11 am to 5 pm
What:40th Annual CenterFest Arts Festival

140 juried visual artists representing 17 states (including 81 North Carolina artists; 19 Durham artists) showcase their original, handcrafted work in Clay, Drawing, Fibers, Glass, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Wood, Jewelry, Mixed Media, and Sculpture.

Over 70 performing acts on 6 stages featuring over 600 performers - continuous music, dance, entertainment.

Creative Kids Zone provide hands-on arts activities and entertainment.

Locally-sourced foods and international cuisine.

40+ Durham area non-profit, government, and civic organizations.
For additional information, visit

Where:Downtown Durham NC 27701

Tuesday September 23, 2014, 7pm to 8:30pm
What:Third Fork Creek Stream Restoration public meeting

Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the concept plan and provide input for the Third Fork Creek Stream Restoration Project. The project will help the City's Public Works Department identify and select stream stabilization and trail modification strategies in order to reduce sediment buildup on the nearby trail and protect the trail and foot bridges from damaging storm events.
For additional information and project updates, visit or contact Gregory Sousa at (919) 560-4326, ext. 30271 or by email at

Where:Durham Public Library Southwest Branch
3605 Shannon Road
Durham NC 27707

Bull City Race FestWhen & Where:
Sunday October 19, 2014, early morning
Race Start Times & Locations:
7:30 AM: Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run - Corner of Jackie Robinson Drive & Blackwell Street
7:45 AM: 1 Mile Run - Julian Carr Street
Click here for more important race event details

What:Bull City Race Fest
Click here for main Bull City Race Fest web site
Also: This foot race will come through the Morehead Hill neighborhood and involves closing sections of Arnette and Morehead Avenues for a few hours. Click here for details about the impact on the neighborhood.

Sunday October 19, 2014, 4-7pm
What:Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association Fall Potluck
with election for MHNA Board of Directors

Where:Orchard Park picnic shelter
1000 South Duke St
Durham NC 27707

For more upcoming events in and around the neighborhood, check our own Events page, and try NC Events or the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau's Things to See and Do page

Get your pets FIXED for $20 OR LESS!!

AnimalKind helps low-income residents of Durham County with the cost of getting their cats and dogs fixed!

Visit their website at for details on qualifying for THE $20 FIX or call 919.870.1660.


Donít qualify?  Visit for a list of reduced cost spay/neuter resources in your area or call the SpayNC Helpline at 1 888-NC-FIX-EM (1-888-623-4936).

This web site is sponsored by the Morehead Hill Neighborhood Association (MHNA), a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the betterment of the neighborhood and its quality of life for all residents.