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November 5, 2022
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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November 5, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Liberty Arts Studios & Foundry, Durham Central Park and The Forest at Duke present the 6th Annual public Iron Pour at Durham Central Park Saturday, November 5 from 4-9 p.m. All evening and into the night, 4,000 pounds of molten iron will be poured into molds, in an exciting fiery display creating the iron tiles made by the public and sculptures made by NC artists. Additionally, there will be Liberty Arts artists’ work for sale, Liberty Arts T-shirts, beer glasses and hand-blown glass pumpkins. Come enjoy drumming performances from Batalá Durham, Fire Breathers, kid-friendly events, local food trucks and craft beer while watching this very creative and gritty Durham event.

As always, the Iron Pour is a FREE event. This year, we are asking everyone to register to helps us get an idea of attendance numbers. Thanks for letting us know you are joining.


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Come take part in the action! Liberty Arts is offering workshops to create your own mold which be filled with molten iron at the event. Scratch block workshops are held at the Watts Hill Pavilion (foundry), 501 Foster Street, next to Mount Merrill playground; you can register for a workshop below.

Saturday, Aug 13, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, Sep 3, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, Sep 10, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, Sep 24, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday, Sep 29, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Saturday, Oct 1, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, Oct 8, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday, Oct 13, 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Saturday, Oct 15, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Sunday, Oct 30, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday, Nov 5, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


If you’re looking to host your wedding, class, private gathering or public event at Durham Central Park, you’re in luck. The DCP Pavilion is one of the most affordable spaces in downtown Durham! And rental fees ensure that we can continue to provide space for the community. The Pavilion is a versatile 9000 sq. ft. covered space centrally located in Durham Central Park. Pavilion rentals can include access to the bathrooms, water, electricity, and storage depending on the event’s needs. Read more about rental rates and requirements for renting the Pavilion for your event*

Additionally, you can support the park today by making a tax-deductible donation. Although City of Durham owns Durham Central Park, we do not receive city funding. As a result, the 501(c)3 nonprofit DCP Inc. programs, maintains, and funds the park and all its projects. By becoming a sustainer, you can support this beautiful green space in Downtown Durham’s backyard! Moreover, your monthly, quarterly or annual gift to the park means the world! You can give at any level that makes sense to you. Sustainer gifts of all sizes help keep the park a wonderful space for all.