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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival 2017

Post Date:09/01/2017 2:34 PM

Spend the day supporting the arts on Sunday, Oct. 1 in Downtown Chapel Hill for the 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival.

Chapel Hill’s Festifall Arts Festival provides an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A vibrant market of handmade artworks along with live performances presents a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community. Historic West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill provides a beautiful backdrop to our celebration of arts and culture.

With almost 100 artists representing the finest in painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media, there’s something for everyone at Chapel Hill’s premier art event.

  • Meet the artists and be inspired.
  • Discover your new favorite Downtown restaurant or food truck.
  • Dance to local music and enjoy three varied stages of entertainment at the Main Stage, Local506 Stage, and Interactive Stage.
  • Participate in interactive activities for children and adults.

Festifall is dedicated to presenting unique items that are never manufactured or mass produced. Join us in promoting the work of many talented artists, and maybe even take home a few one-of-a-kind treasures of your own! Additionally, top artists will be selected through jury to receive $1100 in prizes and community recognition.

This is a free event for all ages! As always the Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk whenever attending these great events! Also, Park & Ride! A new dedicated Festifall shuttle will operate continuously every 15 minutes between park and ride lot at 725 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and Rosemary Street ( two stops at Breadman’s and Mama Dip’s).

Thank you to our Official Sponsors: WCHL, Local 506, Chapel Hill Magazine and festival sponsors INDY, WUNC, N&O, Berkshire Chapel Hill, Champion Windows, Passananates, LulaRue, All American Gutter, Mr. Roof, Grace Church, and Fitch Lumber.

For more details about Festifall, visit our event website at

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