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Most municipal offices will be closed Nov. 27-28 in observance of Thanksgiving. Please view the holiday service schedule for information about changes to trash and recycling pickup and other services. More...


Chapel Hill Festivals & Events


 Festivals & Events represent the fabric of our community, enhance the quality of life for
our citizens and create a positive economic impact for our local economy.
These celebrations bring together families and friends in vibrant and entertaining ways...
there is always something fun to do in Chapel Hill! 

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Parade Viewing Location on the Plaza at 140 West Franklin

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Holiday Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 30 2014

Memorial Garden at University Baptist Church
100 S. Columbia Street in the heart of Downtown Chapel Hill, 919-967-9440


Parks & Rec FloatChapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 13 2014

Presented by the Jaycees, the parade this year promises to be a celebration of our community spirit. All entries are encouraged to have a holiday theme. For more info



Egg Hunt 2Annual Community Egg Hunt Celebration
March 28 • Saturday
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m

River Park, Hillsborough, NC A community event for ages 2–10, featuring an Egg Hunt, games, amusements, entertainment, prizes and more.  

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Kidzone CrafsHealth on the Block
April 11 • Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Hargraves Community Center This annual event co-sponsored by NC Health Careers Access Program Ambassadors and Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation offers free healthcare to the community. Vendors will offer free blood pressure checks, breast cancer checks, dental screening, and more. There will games, food and prizes for all participants. All ages, Free


UNC Science Expo
April 11 • Saturday
11 a.m.–3 p.m.

UNC-CH Campus A street fair showcasing science and technology! Enjoy an afternoon of science, sustainability and exploration through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits and live performances.  


Plaza ViewLive & Local Music & Art Series
Friday Evenings, April 10–June 12
6 p.m.–9 p.m. • 140 W Franklin Plaza

Downtown Chapel Hill’s Premier Entertainment Series featuring local bands, art and dance.




Donn Young Photography, image 4 #3484July 4th Celebration
July 4th • Saturday • 7–10 p.m.

Kenan Memorial Stadium Join us at Kenan Stadium to celebrate our nation’s rich history of freedom and independence. Live Music, Family Fun and Fireworks!         


front pageFestifall Arts Festival
October 4 • Sunday • 12–6 p.m.

Historic West Franklin Street Artists and community organizations apply online starting January 5, 2015. Chapel Hill’s annual celebration of the arts transforms Franklin Street into a family friendly diverse artist market with 3 stages of live entertainment, hands-on activities, and local food.

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