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Festivals and Community Celebrations 2018

Festivals and special events serve as important attractions for destinations and provide unique experiences for residents and visitors. Free festivals and community celebrations enhance the quality of life for our citizens here in Chapel Hill, as well as create a positive economic impact for our local economy. These celebrations bring together families, friends and neighbors to celebrate and connect with our community -- there is always something fun to do in Chapel Hill!


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 Community Egg Hunt 

  Southern Community Park 

  March 24, 2018 

  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

  For more information, click here.


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 Near & Far

 140 W  Franklin Plaza and Carolina Square

 April 8, 2018
 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 More information to come.

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  UNC Science Expo 

  UNC Campus, Cameron Ave

   April 14, 2018

   11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

   For more information, click here



 Rodeo on Rosemary 

  Rosemary St, Wallace Parking Deck

  April 22, 2018 

  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  For more information, click here


 Plaza Stage View

 Spring Craft Bazaar

 140 W. Franklin Plaza

 May 12, 2018

 Time TBD

 For more information, click here.

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 Movies Under the Stars

 Thursdays, 6/7 - 8/16 Wallace Plaza
 8:30 p.m. - Sundown 

 6/7     Spiderman: Homecoming  

 6/14   Wonder Woman

 7/19   Star Wars: Force Awakens

 7/26   Star Wars: Last Jedi

 8/9     Coco
 8/16   Beauty and the Beast (2017)
 For more information, click here.

 July 4th Fireworks Celebration 

 Kenan Memorial  Stadium

 Tuesday, July 4, 2018

 Gates open at 7:00  p.m.

 For more information, click here.


 Tar Heel Downtown 

 September 14, 2018

 140 W. Franklin Plaza

 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 For more information, click here.



 Festifall Arts Festival

 Sunday, October 7, 2018

 Downtown Chapel Hill

 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 For more information, click here.



 Rodeo on Rosemary

 Fall Edition 

 Date TBD

 Rosemary Street at Wallace Parking Deck

 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 For more information, click here.



 Chapel Hill - Carrboro 
 Holiday Parade

 Saturday, December 8, 2018

 10 am - 12 pm
 Parade thru Downtown Chapel Hill and Carrboro,
 beginning at Morehead Planetarium.

 For more information, click here.

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