Chapel Hill's Festifall Arts Festival 2017

Post Date:09/27/2017 10:12 AM

On Sunday, Oct. 1, immerse yourself in the arts at Chapel Hill’s premier arts event of the year, the Festifall Arts Festival.

Spend the day and allow your senses to be stirred by the music, dance and performance art events along West Franklin Street. Stroll through the Handmade Artist Market and find your muse or your next perfect gift.

This year's event will feature over 100 artisans from all over the South representing the finest in painting, photography, jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, metal, fiber and mixed media artworks. You might even find yourself dancing to an incredible line up of musical performances from noon to 6 p.m.

Bring the whole family and discover the many interactive activities for the young and young-at-heart. The Interactive Zone hosts activities and performances designed especially for young and young-at-heart festival-goers.  Make a kid’s craft with Kidzu or the Scrap Exchange. Also try your hand at Spin Art or drawing at the new Mega Mural in the festival center. The air will be filled with the melodies and sounds of more than 25 music, dance and comedy performances at three stages along West Franklin Street.

You will hear just about anything at Festifall: music ranging from blue grass to hip hop, laughter, dancing feet, and the cheers of gymnasts. Spend the day and take your time to savor all that Festifall has to offer. With over 15,000 attendees expected, there is no doubt that this is one of the biggest festivals of the year. Come to historic West Franklin Street on Oct. 1 for a day of artful discovery!

Thank you to our Official Sponsors: 97.9 The Hill, Local 506, Chapel Hill Magazine, our Festival Sponsors INDY Week, WUNC, News & Observer, Berkshire Chapel Hill, and finally our Event Sponsors Champion Windows, Passanantes Home Foods, LulaRoeAlley, All American Gutter, and Mr. Roof.

This is a free event for all ages and free Sunday parking is available throughout downtown in municipal lots and street side spots. 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!

Park & Ride: A new dedicated Festifall shuttle will operate continuously every 15 minutes between the park and ride lot at 725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Rosemary Street (stops at Breadmans and Mama Dips).

For more details about Festifall, visit our event website at

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