Friday, July 3 is a Town holiday. Chapel Hill Transit will not operate July 4-July 5. Yard waste will not be collected Friday, July 3. The July 4th Community Celebration has been canceled. More Information


No mask distribution on Saturday, July 4.


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 Community Arts & Culture


Our mission is to inspire creativity and celebrate community for a better Chapel Hill. 

We focus on arts experiences, Town festivals and special events, calls for artists, and permitting outdoor events.

Visit to see what's happening. 

Join our email list to stay up to date with all things Community Arts & Culture. If you're an artist or organization that would like to get involved, feel free to send us an email at

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Outdoor Events - Planning and Permits

Community celebrations and special events contribute to a vibrant and inclusive community – and they have an impact on residents, businesses, visitors, and the community at large. 

If you are considering an outdoor event, please use this information to ensure it is safe, compliant, and successful.

Events on Town-owned Property, Public Streets, or Public Rights of Way

Events on Private Property

Additional information can be found in the Outdoor Special Event Rules and Requirements, or by contacting Community Arts & Culture at



Linked below are policy and procedural documents that guide the work of the Town of Chapel Hill's Community Arts & Culture effort and the Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission; all documents are in PDF format.


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