Downtown Chapel Hill
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Nov
23
to Jan 1

FREE Weekend Parking for the Holiday Season in Downtown Chapel HIll

Shop and eat locally this holiday season in downtown Chapel Hill! The Town of Chapel Hill's parking specials begin on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23) and continue through the weekend including Small Business Saturday (November 25) with free public parking downtown.

Parking will be free throughout December during Saturday daytimes at all Town-owned parking lots and metered parking (3 hour time limit).  After 5 p.m. normal rates will be charged at Wallace Deck and Rosemary/Columbia Lot. Public parking will also be free from Monday, December 25 - Wednesday, December 27 and New Year's Day (Monday, January 1).

And remember... public parking is always free on Sundays year-round! Visit www.parkonthehill.com for a map and list of downtown parking options.

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Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" by PlayMakers Repertory Company
Dec
12
to Dec 23

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" by PlayMakers Repertory Company

Bring the family to an intimate evening of storytelling with PlayMakers legend Ray Dooley.  

Ray embodies Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim and a lifetime of Christmas memories in Dickens’ classic tale of redemption, charity, and love.

Tue Dec 12 - 7:30 PM

Wed Dec 13 - 7:30 PM

Thu Dec 14 - 7:30 PM

Fri Dec 15 - 7:30 PM

Sat Dec 16 - 7:30 PM

Sun Dec 17 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

Tue Dec 19 - 7:30 PM

Wed Dec 20 - 7:30 PM

Thu Dec 21 - 7:30 PM

Fri Dec 22 - 7:30 PM

Sat Dec 23 - 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

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Breakfast with Santa at Carolina Inn
Dec
16
8:30 AM08:30

Breakfast with Santa at Carolina Inn

Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn. A festive Carolina Inn breakfast will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike. Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone. Children are welcome to sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat.

Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult. Reservations Required. Reserved Seating. If you wish to sit with another family and/or need a high chair, you must indicate this in the note section during checkout.

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Holiday Market at The Carolina Inn
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Market at The Carolina Inn

Enjoy the holiday season with The Carolina Inn for three magical Saturdays between December 2nd and December 16th. Don your Santa hat, bundle up your kids, and get into the festive spirit because it is going to snow every Saturday in December at The Carolina Inn. With vendors from all over the state, our market will be a wonderful place to shop for hand crafted yuletide gifts from chocolates, to jewelry, to garlands and ornaments.

If you get hungry there will be plenty of goodies to choose from. We have an outstanding lineup of local food trucks and exceptional offerings from our own culinary team. You’ll be able to feast on everything from soft pretzels to pulled pork. Your sweet tooth won’t be disappointed either. Dig into some fried dough, donuts, or caramel apples. Better yet, cuddle up to the fire and enjoy some s’mores.

Whether you want to relax with a hot chocolate or opt for something a little stronger like a mulled wine or a craft beer, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the season…and who knows…with all that snow, we’re sure Santa and Frosty just might drop in for a visit.

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A Very Get Sad Y'll Christmas at Local 506
Dec
16
to Dec 17

A Very Get Sad Y'll Christmas at Local 506

HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS EMO KIDZ

We're making the trek up I-40 for the Christmas edition of Emo Raleigh's Get Sad Y'all on December 16th at Local 506 in Chapel Hill.

Y'all have been VERY good this year, so we got you something nice... 

DJ SETS FROM:
- Craig Owens (ChiodosbadXchannels)
Shane Crump (AlesanaThe Ivory)
Zach Dawson (akissforjersey).

Also, pizza. You'll get free pizza.

Munjo Munjo will be setting up shop to sell you pizza shirts and emo swoop pins.

We'll have Get Sad Y'all shirts for sale, courtesy of Black Cardinal Printing.

Kevin DeJong will be back to snap pics of your gorgeous faces.

10 PM - 2 AM | $12 adv, $15 day of

Post your requests in the comments and as always, prepare to #getsadyall.

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Annual Holiday Tea at La Residence with The Blakemere Company
Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Annual Holiday Tea at La Residence with The Blakemere Company

Enjoy Holiday Tea at La Res on December 17th in Downtown Chapel Hill! 

La Residence and The Blakemere Company announce their Annual Holiday Tea on December 17 at 3pm at La Residence (202 West Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC)

Free Parking in Public Lots on Sunday
contact:  info@laresidencedining.com
Seating is Limited!

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Brunch with Santa at The Carolina Inn
Dec
22
10:30 AM10:30

Brunch with Santa at The Carolina Inn

Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn. A festive Carolina Inn breakfast will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike. Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone. Children are welcome to sit on Santa’s lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat.

Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult. Reservations Required. Reserved Seating. If you wish to sit with another family and/or need a high chair, you must indicate this in the note section during checkout.

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Christmas Eve Service at Kipos
Dec
24
10:30 AM10:30

Christmas Eve Service at Kipos

Looking to skip the holiday clean-up, menu coordination, and
pesky table preparation? Let the Kipos family take care of your family this season and remove the stressful bits so you can enjoy your Christmas Eve meal with loved ones! On Sunday, December 24th Kipos will be open for regular brunch & dinner hours (10:30am-2:30pm & 5:00pm-9:00pm). Gather round a delicious Greek breakfast spread for the perfect midday meal or feast on our rotisserie meats and savory taverna dishes. To book your Christmas Eve brunch or dinner call (919)425-0760 or reserve online at kiposchapelhill.com/make-a-reservation.

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Night Lights at Morehead Planetarium
Dec
31
2:00 PM14:00

Night Lights at Morehead Planetarium

Celebrating and early, family-friendly, New Year’s Eve with Chapel Hill partners at the Morehead Planetarium on Franklin Street. Enjoy a variety of activities including a countdown under the stars!

2016 Night Lights event at Morehead included: 

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New Year's Eve the GREEK WAY at Kipos
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve the GREEK WAY at Kipos

Join us at Kipos for a New Year's celebration, the Greek way! On Sunday, December 31st we’ll be seating parties for dinner service between 5:00PM and 10:30PM, but you can enjoy an evening bursting with laughter, dancing, and robust flavors all night long! In addition to our traditional champagne toasts and decadent specials, we will set the mood from 6pm-10:30pm with live bouzouki and musical duets, and then break out the DJ table from 10:30 to midnight to party the night away! Partake in some of the Bakatsias family NYE traditions like our Vasillopita. Menu details and specials coming soon so stay tuned. For further information or to reserve a table you must contact the restaurant at (919) 425 – 0760 or email us at info @kiposchapelhill.com

Due to the popularity of New Year's Eve bookings, we will be requiring credit cards (placed into our secure vault) for all reservations for the evening.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Carolina Performing Arts
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Carolina Performing Arts

“The world’s pre-eminent large jazz ensemble.” – Chicago Tribune

In this much-anticipated annual tradition, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis spreads holiday cheer with swinging renditions of your favorite music. Joined by special guest vocalists Catherine Russell and Kenny Washington, they perform sacred and secular holiday classics such as Count Basie’s “Jingle Bells,” Billie Holiday’s “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

More information: https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/ros_perf_series/jazz-at-lincoln-center-orchestra-with-wynton-marsalis-3/

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Holiday Market at The Carolina Inn
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Market at The Carolina Inn

Enjoy the holiday season with The Carolina Inn for three magical Saturdays between December 2nd and December 16th. Don your Santa hat, bundle up your kids, and get into the festive spirit because it is going to snow every Saturday in December at The Carolina Inn. With vendors from all over the state, our market will be a wonderful place to shop for hand crafted yuletide gifts from chocolates, to jewelry, to garlands and ornaments.

If you get hungry there will be plenty of goodies to choose from. We have an outstanding lineup of local food trucks and exceptional offerings from our own culinary team. You’ll be able to feast on everything from soft pretzels to pulled pork. Your sweet tooth won’t be disappointed either. Dig into some fried dough, donuts, or caramel apples. Better yet, cuddle up to the fire and enjoy some s’mores.

Whether you want to relax with a hot chocolate or opt for something a little stronger like a mulled wine or a craft beer, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the season…and who knows…with all that snow, we’re sure Santa and Frosty just might drop in for a visit.

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Preservation Chapel Hill Holiday Stroll
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Preservation Chapel Hill Holiday Stroll

The annual Holiday House Tour offers the opportunity to personally experience historic places in our community. Last year's tour was so popular we decided to have another unique tour. Guests will stroll on a candlelight tour of four distinctive private homes in the East Franklin-Rosemary Historic District enjoying wine and hors d'oeuvres at each stop. The tour will culminate at the Horace Williams House for a festive Dessert Party for all attendants.

Visit http://www.preservationchapelhill.org/holiday-house-tour for details. 

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Jingle Bell Jog by UNC Campus Recreation
Dec
8
11:30 AM11:30

Jingle Bell Jog by UNC Campus Recreation

The Campus Recreation annual Jingle Bell Jog is a 2.7 mile fun run or 1.5 mile walk open to all UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff. In previous years, over 500 participants have completed the Jingle Bell Jog individually or as part of a departmental team. The event promotes physical activity, health and well-being and provides employees with the opportunity to contribute to the Glenwood Elementary Family Assistance Program by making a canned food donation. In addition, pet donations will be given to the Orange County Animal Shelter. Free refreshments will be provided for participants after the event. This event is rain, shine or snow!

Registration: Both individual and team registration forms can be found on the Campus Rec website or in SRC 101. INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION can be completed online while TEAM REGISTRATION must be printed out, signed by all team members, and turned back in to Campus Rec at SRC 101 or by fax at 962-3621

Registration Open: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Registration Close: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
On-Site registration: Accepted 11:30am until 12:00pm race day (individual only)
Registration Location: Student Rec Center Room 101 or campusrec.unc.edu

Check-In: 11:30am – 12:00pm event day
Participant Meeting: 12:00pm event day

Prizes: All participants will be eligible for prize drawings following the run/walk. An award will be given to the team with the MOST PARTICIPANTS. An award will also be given to the team with the MOST CREATIVE COSTUMES celebrating the holiday season.

Contact: Kyle Harmon; kyle.harmon@unc.edu

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Community Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Community Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Downtown Chapel Hill kicks off the holiday season with a Community Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Memorial Garden of University Baptist Church; 100 S. Columbia Street, on Sunday, December 3 at 6 p.m.. 

Enjoy caroling by the church choir.  Bring your camera too - children can meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and have their pictures taken! Free and open to all. 

Public parking is free in downtown on Sundays. Visit www.parkonthehill.com for information and a map. 

This event may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. We'll update our social media and website if that happens. For questions please call the Downtown Partnership at 919-967-9440. 

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The Nutcracker by Carolina Ballet at Carolina Performing Arts
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

The Nutcracker by Carolina Ballet at Carolina Performing Arts

Carolina Ballet’s holiday fantasy classic captures the irrepressible imagination of a child’s world in which all things are possible. Toys spring to life, children appear out of thin air and dancers float high above the stage in this gorgeous production featuring lavish scenery, live orchestra and more than 100 performers.

Garnering critical praise from around the world, Carolina Ballet has staged over 100 world premiere ballets and toured internationally. Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, former artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet and principal dancer at New York City Ballet under George Balanchine, programs traditional ballets by the masters and new works by contemporary choreographers.

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Holiday Crafts Bazaar on the 140 West Plaza
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Crafts Bazaar on the 140 West Plaza

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The Bazaar Craft and Art Market is making its debut on the Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street. A variety of artisans will set up shop on the plaza from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. 

Shop handmade local crafts and creations from 20+ talented local makers and awesome eats and drinks from Yee Haw DoughnutsMerry FrankstersThai Box Zing CateringNapoli Wood-Fired PizzaSoul Cocina Triangle and Carrboro Coffee Roasters, all while you enjoy the vinyl spin of Selector B Steady. The Bazaar is family-friendly and free! 

Downtown starts here--don’t miss your opportunity to discover your new favorite crafter! The Plaza at 140 West Franklin creates an inviting experience for all, highlighted by 30,000 square feet of outdoor space and a unique art sculpture titled Exhale.

After the Bazaar, head across the street to the Downtown Chapel Hill Community Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Garden of University Baptist Church; 100 S. Columbia St.

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Holiday Market at The Carolina Inn
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Market at The Carolina Inn

Enjoy the holiday season with The Carolina Inn for three magical Saturdays between December 2nd and December 16th. Don your Santa hat, bundle up your kids, and get into the festive spirit because it is going to snow every Saturday in December at The Carolina Inn. With vendors from all over the state, our market will be a wonderful place to shop for hand crafted yuletide gifts from chocolates, to jewelry, to garlands and ornaments.

If you get hungry there will be plenty of goodies to choose from. We have an outstanding lineup of local food trucks and exceptional offerings from our own culinary team. You’ll be able to feast on everything from soft pretzels to pulled pork. Your sweet tooth won’t be disappointed either. Dig into some fried dough, donuts, or caramel apples. Better yet, cuddle up to the fire and enjoy some s’mores.

Whether you want to relax with a hot chocolate or opt for something a little stronger like a mulled wine or a craft beer, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the season…and who knows…with all that snow, we’re sure Santa and Frosty just might drop in for a visit.

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Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Carolina Ballet: The Nutcracker

Carolina Ballet’s holiday fantasy classic captures the irrepressible imagination of a child’s world in which all things are possible. Toys spring to life, children appear out of thin air and dancers float high above the stage in this gorgeous production featuring lavish scenery, live orchestra and more than 100 performers. Garnering critical praise from around the world, Carolina Ballet has staged over 100 world premiere ballets and toured internationally. Artistic Director/CEO Robert Weiss, former artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet and principal dancer at New York City Ballet under George Balanchine, programs traditional ballets by the masters and new works by contemporary choreographers.  ~via Carolina Performing Arts (carolinaperformingarts.org) 

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Small Business Saturday in Downtown Chapel Hill
Nov
25
8:00 AM08:00

Small Business Saturday in Downtown Chapel Hill

#MeetDownton for a #SmallBizSaturday celebration in Chapel Hill! Support local businesses this holiday season by purchasing gifts, dining, and entertaining guests in Downtown Chapel Hill.

Parking is FREE on Small Business Saturday and every Saturday during the days in the month of December. For more information, visit: http://parkonthehill.com

Chapel Hill offers many destinations, including world class cultural events and dining opportunities, as well as unique boutiques and shops to purchase all the gear for Carolina fans. 

Just in: Shop at Julian's for #SmallBizSaturday and receive 20% off your order, up to $200 off, with purchase of the 2017 Championship Tie Tac Tie! Exclusions apply, so see store for details.

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Business Networking Social
Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Business Networking Social

Join us at LaUNCh Chapel Hill for a business networking social!

This event is sponsored by Chapel Hill and Orange County Economic Development offices and is held in partnership with LaUNCh Chapel Hill & Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. Learn more about economic development, LaUNCh and downtown Chapel Hill and connect with fellow businesses and entrepreneurs in Chapel Hill!

Join us! Event is free but is limited to 75 participants, so sign up today: CLICK HERE
 

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Rodeo on Rosemary
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Rodeo on Rosemary

Rodeo on Rosemary returns to Downtown Chapel Hill on Sunday, November 5th from 12 P.M. to 4 P.M. This lively street celebration will again be on East Rosemary Street between Henderson and North Columbia Streets. 

Bring the kids and enjoy the afternoon with giant games, a miniature golf course on The Plaza and a live DJ spinning your favorite tunes.

Rodeo on Rosemary will feature more than a dozen of the area's favorite trucks, including*:

  • Baguettaboutit
  • Bandidos
  • Belgian Waffle Crafters
  • BO's kitchen
  • Captain Cookie and the Milk Man
  • Chirba Chirba
  • CockadoodleMoo
  • Cousin’s Maine Lobster (known for its appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank”)
  • Dusty Donuts
  • Holy Mole
  • Hot Chix Hotcakes and Chicken
  • JAM Ice Cream, Inc.
  • Medley
  • Morfa Empanadas

* Additional trucks will be on site.

Guests are invited to #MeetDowntown and enjoy their delicious eats on top of the Wallace Parking Deck where there will be an ample supply of tables and chairs and a skyline view of Downtown Chapel Hill.

Parking is free on Sundays in downtown Chapel Hill and special event parking will be available at the Wallace Parking Deck. For more information and a map of all downtown parking visit www.parkonthehill.com

For more information: www.downtownchapelhill.com

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Invite your friends on Facebook! 

Parking is always free on Sundays in downtown Chapel Hill!

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Parking for the Rodeo will be available in the Wallace Parking Deck and at the Rosemary/Columbia Lot.

For downtown parking information and a map, visit
www.parkonthehill.com 

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2nd Friday ArtWalk
Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Friday ArtWalk

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk takes place in Carrboro & Chapel Hill in North Carolina from 6:00 - 9:00 pm on the second Friday of every month. The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues, and socialize with other art lovers! Venues offer live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts, and more. Visit www.2ndFridayArtWalk.com to see a list of venues, map, and get #ArtWalking & #ArtShopping. 

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Festifall Arts Festival
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Festifall Arts Festival

Chapel Hill’s 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival will provide a unique  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. 
http://www.chapelhillfestifall.com/

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Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

CANCELLED: Tar Heel Downtown

TAR HEEL DOWNTOWN IS CANCELLED (9/1/17, 11:00 AM)

Due to the threat of inclement weather, Tar Heel Downtown is cancelled.

Safety is our top priority. The forecast for Chapel Hill shows a high probability for thunderstorms, with the possibility of severe weather at times.

There is not a makeup date for Tar Heel Downtown. We wish the Tar Heels the best for their upcoming season.

For complete details visit www.tarheeldowntown.com

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Free Movies Under the Stars
Aug
17
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host the FREE Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. 

Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM (or when it's dark enough!)

Get dinner from a downtown restaurant before you head up to the Wallace Plaza to watch the movies! 

DATES and MOVIES:
Thurs, June 15 – Mighty Ducks
Thurs, June 29 – Karate Kid
Thurs, July 13 – Kicking & Screaming
Thurs, July 27 – CARS
Thurs, Aug. 10 – Space Jam
Thurs, Aug. 17 – Remember the Titans

All events are free. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

For more information, visit www.downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events! There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. 

For all downtown car parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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Free Movies Under the Stars
Aug
10
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host the FREE Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. 

Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM (or when it's dark enough!)

Get dinner from a downtown restaurant before you head up to the Wallace Plaza to watch the movies! 

DATES and MOVIES:
Thurs, June 15 – Mighty Ducks
Thurs, June 29 – Karate Kid
Thurs, July 13 – Kicking & Screaming
Thurs, July 27 – CARS
Thurs, Aug. 10 – Space Jam
Thurs, Aug. 17 – Remember the Titans

All events are free. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

For more information, visit www.downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events! There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. 

For all downtown car parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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Free Movies Under the Stars
Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host the FREE Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. 

Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM (or when it's dark enough!)

Get dinner from a downtown restaurant before you head up to the Wallace Plaza to watch the movies! 

DATES and MOVIES:
Thurs, June 15 – Mighty Ducks
Thurs, June 29 – Karate Kid
Thurs, July 13 – Kicking & Screaming
Thurs, July 27 – CARS
Thurs, Aug. 10 – Space Jam
Thurs, Aug. 17 – Remember the Titans

All events are free. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

For more information, visit www.downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events! There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. 

For all downtown car parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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Enjoy Free Parking in July
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Enjoy Free Parking in July

#MeetDowntown and Enjoy Free Saturday On-Street Parking in July

On-street metered parking will be FREE in downtown Chapel Hill on Saturdays during the month of July. The dates are July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

How will you know?
About 200 spaces will be available; the meters will be bagged! These are all highly visible and desirable downtown parking spaces with convenient access for residents and visitors to shop, dine and enjoy the #SummerInChapelHill.

The three-hour limit for metered parking will be in effect and will be monitored. Parking at Town decks and surface parking lots is not included in the freebie offering. And remember…public parking is always free on Sundays! Information atwww.parkonthehill.com

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Free Movies Under the Stars
Jun
29
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host FREE movies all summer long, held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary Street.  Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn, giant games, and activities. 

Around here UNC is also known as the UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS! To honor Carolina's 43 NCAA Division I team national championships in seven different sports, and 52 individual national championships - our movies this summer are all sports-themed!

Dates and Movies: 
Thurs, 6/15 – Mighty Ducks (1992, PG)
Thurs, 6/29 – Karate Kid (1984, PG)
Thurs, 7/13 – Kicking & Screaming (2005, PG)
Thurs, 7/27 – CARS (2006, G)
Thurs, 8/10 – Space Jam (1996, G)
Thurs, 8/17 – Remember the Titans (2000, PG)
The movies start at approximately 8:30 pm; or when it gets just dark enough to see the screen. 

Bring your own blankets or chairs. Grab dinner to go from a downtown restaurant and bring it up to the Plaza to dine under the stars while you watch the movie. 

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events!  There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. For all downtown parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.  

 For questions contact Amanda Fletcher with the Town of Chapel Hill at (919) 968-2878 afletcher@townofchapelhill.org or Meg McGurk with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership at (919) 967-9440 or meg@downtownchapelhill.com .

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Free Movies Under the Stars
Jun
15
8:30 PM20:30

Free Movies Under the Stars

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership host the FREE Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck at 150 E. Rosemary St. 

Movie-goers of all ages will enjoy free popcorn and fun activities. Movies start at approximately 8:30 PM (or when it's dark enough!)

Get dinner from a downtown restaurant before you head up to the Wallace Plaza to watch the movies! 

DATES and MOVIES:
Thurs, June 15 – Mighty Ducks
Thurs, June 29 – Karate Kid
Thurs, July 13 – Kicking & Screaming
Thurs, July 27 – CARS
Thurs, Aug. 10 – Space Jam
Thurs, Aug. 17 – Remember the Titans

All events are free. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating.

For more information, visit www.downtownchapelhill.com/movies.

The Town of Chapel Hill promotes a Bike & Pedestrian-Friendly Community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk to these great events! There is ample bike parking on the Wallace Plaza. 

For all downtown car parking options visit www.parkonthehill.com.

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JAWSfest 2017
May
28
to May 29

JAWSfest 2017

JAWSfest 2017 returns back in the form of block party style on N. Graham street. The fine businesses of The Baxter, Local 506, Rumors, Beer Study, Syd's Hair Shop, Al's Burger Shack, and IP3 Pizza bring you a fun filled day of music, food, art, and of course JAWS!

Below is an outline of all the events that will be going on that day with times and other info.

The Baxter - The hub for JAWSFest will have drink specials including $2 Land Shark beer. Screeing JAWS on the big screen at 9:30 with pizza and popcorn.

Local 506 - Will be the music section of JAWSFest freaturing The Independents, Mega Colossus, Cool Party, Blood Red River, Solar Halos, Heat Preacher, and Prom. It will also feature the burlesque group Itty Bitty Burlesque. Tickets are $7 and this will be for all day. Show starts at 3:30pm till 11pm.

Rumors - Will be putting on the punk rock flea market. Featuring hand made crafts, records, clothing, skateboards, JAWSFest merch and tons more to even be able to describe. Some really cool stuff. This goes from noon to 5pm.

Syd's Hair Shop - The great people at Syd's Hair Shop will be giving chairty hair cuts from noon to 5 to help save our oceans.

Beer Study - They will be suppliying a charity dunking booth and a Jaws themed dog costume contest with tons of other great beer specials.

Al's Burger Shack - They will be closed to enjoy the JAWSFest festivities but will have their parking lot open for some great food trucks for you to get your grub on, including the Merry Frankster food truck.

IP3 Pizza - Will have a mobile table selling some of their delicious slices of pizza with the food trucks.

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Vintage/Mid-Century Flea Market
May
21
12:00 PM12:00

Vintage/Mid-Century Flea Market

Sunday, May 21 from 12 pm to 6 pm

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of browsing and buying  eclectic, vintage merchandise in downtown Chapel Hill from a variety of vendors. The Vintage/Mid-Century Flea Maket will be held in the Courtyard, 431 West Franklin, next to Vimala's CurryBlossom Cafe and Kipos Greek Restaurant.  Hosted by Studio Design Gallery. 

Parking is free on Sundays in all three lots behind the courtyard. Visit www.parkonthehill.com for maps and to download an app to pay for parking from your smartphone.

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The Northside Festival
Apr
29
11:30 AM11:30

The Northside Festival

Hosted by The Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History the Nortshide Festival is an event celebrating and honoring a dynamic downtown community. 

Features of the 2017 Festival:
Dedication of Freedom Fighter's Gateway
Dove Release for Mrs. Marian Cheek Jackson
Dessert Drive
Veggie Cookoff
Garden Planting
Old School Field Games
Kids Crafts
Traditional Orange County Training School/Northside May Pole Dance
Gospel Showcase of Talent
...and much, much more! 

On the front lawn of St. Joseph C.M.E. Church and on West Rosemary Street. 

For more information please visit https://jacksoncenter.info/the-northside-festival/

This event is free and open to all.

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UNC Science Expo
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

UNC Science Expo

UNC Science Expo

Saturday, April 22, 2017
11 am to 4 pm
http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/

Experience science demonstrations, hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours of research labs, exhibits, stage presentations and science-related arts and crafts at the UNC Science Expo! Learn about 3-D printing, Google Glass, giant waves, virtual reality, robotics, DNA, fossils and much more! This free event with activities for all ages takes place on UNC’s campus along Cameron Avenue. 

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