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Community Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Dec
2
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 2 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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Moonlight Madness: A Family Halloween Event
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Moonlight Madness: A Family Halloween Event

Partnering with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is hosting Moonlight Madness, an evening of Halloween activities for kids of all ages on Saturday, October 27 from 4-8 p.m. There will be games, shows in the GSK Fulldome Theater, Science LIVE! performances, a costume fashion show, haunted house, candy, food trucks, and photo booth fun. 

For more information: http://moreheadplanetarium.org/newsroom/all-news-releases/moonlight-madness-a-family-halloween-event

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Festifall 2018
Oct
7
12:00 PM12:00

Festifall 2018

  • West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)
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The Festifall Arts Festival, presented by Erie Insurance, is a celebration of local art and community in Downtown Chapel Hill.

Sunday, October 7, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC

This year's festival will feature over 100 artists with work in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, jewelry, glass, metals, painting, photography, woodworking and mixed media, nine crowd-favorite food trucks, live performances on three stages, and an interactive kids' zone for the young and young-at-heart festival-goers. In addition, Susan Tierney, Artist Services Manager at the Durham Arts Council, will serve as our day-of juror for all artists this year; artists participating in Festifall have the chance to win $1100 in prizes and outstanding community recognition.

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Get Your Business Online Webinar
Aug
22
2:45 PM14:45

Get Your Business Online Webinar

  • Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-your-business-online-webinar-tickets-48818852502?

Join Alex Rike, Program Manager, at Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership to watch the "Become a Local Partner With Google" Webinar (https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2508686803574257410) offered by the International Downtown Association. More information about Google's Get Your Business Online program can be found at this link: https://www.gybo.com

From International Downtown Association:
(no registration necessary if watching at CHDP)

The mission of Google’s Get Your Business Online program is to help every business be found by every customer looking for them online. Learn how you can partner with Google to help the small businesses you work with in your community, using resources, trainings, gear and one-on-one help from the Google team, all completely free of cost. We’ll also provide an overview of some tools available to help businesses get found on Google Search and Maps. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Find out more about what it means to become a local partner with Google’s Get Your Business Online program.
  • Get an overview of the free resources available as a Get Your Business Online Partner, and how you can use these resources to help the businesses in your community. 
  • Learn about some features of the Google My Business product, a tool that’s free for all businesses and can help them be found when customers are looking for them on Google Search and Maps. Speaker: Justine Benisch, Get Your Business Online with Google

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-your-business-online-webinar-tickets-48818852502?

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Downtown Partnership Summer Social
Aug
15
5:00 PM17:00

Downtown Partnership Summer Social

Join us for Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership's Summer Business Social! Enjoy food and networking with the Downtown Chapel Hill business community at The Pizza Press before their Grand Opening on August 16th! 

The Pizza Press is located at 133 West Franklin Street, Suite 120. 

Please RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chapel-hill-downtown-partnership-summer-social-tickets-48801852655

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Old Fashioned 4th of July
Jul
4
1:00 PM13:00

Old Fashioned 4th of July

Join Preservation Chapel Hill for an  OLD FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION on the lawn at Horace Williams House on Wednesday, July 4 from 1-3 pm .

Enjoy free lemonade, ice cream and flags and Patriotic tunes performed by The Village Band. Bring lawn chairs and all your family and friends! http://www.preservationchapelhill.org/

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Movies Under the Stars: Wonder Woman!
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Movies Under the Stars: Wonder Woman!

Arrive early to this summer's Movies Under the Stars to get the best spot on the Wallace Plaza. Take in the summer breeze and try your hand at outdoor games, or check out interactive activities from the Circulator - all part of the fun at Movies Under the Stars!

For more information: downtownchapelhill.com/movies

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Night Bazaar at 140 West Plaza
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Night Bazaar at 140 West Plaza

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IT'S ALL HAPPENING at the May 12th Bazaar from 6-10 p.m. at the 140 West Franklin Street Plaza, our first evening Bazaar in Chapel Hill! Shop handmade crafts and creations from our 20+ talented local makers and awesome eats and drinks from Merry FrankstersBaoziBoro Beverage,Carrboro Coffee Roasters, and the surrounding Chapel Hill eateries, all while you enjoy the vinyl sounds of Selector B Steady. The Bazaar is family-friendly and free!

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Fridays on the Front Porch
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays on the Front Porch


The summertime Chapel Hill staple is back! Fridays on the Front Porch (#FOFP) at Carolina Inn, is every Friday starting at 5pm! Relax on a shady front porch while listening to live music  enjoying delicious fare provided by your favorite food trucks. https://www.carolinainn.com/fridays-on-the-front-porch

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Park on the Hill Kick-Off Party!
Apr
29
1:00 PM13:00

Park on the Hill Kick-Off Party!

  • 140 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Chapel Hill Police Department (CHPD) is launching the long-awaited Lots to Love parking campaign with a party downtown on Sunday, April 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.

The Lots to Love campaign gives the local community an opportunity to engage with Chapel Hill parking and learn about the latest changes to parking downtown. The upcoming event celebrates the new campaign with live music, free food, artwork promoting the Lots to Love campaign, games and yes – a raffle for free parking in downtown Chapel Hill for an entire year!

A key component of the new campaign is the hashtag, #LotstoLove. Using the hashtag, people can capture their love for Park On The Hill on social media outlets.

The celebration will include a live local band, family friendly outdoor games and free food! One Way Back Band, a local, six-piece party cover band, is excited to headline the party. The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is graciously providing snacks from Mediterranean Deli, a Chapel Hill restaurant serving fresh, authentic Mediterranean and Greek food. The CHPD team has even thought to have giant Jenga, blow-up bowling, bouncy houses and other fun activities! There will also be another big reveal to the Lots to Love campaign that will take place during the party. 

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Rodeo on Rosemary
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Rodeo on Rosemary

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Rodeo on Rosemary returns to Downtown Chapel Hill on Sunday, April 22nd from 12 P.M. to 4 P.M. This lively street celebration featuring a variety of area food trucks will again be on East Rosemary Street between Henderson and North Columbia Streets. 

For the first time, Rodeo on Rosemary trucks will be offering a tasting menu so that visitors can try many delights in one day! 

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Jan
22
to Mar 31

Frederick Douglas at 200

Orange County and the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the Chapel Hill Chapter of the NAACP are planning a series of events throughout the county to commemorate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. Most events will be free and open to the public. Please check back as more events are added to the calendar. Calendar of Events Link

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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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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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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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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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