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Sep
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tar Heel Downtown

Downtown Chapel Hill will be buzzing with activity with a pep-rally atmosphere at Tar Heel Downtown. Come downtown and cheer on the Heels before the first home game of the 2017 football season!

Tar Heel Downtown is a family-friendly event, centered around 140 West Plaza on West Franklin Street, highlighting the University and downtown business district. Tar Heel Town will still take place at Kenan Football Stadium on game day.

For complete details visit www.tarheeldowntown.com

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

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
8:30pm 8:30pm

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
8:30pm 8:30pm

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
8:30pm 8:30pm

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
8:30pm 8:30pm

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.

More Information Here

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Vintage/Mid-Century Flea Market
May
21
12:00pm12:00pm

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
11:30am11:30am

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
11:00am11:00am

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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Food Truck Rodeo
Mar
26
12:00pm12:00pm

Food Truck Rodeo

  • 151-157 E Rosemary St Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States (map)
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Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation in collaboration with the Downtown Partnership and the Raleigh Durham Mobile Food Association (RDUMFA) is delighted to announce its first ever food truck rodeo.  The Rodeo on Rosemary will take place on Sunday, March 26 from 12 PM to 5 PM on the block of Rosemary Street between Henderson and North Columbia Streets

The Rodeo on Rosemary will feature 13 of the areas favorite food trucks including Cousin’s Maine Lobster, well known for their start on the CBS show Shark Tank.  

Participating Food Trucks

  • Cousin's Maine Lobster
  • Tacotopia
  • Pie Pushers
  • Chirba Chirba Dumplings
  • Hibachi Xpress
  • Baguettaboutit
  • Gussys
  • JAM Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • CockaDoodleMoo
  • Sweet Traditions
  • Only Burger
  • Morfa Empanadas
  • Caffe Belleza

Some of these local trucks that helped create the vibrant food truck scene in the Triangle!

Guests are invited to enjoy their delicious eats on the 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.

Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon out with the family.  There will be giant games for all to enjoy on The Plaza and a DJ will be spinning all of our favorite tunes.

Feed Hearts Fill Plates will have a food drive on site. Please consider bringing a few food items to donate to local refugees.  Show support and spread kindness by donating culturally-appropriate foods (such as pita bread, pasta, rice, dried chick peas, lentils, dried fava beans, olive oil and ghee).   Donations will be distributed to local families by the Refugee Community Partnership.  

Facebook Event: Rodeo on Rosemary

Parking is free on Sundays in downtown Chapel Hill. For more information and a map of all downtown parking visit www.parkonthehill.com

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New Years Eve + Nomads Band + R&R Grill
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Years Eve + Nomads Band + R&R Grill

Hello all you Nomads Friends and Fans!  And Merry Christmas to you All! 

Great News; The Nomads Band is doing it again!  They had so much fun last year at the R&R Grill that they just HAD to do it again!  SO they’re hoping that it is going to be another great night of FUN & Frolic but that will only be possible if YOU are there!!!   ONLY $10 per person!!!  How can that be, you ask? Only $10 to party with the Nomads Band in Downtown Chapel Hill?  Well, yes, you heard that right.  They will provide the Music + Hats & Noise Makers + Champagne Toast + the best time you can stand with your friends and family.  NOW THAT’S A PARTY!  R&R Grill will have their full bar and kitchen open so you can eat or drink to your heart’s content. OR you can just come and party the night away. 

 Merry Christmas and may the year ahead be your best year ever!  Make it a great year! 

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Celebrate Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch, New Year's Eve Dinner at Crossroads
Dec
31
5:30pm 5:30pm

Celebrate Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch, New Year's Eve Dinner at Crossroads

  • The Carolina Inn - Crossroads Restaurant (map)
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CELEBRATE WITH CROSSROADS

Celebrate the holidays at Crossroads with exceptional cuisine made by Executive Chef Brandon Sharp and his culinary team. Don't wait to reserve your table. Call 919.918.2777 or Email crossroads@carolinainn.com for more information.

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER 

DECEMBER 24TH,   5:30PM - 8PM

$60 Per Person

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH 

DECEMBER 25TH,   11:00AM - 3PM

$69.95 Adult 13 and Up, $64.95 Senior (60+) 
$28.95 Children 6-12, Complimentary for Children 5 and Under

NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER 

DECEMBER 31ST,   5:30PM - 10PM

$75 Per Person, Complimentary for Children 3 and Under

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New Year's Eve the Greek Way!
Dec
31
5:00pm 5:00pm

New Year's Eve the Greek Way!

New Year's Eve the Greek Way!

Join us at Kipos for a New Years celebration, the Greek way! We’ll be seating parties between 5:00PM and 10:30PM, but you can enjoy an evening bursting with laughter, dancing, and robust flavors all night long! We have all the elements to start your year off right- from bouzouki players to bellydancers, champagne toasts to decadent specials! Partake in some of the Bakatsias family NYE traditions like our Vasillopita.See menu details and specials via the link below. For further information or to reserve a table you must contact the restaurant at
(919) 425–0760 or email us here!

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Night Lights - A Family New Year's Eve
Dec
31
2:00pm 2:00pm

Night Lights - A Family New Year's Eve

NIGHT LIGHTS 

Saturday, December 31 | 2 - 6 pm

Kids can enjoy ringing in the new year too at NIGHT LIGHTS in downtown Chapel Hill at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. NIGHT LIGHTS offers activities, interactive games, refreshments, and a kids' countdown under the stars in the fulldome theater to ring in the new year!

 Register at www.moreheadplanetarium.org.

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Holiday Afternoon Teas at The Carolina Inn
Dec
31
2:00pm 2:00pm

Holiday Afternoon Teas at The Carolina Inn

HOLIDAY AFTERNOON TEAS 

DECEMBER 1ST - DECEMBER 31ST,   2:00PM - 5:00PM  EVERYDAY, EXCEPT CHRISTMAS DAY.

Make Reservations at least 24 hours in advance by Calling 919.918.2777 or email us at crossroads@carolinainn.com. Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Please call at least 24-hours to cancel an existing reservation to avoid charges on your credit card. Prices listed are per person. Service charge and tax added separately.

Enjoy our festive holiday decorations and music while the Inn’s staff serves delightful teas in vintage China cups and saucers, along with an array of savory tea sandwiches and delightful sweets.

CLASSIC HOLIDAY TEA $32
Indulge in three assorted tea sandwiches, savories and sweets per person, chocolate covered strawberries and scones.

ROYAL HOLIDAY TEA $40
Add a special touch to your afternoon respite by treating yourself to a glass of sparkling wine with a tantalizing selection of sweets, tea sandwiches, scones and tea

LITTLE PRINCE AND PRINCESS HOLIDAY TEA $20
Our Tea Hostess and Pastry Chef Sara Thomas will gladly adjust their menu to flatter the tastes of our young patrons. We welcome children to experience the grace and charm of our Afternoon Tea and partake in this cherished tradition. (Children 4 - 12)

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Romantic Resolution Package at The Carolina Inn
Dec
30
3:30pm 3:30pm

Romantic Resolution Package at The Carolina Inn

ROMANTIC RESOLUTION

Start the New Year off right by surprising your sweetheart with a romantic getaway at The Carolina Inn. The Romantic Resolution package includes a well-appointed guestroom, late checkout, valet parking, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and a welcome amenity.

Rates starting at $254

MAKE A RESERVATION

 

 

ROMANTIC RESOLUTION

Start the New Year off right by surprising your sweetheart with a romantic getaway at The Carolina Inn. The Romantic Resolution package includes a well-appointed guestroom, late checkout, valet parking, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne and a welcome amenity.

Rates starting at $254

MAKE A RESERVATION

 

 

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Gingerbread House Village Display at The Carolina Inn
Dec
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

Gingerbread House Village Display at The Carolina Inn

GINGERBREAD HOUSE VILLAGE DISPLAY 

DECEMBER 1ST – JANUARY 2ND

Relish the festive display of the 14th Annual Gingerbread House Competition entries. Contestants from Chapel Hill and surrounding areas will showcase their creativity and imagination with their edible masterpieces this holiday season. Competition is open to amateur and professional bakers alike, with separate categories for youth and adults. Registration form is due Friday, November 11th. Due to space limitation, limited entries will be accepted. Gingerbread houses will be judged by our Executive Pastry Chef Sara Thomas. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 28th at 4pm on our InstagramFacebookTwitterGoogle+ pages and at 12daysevents.com.

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Brunch with Santa at The Carolina Inn
Dec
24
10:30am10:30am

Brunch with Santa at The Carolina Inn

BRUNCH WITH SANTA 

DECEMBER 11TH, 17TH, 18TH, 21ST, 22ND, 23RD, 24TH   10:30AM - 12:30PM

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult. Santa is coming to The Carolina Inn. A festive Carolina Inn Christmas brunch will undoubtedly usher in the Christmas magic for young and old alike. Magicians and face painters will be on hand to entertain everyone. Each child is welcome to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat.

$40 Per Person, Complimentary for Children 3 and Under

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Breakfast with Santa at The Carolina Inn
Dec
24
8:30am 8:30am

Breakfast with Santa at The Carolina Inn

SANTA IS COMING TO THE CAROLINA INN

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

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 

DECEMBER 11TH, 17TH, 18TH, 21ST, 22ND, 23RD, 24TH   8:30AM - 10:30AM

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult. 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. Each child is welcome to sit on Santa's lap and share their Christmas wish list. Every child will leave with a holiday treat.

$30 Per Person, Complimentary for Children 3 and Under

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Make Your Own Gingerbread House at The Carolina Inn
Dec
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Make Your Own Gingerbread House at The Carolina Inn

MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE 

DECEMBER 22ND, 23RD,   2PM

PURCHASE TICKETS

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult. Just in time for Christmas, The Carolina Inn is hosting a children's Gingerbread House Making Class. Join us for a cozy afternoon that begins with a story of Christmas magic. Each child will then be able to assemble and decorate their very own Gingerbread House complete with an apron, chef's hat and all the holiday sweets and goodies that their imaginations can hold. At the end of class, each child will take home a completed Gingerbread House and accessories.

$45 Per Child Ages 5-12

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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at The Carolina Inn
Dec
23
12:00pm12:00pm

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides at The Carolina Inn

HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES 

DECEMBER 17TH, 18TH, 23RD - CARRIAGE RIDE RUNS EVERY 30 MINUTES NOON UNTIL 4PM

PURCHASE TICKETS

Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Nothing says Christmas like the sound of bells on a horse drawn carriage. Enjoy the sites of Chapel Hill, North Carolina as you take a leisurely ride with your family & friends.  Tours leave from The Carolina Inn main entrance.

$50 per Group of 4

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