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Tar Heel Downtown

  • 140 West Franklin Street 140 West Franklin Street Chapel Hill, NC (map)

Downtown Chapel Hill will be buzzing with activity before kickoff with Tar Heel Downtown, the family-friendly event to take place from 4 to 7 pm on West Franklin Street.

Before most football games, Tar Heel Town takes place on campus next to Kenan Football Stadium.  But with such a unique opportunity to highlight our University and downtown to the world live on ESPN, we have partnered to host the event on West Franklin Street from Columbia to Mallette streets, centered at the 140 West Franklin Street.

Events Include: 

  • Concert featuring Liquid Pleasure
  • Tar Heel Sports Network Pre Game Radio Show
  • Bouncy Houses
  • Concessions
  • ESPN coverage
  • Marching Band performances
  • Balloons
  • Facepainting
  • Meet Ramses! 
  • Watch the pregame show on the huge digital screen on the plaza
  • Rock climbing wall


Earlier Event: October 17
Pig Picking Tailgate
Later Event: October 18
Afternoon Tea