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Tar Heel Downtown

  • 140 West Franklin 140 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)

Tar Heel Downtown is bringing the Carolina game day spirit to the heart of downtown Chapel Hill Saturday, October 18 from 3 pm to 6 pm, along West Franklin Street near the Plaza at 140 West, prior to a 7 p.m. kick-off when the University of North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. For more information, go to

Family-Friendly Activities for All!

Tar Heel Downtown is a pregame, fan-experience on Franklin Street, featuring free activities, vendors, food, and fun for everyone; including:

  • live outdoor concert by the Breakfast Club, a 1980's tribute band 
  • interactive playground with bounce houses 
  • a rock climbing wall
  • face painting 
  • UNC Marching Tar Heels & UNC cheerleaders 
  • Pre-game show live broadcast 
  • Tar Heel Tailgate Food Court on the 140 West Plaza
  • And of course...Rameses will be there too! 

Tickets to the Game

Tickets are still available to the UNC vs Georgia Tech football game, so come out and cheer on the Tar Heels. Buy tickets online - CLICK HERE.

Take Tar Heel Express Downtown

Tar Heel Express shuttles will be running from University Mall and will make stops at the Varsity Theatre on East Franklin Street from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tar Heel Express shuttles from the Giles Horney lot on Martin Luther King Jr. BLVD will make stops at Franklin Street and Columbia Street starting at 5:30 p.m. For more information on Tar Heel Express, CLICK HERE.