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Tar Heel Downtown Returns! Sept. 16

 Tar Heel Downtown brings the Carolina football game-day spirit to the heart of downtown Chapel Hill on Friday, September 16 from 6 pm to 9 pm at 140 West Franklin Street. 

Join us for a pep rally and enjoy family-friendly activities while you cheer on the Heels the night before the first home game of the season against James Madison. 

Tar Heel Downtown offers free family-friendly activities, vendors, food, and fun including:

  • UNC photo booth
  • Football ticket giveaways
  • Outdoor concert by Big Fat Gap
  • Carolina-themed face painting & balloon artists
  • Performances by UNC Marching Tar Heels & Cheerleaders
  • Photobooth
  • And of course...Rameses will be there too! 

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