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What To Do And See Downtown This Week!

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Downtown Parking Sees Digital Facelift

There’s #LotstoLove downtown, now more than ever. 

Through a joint partnership between the Police Department and the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, a redesign of the website,, helps residents and visitors find the most affordable and most convenient parking through an interactive Google map. Users can search by address, intersection or name of attraction and sort by the various types of parking available.

The new website is a huge component of the changes coming to Park On The Hill, but there are still more exciting developments to come. Stay in the loop by checking out, by following Park On The Hill on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and by using and searching the hashtags #ParkOnTheHill and #LotstoLove.

Use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.
If you're driving, visit for parking information.

Grand Opening of Pūrvelo Chapel Hill
Friday, April 20

Chapel Hill, it's on! Officially time to saddle up and ride! Sign up for grand opening classes at Pūrvelo Chapel Hill this Friday, April 20th.
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Plasticon: A Sustainability Festival at CURRENT
Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 PM

Do you ever take stock of all plastic you use? Do you think about all the plastic that surrounds you every day? Artist Robin Frohardt does. Robin has been making art out of and about plastic. See and create her remarkable art with the community at PLASTICON.
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Rodeo on Rosemary
Sunday, April 22 at 12:00 PM

Rodeo on Rosemary returns to Downtown Chapel Hill featuring a variety of area food trucks  on East Rosemary Street. This Rodeo on Rosemary features an exclusive sampling menu with items $5 or less!
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A Conversation with a Direct Descendant of Frederick Douglass at the Stone Center
Monday, April 23 at 7:00 PM

Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. and Robert Benz of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) will
discuss the life, legacy, and relevance of the historical icon 200 years after his birth.
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Art&Life Benefit Night at TRU
Tuesday, April 24 at 5:00 PM

We know you eat Tru often, so make one of your toasted wraps a donation to Art&Life - an afterschool education program fully planned and taught by UNC students.

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April 919Noise Showcase at NIGHTLIGHT
Wednesday, April 25 at 8:30 PM

A lineup of four local bands for $5 at Nightlight.
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Ernest Turner Trio at Imbibe
Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 PM

Head to Imbibe for a jam session hosted by Ernest Turner Trio. Enjoy jazz, a craft beer, food, and good atmosphere.
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The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership brings together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development.