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JAWS Fest Celebration For Memorial Day

Don't miss JAWS Fest in Chapel Hill! Celebrate the iconic film with a weekend of Midway fun with local businesses and a host of activities.

Syd’s Hairshop will be cutting hair for charity, Beer Study is hosting a Human Foosball tournament, and JAWS will be up on the big screen at The Baxter - and that's only part of the entertainment!

Be sure to shop at the punk-rock flea market, listen to live music at Local 506, or try your hand at the dunk tank. We hope there won't be sharks in the water!  
JAWS Fest Chapel Hill
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27

Parking is easier than ever in Downtown Chapel Hill! 
Visit to find out where to park. Or, use our fare-free bus system for your next visit to Franklin Street.

Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn
Friday, May 25

Fridays on the Front Porch (FOFP) is a popular end-of-the-work-week celebration in Chapel Hill, NC. Brooke Mcbride Band will be performing. Relax on the shady front porch while enjoying delicious fare provided by your favorite food trucks Bulkogu Truck and Humble Pig.
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Jaws Fest: Punk Rock Flea Market at The Baxter
Saturday, May 26 at 12:00 PM

Rumors Chapel Hill has hand-selected, unique local vendors gathering in one fun space to offer their goods! Don't miss this awesome event at The Baxter!
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Jaws Fest: Live Music at Local 506
Sunday, May 27 at 4:00 PM

Sunday, May 27th will be the main event with a show at Local 506 featuring some of the Triangle's best bands starting around 4 PM.
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Live Jazz with Grewen & Griffanzo at Imbibe
Monday, May 28 at 7:00 PM

Three hours of live jazz from Danny Grewen and Robert Griffin, plus some surprise guests! Everyone welcome, no cover.
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Chase Huglin w/ The Second After at Local 506
Tuesday, May 29 at 9:00 PM

Guitarist Chase Huglin plays Local 506 with guest The Second Alter. Meet Downtown for these sentimental tunes.
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919noise May Showcase at Nightlight
Wednesday, May 30 at 6:00 PM

Nightlight showcases four local bands experimenting in noise, minimalism, and free-jazz.
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Untitled at Hanes Art Center
Thursday, May 31

Curator Diego Cortez congratulates the 7 MFA candidates for their conceptually rich ideas and well manifested art.
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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.