Arts & Culture

This area has been known for decades for its thriving creative music scene. Many people travel from around the region – and sometimes around the world – to attend shows at the Cat's Cradle and other venues in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Less famous, but also doing us proud, are visual artists, dancers, actors, and filmmakers around the Triangle. In fact, Chapel Hill was home to the first Flicker festival, which now takes place in ten cities around the world!

Annual holiday parade


The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. until approximately 12:00 noon. Presented by the Chapel Hill Jaycees, the parade this year promises to be a celebration of our community spirit.

We encourage all entries to have a holiday theme and awards will be given for Best of Parade, Most Original, Best Holiday Theme, Most Creative, Best Scout Troop. Our winners put a lot of thought and creativity in their entries and that is what makes this holiday parade so special! 


Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 5:00am


Franklin Street

Buy Nothing Day

From the Internationalist: 

For this year's Buy Nothing Day, I-Books will be the place to go if you want to get out and buy absolutely nothing! (Seriously, we won't let you buy anything here)

More details to come, but expect there to be fun crafts and skillshares on black friday at I-Books 

See also: and


Friday, November 26, 2010 - 7:00am


Internationalists Books & Community Center, 405 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair

From Internationalist Books: 

The Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair is coming up on November 13 (That is NEXT weekend)...

 The Bookfair will be at The Nightlight from 1-7pm, but we will be having some events here at the store during the day of the bookfair, including (but not limited to!) a meet and greet with Croatan Earth First!, a discussion with Tricia Shapiro, author of Mountain Justice, and a movie screening of The Chicago Conspiracy. 


Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 8:00am to 2:00pm


Nightlight, 405 1/2 West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill

Carrboro Music Festival

Our day long, free festival features music at various indoor and outdoor venues. The outdoor sites present music until dark, while some of the indoor venues go well into the evening.

13th annual Carrboro Music Festival
will take place on 
Sunday, September 26th, 2010.

25 venues will be used to present all the music


Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 9:00am


All over Carrboro


Every fall, 15,000 visitors flock to downtown Chapel Hill to experience Festifall, Orange County’s premier outdoor arts festival. The annual event always provides crowds an excellent opportunity to see and buy arts and crafts from a select group of regional artisans, and to witness some of the finest dance groups and bands around. But this year, event-goers will be able to engage with the arts with all their senses.

New attractions will give folks a chance to create individual and community works of art, sample fare from many of downtown’s nationally acclaimed restaurants, and experience the Kid’s Canvas, a family-friendly zone sure to please children of all ages.


Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 9:00am to 2:00pm


West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill



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