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Carrboro, NC Annual Festivals & Parades


Here's another why we love Carrboro!  Carrboro hosts numerous fun festivals and events throughout the year, featuring music, poetry & art of the highest caliber, always in a fun, family-friendly setting in beautiful, green, leafy, trees-y, lawn-y, old-time historical brick-y, artsy Carrboro.


Carrboro Festvals & Events

Carrboro  Day
Come on down & celebrate Carrboro Day the first Sunday in May every year.  
Enjoy live music and lots of family festivities all day long!  Festivities in prior years have included live musical performances, story telling, Family Crafts, gymnatics and fun activities for the kids, Poetry Reading, Family Games, Family Folk Dancing, Family Picnic Dinner (BYOP) , a Fire Truck Spray Display and lots more.  Carrboro Day typically includes numerous outdoors/nature-based activities at Bolin Creek and Wilson Park (including a Bird Walk, Geo-Hike, Wildflower Walk, Carrboro History & Culture Walk, and more.)

Carrboro Music Festival

Last Sunday of September every year.

Check this video out!  It's such a great little film and truly captures the essence of the Carrboro Music Festival 2005 Carrboro Music Festival Video by BeeryMedia.  Come out down to Carrboro - SO COOL!  So looking forward to the festival as we do every year!

Carrboro Film Festival

Carrboro NC 2nd Friday Artwalk

NC Comedy Arts Festival

Carrboro 4th of July Parade & Celebration

Piedmont Farm Tour

Another GREAT thing about Carrboro is that you can find a wide selection of locally-grown fruits and vegetables at the Weaver Street Market, and local produce often is used in local restaurants.  The Carrboro Farmer' Market features an abundance of delicious, locally grown fruits and vegetables fresh from the local farms.  Every year local farms in Carrboro/Chapel Hill/Orange County/Hillsborough and surrounding areas participate in the annual Piedmont Farm Tour (the largest farm tour in the nation!)  Visit local farms, meet the farmers, and sample the local fare at this wonderful annual event celebrating  local farms.

Orange County Artists Guild Annual Open Studio Tour

Every year the Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour offers the unique opportunity to visit local artists in their studios (you can follow the map published by the Orange County Artists Guild; signs are also posted pointing the way all around town and Orange County directing the way to the artists' studios).  Marvel at their amazing work and meet your local resident artists!  (Carrboro has been referred to as "Paris of the Piedmont" for good reason!)  

On a related note: Are you inspired to awaken the artist within yourself?  The Carrboro ArtCenter offers an amazing selection of art courses, from painting to photography, sewing to jewelry making, sculpting and pottery making, among many others (weekday and weekend classes available; also classes available in day and evening).  We have met some of our favorite artists at the Carrboro ArtCenter (and on the Open Studio Tour); we highly recommend trying an art class there and taking some time for yourself!  The ArtCenter is a very COOL place to visit just to visit.  They usually have amazing local artwork featured on the walls, and the ArtCenter features a beautiful theater where musical luminaries visit and theatrical performances keep the arts very much alive in Carrboro!


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