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140 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC

919-968-2784

Live and Local Series in downtown Chapel Hill, featuring live music and arts performances, on the Plaza at 140 West Franklin, in downtown Chapel Hill. Downtown Begins Here. The Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street is a Place for Everyone! A visit to Chapel Hill means world-class performances, indie music and top-notch opportunities to stimulate your senses with visual and performing arts.The Plaza @ 140 West Franklin Street is downtown Chapel Hill's newest music and arts venue

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Festivals on the Plaza

Downtown Chapel Hill: Where the Town Comes to Life! Historic Franklin Street is considered the center of social life for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as the Town of Chapel Hill. Downtown is notable for its festivals and events, nightlife, and arts culture.

Nationally regarded as one of America’s finest towns for quality of life, our vision is to enhance this pedestrian-friendly complex — the only one of its kind in Chapel Hill — creating an interactive experience where residents and visitors alike may relax, and enjoy the natural charm and blend of culture, unique to Downtown Chapel Hill.


Downtown Pop-Up Farmers' Market

2016 Dates- August 25th-October 27th

3:30-5:30pm
 

The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, in collaboration with the Downtown Partnership and the Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation is delighted to announce its Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market. 

The Downtown Pop Up Farmers’ Market will feature many favorite vendors from the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market’s Tuesday and Saturday markets. Products will include summer fruits and vegetables such as peaches, berries, melons, heirloom tomatoes, okra, peppers, squash, eggplant, greens, garlic, and fresh herbs as well as locally and sustainably raised pork, chicken and beef, eggs, and cut flowers, baked goods, breads, cheeses, chocolate, tea and coffee, all produced within 60 miles of Chapel Hill. 

As always, Chapel Hill is a bike and pedestrian friendly community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk whenever attending our great events. 


Tar Heel Downtown Brings the Spirit of Carolina!

2016 Date- september 16th

140 West Franklin Street

Football season is here and it’s time to bring the Carolina game day spirit to the heart of downtown Chapel Hill! 

Tar Heel Downtown is a pep rally atmosphere and fan experience on Franklin Street, featuring a live outdoor concert, interactive games for kids and families, face painting, and more. The UNC Marching Tar Heels, cheerleaders, and of course...Rameses will be there too!

Hosted by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, UNC Athletics and the Town of Chapel Hill, Tar Heel Downtown is a very special event to our community.  Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt says “Tar Heel Downtown has evolved into a unique opportunity to champion downtown, all the while celebrating Carolina Football. Tar Heel spirit comes marching right down Franklin Street, and we celebrate together”.

As always, Chapel Hill is a bike and pedestrian friendly community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk whenever attending our great events. 


The Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street hosts a new, weekly series of entertainment events every Friday this spring. Featuring live concerts, art performances, dancing, and much more. Events will feature a live music, cultural arts and community exhibits. 

You are encouraged to bring your own lawn chair to watch the performances. These events are free for all ages.

For more information about parking locations visit the Downtown Partnership’s website www.parkonthehill.com.


Festifall Arts Festival
a Day of Artful Discovery

2016 Date- October 1st
West Franklin Street, Downtown Chapel Hill
12-7pm

Chapel Hill’s annual celebration of the arts transforms Historic West Franklin Street into an extraordinary opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A variety of performing arts and a vibrant market of handmade artworks present a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community. Historic West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill provides a beautiful backdrop to our celebration of arts and culture.