There is always something to do in Carrboro! 

 

Spring

  • February: For the Love of Carrboro - Throughout the month of February, Carrboro businesses team-up with local nonprofits and offer shopping deals and discounts to benefit local charitable causes.  
  • May: Carrboro Day - Join neighbors and friends for a day of music, art, games, poetry, and food in celebration of all that makes Carrboro unique and special; happening the first Sunday in May on the Carrboro Town Hall grounds. 
  • Ongoing: 2nd Friday ArtWalk - Explore venues in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, have a bite to eat, and socialize on the 2nd Friday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  

Summer

  • June: Carrboro celebrates Pride Month in June with a variety of town-sponsored events, including 2nd Friday ArtWalk possibly featuring LGBTQIA artists. 
  • July 4: Fourth of July Celebration - This day-long celebration kicks off with an event at Weaver Street Market Lawn and then a parade to Town Hall culminating in a Kids Fun Zone and Fun Zone Stage as well as other activities, games, food, and live music. 
  • August: "Back to School" campaign featuring deals and discounts at local businesses encouraging students and parents to shop and dine local.
  • Ongoing: 2nd Friday ArtWalk - Explore venues in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, have a bite to eat, and socialize on the 2nd Friday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.   

Fall

  • September: Carrboro Music Festival (Sept 28-29, 2019) - With approximately 200 acts at venues throughout Downtown Carrboro, the Carrboro Music Festival is an annual, free, two-day event showcasing Triangle-area performers and the varied musical styles they represent. 
  • October: Carrboro West End Poetry Festival (Oct 16-19, 2019) - The premier poetry event in Carrboro brings together poets of different styles, races, ethnicities, and stages of development to share poems and their love of poetry. (Also noteworthy in October is Chapel Hill's "FestiFall," which is a celebration of local art and community in Downtown Chapel Hill on the first Sunday of every October.)
  • November: Carrboro Film Festival (Nov 16-17, 2019) - An annual celebration of film and video creativity in Orange County, NC featuring independent and edgy works from beginner to well-established producers.  Also in November is Small Business Saturday (Nov 30, 2019) - An American shopping holiday that helps everyone discover small businesses and shop and dine locally; held annually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.
  • Ongoing: 2nd Friday ArtWalk - Explore venues in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, have a bite to eat, and socialize on the 2nd Friday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.   

Winter

  • November/December: “Carrboro Cheer” is a series of nearly a dozen events happening in Downtown Carrboro throughout the holiday season, including the annual Shop Carr Mill Mall by Candle light, the Townsend Bertrum and Company Tree Lighting, the ArtsCenter Elf Market, the annual Chapel Hill-Carrboro Holiday Parade, and the famous evening of Luminaries. (Also noteworthy in December is Chapel Hill's “ChapelHillidays.")
  • Ongoing: 2nd Friday ArtWalk - Explore venues in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, have a bite to eat, and socialize on the 2nd Friday of every month from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  

Carrboro Business Alliance Marketing Committee


About

The Carrboro Business Alliance Marketing Committee guides all CBA-related programming, events, and communications. The Committee is dedicated to connecting members with key information and potential customers as well as promoting fellow members and the Carrboro community.

Members

The 2019-2020 Marketing Committee is made up of volunteers from the Carrboro Business Alliance Leadership Council and general membership:

  1. Betsy Bertram, Townsend Bertram & Company
  2. Betsey Elbogen, Perch Coworking 
  3. Rachel Heggen, Town of Carrboro
  4. Libbie Hough, Orange County Public Library
  5. David Jessee, J&J Futures (Property owner of 106 S. Greensboro Street
  6. Barbara Jessie-Black, PTA Thrift Shops
  7. Debra Markley, Piedmont Health 
  8. Dan Mayer, The ArtsCenter
  9. Chrystina Elle Passanisi, Sofia's Boutique
  10. Bridget Pemberton-Smith, Art Therapy Institute (formerly Cameron's)
  11. Wendy Smith, Sophia's Boutique (formerly Chapel Hill Magazine and Cameron's)

*Staff support: Katie Loovis, Vice President for External Affairs, The Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, (919) 696-0781 (mobile). 


 Calendar of Events

*Note: Carrboro Business Alliance Members may submit an event for inclusion by emailing Katie Loovis with the event title, date, time, location, details, and link to more information.