Check It Out! Chapel Hill/Orange County May Happenings
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Written by Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau   
Sunday, May 05, 2019 06:00 AM
  • Hillsborough Spring Garden Tour
  • Art in the Garden
  • Carrboro Day
  • UNC Graduation Weekend
  • Bloom Fest
  • Freight Train Blue Series

...and so much more!


Hillsborough Spring Garden Tour

Tour some of Hillsborough's beautiful gardens during this biennial tour. With the theme "Beyond the Garden Gate," this self-guided tour is May 4, 10 am - 6 pm rain or shine. Tickets are $25. For more information, click below.

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 Art in the Garden

Come view outdoor sculpture placed by the artists in beautiful natural settings at the 25th annual ‘The Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibition' in Hillsborough beginning May 4. This free celebration includes renowned poets and musical performances.

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 Carrboro Day

Celebrate the unique qualities that make Carrboro special on May 5 from 1 pm - 5 pm on the Town Hall Grounds. Enjoy old stories and photos, poetry readings, music and dancing, interactive field games, crafts, family activities, food and more.

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UNC Graduation Weekend

Congrats Class of 2019. UNC's Spring Commencement is 9 am, May 12 at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Jonathan T.M. Reckford, a 1984 UNC graduate and Habitat for Humanity's CEO, will deliver the commencement address. No tickets are required. (Photo - Johnny Andrews)

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Bloom Fest

Celebrate our community and all things Spring, with flowers, gardens, butterflies, shows, arts, crafts, treats and more to delight all ages on May 19, 1 pm - 6 pm at 140 West Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. Free admission.
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Freight Train Blues Series

Music Series honoring Piedmont Blues woman Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten returns to Carrboro with free weekly concerts starting May 24 with AJ Ghent performing at 6:30 pm on the Carrboro Town Commons. Enjoy food trucks and beer and bring a blanket or lawn chair.

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 More Hot Happenings

May 2 - Ladies Night (and Day) Out
May 2 - 5 - VIETRI'S Spring Warehouse Sale
May 4 - Spring Gala & Auction at Burwell School
May 8 & 11 - Carrboro Farmers' Market Strawberry Jamboree
May 11 - Youth Fishing Rodeo
May 16-18 - UNC vs NC State Baseball at Boshamer Stadium
May 25-26 - JawsFest
May 27 - Memorial Day
June 1 - Carolina Moonlight Garden Party at NC Botanical Garden
June 2 - Moorefields Gala Brunch on the Lawn

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