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HANDPICKED: A Showcase of Makers & Experts @ The Parlour at Manns Chapel
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are honored and excited to showcase so many of our favorite Handpicked Makers & Experts that make an event at The Parlour unlike any other! Please join us for this highly curated vendor fair where some of the best chefs, stylists, floral designers, planners and artisans will “show off” what they do best. Sample gourmet small bites, see styled table arrangements, shop our favorite Tiny Shop, sample the insanely delicious Two Roosters Ice Cream and listen to live music from Chatham County’s own Chatham Rabbits. The latest in invitation suites, hand lettering and gifting services will be on display as well as the creative work by our favorite photographers and bakers- among so many others. Come spend time with The Parlour creative team and tour this special venue while sipping on a custom Parlour cocktail. Wrap up all of your event vendors in one night!

Personality Festival @ Uptown Roxboro
Aug 24 – Aug 25 all-day

Personality Festival is a Roxboro tradition at the heart of Person County summer activities. What does it include? Amusement rides line Main Street. Food vendors travel from all over to bring us unique and delicious tastes. Craft and merchandise vendors introduce us to homemade items and wonderful new products. Local businesses interact with residents. Entertainment excites all ages Friday night and all day Saturday in front of the court house with musicians, singers and dancers. It’s 2 days of fun, sun, food….and more fun!! Contact the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the Festival.

Fifth Latin American Festival @ West Weaver Street
Aug 26 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

El Centro Hispano, Inc. presents, for the fifth consecutive
time, its successful Latin American Festival in Carrboro-Chapel Hill, a celebration of cultures, rhythms, typical food and much more.
In a vibrant atmosphere of cultural diversity, music, typical food, crafts, art and folk dances, the Latin American Festival will be held on Sunday, August 26 from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm on West Weaver Street (between N. Greensboro St and Lindsay St.)
“This family event brings together a multicultural community in Carrboro-Chapel Hill and its surroundings and creates a cultural space where everyone discovers and experiences traditional and contemporary Latin American culture through music, handicrafts, folkloric dances and typical food” Said Pilar Rocha-Goldberg, President of El Centro Hispano.
As in previous years, there will be musical groups, traditional dances, activities for children, typical food, sale of handicrafts and art, information of agencies and businesses and much more.
The event will culminate with a great Zumbathon, with two hours of Zumba party, with five excellent instructors, in order to promote physical activity.
Some of the sponsors of this event include Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Hendrick Southpoint,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Compare Foods, Law Offices of K. Gregory Gunter, LA Mega, La Monarca Michoacana, Durham Tech, State Farm – Antonio Vela.
Everyone is invited. We are waiting for you!
The Latin American Festival is free for the whole family.

The Bazaar Art & Craft Market @ The Carrboro Town Commons
Sep 9 all-day

Don’t miss our one and only Fall Bazaar in Carrboro this year! Shop handmade crafts and creations from our 30+ talented local makers, and enjoy awesome eats and drinks from Merry Franksters, Baozi, Thai Box Zing Catering, Yee Haw Doughnuts, Bull City Ciderworks, Mystery Brewing Company, Boro Beverage, and Carrboro Coffee Roasters. We’ll also have Sparkle Body Arts doing mehndi, face painting, and fairy hair, Selector B Steady spinning world beats, and hooping aficionado Bonnie MacDougall who brings hoops for everyone to enjoy! The Bazaar is kid-friendly, dog-friendly, free, and it’s all happening on the Carrboro Town Commons from 12-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 9th!

Festifall @ Downtown Chapel Hill
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

Hillsborough Handmade Parade @ Downtown Hillsborough
Oct 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Hillsborough Handmade Parade is a grassroots community participatory celebration sponsored and organized by the Hillsborough Arts Council. This Mardi Gras style street parade is completely created by the community and includes wild costumes, giant puppets, stilt-walkers, marching bands and much more creating a spectacle of art, creativity, and public theater and music.

This year’s theme is “Magical Menagerie on the Eno.” The parade will begin at 2:30 pm at the Town Hall at 101 East Orange Street and end with a Grande Finale with drumming and food at the Farmers Market Pavilion.