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Handmade Parade – Weekend of Art

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

HAC is combining efforts between May’s Last Friday & the Art Walk; the Handmade Market (previously Art in the Heart); and Hillsborough’s legendary Handmade Parade, for a Weekend of Art in Hillsborough, NC, Friday & Saturday, May 31 – June 1, 2024!

Handmade Parade

Handmade Parade is a biannual, community tradition and a grassroots, Mardi Gras-style walking parade featuring costumes, painted faces, puppets, stilt walkers, marching bands, dancers, and so much more!

This legendary spectacle of imagination is an opportunity to dance together in the streets of Hillsborough, NC, in celebration of art, fun, and creativity!

We invite all community members, whether you come with a paper-bag puppet or a giant, cardboard & Papier-mâché grasshopper, to craft your creative addition to the community show and join us dancing in the streets of Hillsborough! Handmade Parade ends in River Park, joining Handmade Market for end-of-parade jamboree and celebrations.