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Hillsborough, NC 27278
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March 2018

Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk

March 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 30, 2018

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Hillsborough Arts Council invites you to visit walkable, historic and hip downtown Hillsborough. Park once and enjoy art galleries, artist studios, boutiques and award-winning restaurants. For participating venues, exhibits and a map go to: www.lastfridaysartwalk.org

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April 2018

Ladies Night Out: Hats & Wraps

April 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Hillsborough Merchants present: Ladies Night Out: Hats & Wraps!  Ladies, gather your friends, neighbors and co-workers, wear your favorite hat & wrap, and come to Downtown and West Hillsborough to enjoy a night out with shopping and restaurant deals, specials and prizes (see list of participating merchants and restaurants, and deals). Check-in when you first arrive in Downtown at K's Closet at 200 North Churton Street for a flyer listing all participating businesses and the special they are offering for Ladies Night Out,…

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August 2018

Carolina Tarwheels Bikefest

August 11, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Join Carolina Tarwheels for their annual Bike Fest.  There will be three Rural Heritage Tours of varying lengths (100 miles, 62 miles, 35 miles) where riders will experience scenic rural vistas along quiet country roads, historic farmsteads, rustic churches and other examples of the pastoral heritage of the Piedmont. There will also be a free family-oriented seven mile self guided ride through Hillsborough's Historic District. The Tarwheels donate all proceeds, in excess of expenses, to bicycling related activities in our community.…

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October 2018

Hillsborough Handmade Parade

October 14, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

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 process down Churton St. to end at the Farmers Market Pavilion and…

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Downtown Trick or Treat

October 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Trick or Treating and special spooky events at Downtown Businesses! Look for orange pumpkins on windows!

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HPW’s Haunted Alleyway

October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Free, spooky haunted house Alley between Purple Crow & Dual Supply

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January 2019

Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk

January 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until January 25, 2019

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Hillsborough Arts Council invites you to visit walkable, historic and hip downtown Hillsborough. Park once and enjoy art galleries, artist studios, boutiques and award-winning restaurants. For participating venues, exhibits and a map go to: www.lastfridaysartwalk.org

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October 2019

Ladies Fright Night Out

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

TREATS & SPECIALS AT PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS Costume Contest: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes donated by Downtown Merchants. Our merchants will be doing the judging! Stop by Matthew's Chocolates to get your costume number. Winners will be announced by email. Pumpkin Carving Contest:  1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes donated by Downtown Merchants. Drop off your pre-carved pumpkin at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston at 106 S. Churton St by 5:45.  Pumpkins will be on display all evening.  Winners…

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Downtown Merchants Trick or Treat

October 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Trick or Treating and special spooky events at Downtown Businesses! Meet your local business owners while collecting yummy treats. Stay around afterwards for dinner. Look for orange pumpkins on windows!

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December 2019

Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting 2019

December 1, 2019 @ 4:15 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Join us for the annual Hillsborough Holiday Parade (4:15pm) and Tree Lighting (following the parade) featuring community caroling sing-alongs and LOTS MORE! Spend your day in Hillsborough and get the best parking and parade watching location by coming early to do holiday shopping, get a late lunch, do some more shopping, and then grab a hot cocoa and find a seat as floats LIGHT UP THE NIGHT starting at 4:15pm with festive holiday floats featuring lights, music, dance numbers, and…

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November 2020

$10

Homes for the Holidays: 2020 Gingerbread Competition REGISTRATION DEADLINE

November 30, 2020
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Gingerbread Registration Application Due today, November 30!!! This year's theme, "Historic Homes, Buildings & Structures of Hillsborough" encourages applicants to create an edible version of a local house, building or landmark that will be displayed in downtown business windows in December. Best in Show Awards will be chosen by the public via cell phone throughout the month and winners will be announced on New Year's Eve. Spread the word and spread some holiday cheer! Applicants should register online by NOVEMBER…

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December 2020

$10

Homes for the Holidays: 2020 Gingerbread Competition ENTRIES DUE

December 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Submit Gingerbread Entries + $10 registration fee today, December 3 from 4-6pm at Coldwell Banker HPW: 106-A South Churton Street in downtown Hillsborough. Contestants may make their edible gingerbread creations in the likeness of any historic home, building or structure in Hillsborough (The Old Courthouse, Ayr Mount, The Inn at Teardrops, St. Matthews, The Burwell School to name a few...). A walking tour of entries will be displayed in the storefront windows of various downtown businesses from December 5 until…

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September 2021

Downtown Fall Sidewalk Sale 2021!

September 19, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Join your favorite merchants and some of their special guests for a downtown sidewalk sale! Not sure about going inside to shop- well let these merchants bring some of their shops outside to you. If you like what you see they can show you other items that may interest you available for pickup later or shipping. Grab brunch or lunch at a local restaurant and make a day of it in beautiful Hillsborough, NC! Sidewalk Sale featuring (list may grow,…

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October 2021

$12.50 – $15

One Night Only: William Hooper–Ghost Tour Guide

October 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

On the 231st anniversary of his death in Hillsborough, your Haunted Hillsborough Tour Guide will be The Honorable William Hooper, Esquire! That's right, H'boro's very own Signer of the Declaration of Independence is leaving the grave to lead a ghost tour. Hear about his interesting life--and afterlife!--from the man himself, as well as all our other normal stories.

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November 2021

Hillsborough Holiday Wreath Stroll Goes Live!

November 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

December 2021

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

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‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

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‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

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‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

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‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

December 31, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

January 2022

‘Homes for the Holidays’ Gingerbread House Shop & Stroll 2021 (On-going)

January 3 @ 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, repeating until January 3, 2022

Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Come shop, dine, and stroll as you view all of the beautiful gingerbread creations in storefront windows of businesses in downtown. Don' forget to vote for your favorite(s)! More info here: https://www.homesfortheholidays2021.com/

Find out more »

Hillsborough January Last Friday Art Walk

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Join Hillsborough’s art galleries and venues for opening receptions, art exhibits, and lots of opportunities to meet local artists and see their work. Participating venues include Art Studio Menache, Hillsborough Artists Cooperative and the Skylight Gallery, Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery, Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, Margaret Lane Gallery, Natalie Torres del Valle Studio, Thomas Stevens Gallery, and Yonder Southern Cocktails and Brew. For more information, including locations, exhibit and reception specifics, and a listing of downtown restaurants and shops that also…

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February 2022

February Last Friday Art Walk

February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Join Downtown and West End Hillsborough’s art galleries and venues for opening receptions, art exhibits, live music, and lots of opportunities to meet local artists and see their work. Participating venues include Cackalacky Clay at Art Studio Menache, Hillsborough Artists Cooperative and the Skylight Gallery, Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery, Hillsborough Gallery of Art, Margaret Lane Gallery, Thomas Stevens Gallery, and Yonder Southern Cocktails and Brew. For more information, including locations, show and reception specifics, and a listing of downtown restaurants…

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April 2022

Handmade Parade 2022

April 30
Downtown Historic Hillsborough, churton st
Hillsborough, NC 27278

The Handmade Parade is a biannual Hillsborough tradition and grassroots, community celebration! This Mardi Gras-style street parade is fueled by the community and includes painted faces, wild costumes, puppets (small & massive), stilt-walkers, marching bands, and much more, creating a spectacle of art, creativity, public theater, and music! The theme for the 2022 parade is FOUND OBJECT ART. We invite all community members, whether you come with a paper-bag puppet; a sock puppet; or a giant, recycled, Papier-mâché grasshopper, to craft your creative addition to this community…

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