Special Events

The Carrboro Recreation, Parks, & Cultural Resources Department offers special events that are free or inexpensive and provide a great way to enjoy your leisure time with friends or family. Some programs may require registration. Registration for those programs is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please check our current program brochure or our online registration system for more information about each program.

Please note that events such as the Carrboro Music Festival, West End Poetry Festival, Carrboro Film Festival, Carrboro Open Streets, Carrboro Day and the Carrboro July 4th Celebration are considered Signature Events and each have their own website.

2024 Winter-Spring Programs/Events


  • Black History Month
  • Carrboro Community Egg Hunt
  • Carrboro Kite Fly
  • Carrboro Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
  • Earth Day/Keep Carrboro Beautiful
  • Family Fun Sunday*
  • Flashlight Egg Hunt
  • Jam Series*
  • Lollipop Series For Young Children*
  • Open Streets
  • Poetry On Your Plate
  • Poets' Open Mic*
  • Tennis Play Day



  • Carrboro Film Festival
  • Carrboro Music Festival
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Community Holiday Parade
  • Cleaning Carrboro
  • Family Fun Sunday Series*
  • Halloween Carnival
  • Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • International Tennis Carnival
  • International Tennis Carnival Follow-Up Lessons
  • Jam Series*
  • Kids, Cookies and Candy Canes Event
  • Kids' Dog Show
  • Kidical Mass Bike Event
  • Lollipop Series For Young Children*
  • Poets' Open Mic*
  • Music and Stories Under the Stars
  • Pumpkin Decorating/Carving Contest
  • Teen Team Trivia *
  • Tennis Play Day*
  • West End Poetry Festival