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.

2021 Fall Programs/Events

PLEASE NOTE: PROGRAMS MAY BE MODIFIED OR CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19.  Please contact the department at 919.918.7364 with any questions about specific programs or events.


  • Carrboro Film Festival
  • Carrboro Music Festival
  • Cleaning Carrboro
  • Family Fun Sunday Series*
  • Halloween Carnival
  • 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 *
  • Take a Kid Hiking
  • Tennis Play Day*
  • West End Poetry Festival


  • Carrboro Community Egg Hunt
  • Carrboro Kite Fly
  • Carrboro Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
  • Keeping Carrboro Beautiful
  • Family Fun Sunday*
  • Flashlight Egg Hunt
  • Jam Series*
  • Lollipop Series For Young Children*
  • Open Streets
  • Poetry On Your Plate
  • Poets' Open Mic*
  • National Take a Walk in the Park Day
  • Tennis Play Day