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Tar Heel Downtown Brings the Spirit of Carolina!

  • 140 West Plaza 140 W Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 United States (map)

Tar Heel Downtown Brings the Spirit of Carolina!

Football season is quickly approaching and the Carolina game day spirit is coming back to the heart of downtown Chapel Hill! Come out and rev-up the season from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, on the Plaza at 140 W. Franklin St.,prior to the home-opening game day when the UNC-Chapel Hill Tar Heels take on the North Carolina A & T Aggies on Saturday.

Tar Heel Downtown brings a pep rally atmosphere and fan experience to Franklin Street, featuring a live outdoor concert, interactive games for kids and families, face painting, and more. The UNC Marching Tar Heels, cheerleaders, and of course...Rameses will be there too!

Hosted by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, UNC Athletics and the Town of Chapel Hill, Tar Heel Downtown is a very special event to our community.  Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt says β€œTar Heel Downtown has evolved into a unique opportunity to champion downtown, all the while celebrating Carolina Football. Tar Heel spirit comes marching right down Franklin Street, and we celebrate together.”

As always, Chapel Hill is a bike and pedestrian friendly community and encourages everyone to cycle or walk whenever attending our great events. Find out more about this and other events by visiting  and the Chapel Hill Events website!