From being founded as a railroad and mill town around 1882, to turning into a vibrant modern community, there's quite a lot of history packed in our small town!
100 Year Centennial - A wonderful overview of the town and its history.
Carrboro Walking Tour - Carrboro's downtown still retains many of it's historic buildings and homes.
Carr Mill Mall - What started out as the town mill has now been re-imagined into a beautiful mall full of local shops.
Carrboro Farmer's Market - Our nationally renowned farmer's market, fruits, veggies, breads, jams, dessert, hand-made goods, it has something for everyone.
Carrboro is home to many fun festivals throughout the year:
Carrboro Music Festival - The streets close and the town turns in to a free music extravangaza for this annual festival!
Carrboro Film Festival - A 2 day festival of film art, not to be missed!
West End Poetry Festival - 4 days of readings, workshops & panels!
July 4th Family Celebration - The town convenes at Weaver Street Market, decorates their bikes and scooters and starts the parade procession to the Town Commons, for a lovely, free, old fashioned festival of face painting, bouncy houses, pie eating contest, and much more!
Cat's Cradle - This iconic music venue has hosted bands such as Nirvana, Iggy Pop, and more. Definitely check out their calendar when considering a visit to Carrboro!
The Art's Center - Concerts, Theater Productions, Gallery Exhibits, Art Classes, and more.
2nd Friday Art Walk - Encompassing both Carrboro and Chapel Hill, a fun way to see great art and get to know the town
Some of our favorite locally owned shops:
This & That - Located just across from Spotted Dog in historic downtown Carrboro, this shop has everything: household items, jewelry, books, you name it, a must visit.
Womancraft - For 41 years this female operated artist co-op has been featuring local female handcrafted goods and art.
NC Crafts Gallery - Featuring artists from across the state, this gallery, located near the Town Commons, has a varied array of fantastic art, woodworks, metal works, paintings, etc.
Ali Kat - Located in historic Carr Mill Mall, Ali Kat is our go-to spot for high quality toys, games and kids books.