Carrboro has made a name for itself as an oasis of progressive values, successfully blending small-town culture with cosmopolitan offerings. It’s become a favorite place to raise a family with its top-rated school system.

At the heart of Carrboro is Weaver Street Market whose lawn hosts many family-oriented events and is a daily impromptu meeting place.

With a population of around 19,000, Carrboro is a community of artists, farmers, musicians, laborers, writers, performers, creative minds, and just plain folks. The town embraces people who are unique and offers a tolerant acceptance to all who dwell or visit.

Carrboro has much to offer including a much-lauded Farmers’ Market featuring locally-grown organic produce, the ArtsCenter with classes, music and theater, galleries and great restaurants. Festivals, ArtWalks and weekly music events on Weaver Street Market lawn are mainstays.

  • 2nd Friday Night Art Walk
  • The Carrboro ArtsCenter
  • Carrboro Day, 1st Sunday in May
  • The much lauded Carrboro Music Festival
  • Natural and homeopathic healthcare providers
  • Numerous arts and crafts galleries
  • The Carrboro Film Festival
  • Easy access to all UNC activities and events
  • Carr Mill Mall featuring a variety of specialty shops
  • Weaver St. “After Hours” & “Jazz Brunch” in summer
  • Farmer’s Markets every Saturday and Wednesday.
  • Fourth Of July Community Celebration
  • Yoga, meditation, movement and other classes
  • WCOM community-based radio station
  • Live music venues including the Cat’s Cradle.
  • A variety of parks, playgrounds and athletic fields