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Join our community's cultural groups for music, dance, and other arts performances suitable for all ages! Our lively street party also offers a variety of international food offerings and other events. Be sure to visit our local celebration of global culture on Sunday, April 28th!


140 west plaza,
downtown chapel hill
1:00pm - 5:00pm


Far-reaching goals

Chapel Hill is home to a broad base of global culture. In fact, more than 16% of the town’s residents were born in a foreign country. Near & Far aims to spotlight global culture found at the University of North Carolina, within Chapel Hill, and from the wider community.

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Nearby talent

If you are ready to engage and educate the community about the many facets of your own culture, please consider becoming an exhibitor for the first Near and Far Chapel Hill.

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It takes a village

Near and Far Chapel Hill is a project of the Town of Chapel Hill’s Community Arts & Culture and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.