Carrboro Day

Carrboro Day 2021 will be presented in a virtual format. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 2nd.  Please continue to check this site for updates and program content!

Traditionally, Carrboro Day is held the first Sunday in May from 1:00pm-5:00pm on the Carrboro Town Hall grounds.

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Stay tuned for a performance from local favorite, Saludos Compay.  The performance will be presented via the Town of Carrboro's YouTube account at .  You can check out Saludos Compay at

Also, look out for a preview of the upcoming Freight Train Blues Concert Series!


The Carrboro Poets Council is bringing back a treasured tradition with a new necessary twist: Poetry in the Virtual Round.  While we won’t be able to sit in a circle at Town Hall, or read poems before the bands play, we will be able to read and celebrate poems on Zoom.  Here is how it will work:

Sunday, May 2, 2021
Virtually via Zoom

Come celebrate poetry in an easy-going atmosphere - no podiums, no experience necessary! This is an open reading - all are welcome. Come to read your own work, come to share a poem you love by someone else, come to listen only. Leave (quietly, respectfully) whenever you wish.  Readers will read a single SHORT poem (30 lines or less) at a time before we give our attention to the next in the circle. We will rinse and repeat as time allows. 

The “Reading in the Round” is hosted by the Carrboro Poets Council: Fred Joiner (Current Carrboro Poet Laureate), Gary Phillips, Gideon Young, Abigail Browning, Maura High, Jay Bryan, Paul Jones, and Susan Spalt.

To join the Zoom program at 2:00pm on May 2nd, please visit


We will be sharing a special presentation of 'Storytime with Mr. Keith'.  This program is made possible through our partnership with the Orange County Public Library.


On Carrboro Day, plan a walk or run around Downtown Carrboro and check out the sites on the Historic Downtown Walking Tour.  Learn more about the history of the area while getting in some exercise and enjoying the Spring weather!

To see a map and a brief description of each site, please visit