Poetry, food trucks on Carrboro Day
Carrboro has been called the “Paris of the Triangle,” a label that may refer to the town’s love of food, music and the other arts, or its informal bohemian ambience. The 18th Annual Carrboro Day celebrates all of those qualities and more with poetry readings, music, a plant giveaway and food trucks.
Sunday’s celebration begins at 1 p.m. on the Town Commons (rain location is the Carrboro Century Center). Local poets will give readings beginning at 1 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room next to the commons. Richard Ellington will give a presentation on the history of the mills of Carrboro and Chapel Hill, also in the Town Hall Board Room, beginning at 3 p.m.
Throughout the afternoon, families can participate in children’s yoga, games and crafts. The Carrboro Community Garden will give away plants throughout the celebration.
Big City Sandwiches, Only Burger, Old State BBQ and other food trucks also will be on hand vending local food.
In partnership with the town, the ArtsCenter will hold a Spring Craft Fair, also on the Town Commons. Vendors will be selling pottery, jewelry, toys, soap, clothing and other hand-made items.
Vocalist Katharine Whalen will headline an afternoon of local music. Here is the complete performance schedule:
1 p.m. Carrboro High School Band
1:45 p.m. Youth Talent Show Winners
2:15 p.m. Gmish (klezmer music)
3:30 p.m. Justin Johnson
4:45 p.m. Katharine Whalen
For more information about Carrboro Day, visit www.carrboro.com.
Go and Do
WHAT: 18th annual Carrboro Day
WHEN: Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Town Commons, 301 W. Main St. (Rain location, Carrboro Century Center, at Main, Weaver and Greensboro streets)