Town of Chapel Hill Announces Changes to Summer Programs and Events

June 1, 2020

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As the Town continues to respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, several adjustments are being made to summer programs, events, and services. These adjustments are being made with local, state, and federal guidance in mind and in the interest of keeping our community safe throughout the summer season.

All large-scale summer events and programs are cancelled, including:

  • Parks and Recreation summer day camps at the Community Center, Hargraves, and Teen Center
  • Library Summer Blast performances and programs
  • July 4th Fireworks and Community Celebration
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • National Trails Day activities
  • Studio 109 Artists-in-Residence and Open Studio
  • All Parks and Recreation programs beginning before Monday, July 6
    • Decisions about programs beginning on or after July 6 will be announced soon.

The Town recognizes that these modifications will have a significant impact on both individuals and families in our community, as well as the overall health and vitality of our town, as summer programs and events contribute to well-being and community vitality. However, the Town is committed to prioritizing the safety of staff and residents as it considers what programs and services to re-activate.

We recognize it is essential we take a thoughtful and methodical approach to reinstating operations that protects public health and safety. Several Town departments are working collaboratively with partners for considering alternative programming this summer. Some programs may be able to continue with modifications.  We anticipate being able to share more information about these options soon.

Chapel Hill Public Library will scale up its curbside pickup service to all residents in June; additional details will be announced soon.

For ongoing updates about the Town’s response to and information about COVID-19, visit