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Handmade Market & Handmade Parade

144 E Margaret Ln.
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Dates: June 1, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Price: Free

The Hillsborough Arts Council is excited to announce our 13th annual art show in downtown Hillsborough. Handmade Market (previously Art in the Heart of Hillsborough) features original, handmade work by up to 50 local artists. You'll find artists, food & beverage, exciting experiences, and music in Hillsborough’s River Park (228 S Churton St.) from 12-6 PM on June 1, 2024. This curated, community art show and sale takes place alongside Hillsborough's legendary Handmade Parade! The parade will end back in River Park around 5 PM to join with the Handmade Market for end-of-parade celebrations, meet-the-artist opportunities, and puppet petting zoo.

HAC is thrilled to announce the return of the Handmade Parade on Saturday, June 1, 2024. This event, held every other year, promises to be a vibrant celebration of community, creativity, and fun! The parade will kick off with staging at 3 PM at Burwell School Historic Site, followed by the procession starting at 4 PM along Churton Street. Participants and spectators alike can expect to be swept away by the sights and sounds of this grassroots, Mardi Gras-style walking parade, featuring music, colorful costumes, painted faces, giant puppets, stilt walkers, dancers, and more!

HAC will also be hosting workshops and make-and-take activities leading up to the parade, providing opportunities for visitors and neighbors to get involved by creating their own additions to the show. Whether you craft a puppet or help carry one of ours, we need your participation to make this parade a success!