Events

Downtown Hillsborough bustles with music, dinners, tastings, readings and other special events all the time.  Here is a sampling of ongoing events happening around Downtown Hillsborough.

Below you will find other upcoming events at businesses around Downtown Hillsborough.  Bookmark this page and check back often as the events below are updated continuously.  Thank you for supporting your local business owners and shopping in Downtown Hillsborough.  We are open and welcome your business. Additional events going on around town can be found at  http://www.visithillsboroughnc.com/ , http://hillsboroughchamber.com/ and http://www.ourhillsborough.

  • Weaver Street Market’s Open Mic Night featuring local acoustic musicians every Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Wine tastings every Friday evening  from 5 – 7 pm.
  • Hillsborough Yarn Shop features classes from beginner/novice to advanced/expert throughout each month.
  • Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays every last Friday of the month (April – September).
  • Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays Art Walk every last Friday of the month (Feb. – Nov) from 6 – 9pm.
  • Eno River Farmers Market, market hours are Saturdays 8am to noon, and Wednesdays 4 to 6pm.
  • Hillsborough Wine Company offers “First Friday’s” wine tastings from 5 to 7 pm, the first Friday of every month, as well as additional weekly tastings monthly.
  • Panciuto, located at 110 S. Churton Street, is now serving a modified menu weekdays.  The menu now includes appetizers, pastas (full or half-size),  meats, sides, and desserts.  It will continue to be inspired Italian using more than 93% local ingredients, with everything made in-house by hand.
  • Historic Hillsborough Culinary Tour, 11am-2:15pm.  Talk with chefs, owners and farmers while exploring charming downtown Hillsborough, home to handmade chocolates, locally roasted coffees,organic wine and one of the most esteemed restaurants in the Southeast.  $42.50.  919-237-2254. ww w.tastecarolina.net
  • Children’s Saturday Art Activity at Margaret Lane Gallery –  Every Saturday from 1 to 2:30 pm the Gallery has a special art activity for children, on a drop in basis. It is fun and free! There is something different week. Activities we have done in the past include butterfly books, finger knitting, shaping and decorating eggs from cold porcelain clay, making God’s Eyes, and window transparencies. Check us on Facebook (Margaret Lane Gallery and Studios) for activity specifics.   Margaret Lane Gallery is located at 121 West Margaret Lane, in between the library and the Hot Tin Roof

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March 27 – April 23   “Let the River Answer”

Jewelry by Arianna Bara, paintings by Eduardo Lapetina, turned wood by Michael Salemi. March 27 – April 23. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, March 31st 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 21 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

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Michael Salemi – Confluence

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Arianna Bara – Opal and Garnet Pendant

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April 24 – May 21       “Parallel Play”

Paintings by Ellie Reinhold, sculpture by Jason Smith, pottery by Evelyn Ward. April 24 – May 21. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, April 28th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 21 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. 121 N. Churton Street, Hillsborough NC, 919-732-5001. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Th, 10-8 Fri & Sat, 11-6 Sun. HillsboroughGallery.com

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Jason Smith – KAldescope

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Evelyn Ward – Mugs

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Ellie Reinhold – Dawn Quartered

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“Opening Reception for Serenity of Nature”  at Margaret Lane Gallery

Friday, April 28, 6 to 9 pm. Oils on canvas by Estella Johnson, ongoing through May 21. Estella enjoys painting landscapes, most especially waterfalls, lakes and streams.  She is intrigued by the serenity of nature and the calming effect of Earth’s elements.   Although her work leans toward an impressionistic style,  she is heavily  influenced by the artists of the Hudson River School.

Margaret Lane Gallery is located at 121 West Margaret Lane, in between the library and the Hot Tin Roof. Current hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Sunday 1 to 6 pm (closed Monday and Tuesday). On Last Fridays, the gallery remains open until 9 pm. A children’s art activity corner is available whenever the gallery is open. For more information, follow the Gallery on Facebook (Margaret Lane Gallery and Studios) or call (919) 296-8938.

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“Faces, Places and Spaces” at Margaret Lane Gallery

Ongoing Through April 23. Oil on canvas by Raymond LaMantia, featured artist. Also on display: photography by David Knox and D. Xavier Knox, stained glass art by Beverly Currence, water colors by Susan Young, jewelry by Margaret Oatney and Abby DeLotto, and an assortment of decorative eggs, fabric items, reprints, note cards, and butterfly and train mugs.

Margaret Lane Gallery is located at 121 West Margaret Lane, in between the library and the Hot Tin Roof. Current hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 11:30 am to 6 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm, and Sunday 1 to 6 pm (closed Monday and Tuesday). On Last Fridays, the gallery remains open until 9 pm. A children’s art activity corner is available whenever the gallery is open. For more information, follow the Gallery on Facebook (Margaret Lane Gallery and Studios) or call (919) 296-8938.

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