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#MeetDowntown and Enjoy Free Saturday On-Street Parking in July

On-street metered parking will be FREE on Saturdays in downtown Chapel Hill during the month of July. The dates are July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

How will you know?
About 200 spaces will be available; the meters will be bagged! These are all highly visible and desirable downtown parking spaces with convenient access for residents and visitors to shop, dine and enjoy the #SummerInChapelHill.

The three-hour limit for metered parking will be in effect and will be monitored. Parking at Town decks and surface parking lots is not included in the freebie offering. And remember…public parking is always free on Sundays!


1 - Cameron/Graham St Lot

2 - Graham St Lot

3 - 427 West Franklin Lot

4 - Courtyard Lot 

5 - West Franklin Lot

6 - West Franklin Valet 


7 - 440 South Lot

8 - 440 North Lot

9 - UNC Development Lot 

10 - 140 West Parking Garage 

11 - West Rosemary Lot

On-Street Metered Parking:

  • $1.50/hr accepting cash & credit (3hrs max)
  • Free after 6PM & all day Sunday

All public lots and on-street parking are free on Sunday except the Morehead Planetarium. Availability may vary. 


12 - PNC/Sea Turtle Lot 

13 -  Rosemary/Columbia Lot 

14 - CVS Plaza Parking Deck

15 - Porthole Alley Lot

16 - Swain Lot

17 - Wallace Parking Deck

18 - Morehead Planetarium Lot

Riding your bike downtown? Here's a map of all the bike racks and bike corral downtown: Bike Parking Map

Valet Parking 

Enjoy an evening downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking from Monday through Saturday at one of our participating downtown businesses. Patrons enjoying other establishments can also use the valet service for a $5.00 charge. Drop-off your car in front of the UNC Information Technology building (440 West Franklin Street), near the West End Wine Bar. For details click here!