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Free Parking

Parking is always free on Sundays in downtown Chapel Hill!

This includes all municipal lots and on-street meters.

Carolina Square offers destination shopping and restaurants in downtown Chapel Hill. The entrance to the parking deck is immediately across the street from the intersection of Church Street and Franklin Street. Parking in the Carolina Square deck is free for 45 minutes.

Parking is free on these Town holidays:

New Year’s Day Jan. 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15 Monday
Spring Holiday March 30 Friday
Memorial Day May 28 Monday
Independence Day July 4 Wednesday
Labor Day Sept. 3 Monday
Thanksgiving Nov. 22-23 Thursday, Friday
Winter Holiday Dec. 24-26 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Parking is free on Saturdays in July and December

We want you to come downtown to shop, eat, and enjoy all that our businesses have to offer! On Saturdays in July and December, public parking is free at all on and off street locations. This means tha parking is free all weekend long these months! Visit to see what’s happening on the weekends downtown.

Accessible Parking is always free.

Those with a special placard for Accessible Parking can park for free in any public parking space throughout downtown. This applies to all public parking spaces – with or without a designated Accessible Parking Only sign. The three-hour time limit still applies.

Game Day
Valet Parking