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Free Parking

Free Holiday Parking

Shop, eat, and enjoy the Chapel Hill-idays downtown this season with free parking! All Town-owned parking lots, decks, and on-street meters will be free on Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, as well as the following holidays:

  • Thursday, Nov. 22-Friday, Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving
  • Monday, Dec. 24-Wednesday, Dec. 26 for Winter Holiday
  • Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 for New Year’s Day

Parking is always free on Sundays in downtown Chapel Hill!

This includes all municipal lots and on-street meters.

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

Currently, vehicles with an accessible placard and/or license tag may park for free in accessible parking designated spots or other any designated public parking space.

Game Day
Valet Parking