Carrboro North Carolina is known for its exciting, progressive vibe. Located between Raleigh and Charlotte, it’s an ideal place to raise a family or start a new business. Known as “The Green Mountain State” due to the many state parks and preserves it boasts, this vibrant city is a great place for young families, professionals, students, farmers, art lovers, and tourists. Home to some of America’s most vibrant arts community, Carrboro is filled with small art galleries, organic grocer stores, and indie bands like the legendary Cat’s Cradle performing on its front porch every night. The Carrboro ArtsCenter offers experimental plays and exhibitions, and the Downtown Carrboro Farmers’ Festival provides local produce and locally crafted coffee shops alongside local produce.
The Carrboro Arts Center is home to some of the most exciting performances of any city in the country. The ArtsCenter’s Annual Bluegrass Festival showcases the finest Bluegrass acts in the region. This year, the event featured Bluegrass legends such as Cat’s Cradle, the Raconteurs, and Brother Wreck. The Raconteurs also put on a free music and arts festival called Reggies on May Day, a celebration of all things Reggies.
The downtown Carrboro area is bustling with activity, from art-focused shopping centers to a vibrant farmers market. Many local restaurants feature locally grown foods, including locally raised pork, locally raised eggs, fresh corn, locally caught fish, and locally made sandwiches. A popular Sunday morning gathering at one of the many cafes in downtown Carrboro provides a great opportunity to enjoy a meal by the bay with fresh coffee and locally baked pastries. For a more relaxing experience, visitors can visit the Waterfront Park and stroll along the waterfront.