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Handmade Art Parade/Hillsborough Weekend of Art

April 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hillsborough Arts Council’s Handmade Parade!

Saturday, April 30, 2022
4 PM in Hillsborough, NC
Parade Start: Burwell School Historic Site
Parade End: Hillsborough’s River Park

This year, the Hillsborough Arts Council is combining efforts between Last Fridays & the Art Walk; the Handmade Market (previously Art in the Heart of Hillsborough); and the

  • Friday, April 29, 2022, 6-9 PM – Last Friday & the Art Walk!
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022, 12-7 PM – Handmade Market!
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022, 4 PM – Handmade Parade!


After a 4 year hiatus, this legendary, community-fueled spectacle of art, creativity, and public theater returns to the streets of Hillsborough.

The theme for the 2022 parade is FOUND OBJECT ART.⁠⁠

⁠⁠We encourage all community members, whether you come in costume, with a paper-bag puppet, or a giant, recycled, Papier-mâché grasshopper, to craft an addition to this community show and march with us in celebration of art and creativity!

During the March and April occurrences of Last Fridays & the Art Walk, HAC will host pop-up puppet workshops to inspire visitors and neighbors to engineer and sculpt their own found object puppets. Keep an eye out for other ways to get involved with this one-of-a-kind opportunity, including links to register, and dance with your community through downtown Hillsborough.

Learn more about Handmade Parade and the full Weekend of Art experience at !

The Handmade Parade is supported in part by the Tourism Board of the Town of Hillsborough. HAC is grateful for the generosity of local funding agencies, sponsors, and individual donors who help fulfill our mission of enriching our community through the arts.


River Park
140 East Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, 27278
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