Franklin Street

Franklin Street sits at the northern edge of campus and it is the most famous stretch of pavement in Chapel Hill. Many of the businesses on Franklin Street cater to students. 

Students often rush Franklin Street after a win against Duke in basketball. Chapel Hill’s Homegrown Halloween event, which at its peak attracted nearly 32,000 college students from across the state, is held on Franklin Street.

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Chapel Hill ready for a Carolina victory

March may be over, but the madness isn’t done just yet. As the Tar Heels prep for the big game Saturday night against Syracuse, the Chapel Hill Police Department and downtown Chapel Hill businesses gear up for a massive celebration.


Students jump over bonfires set on Franklin Street after North Carolina's 76-72 victory over Duke on Saturday.

Franklin Street shut down for 76-72 win over Duke

As the final buzzer rang at Cameron Indoor Stadium affirming UNC's 76-72 win over Duke, the Chapel Hill police decided it needed more enforcement on Franklin Street for the quickly growing crowd as UNC students and Chapel Hill residents fled to Franklin Street to participate in a rivalry tradition