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Downtown Burlington is home to local restaurants and shopping establishments, as well as event venues such as the Historic Depot and the Paramount Theater. Whether you are looking for a bite to eat, locally curated art, a new book, or a specially consigned piece of furniture, you will find something exciting at every turn during your visit to Downtown.


The Special Events Division of the Burlington Recreation and Park’s Department hosts a variety of events at the Historic Depot and surrounding Downtown streets throughout the year. The St. Paddy’s Day Bash has become a community favorite along with the 4th Fridays Concert Series that runs from May through September featuring food trucks, live music ,and community organizations. The second half of the year focuses on celebrating the holidays through events such as the Halloween Scavenger Hunt, the Burlington Christmas Parade and Holiday Magic.

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The Municipal Services District (MSD) makes up the 16 blocks in Downtown Burlington that the Burlington Downtown Corporation, 501(c)3, dedicates efforts in providing programming, promotion of businesses and support for property owners. The full business directory, eateries, shopping locations and other Downtown redevelopment information can be found at burlingtondowntown.com


The Paramount Theater sits in the heart of Downtown Burlington and operates through supervision by the City of Burlington. Home of the Paramount Acting Company and local theater groups such as the Alamance Children’s Theater and The Gallery Players, the theater hosts over 200 nights of productions during a typical year. Broadening its reach to more than just theater goers, the Paramount has recently opened its doors to live concerts, comedy shows and other creative performances.


There are convenient free long-term parking lots right in the core of downtown off of Front Street at Worth and Spring Streets. There are also many short term parking spaces located along the streets that are designated for downtown visitors and short-term parking. 

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Sculptures and murals are  located throughout Downtown Burlington, brightening the streetscape and creating a sense of belonging. 

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