May Events in Chatham County

Chatham County is perfectly situated to give you the small town life while being a stone’s throw from city life. Whether you’re looking for something fun to do with the family, a date night with your significant other, or anything in between, our county has something for everyone. Use this guide to hit the best Chatham County Events throughout May.

27th Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibit

May 7th, 8th, and 14th. Free, reservation required.

The Garden Art Gallery in Hillsborough is back with its annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibit. Featuring both regionally and nationally recognized sculpture artists, the event is free and the artists receive 100% of any sales. Though the event is outdoors and perfect for the family, the hosts ask that guests do not bring pets. Bring the kids and enjoy both the beautiful gardens and the intricately crafted sculptures.

Comedy Showcase at BMC Brewing

May 2nd, 8:30 pm. $10 cover charge.

North Carolina’s indie comedy culture has been growing for some time, and its brewing culture is known throughout the country. To get the best of both worlds, head to Pittsboro’s BMC Brewing for a Comedy Showcase Night. The lineup features Kimberly Daniece, Jeremy Alder, Jenna Hall, and Tyler Deese. Plus, of course, BMC’s delicious concoctions of sour ales, stouts, marzens, and more.

Kappa Derby #6

May 7th, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Admission $45 to $350.

Hosted by the Durham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, this event is known as the Sundress and Seersucker Kentucky Derby Day Party. This year’s celebration will be held at the elegant Old Mill Farm, will feature an open bar, and includes access to a variety of fashion and cigar vendors. It will also have its own signature cocktail, so be sure to put on your best sundress or seersucker suit and join in the festivities.

Cultural Diversity Day Forage

May 21st, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Tickets $50.

In celebration of Cultural Diversity Day, join expert Daniel Woody on a three-to-five mile walk while learning about important fungi. Woody will take the group along dedicated paths as well as short trips through the woods (reflective gear is required for safety!). Eagle-eyed observers may spot a variety of mushrooms and fungi, including Dryad’s Saddle, Mica Cap, Yellow Morel, Black Morel, Half-Free Morel, Oyster Mushroom, Deer Mushroom, and Wine Caps.

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