Chatham County Parks and Recreation to host outdoor film festival on May 7

Pittsboro, NC – The Chatham County community is invited to spend a night under the stars at the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department’s Outdoor Film Festival. The event is Friday, May 7, 2021, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Park at Briar Chapel, located at 1015 Andrews Store Road in Pittsboro.

This free event will showcase multiple short films that are all focused on outdoor recreation. Themes include paddling, climbing, biking and more. Films will be shown using an outdoor projector and large movie screen. Due to COVID-19, spectators will be asked to physically distance from other family units while watching the films. There is space for 100 people on the field, and there are 17 parking spots for people who wish to watch the films from their cars. Space is limited, and this event is first-come, first-served. It is recommended that attendees arrive early to secure their spots.

The Outdoor Film Festival is included in the Chatham 250 Passport Experience, which is part of Chatham County’s 250th Anniversary Celebration. The film festival is one of many activities that residents can experience with the Natural Environment Passport.

“We’re enthusiastic about the Outdoor Film Festival, and I hope residents participating in the Chatham 250 Passport Experience will join us,” said Chatham County Parks and Recreation Director Tracy Burnett. “This event will give the residents a chance to get outdoors and enjoy recreation-themed short films while social distancing.”

For more information, residents may visit the Outdoor Film Festival Facebook event or contact Mallory Peterson at 919-545-8553 or at . More details on the Chatham 250 Passport Experience and other Chatham 250 activities can be found at