Cary Living Calendar of Events

Below are upcoming events in and around the Cary, NC area.

6/28/2016 - Tuesday Novel Readers Book Discussion
Regional Library
4000 Louis Stephens Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Read and discuss The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Each month, join us for a librarian-led book discussion and share your insights and experiences with others. Each regional library offers a variety of topics and genres to pique your literary interest.
Time: 10:30am

6/28/2016 - Vacation Bible School
Westwood Baptist Church
200 Westhigh Street | Cary
Kids age 3 years old to 5th grade (just completed) are invited to attend VBS 2016 at Westwood from June 26-29 from 5:30 to 8 pm! The theme this year is "Surf Shack". A free light supper is provided each night.
Sign up today at:
http://2016.cokesburyvbs.com/westwoodbaptistchurch/
Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love!
Time: N/A

6/29/2016 - Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place
Waverly Place
575 New Waverly Place | Cary
Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.
waverlycary.com
Time: 6-9pm

6/29/2016 - Vacation Bible School
Westwood Baptist Church
200 Westhigh Street | Cary
Kids age 3 years old to 5th grade (just completed) are invited to attend VBS 2016 at Westwood from June 26-29 from 5:30 to 8 pm! The theme this year is "Surf Shack". A free light supper is provided each night.
Sign up today at:
http://2016.cokesburyvbs.com/westwoodbaptistchurch/
Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love!
Time: N/A

7/4/2016 - Independence Day Olde Time Celebration
Fred G. Metro Bond Park, Boathouse
801 High House Road | Cary
Join us for an old-fashioned celebration of our nation’s birth – sure to be lots of fun for the entire family! Fishing tournament at 8am. Parade preparations at 9:30am. Parade in the Park at 10:30. Family contests begin at 11am. For more information please visit www.townofcary.org.
Time: 7:30am-3pm

7/4/2016 - July 4th Celebration at Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
Patriotic performances and music combined with family-friendly activities in an atmosphere that is second to none makes the July 4th Celebration at Booth Amphitheatre an event not to be missed! As the last note fades, the celebration is capped off with a spectacular fireworks display. Kids young and old will want to take a ride on the ferris wheel which offers a stunning view of Symphony Lake. There will also be an array of contests, magicians, scavenger hunts, rides and more! Gates open at 3pm to blankets, lawn chairs & picnics! Kids activities, ferris wheel, Berry-Go-Round, scavenger hunt and more.
At 4:30pm: watermelon eating, ice cream eating and corn hole contests. At 5:45pm: Cary Town Band on Koka Booth Main Stage.
At 7:30pm: NC Symphony on Koka Booth Main Stage.
Time: 3-10pm

7/4/2016 - Olde Fashioned Fourth of July
Historic Downtown Apex
Join us in Historic Downtown Apex as we celebrate America’s Birthday! Kids 12 & under may participate in Uncle Sam’s Parade of Wheels down Salem Street. Decorate your bike, wagon, tricycle, or other non-motorized vehicle in patriotic colors to celebrate our nation’s independence. The parade starts at the corner of Salem & Chatham Streets at noon, so be sure to line up early to save your place. Festivities will end with the Apex Fire Department’s Splash Down! Please note: Helmets are required for the Parade of Wheels. www.apexnc.org
Time: 9am-1pm

7/5/2016 - July 5th Celebration
Sugg Farm at Bass Lake Park
2401 Grigsby Avenue | Holly Springs
Join us the day after Independence Day for this traditional celebration of America’s birthday. Admission is free and everyone is invited, including friendly, leashed pets! Festivities include face painting, fireworks, food vendors, inflatables and games, kids crafts, live music, Play-Doh and potato sack races. More info at hollyspringsnc.us.
Time: 5-9:30pm

7/6/2016 - Modest Mouse and Brand New
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
boothamphitheatre.com
Time: 6:30pm

7/6/2016 - Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place
Waverly Place
575 New Waverly Place | Cary
Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.
waverlycary.com
Time: 6-9pm

7/6/2016 - Wind Down Wednesdays
Waverly Place
575 New Waverly Place | Cary
Join us on the promenade every Wednesday in July for a lineup of the best live performers in the Triangle. Plan to come early, or stay late and stroll around the shops, grab a bite to eat, or relax with a massage. Waverly has so much to offer, and is still growing! There’s something for everyone! All concerts are free and open to the public. Lawn chairs are welcome, however coolers are prohibited (small containers carrying snacks for young children and/or water will be allowed).
Beverages and a variety of hand-held foods will be available at stations on the promenade. Several Waverly restaurants have special Wind Down Wednesday meals, baskets and promotions, so check back for a list of all the ways to make your concert experience extra special! waverlycary.com
Time: 6-9pm

7/9/2016 - Summerfest Presents: Beach Music with North Tower
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
boothamphitheatre.com
Come out and shag! A veteran touring band with sizzling brass and a wide-ranging repertoire will have the whole family dancing. The Symphony will not be performing at this concert.
Time: 7:30-9:30pm

7/9/2016 - Carolina RailHawks vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
WakeMed Soccer Park
101 Soccer Park Drive | Cary
The Carolina RailHawks are a professional soccer team based in Cary. They compete in the NASL (North American Soccer League) and play home matches at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Come watch Greater Raleigh’s local soccer team, the Carolina RailHawks, as they take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies at home.
Time: 7:30pm

7/10/2016 - Downtown Cary Food & Flea
Ashworth Village | Downtown Cary
200 S. Academy Street | Cary
The Downtown Cary Food & Flea is a monthly crafters market that features local food trucks, local craft beer, vintage, art, crafts, edible goods, music and more.
dtcfoodandflea.com
Time: 12-4pm

7/13/2016 - Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place
Waverly Place
575 New Waverly Place | Cary
Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.
waverlycary.com
Time: 6-9pm

7/17/2016 - Aladdin
The Cary Theater
122 E. Chatham Street | Cary
Cost: $1 | 919.462.2051
www.thecarytheater.com
Time: 2pm

7/17/2016 - Jaws
The Cary Theater
122 E. Chatham Street | Cary
Cost: $5 | 919.462.2051
www.thecarytheater.com
Time: 2pm

7/18/2016 - Flight of the Concords
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
boothamphitheatre.com

Time: 7:30pm

7/20/2016 - Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place
Waverly Place
575 New Waverly Place | Cary
Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.
waverlycary.com
Time: 6-9pm

7/21/2016 - Movies by Moonlight: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
In what has become a popular summer favorite, “Movies by Moonlight” Series returns to the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary for another stellar season presented by WakeMed Cary Hospital. For a mere $5 (kids under 12 are free) patrons can bring a blanket or chair as the spacious lawn at Booth Amphitheatre is transformed into an outdoor movie theatre. A portion of the Movies By Moonlight proceeds will benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital. Patrons are allowed to bring in picnics on these special family nights. Gates open at 7pm and movies will start at dusk.
boothamphitheatre.com
Time: 7pm

7/27/2016 - Wind Down Wednesdays at Waverly Place
Waverly Place
575 New Waverly Place | Cary
Revel in live music with some of the finest musical acts in town. Waverly Place will present local performers along with vendors and restaurants each Wednesday in the promenade. Bring a lawn chair and “wind down” with family and friends; concerts are free and open to the public.
waverlycary.com
Time: 6-9pm

7/28/2016 - Gardening Class
The Garden Hut
1004 Old Honeycutt Road | Fuquay-Varina
Gartending right out of the garden & a little help from the corner store. How to include fresh produce from the garden in your cocktails. $10, RSVP.
919.552.0590
www.NelsasGardenHut.com
Time: 6pm

7/29/2016 - Finally Friday Apex
Downtown Apex
On the last Friday, or “final” Friday of each month from April to September 2016, the Apex Downtown Business Association will be bringing entertainment and food to Salem Street for some after-work relaxation and fun. Participating #downtownapexnc merchants and restaurants will be offering special promotions as well, and will be open until 9pm. So hurry home from work, gather up the family, and head to downtown Apex. apexdowntown.com
Time: 5-9pm

7/29/2016 - Final Friday Cary Art Loop
Downtown Cary
On the last Friday of every month, Cary celebrates art with the Cary Art Loop. Triangle arts and culture in the Cary area are highlighted with extended hours for participating art galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, and other businesses that showcase visual arts, music, and more. Look for free C-Tran shuttle service between downtown venues.
www.caryartloop.org
Time: 6-9pm

8/5/2016 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’ and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE–TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on site if you get hungry, all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.
beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info
Time: N/A

8/6/2016 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’ and barbeque eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE–TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on site if you get hungry, all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day.
beerandbourbon.com/cary/show-info
Time: N/A

8/6/2016 - Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5K & Fun Run
WakeMed Soccer Park
201 Soccer Park Drive | Cary
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine serves as the presenting sponsor for the 5th Annual Bella Rose Strides for Babies. This event is held in honor of Bella Rose Diaz, who was lost to SIDS in May 2011. Family-friendly event with bounce house, DJ, and silent auction. All proceeds go to the CJ Foundation for SIDS. Contact: Janna Fonseca, 919.238.2009. Event website: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Cary/BellaRoseStridesforBabies5K. Kids’ events (face painting, bounce house, crafts, etc) are free but require registration. Race fees range from $15-$25 and runners receive gender-specific t-shirt. We offer prizes for top finishes in age group categories as well as runner with stroller and runner with dog, so this is truly an event that offers something for everyone! The 5K course is on the grounds of the WakeMed Soccer Park and offers a challenge to both the novice and seasoned runner.
Time: 8am

8/11/2016 - Gardening Class
The Garden Hut
1004 Old Honeycutt Road | Fuquay-Varina
Culinary treats right out of the garden.
$10, RSVP. 919.552.0590
www.NelsasGardenHut.com
Time: 11am

8/13/2016 - Carolina RailHawks vs. Puerto Rico
WakeMed Soccer Park
101 Soccer Park Drive | Cary
Time: 7:30pm

8/13/2016 - Iron and Wine
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road | Raleigh
We welcome back Iron and Wine (South Carolina native Sam Beam) for a special solo performance. With five albums, numerous EPs and singles, and the initial volumes of an Archive Series, Iron and Wine has captured listeners’ emotions and imagination with distinctly cinematic songs. Iron and Wine is currently celebrating the first two installments of the Archive Series on Beam’s own label, Black Cricket Recording Co. The gifted singer-songwriter has also released albums with fellow indie artists Jesca Hoop and Ben Bridwell of The Band of Horses. Ghost on Ghost (2013) is “one of the most satisfying albums the group has done to date,” says All Music. www.ncartmuseum.org
Time: 8pm

8/13/2016 - Charm City Junction
Fred G. Bond Metro Park
Sertoma Amphitheatre
801 High House Road | Cary
Baltimore-based roots group Charm City Junction puts a new spin on old-timey music, carrying the torch of fast-picking bluegrass and toe-tapping Celtic music. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, the button accordion and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places – but always with an eye on tradition. From dance-inducing old-time rhythms and foot-stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving bluegrass, Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats, wondering where they’ll go next.
Time: 6-8pm

8/14/2016 - Downtown Cary Food & Flea
Ashworth Village | Downtown Cary
200 S. Academy Street | Cary
The Downtown Cary Food & Flea is a monthly crafters market that features local food trucks, local craft beer, vintage, art, crafts, edible goods, music and more. dtcfoodandflea.com
Time: 12-4pm

8/17/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
Impress your friends with your knowledge of high style design and learn how to make your own Contemporary Fresh Floral Arrangement! If you own your own clippers, bring them along. You can also bring your own wine so you can "Wine and Design"!
Time: 6:30-8pm

8/17/2016 - Joint Venture Jewelry’s 18th Anniversary Winesday
Joint Venture Jewelry, offering the largest selection of vintage jewelry in the Triangle, is inviting Triangle residents to celebrate its 18th Anniversary in style! Mark your calendar for Wednesday August 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. to come sip wine and sparkle! There will be a special wine tasting with Raleigh Wine Shop in addition to storewide sales, including 15 percent off jewelry purchases (some exclusions apply). Grab your friends to come mix and mingle with fellow jewelry lovers while shopping with an exclusive discount. Visit www.jointventurejewelry.com for more information. Joint Venture Jewelry is located at 250 Grande Heights in Cary.
Time: 5-7pm

8/18/2016 - Back-to-School Bash
In front of Stone Theatre - Park West 14
Village Market Place | Morrisville
JOIN US on Thursday, August 18th from 4pm-8pm as we celebrate our BACK TO SCHOOL BASH with FREE fun for the entire family!
www.parkwestvillage.net
Time: 4-8pm

8/20/2016 - Gillian Welch
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road | Raleigh
It’s been 20 years since Gillian Welch released her debut masterpiece Revival that announced the arrival of a singular songwriting talent. Since then Welch and her musical partner David Rawlings have recorded four more exquisite albums that evoke the spare and haunting qualities of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Welch achieved greater prominence in 2002 for her contributions to the Grammy-winning soundtrack O Brother Where Art Thou. Her most recent album, The Harrow & The Harvest, received a Grammy nomination and is considered one of her finest.
www.ncartmuseum.org
Time: 8pm

8/26/2016 - Finally Friday Apex
Downtown Apex
On the last Friday, or “final” Friday of each month from April to September 2016, the Apex Downtown Business Association will be bringing entertainment and food to Salem Street for some after-work relaxation and fun. Participating #downtownapexnc merchants and restaurants will be offering special promotions as well, and will be open until 9pm. So hurry home from work, gather up the family, and head to downtown Apex. apexdowntown.com
Time: 5-9pm

8/27/2016 - Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
The Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary by expanding the one-day festival to two days! Due to continued construction on N. Academy Street, the festival will remain on Cary’s Town Hall Campus for 2016. Come join us as we celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary by hosting it at a wonderful new location and expanding the time!
Time: 5-9pm

8/27/2016 - Peachy Keen’s 4th Birthday Party
Peachy Keen, a contemporary women’s clothing and lifestyle boutique, is turning FOUR! Triangle residents are invited to come celebrate the milestone with fabulous sales, a tasty food truck and trendy trunk shows including Paige Denim! Make plans to come by Saturday, August 27 from noon to 4 p.m. Sangria and shopping? Yes, please! For more information, visit www.peachykeen.com. Peachy Keen is located at 250 Grande Heights in Cary.
Time: 12-4pm

8/28/2016 - Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival
The Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival is celebrating its 40th anniversary by expanding the one-day festival to two days! Due to continued construction on N. Academy Street, the festival will remain on Cary’s Town Hall Campus for 2016. Come join us as we celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary by hosting it at a wonderful new location and expanding the time!
Time: 5-9pm

9/21/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
Shake off the summer heat and learn how to make your own Silk Door Piece for Fall! You can also bring your own wine so you can "Wine and Design"!
Time: 6:30-8pm

9/29/2016 - Peachy Wears Hope Fall Fashion Show
Shop for a cause at Peachy Keen, a contemporary women’s clothing and lifestyle boutique! Make plans to attend the Peachy Wears Hope Fall Fashion Show Thursday, September 29. Cocktail hour starts at 7 p.m. with live music, a braid bar, tasty food and Peachy Keen models showing off the hottest fall fashions. All benefits go toward Headbands of Hope and Duke Children’s Hospital. Peachy Keen is located at 250 Grande Heights in Cary.
Time: 7pm

10/19/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
Bring the Colors of Fall Splendor Inside and Learn to make your own Fresh Fall Floral Arrangement! If you own your own clippers, bring them along. You can also bring your own wine so you can "Wine and Design"!
Time: 6:30-8pm

11/16/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
Learn how to make your own Silk Winter Door Piece! Great for gift giving, or to keep for yourself. Accents will vary based on your choice of Natural Winter, Christmas or Hanukkah, so please indicate your preference in the COMMENTS section. You can also bring your own wine so you can "Wine and Design"!
Time: 6:30-8pm

12/17/2016 - Cary Florist Workshop
Cary Florist
100 Parkthrough Street | Cary
$50 per session | Register for 3 or more and SAVE $20 per session!
To register visit us at www.caryflorist.com
(THIS IS SATURDAY) 10:00-11:30 AM: Learn how to make your own Fresh Floral Centerpiece for the Holidays and make it last! Great for gift giving, or to keep for yourself. Accents will vary based on your choice of Natural Winter, Christmas or Hanukkah, so please indicate your preference in the COMMENTS section.
Time: 10-11:30am

 

 

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