Cary Living Calendar of Events

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

5/26/2016 - LIVE in The District Music Series
In front of Stone Theatre - Park West 14
Village Market Place | Morrisville
Park West Village is excited to present the biggest spring event of the season, the annual LIVE in the District Music Series! A free music show featuring Bull City Syndicate will be held in the District every Thursday night for family fun featuring some of the hottest local bands! Adult beverage sales will benefit a local charity. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the spring weather while you're singing, dancing, and jamming out to some great hits with the whole family, every Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m., April 14th through June 2nd. For more information, check out Park West Village's Facebook Page or their website at www.parkwestvillage.com.
Time: 6-8:30pm

5/27/2016 - Wine Walk for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund
Red, White and Brute
Offering special sparkling wines
Stroll through Waverly Place and visit each store for a relaxed evening of shopping complete with wine tastings featuring wines under $20/bottle and interactive demonstrations or art viewings at each store. The evening will include live music.
waverlycary.com.
Time: 5-9pm

5/27/2016 - 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

5/27/2016 - WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest
Fuquay-Varina
The public is invited to a mass ascension of all participating balloons, followed by a balloon “glow” just after sunset on Friday, May 27th as the festival begins. Events in Fuquay-Varina continue on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings with competition balloon flights. Each afternoon/evening spectators will enjoy a mass ascension and a balloon glow, with a few of the balloons providing tethered rides benefiting charities. When the balloons aren’t flying, you’re invited to enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina-based foods along with NC State Fair inspired foods (40+ different food lines and vendors are planned), take in live local and regional musicians, field games for all ages, a Merchant, Arts & Craft Village presented by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, a Chef’s Challenge, and more.
wralfreedomballoonfest.com.
Time: n/a

5/27/2016 - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
NCMA's Museum Park Amphitheater
2110 Blue Ridge Road | Raleigh
$45 ($40 Members) Reserved
$32 ($27 Members) General admission
Presented with Cat’s Cradle
919.715.5923 | ncartmuseum.org
Time: 7:30pm

5/28/2016 - WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest
Fuquay-Varina
The public is invited to a mass ascension of all participating balloons, followed by a balloon “glow” just after sunset on Friday, May 27th as the festival begins. Events in Fuquay-Varina continue on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings with competition balloon flights. Each afternoon/evening spectators will enjoy a mass ascension and a balloon glow, with a few of the balloons providing tethered rides benefiting charities. When the balloons aren’t flying, you’re invited to enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina-based foods along with NC State Fair inspired foods (40+ different food lines and vendors are planned), take in live local and regional musicians, field games for all ages, a Merchant, Arts & Craft Village presented by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, a Chef’s Challenge, and more.
wralfreedomballoonfest.com.
Time: n/a

5/29/2016 - WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest
Fuquay-Varina
The public is invited to a mass ascension of all participating balloons, followed by a balloon “glow” just after sunset on Friday, May 27th as the festival begins. Events in Fuquay-Varina continue on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings with competition balloon flights. Each afternoon/evening spectators will enjoy a mass ascension and a balloon glow, with a few of the balloons providing tethered rides benefiting charities. When the balloons aren’t flying, you’re invited to enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina-based foods along with NC State Fair inspired foods (40+ different food lines and vendors are planned), take in live local and regional musicians, field games for all ages, a Merchant, Arts & Craft Village presented by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, a Chef’s Challenge, and more.
wralfreedomballoonfest.com.
Time: n/a

5/30/2016 - WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest
Fuquay-Varina
The public is invited to a mass ascension of all participating balloons, followed by a balloon “glow” just after sunset on Friday, May 27th as the festival begins. Events in Fuquay-Varina continue on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings with competition balloon flights. Each afternoon/evening spectators will enjoy a mass ascension and a balloon glow, with a few of the balloons providing tethered rides benefiting charities. When the balloons aren’t flying, you’re invited to enjoy a wide variety of North Carolina-based foods along with NC State Fair inspired foods (40+ different food lines and vendors are planned), take in live local and regional musicians, field games for all ages, a Merchant, Arts & Craft Village presented by the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce, a Chef’s Challenge, and more.
wralfreedomballoonfest.com.
Time: n/a

6/1/2016 - 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

6/2/2016 - LIVE in The District Music Series
In front of Stone Theatre - Park West 14
Village Market Place | Morrisville
Park West Village is excited to present the biggest spring event of the season, the annual LIVE in the District Music Series! A free music show featuring Bull City Syndicate will be held in the District every Thursday night for family fun featuring some of the hottest local bands! Adult beverage sales will benefit a local charity. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the spring weather while you're singing, dancing, and jamming out to some great hits with the whole family, every Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m., April 14th through June 2nd. For more information, check out Park West Village's Facebook Page or their website at www.parkwestvillage.com.
Time: 6-8:30pm

6/4/2016 - Latino Culinary Festival
Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 N Salem Street | Apex
Twelve countries represented, live music and entertainment, free arts & crafts activities for kids, and bazaar. $6 per person.
http://www.apexlatinofest.com
Time: 6-9pm

6/4/2016 - 7th Annual Apex Latino Arts Festival
Halle Cultural Arts Center
237 N. Salem Street | Historic Downtown Apex
Fun activities for the whole family! Art workshops, jewelry making, woodworking, coloring, piñatas and more!
apexlatinofest.com.
Time: n/a

6/4/2016 - Dog Days of June
Bond Park, Field #6
801 High House Road | Cary
A day filled with family fun for you and your dogs. Participate in the Charity Raffle. Compete in the Skyhoundz Canine Frisbee Disc Competition. Check out local dog rescue groups and other vendors. Adopt a new pet. Vaccinate and microchip your pets as Cary Animal Control teams up with local veterinarians. Bring your friendly, leashed dog for some summertime fun! Canine Frisbee Disc Competition, dog wash, rabies vaccines and microchipping clinic.
Time: 9am-1pm

6/4/2016 - Carolina RailHawks vs. Jacksonville Armada FC
The Carolina RailHawks will play a match against Jacksonville Armada FC on Saturday June 4th, 2016. Throughout this season fans can expect to watch North Carolina's world-class RailHawks team while enjoying an all-around new and improved game-day experience. WakeMed Soccer Park has been renovated with a new South Stand Supporters Section, VIP seating level, enhanced technology, and new concessions services including in-seat food and beverages. Additionally, there is a "Far Post Beer Garden", which will serve local craft brews and be a place for all fans looking to socialize and celebrate. The "Duck Donuts Family Zone" offers families fun soccer related activities, face painting, and inflatables. There is something everyone! For more information on how to purchase tickets please visit http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8856763/carolina-railhawks-vsjacksonville-arm ada--cary-wakemed-soccer-park-carolina-railhawks or call the box office at (919)-459-8144.
Time: 7:30pm

6/8/2016 - 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

6/15/2016 - 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

6/17/2016 - 5th Annual Peak City Pig Fest
Downtown Apex
The 5th Annual Peak City Pig Fest is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the nation’s leading BBQ sanctioning body. Cook teams from all over the country will come to compete against each other for prize money while cooking chicken, ribs, beef brisket and pork.
peakcitypigfest.com.
Time: n/a

6/18/2016 - NC MedAssist Presents: Miles for Medicine
5k Run/Walk, Pancakes & Beer! Fortnight Brewing Co. 1006 SW Maynard Road | Cary RUN | EAT | CHEER | DRINK | DONATE To Register or For More Information Visit: www.jonesracingcompany.com/milesformedicine
Time: 9am

6/18/2016 - Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Parkway | Cary
Boothamphitheatre.com
Time: 7:30pm

6/18/2016 - Gigi’s Playhouse Grand Opening
Swift Creek Shopping Center
2887 Jones Franklin Road | Raleigh
GiGi’s Playhouse is an established series of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers serving children and adults of all ages. Each Playhouse provides educational and therapeutic programs at no charge to families. gigisplayhouse.org/raleigh.
Time: n/a

6/18/2016 - 5th Annual Peak City Pig Fest
Downtown Apex
The 5th Annual Peak City Pig Fest is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the nation’s leading BBQ sanctioning body. Cook teams from all over the country will come to compete against each other for prize money while cooking chicken, ribs, beef brisket and pork.
peakcitypigfest.com.
Time: n/a

6/21/2016 - Carolina Puppet Theater presents The Little Red He
Holly Springs Cultural Center
300 West Ballentine Street | Holly Springs
The Carolina Puppet Theatre is an enchanting puppet experience creatively entertaining audiences with high-energy antics. $5 per person (children under 12 months old get in free).
Time: 11am

6/22/2016 - 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

6/22/2016 - 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
Herbs are beautiful as home accents, and can be functional in the home as well! Learn how to care for Potted Herbs and make your own Indoor Herb Garden! 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

6/24/2016 - 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

6/26/2016 - American Wildlife Refuge
An Afternoon with the Birds
White Plains United Methodist Church
313 SE Maynard Road | Cary
This is a 3 hour come-and-go event! We will have various birds in our gymnasium for bird-lovers of all ages to get up close and see the amazing beauty of owls, hawks, and much more!
While this is not a time to pet the birds, there will be plenty of great photo opportunities and times to ask questions of the bird-handlers.
There is NO COST for this event. There will be ways to learn how to donate to support the American Wildlife Refuge if you feel led to do so.
At any given time there will be at least a few birds out to learn about-- those will change over the course of three hours. Feel free to come and stay for just a few minutes or the whole three hours. All ages are invited, as long as children can be sure to respect the birds needs and boundaries communicated by the bird handlers.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1589530011361964/
Time: 2-5pm

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

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

7/13/2016 - 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

7/20/2016 - 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

7/27/2016 - 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

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

8/18/2016 - 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

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

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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