May Events in Downtown Cary


Editor’s Note: On Wednesdays, we usually run a Weekend Events story. Instead, this week we’re running a summary of May events in Downtown Cary by Doc Thorne, President of the Heart of Cary Association. Photo by Brooke Meyer.

Cary, NC – May is shaping-up to be a busy month in Downtown Cary. Grab the family and come Downtown for Herbfest, National Train Day, the Wheels on Academy vintage car festival and lots more.

Sat 5/4

HERBFEST on the grounds of the Page-Walker. More info: Herbfest.

Sun 5/5

Cary Creative (reuse) Center’s silent art auction to the Page-Walker. For more info:

Fri 5/10 – 5-8PM

The Cary Police Department hosts NATIONAL NIGHT OUT on S. Academy Street. More info: Town of Cary. 

Sat 5/11  – 10AM-2PM

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY at the Downtown Amtrak station. This year’s event will be the largest in the State, and the 19th largest in the country. For more info: 2013 Train Day.

Sat 5/11  – beginning at Noon

RITMO LATINO festival on S. Academy Street. More info: Diamante, Inc.

Sat 5/11 & Sun 5/12 – 5 PM

The undefeated Cary Invasion play back-to-back home games vs. the Bull City Legacy (Sat) and the Nighthawks (Sun) in the Herb Young Center. This is semi-Pro basketball at its best! For more info:

 Sun 5/12 – Mother’s Day

The Matthew’s House is serving a special Mother’s Day Brunch. For info:

Sat 5/18 –  beginning at 9 AM

WHEELS ON ACADEMY – a big vintage car show and festival on historic Academy Street. More info: Town of Cary.

Sun 5/19 –  5 PM

The Cary Invasion takes on Jacksonville’s Big Texas in the Herb Young Center. For more info:

Fri 5/31 – 6-9 PM

Final Friday and Art Loop. For more info: and


To find out what’s happening all over Cary, check out the Calendar of Events