Weekend: Mozart Fest, ChowDown and World Cup


Cary, NC — This first weekend of summer is going to be hot, and we don’t just mean the weather. There’s going to be swing dancing, vintage films, theater, the World Cup and the first-ever two-day Mozart Fest in Cary.

Weekend Events – Hot for the Summer

Every week, we highlight a few events from the coming weekend. But this weekend, like many summer weekends, we list over 60 events from Thursday to Sunday. So you should really visit the Calendar in case we missed something that might strike your fancy.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday, there’s Improv at Cary High, and the Tar River Swing Band at the corner of Chatham and Academy.

A show called Legends & Divas starts a two-day run at Cary Arts Center, presented by the Academy for the Performing Arts.

Also Friday, Booth Amphitheatre sees the first night of a two-show Mozart Festival featuring his final giant symphony, Jupiter, the beloved Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and two of his exquisite concertos.

Cary has doubled it’s Friday karaoke venues. Havana Grill has a long-popular Family Karaoke Night on Fridays in Downtown Cary. And Corner Tavern on Maynard has joined the Friday karaoke scene as well.

More Friday events on the Calendar.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturdays, we go to the farmers markets. In season now: Peaches, Watermelon, Sweet Corn, Eggplants, Cucumbers, Blackberries and Blueberries.

Speaking of blueberries, our pals at Whisk in Waverly Place have a class on Saturday called Blueberry Heaven.

Here’s an item we’ve never highlighted before: Triangle Seagals meet on Saturday from 12-1 at Perkins on US-64. Triangle Seagals are women veterans of the various military sea services (Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, etc.), WWII, Korea, ‘Nam, etc. Contact: Norma Schrader @ 919-303-8205.

Legends and Divas continues Saturday at Cary Arts Center. Mozart Festival (Day 2) is in the evening under the pines at Booth Amphitheatre.

Saturday night, you’ll find Wheels of Fire at Doherty’s and The Whiskey Runners at West Park Tavern on highway 55.

More Saturday events on the Calendar.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday is usually a quiet day on the Calendar. Two events this week merit a special mention.

The first is a food truck rodeo in Downtown Cary called the Chatham Street Chowdown. 15 food trucks, plus Fortnight Brewing Company and Chatham Hill Winery will line the street along with seating areas and music from local performers throughout the day.

For World Cup fans, the Carolina Railhawks and Wake Med Soccer Park are having a free USA-Portugal World Cup Watch Party. Over a 1000 people attended the first event (USA vs Ghana). The event is free to the general public. In addition, parking at WakeMed Soccer Park for this event will be free and a full concessions menu will be available.

More Sunday events on the Calendar.


The CaryCitizen Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo of Clint Dempsey by Nike. Portrait of Mozart by Barbara Krafft.


Weekend Events coverage on Cary Citizen is sponsored in part by Waverly Farmers Market.


1 reply
  1. Mick
    Mick says:

    The chowdown was great! Outstanding food and drink. More seating needed. An excellent Downtown event!

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