Cary Weekend: Moonlight Sculpture Tour and More


Cary, NC — Sunny skies and warmer weather should return to Cary this weekend, just in time for music, Dragon Boats, a couple of 5k’s and the Moonlight Sculpture Tour.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Celebrate this year’s beautiful transition into fall and take a gardening class at Gather, Downtown’s new hybrid gift shop/coffee shop/work space. Class participants will plant mixed herbs and salad greens that can be kept and used throughout fall and winter.

Get into the weekend mood early this week by enjoying some live music. This Thursday evening at 6 p.m., the Harvest Nights at Park West Village continue with activities for kids and outdoor music from local and regional bands. Another live music option includes jazz at UnVined in Downtown Cary, starting at 8 p.m.

More Thursday details on the Calendar.

Friday, September 26, 2014

On Friday, Cary Visual Art is hosting a Moonlight Sculpture Tour during Downtown’s Final Friday Art Loop. Walking tours of the twelve outdoor sculptures start at 8 p.m., but arrive at Ashworth Village early to get a homemade lantern and decorate with glow-in-the-dark body paint. Also at Final Friday, enjoy a glass of wine and a walk through the open art galleries.

Prefer to stay inside? Enjoy two shows Downtown, both starting at 8 p.m. The Cary Players will present “Wait Until Dark” at the Cary Arts Center, and The Cary Theater will present a concert featuring artists Jennifer Daniels and Jason Harrod. “Wait Until Dark” can also be seen at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday.

More Friday details on the Calendar.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Starting at 7 a.m., the 519Church in Cary is offering a 5k/10k run along the American Tobacco Trail. A 1 mile run is available for families that want to run together, and all entry fees support efforts to open a women’s hospital in Haiti.

The Triangle’s first annual Dragon Boat Festival will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday at Koka Booth. This is a fun activity where attendees can race dragon boats (or just watch) and enjoy cultural food, performances, and experiences.

Stop by the Western Wake Farmer’s Market or the Cary Downtown Farmer’s Market to pick up locally grown and crafted foods. Downtown, the market will be accompanied by the Westwood Back Porch String Band. This is a great chance to hear some bluegrass music and to pick up some fresh items for your kitchen.

More Saturday details on the Calendar.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Another 5k will be held on Sunday at WakeMed Soccer Park along with a team 1-mile water carry challenge. The GlobalRun4Water benefits District projects focusing on water, sanitation, and hygiene.

For Sunday afternoon entertainment, The Cary Theater will be playing a film, Elsa & Fred, at 2 p.m. Another “Wait Until Dark” showing will be held at the Arts Center at 3 p.m.

More Sunday events on the Calendar.

Around the Triangle

Got ink? This weekend, the 1st Raleigh Tattoo Festival takes place Friday-Sunday at 421 Salisbury Street. Bands, seminars, exhibitors and lots of body art. More info:

One of our favorite events is the Pittsboro Pepper Festival. It’s peppers, chefs, dishes, live music, kid’s zone, DIY and drinks. More info:

In Durham this weekend, it’s all about the music with Ian Anderson, the Four Tops, Branford Marsalis, Allen Toussaint, John Bonamassa and more appearing in the Bull City. Not on the same bill, of course. But all this weekend in Durham.


Story by Jessica Patrick. The Calendar of Events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Moon Through the Trees photo by Gary J. Wood. Sculpture from