Weekend: Farmers Market Kickoff & Basant Bahar


Cary, NC — Take a look at the calendar, and you’ll see that Spring weather is on its way! Events like the Farmers Market Kickoff, a Spring Fling Auction, Basant Bahar and a whole lot more will get you excited for warmer weather and time spent outside this weekend.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Support local high schools by attending two musicals this weekend. Cary High School will be performing Once Upon a Mattress from 7-9:30 pm on Friday night and, at 7:30 pm, Green Hope will present Legally Blonde. Shows repeat on various days throughout the weekend; check the calendar for more details.

Since St. Patrick’s Day is on a Tuesday this year, many Cary pubs and bars are starting the celebrations early–that is, this weekend. Doherty’s on High House, for example, starts a full weekend of events with live music at 10 pm. Find a complete list of celebrations on CaryCitizen’s 2015 Guide to St. Paddy’s Day in Cary.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

All day on Saturday, Garden Supply Company on Old Apex Road will host a fun “absolute auction,” where both gardening products and quirky finds will be up for grabs. Free face painting, food, and a cupcake food truck will also be part of the day–so don’t miss out!

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is working with Fortnight Brewery and Academy Street Bistro to host the kick-off of their 2015 season. Festivities and a silent auction will take place at Fortnight from 4-7 pm on Saturday; don’t miss this social event for farmers and customers.

The Cary Invasion will take on the Concord Hoops4Lyfe at the Herb Young Community Center on Saturday at 7 pm in some family-friendly basketball action.

At 8 pm, at The Cary Theater, Six Strings Presents will bring The Kennedys & Danielle Miraglia to Cary. Tickets are only $20 to hear the Kennedys, a husband-and-wife American Folk band influenced by sixties rock music, on Saturday night.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

On Sunday, Garden Supply Co. will host one of their most popular classes–Gardening in Miniature. For a $20 fee that includes a container, pebbles, activated charcoal, soil and moss, participants of all ages an build their own small garden. It starts at 3 pm.

Hum Sub will host their annual Indian celebration for the beginning of spring, Basant Bahar, with music and dance at the Cary Arts Center from 4-5 pm on Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

On Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Downtown Raleigh, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival will be in full swing. Starting at 10 am, see local bands, cultural and ethnic groups, and sports and dance teams march in the parade. After, families can enjoy games and activities, vendors, live music and more.

UNC Healthcare will host their second annual Cure HHT 5K Walk/Run at 8:30 am at Southern Community Park in Chapel Hill on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Participants can register online to help fund research for HHT, a genetic bleeding disorder with no cure.

Create your own bonsai tree at the Sarah Duke Gardens in Durham on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 9:30 am-1:30 pm. Pre-registered participants can pay $100 to receive all the necessary supplies (container, soil, plant) to make an outdoor bonsai plant.


The calendar of events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Wendell.