Weekend: Lebanese Festival, Wine & Zumba


Cary, NC — This weekend, the calendar and our Easter Guide are full with events. Check both for wine tastings, Easter celebrations, farmers market openings, outdoor Zumba, Invasion basketball, local music, a Lebanese festival and more. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Would you like to be more involved in Downtown Cary and the Triangle in general? This month’s Heart of Cary meeting will take place at the Matthews House at 7:30 am on Thursday morning. Enjoy breakfast, hear a guest speaker, meet local residents and business owners and get an update on what events are coming up in Cary.

Bill Fletcher, WCPSS School Board Member, hosts parent chats each month so parents and community members can voice their concerns and ask questions. This week’s will take place at the Cary Chamber of Commerce, located downtown, from 1-2 pm on Thursday afternoon.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Did you miss Cary’s big Easter Egg Hunt last weekend? If that’s the case, check out the Morrisville egg hunt on Friday at 9:30 am at Morrisville Community Park. Refer to CaryCitizen’s Easter Guide for details.

The Lounge Doctors, an acoustic guitar and rock piano duo, will play at Rally Point Sports Grill Friday night at 8 pm. Can’t make it to that show? They’ll play again on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Apex Wings at 6:30 pm.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

This is a big weekend for farmers markets in Cary. Saturday marks this year’s first day of the Cary Downtown Farmers Market and, in recognition of Easter weekend, traditional German bread, Easter lambs and hot cross buns will be available for sale. There will also be a fundraising raffle to win a basket on opening day.

You can also stop by the Western Wake Farmers Market at Carpenter Village Market, 101 Gathering Park Circle in Cary, for their first “main season” Saturday market of the year. The market will be open from 8 am-noon.

The Town of Cary will hold a free outdoor Zumba class at the Page-Walker gardens on Saturday morning at 9 am.

Chatham Hill Winery in Cary is hosting several events this Saturday that are perfect for anyone who has out-of-town guests this weekend. All day, from 11 am-6 pm, winery tours will include a tasting sample from an oak barrel–allowing guests to taste a wine in the process of aging and to learn what is expected of it before it goes in a bottle.

On Saturday night, head on over to Herb Young Community Center  by 7 pm to watch our Cary Invasion basketball team take on the Palmetto Flight. Tickets are $10 for adults.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter! Planning to do brunch, visit a Sunday church service or both this holiday?

Enjoy a special brunch at Belle at the Jones House or at some of the other restaurants listed on our 2015 Guide to Easter in Cary, and refer to CaryCitizen’s worship page to find a list of churches that may have an Easter service.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

The 17th Annual Lebanese Festival will take place in Downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza from noon-7 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The free event includes authentic Lebanese food, non-stop performances, a fortune teller, belly dancers, Lebanese coffee and sweets, Hooka, games and tournaments, the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt and more.

While you’re in Raleigh on Saturday, check out the Raleigh Easter Celebration, too.

Easter Egg Hunts aren’t just for kids! On Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 2-5 pm, adults 21 and over can participate in the Paws4ever Adult Easter Egg HuntEnjoy live music with the Blue Star Travelers, delicious refreshments and the chance to win amazing prizes such as cash, gift cards and libations. All proceeds benefit the animals of Paws4ever. Buy tickets online ahead of time.

If you’re a fan of art exhibits, check out the just-installed “Pop Stars: Popular Culture and Contemporary Art” exhibit at the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham at 111 N. Corcoran Street. The free exhibit is up through August, and available for walk-through 24 hours a day.


The calendar of events is edited by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Matthew Rogers.