Weekend: Dragon Boats & Dessert Trucks


Cary, NC — The calendar is full this weekend with a Cary candidates forum, the Dragon Boat festival, a fashion show, the opening night of a new Cary Players production and more.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In recognition of the upcoming municipal election for Cary, the Cary Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidates forum on Thursday morning at Prestonwood Country Club. Breakfast is at 7:30 am; the forum begins at 8 am.

Live at Lunch, a free outdoor show on the Fidelity Bank Plaza in Downtown Cary, will take place from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. This week’s artist is Katelyn Read.

Then, from 7-9 pm, have fun at the Peachy Keen boutique in Cary’s Peachy Wears Hope event. This fashion show will feature live music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, headband styling, new trends trends and a silent auction with fabulous items from local businesses.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Cary residents over the age of 55 can enjoy a waterfront picnic at Bond Park from 11:30 am-2 pm on Friday. The $10 registration fee includes free rental of pedal boats, lunch, a refreshing dessert and live band entertainment by the Bloomsbury Boys.

First United Methodist Church of Cary is hosting a Fall Children’s Consignment Sale on both Friday (6-9 pm) and Saturday (8-11 am). There will be “cool weather” clothing starting at infant sizes, toys, books, nursery equipment, maternity clothing and more. Proceeds of the sale used for local missions, charities and scholarships that benefit women and children.

The Cary Players will kick-off their first performance of Isn’t It Romantic? on Friday at 7:30 pm at the Cary Arts Center. Check the calendar for more showtimes.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Cary’s 2nd annual Dragon Boat Festival will take place at Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday from 9 am-4:30 pm. At the free festival, you can watch dragon boat racing from club and community teams and experience a variety of food and performances.

Shop for fun items and win raffle prizes at Which Biz is your Buzz?, a monthly vendor market that’s held at the American Legion Post 67 in Cary from 11 am-3 pm. Crafts, candies, beauty products, accessories and more all on sale, and proceeds go to charities that support veterans.

The Kids Together Walk, Run & Roll for Inclusiveness, a 1.4-mile walk/run followed by a party with games, refreshments and raffles will take place from 10-11:30 am at the Marla Dorrel Park. Prior to that, a Race for Our Heroes 5K will start at 9 am at Cary’s Amberly subdivision.

Ivy Cottage Collections on Cary Parkway will celebrate their 20th anniversary with music, entertainment and food from Duck Donuts, Jam Ice Cream Truck, Kokuyu BBQ and more from noon-4 pm. There will also be games and prizes at this family-friendly event.

Six Strings will present Hank Smith & Lindsey Tims with Lynda Dawson & Patti Hopkins at The Cary Theater on Saturday evening at 8 pm. Tickets start at $20.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The NC Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host a Walk for Suicide Prevention at Booth Amphitheatre from 10 am-1 pm on Sunday. There’s no registration fee, but donations and fundraising encouraged. Check-in begins at 10 am; the walk begins at 11 am.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

SPARKcon, an interdisciplinary creativity, art & design festival produced by Visual Art Exchange, is this weekend, Thursday-Sunday, in Downtown Raleigh. The schedule is packed with food trucks, art exhibits, fashion shows, dance parties and more. Just check the website.

The Apex Jazz Music Festival is also on Saturday in Downtown Apex. There will be a beer and wine garden and performances from 3-11 pm.

Similarly, the CenterFest Arts Festival, the “Lazy Daze of Durham,” will take place in Downtown Durham’s City Center on both Saturday and Sunday. Over 140 juried visual artists will showcase and sell their original, handcrafted works for one-stop shopping for art lovers.

The first annual Curds & Crafts Festival will take place at the Weaver Street Market in Carrboro on Saturday from 1-5 pm. Tickets are $25 and include a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited samples of beer and cheese, live music and tasty treats from local artisans.


The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Todd Lappin.