Weekend: Shop, Dance, Hike & Play


Cary, NC — Wow, the calendar is full this weekend! Check out two jewelry sales, several shows, a fall festival, an Indian dance celebration and lots of events in Downtown Cary.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

This week’s Live at Lunch performer is Ed Stephenson – you can catch him from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at the Fidelity Bank Plaza in Downtown Cary.

Residents over 55 can enjoy a Pamper Party from 1-4 pm at the Cary Senior Center. Macy’s will share their Fall Fashion line, and participants will try food from a local chef.

On Thursday evening, at 7:30 pm at Page-Walker, enjoy a presentation called Stories in Stone: A Look Back at Umstead’s Past. The free event will share memories from the community that once existed on the land now occupied by William B. Umstead State Park.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Stop by a fun jewelry pop-up event at the Guess-Ogle House from 4-7 pm in Downtown Cary. You can shop for jewelry from Triangle retailer Kendra Scott knowing that 20% of profits go to support Cary Visual Art, a non-profit that places art and hosts outreach programs in Cary.

Kids and their families can enjoy the animated film “Home” outside at the Cedar Fork Community Center in Morrisville. The movie starts at 7:30 pm, but get there early for food trucks.

It’s Final Friday in Cary – look at what’s happening downtown starting at 6 pm:

  • The Cary Gallery of Artists in Ashworth Village will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a party complete with jazz music, gourmet appetizers and, of course, lots of art.
  • Craicdown, a high-energy rock band with reggae and Celtic influences, will perform from 7-9 pm in the Page-Walker Gardens near Town Hall.
  • The Cary Players will present a feel-good romantic comedy at 7:30 pm at the Cary Arts Center – and tickets are just $20!
  • It’s Wine Away Friday at Chatham Hill Winery, which means music until 10 pm.

Find more information about Final Friday festivities and galleries online.

An Indian Dance Celebration, Dholi Taaro Bhangra, will take place at Booth Amphitheatre from 7-9 pm. The event is described to have “mesmerizing ambiance” with a live band and DJ playing favorite beat numbers to bring out the Bollywood dancer hiding in you! Tickets are $8 or less. Editor’s Note: This event has been moved indoors due to rain. Dholi Taaro Bhangra will now take place at Cypress Manor, 1040 Buck Jones Road in Raleigh.

More Friday details on the calendar.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Harvest Church of Cary is holding a community yard sale from 8 am-1 pm. Editor’s Note: This event has been rescheduled for next Saturday, October 3, 2015 due to rain threat.

Take an informative walk in Umstead Park and learn more about its origins on a special Company Mill Hike. Meet at the Harrison Avenue parking lot at Umstead by 9 am.

All-day on Saturday at Garden Supply Company in Cary, enjoy a Fall Festival with food, face painting, cooking demonstrations, visitors from Paw Prints animal rescue, beautiful plants, fall decorations and more. This event is free, so stop by for some gardening advice! Editor’s Note: This event has been rescheduled for next Saturday, October 3, 2015 due to rain threat.

Stonehaven Jewelry in Downtown Cary is holding a jewelry estate event called Remembrance of Things Past from 10 am-5 pm. Find your own jewel from a past era- Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Retro, plus Exotic Gems and a sprinkling of designer and signed pieces.

Operation Medicine Drop is from 10 am-2 pm today.

Visit Downtown Cary to experience a collaboration with math and public art, Cary Visual Art’s free sculpture scavenger hunt. This fun event will take kids on an adventure through public art and teach them math skills along the way. RSVP at cva@caryvisualart.org.

The Carolina RailHawks will host a Pre-Game Homebrew Soktoberfest at 5:30 pm at WakeMed Soccer Park with food, beer and live music. Admission is free. At 7:15 pm, the RailHawks NASL match against Ottawa Fury FC will begin.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club will host their 4th annual GlobalRun4Water at WakeMed Soccer Park from 3-5:30 pm on Sunday. The highlight of the event is a 1-mile “water carry competition,” where people compete in teams to see who can carry the most water on a 1-mile walk.

Then, School of Rock will present an Arena Rock concert by their Performance Program students. Everyone will be singing along to the classics of the 70s and 80s by Journey, Queen, Kansas and Survivor. The show takes place from 2-4 pm at Mac’s Tavern. Admission is free.

More Sunday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

The 11th annual Capital City Bikefest takes place September 25-27, 2015 – it’s the state’s largest motorcycle festival in Downtown Raleigh and at the Convention Center. Enjoy live music with 20 bands on two stages as well as family-friendly stunt shows, contests and artistic events.

A Latino Festival will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Rock Quarry Park in Durham. From noon-5 pm, festival-goers can dance to live music, taste authentic foods and learn about health, education and employment opportunities available in the community.

The 18th annual Carrboro Music Festival will take place Saturday-Sunday, September 27, 2015 all around town. Check the website for a schedule of events.


The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Roderick Eime.