Weekend: Halloween & Final Friday


Cary, NC — It’s Halloween weekend! But for those of you who have outgrown trick-or-treating, there’s still plenty to do in Cary and around the Triangle. Check our CaryCitizen calendar and our Halloween Guide for a complete listing of events.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

There’s always plenty to do in Cary on Thursdays – which is why we list it in every weekend story! This week, catch a Live at Lunch performance from the Hank Smith Duo from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at Fidelity Bank in Downtown Cary. Later, take a Wine Walk at Waverly Place from 6-8:30 pm to sample wine, shop in boutiques, explore local art and listen to live music.

There’s a Fall Festival Thursday evening from 4-8 pm at Park West Village in Morrisville – there, families can enjoy trick-or-treating until 6 pm, a bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn and an outdoor movie afterwards. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Have questions about Paying for College? A informative workshop will be held at West Regional Library from 7-8 pm. Call 919-463-8500 to register.

More Thursday details on the calendar.

Friday, October 30, 2015

It’s Final Friday in Cary, which means a lot is going on downtown.

Meet at Cary Town Hall between 6-8:30 pm for Cary Visual Art’s Moonlight Sculpture Tour. Tours of the 10-piece 2015 Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition will be conducted in small groups in thirty minute increments. Bring comfortable shoes and flashlights.

You can also enjoy a new art show, Carolina On My Mind, at the Village Art Circle Gallery in Ashworth Village. There will be snacks, wine and a meet-and-greet.

The Carolina RailHawks will take on the Indy Eleven at WakeMed Soccer Park at 7:30 pm.

The Cary Town Band will present their special Halloween concert – All Hallow’s Eve Eve – tonight at 7:30 pm at the Cary Arts Center. The event is free.

Check our Guide to Halloween in Cary for more Halloween events.

More Friday events on the calendar.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t mean the farmers’ markers are going anywhere. This week, Three Jack Jenny, a local bluegrass band, will play at the Cary Downtown Farmer’s Market from 8 am-12:30 pm. You can also check out the Waverly Farmers Market, the Western Wake Farmers Market and the UNC Wellness Market – all of which are right here in Cary.

Garden Supply Co. is offering a free gardening class today – Gardening with Confidence – from 10-11 am. Author Helen Yoest will talk about sign and distribute copies of her book.

Whisk in Waverly Place is hosting an all-day Bake Sale from 10 am-3 pm. There will be gift giveaways  from Whisk, Lifetime Fitness gift certificate and more.

Want an alternative to the classic trick-or-treating routine? Kids can trick-or-treat at Crossroads Plaza and Cary Towne Center, and adults can watch a scary film accompanied by chamber music at The Cary Theater. It’s all in our Guide to Halloween in Cary.

More Saturday details on the calendar.

Across the Triangle

The Junior League of Raleigh’s A Shopping SPREE! is Thursday, October 29, 2015 – Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Convention Center. Home decor, fashion and accessories all under one roof make it a great place to buy Christmas presents. Tickets are $12 at the door.

Barktoberfest in Durham is Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 2-5 pm in Durham Central Park. The event will feature contests for pets and their people with celebrity judges including Durham’s Mayor, Bill Bell. There will also be games for humans, raffle items, tables from local vendors and food and beer from local businesses. Admission is free.

Southern Village’s Annual Halloween Carnival takes place from 2-5 pm on Saturday, October 31, 2015 in Southern Village in Chapel Hill. There will be cornhole, a witch hat toss, pumpkin painting, Southern Village Fear Factor, face painting and more.


The calendar of events is edited by Jessica Patrick. Photo by Alejandro Tuñón Alonso.