Cary Cheap Thrills: 9/9/16 to 9/15/16

Cary, NC – Live lunchtime music is returning to Downtown Cary. Learn about this concert series and more with this roundup of free events from Friday, September 9 to Thursday, September 15, 2016. To learn about free and inexpensive things to do all around the Triangle, visit

See Spot Read

Cary Community Library, 310 S Academy St.

Saturday, September 10, 11 AM to 12 PM

The second Saturday of every month, children in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to practice their reading skills to non-judgmental, furry listeners. You don’t need to pre-register. Just drop by.


Downtown Cary Food & Flea

Ashworth Village, 200 S Academy St.

Sunday, September 11, noon to 4 PM

Downtown Cary Food & Flea is a monthly market that features local food trucks, local craft beer, vintage, art, crafts, edible goods, music and more. It takes place the second Sunday of the month. At the September 11 market, the food truck will be Chirba Chirba Dumpling.

Live at Lunch

Fidelity Plaza, 100 W. Chatham St.

Thursday, September 15, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

As the weather cools off, Live at Lunch returns, offering live music to enjoy during your lunch break. The first concert, on September 15, features Charles Pettee Duo, a bluegrass musician. The series continues every Thursday through October 13, and the music is varied, including jazz, beach music, pop, country, and classic and alternative rock.

Films at The Cary Theater

122 East Chatham St.

Thursday, September 15, 7 PM

The Cary Theater is a multi-use cultural facility with a focus on digital arts, including film, and youth and amateur theater and music. It’s in the heart of downtown Cary and is owned by the Town of Cary. As part of its programming it sometimes presents free films. On Thursday, the theater is screening the film “Wilmington on Fire,” a feature-length documentary that tells the story of the Wilmington Massacre of 1898, which left scores of African-Americans dead. Before the feature film, a selection of short films, part of the SparkCon festival.


Story by Jody Mace from Triangle on the Cheap. Photos by Hal Goodtree and Jessica Patrick.