Cary Cheap Thrills: 9/30/16 – 10/6/16

Cary, NC – This week, enjoy a photography exhibit, learn how to research your family history, listen to live music and even ride the bus for free. This roundup covers free events from Friday, September 30 to Thursday, October 6, 2016. To learn about free and inexpensive things to do all around the Triangle, visit

Art Loop

Around Cary

Friday, September 30, 6 to 8 PM

Artists from around the Cary area will be showing their latest works in galleries and presentations as part of Final Friday Art Loop. Find events around Cary and meet with the artists in receptions.


Free Rides

Transit throughout Cary

Saturday, October 1 through Saturday, October 8

Cary’s C-Tran is being rebranded GoCary as part of an effort to provide a more seamless experience with other area transit systems. Riders can transfer between GoCary and other systems in the Go Transit family. What else is in it for you? Free rides! To celebrate, GoCary is offering free rides on its fixed routes all week.

Chatham Street Chowdown

Chatham Street in Downtown Cary

Sunday, October 2, 4 to 8:30 PM

Enjoy live music and a wide variety of food from food trucks at Chatham Street Chowdown. In addition to your favorite food trucks, there will also be wine and beer vendors. Just a few of the food trucks: Pho Nomenal, Rolling Bistro, Big Mike’s BBQ, Bistro Express, Barone Meatball and CJ’s Streetfood. Entertainment will be provided by Peak City Sound (High-energy dance music, classic rock, beach music, R&B) from 4 to 6 PM and the Jason Adamo Band (rock with a touch of soul) from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.


Explore Your Family History

West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Dr.

Monday, October 3, 7 PM

Genealogist Diane Richard will discuss DNA Basics for Genealogy at this free event geared toward adults. Registration is requested.

Live at Lunch

Fidelity Plaza, 100 W Chatham St.

Thursday, October 6, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Live at Lunch offers live music to enjoy during your lunch break. The concert this week features jazz by Ariel Pocock Duo. The series continues one more week.

Story by Jody Mace from Triangle on the Cheap. Photos by Jessica Patrick, Michael Papich and the Town of Cary.