Fourth of July in Cary, NC

Fourth Of July 1This upcoming weekend is the Fourth of July! There are so many events happening in the Triangle that I figured you would like to have a little guide to help you out. Today we are focusing on the Cary, NC events going on this weekend. Keep an eye out the rest of this week for all the other town events.

Bond Park is having Fourth of July events including a fishing tournament, parade decorations, and family contests! Bring everyone along to participate in Watermelon Eating, Sidewalk decorating and so much more. Afterwards head on over to Koka Booth for kids activities, music and fireworks! There are so many options to choose from. Check out the link we have below for more specific details to plan for your weekend.

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Holly Springs Cultural Events Center

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The Holly Springs Cultural Events Center is home to many exciting events this summer! Not only do they have a Performing Arts Theatre that holds 184 seats, there is a conference center, Springs Outdoor Stage, and Grand Lobby with a large reception area that holds art exhibitions. And on top of all that, it houses the Holly Springs Community Library! A lot of summer events will be houses in this building, it would be a great trip into town to check the complex out for yourself and pick up a summer schedule of events.

Location: 300 West Ballentine Street

Phone: (919) 567-4000

Fit Cary Month

Fit-Cary-Logo-w-Tag-Process-300-pixelThis year will be the fourth annual Fit Cary event, offering several free options to the public to help get into a fit routine this Spring. The entire month of Cary is “Fit Cary” Month, so keep track of upcoming events in the area to attend with Family and Friends! In addition to the fitness events, Cary is doing a BINGO game in which participants complete a health/wellness activity to receive a stamp. More information and the card itself can be found at the site listed below.

For more, search “Fit Cary Month” at http://www.townofcary.org or call 919-460-4974.

PNC Arena – Raleigh NC

You can catch the NC State Men’s Basketball team or the Carolina Hurricanes playing a game at the PNC Arena located in Raleigh, NC. If you ever go to a Hurricanes game on the same evening that there was a Basketball game, I highly recommend you show up to the arena early! The staff works really fast in transforming the court back into the icy atmosphere needed for the later game. I have seen it happen a couple times and I cannot get over how cool it is to watch!

The PNC Arena came to Raleigh in October 1999 along with the move of the Hartford Whalers Hockey Team to NC. It can hold over 19,000 fans for a basketball game or a little over 18,000 during ice hockey games. In addition to housing these teams, you can catch a number of LIVE shows in the arena from musical performances (such as Brantley Gilbert coming in October) to ice performances like the anticipated Frozen on Ice. Check out the link below for a schedule of events coming to the PNC Arena in Fall 2014 through 2015!

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Location: 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: (919) 861-2300

Koka Booth – Cary, NC

Koka Booth AmphitheatreHave you been to Koka Booth Amphitheatre? They have all kinds of events like Beer, Bourbon and BBQ, Fireworks during the Fourth of July, and so much more. One of my favorite events that they have through out the summer is Movies by Moonlight sponsored by WakeMed. There are still a couple showings left this season such as Despicable Me 2 on August 8th, Captain Phillips on August 9th and a Grease Sing-A-Long on August 23rd.

You can call or check out their website for more information on events that they have going on through out the year. If you are unsure about an event due to weather, you can always call the venue the day of and they will let you know what the plan is, which can be very helpful! Keep an eye out for some events going on later on in the year that might be posted here on Lifestyles of the Triangle NC!

Location: Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518

Phone: (919) 462-2025

Cary Art Loop – Cary NC

Final FridaysOn the last Friday of the month, the Town of Cary allows some shops to stay open late and have a tour come through to experience some beautiful artwork! In 2005, the Cary Art Loop was founded with the mission “To maintain a thriving Arts community through positive partnerships and exchanges between artists and Cary venues. We are committed to the esthetic enhancement of our community“. The main event so to speak is Final Fridays, which take place from 6pm to 9pm. August 29th will be the 9th Anniversary of the Cary Art Loop!!! There will be work from 20 different artists and the enhibit will run through September 23rd. If you are unable to make it to Final Friday, you can still go to the venues during regular hours to see the beautiful pieces of work.

Location: 200 S. Academy Street, Suite 120
Phone: (919) 462-2035
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Cary Arts Center/Downtown Theater – Cary, NC

Downtown Cary TheaterWe posted last year about the new Downtown Cary Theater being in the works, and for anyone who has been in the area recently you know that it is in full swing since this past February! There have been movie showings and a Swing Night there so far. For more information on events, make sure to check out the Town of Cary Website for all events downtown.

Last week we started the series on Community Arts Centers with the one in Fuquay Varina, and we continue this week with Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs and Apex. The Cary Arts Center opened in 2012 and has held Cultural Events, Many Arts Classes and performances from groups such as the Applause! Cary Youth Theater Group. Their doors are open through out the week for those who want to walk through and see the transformation from the Old High School to Arts Center. You can find different program books regarding events for Teens, Kids, Seniors and much more. The staff is wonderful and helpful. While you are visiting, check out the work being done on the future Coffee Shop on the corner of Academy Street. 

 

Location: 101 Dry Ave

Phone: (919) 469-4069