Downtown Cary Annual Events

Looking for something fun to do in Cary, NC? Don't miss out on these fantastic annual events.

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Recurring Events

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Cary Farmers Market

What: Fresh local goods, crafts, produce, baked foods, and more.

When: Saturdays April – October, 8:00am – 12:30pm

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Annual Events

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MLK Jr. Dreamfest

What: Celebrate the life and work of one of our country's most influential leaders at various programs at Cary Theatre and Cary Arts Center.
When: Mid January

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Arbor Day

What: Celebrate the importance of trees (and Cary's 30+ years as a Tree City USA) with a ceremony, food, and entertainment at Downtown Park.
When: Mid March

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Cary Road Race

What: Celebrate the 40+ year tradition in Downtown Cary with a 5k, 5-miler, and Fun Run, plus food trucks, music, beer, and more.
When: Mid April

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Ritmo Latino

What: Celebrate culture with a festival of music, dance, visual arts, craft vendors, and Hispanic foods at the Town Hall Campus.
When: Mid May

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Wheels on Academy

What: Relive the days of yesteryear with a fantastic display of antique cars along Academy Street, plus Downtown Park food and entertainment.
When: Mid May

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Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

What: Local art and galleries, fun festival activities, delicious foods, a Kids World & Play zone, live music and entertainment & more!
When: Late August

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Diwali Celebration

What: Dance, music, theatre, handicraft bazaar, Indian food, and more.
When: Mid October

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Halloween Events

What: Scare your pants off with the Cary Theatre's ZOMBIEPALOOZA movies. Or bring your pumpkin to Cary's Great Pumpkin Carve in the Downtown Park.
When: Late October

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Heart of the Holidays

What: Celebrate the season with various Downtown events, like A Christmas Story at Cary Arts Center, a Christmas Tree Lighting, Gingerbread House Competition, and more.
When: First weekend of December.

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Kwanzaa Celebration

What: Celebrate African-American culture and heritage with a themed celebration featuring dance, food, crafts, vendors, and more.
When: Late December

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