Annual Events in Cary, NC

Cary’s events calendar is always full with fun and thrilling festivities, appealing to guests and locals of virtually any type of interest. Visit the USA Baseball National Training Complex and the WakeMed Soccer Park and cheer on both professional and amateur athletes during the annual sporting events that go down at both venues. Spread out you blanket and enjoy an amazing live concert at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Indulge in some history lessons at festivities held at the Cary Arts Center and the Page-walker Arts & History Center. Whatever your personal preference is, Cary has got you covered with its wide range of annual events. Let us have a look at some of the most eagerly awaited for festivities in town:

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  • Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

Cary city’s Town Hall campus, Academy Street, welcomes you to the 45th Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival.  This is a 2-day event that features more than 300 local and international artists. While here, expect to get treated to live music performances, tons of food and drinks from the various vendors present, as well as tons of kid-friendly activities. What better way to enjoy summer when you are in Cary than being a part of this fun-filled event?

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Fest

Cary’s Dream Fest has been around for over two decades, and it one of the ways that the city celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. The series of events lasts for an entire weekend, and it provides Cary locals with the unique opportunity to reflect on the values taught by Martin Luther King, including truth, courage, dignity, justice, humity, service and compassion.

  • Kite Festival

The Kite Festival is an annual event that welcomes kids of all ages to enjoy a fun-filled afternoon. Participation in kite flying leaves eligible for special awards and certificates in various categories that are intended for all experience levels and ages. Cary’s Kite festival is open to the public, and the best part is that it is a free event. The expert kite flyer on the ground assist in mending any broken kites while providing useful tips. While here, you will be treated to exciting concessions, live music and tons of kite-flying fun.

  • Diwali Festival

Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is India’s most widely celebrated cultural and religious event. It marks the conquering of light over dark and good over evil, and it is celebrated at the start of each New Year. The event encourages participants to artistically express themselves through unique exhibits, colorful decorations and vibrant performances. Cary Diwali features theatre performances, music, dance, Indian food vendors, Indian art exhibitions, sponsor booths, kid demonstrations and so much more.





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