Cary’s Downtown Chowdown Moves to Academy Street
Final three food truck festivals will park in Downtown Park area
- Food truck rodeo takes up residence along Academy Street between Dry Avenue and Waldo Street on June 25 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. with two dozen food trucks and five beer/wine vendors.
- Live music by Big Love and Night Shift on the Pool Scouts Stage at Downtown Park.
- To support this event, Academy Street and Park Street will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cary, N.C. – Cary’s Downtown Chowdown motors to a new location for the remainder of its scheduled food truck rodeos this summer, the first of which will host 24 food trucks and five beer/wine vendors on Academy Street between Dry Avenue and Waldo Street on June 25 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Foodies, gastronomes, and the simply hungry will flock to The Humble Pie, Buddhalicious, Baozi, Morfa Empanadas, Thai Box Zing and many other Triangle favorites; while those looking for an adult beverage have two beer gardens – one across from the post office on Academy and the other inside Downtown Park – serving up drinks from Bond Brothers Beer Company, Chatham Hill Winery, Fortnight Brewing, Fullsteam Brewing and Carolina Brewing. This is the second of four Downtown Chowdowns set for 2017; remaining dates are July 30 and Oct. 1.
“We are excited to have Downtown Chowdown move into its new home on Academy Street where citizens may enjoy Cary’s newly-opened gem – the Downtown Park. The Town’s multi-year improvement project along Academy is completed, allowing the food truck rally’s live music, food and drinks, and kids’ games provide a perfect Sunday afternoon excursion in our ever-evolving downtown,” said Ryan O’Quinn, Program Specialist – Outdoor Arts Events.
During the event, live music from Raleigh-based dance bands Big Love and Night Shift will keep feet moving from the Pool Scouts Stage at Downtown Park. The kid’s area on Park Street next to the Mayton Inn will provide giant checkers, giant Janga, bubbles, hula hoops, and more. There will be seating areas available in the park and leashed pets are allowed.
In support of the Downtown Chowdown, Academy Street will be closed from Dry Avenue to Waldo Street on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additionally, Park Street will be closed for through traffic at Academy Street during the same time. Dry Street and Chatham Street will remain open during the event. Parking is available in downtown Cary and the parking deck at Town Hall Campus (intersection of Wilkinson Avenue and Ambassador Loop). Accessible parking is available at the Cary Arts Center parking lot located off Faculty Avenue. Patrons can use the sidewalk to proceed across Dry Avenue to the event.
Cary’s Downtown Chowdown will be held rain or shine; in the event of inclement weather, visit www.townofcary.org/rainout. For more, go to Recreation and Enjoyment at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 460-4963. And for more fun in downtown Cary, follow on Twitter @TOC_Downtown and search our calendar at www.townofcary.org/calendar.
Ryan O’Quinn, Program Specialist – Outdoor Arts Events, (919) 460-4968
Carrie Roman, Public Information Specialist, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240