News Releases

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
To view news releases from previous years, choose the year from the All Categories menu and click the Archived News button.

Town of Cary’s Weekend Update

Post Date:10/25/2017 12:55 PM

Looking for something fun to do right here in Cary? Check out the following events this weekend; for more, view our calendar!

Friday, October 27

Pumpkin Flotilla with Bands, Bites and Boats *NR*
Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 4-7 p.m.
Bring your carved pumpkin from 4-5:30 p.m. and join us for Bond Park's Pumpkin Flotilla! Pumpkins will set sail across the Bond Park Lake at twilight (approximately 6:30 p.m.).  There will be ½ price boat rentals for those in costume! And, for our last Bands, Bites, & Boats of the season, there will be live music from Justin Runyon. Food trucks will be Cousins Mains Lobster and Stuft. For more, call (919) 469-4100 or visit Band, Bites and Boats, Pumpkin Flotilla, and Howlin’ Good Halloween

WWTA Harvest NTRP Adult Tennis Tournament
Cary Tennis Park, 5-9 p.m.
This USTA sanctioned adult tournament provides singles, doubles and mixed play opportunities for men and women.  Changing colors of leaves provide a perfect backdrop to this fun tennis tournament. For more, visit Western Wake Tennis Association.

Artists’ Reception
Cary Senior Center, 6-9 p.m.
This will be the Cary Photographic Artists Ninth Annual Open Juried Photography Exhibition. The Cary Photographic Artists formed in January 2007 as a club dedicated to learning, teaching and sharing photographic art. For more, call (919) 469-4081 or visit Galleries

Cary Art Loop
Downtown Cary & surrounding area, 6-9 p.m.
Look for the Cary Art Loop Final Friday flags that mark where there are opportunities to see original artwork, meet the artists and listen to live entertainment for free. For more, visit www.caryartloop.org, call (919) 469-4061 or Galleries

Films @ The Cary: Zombiepalooza *NR*
The Cary Theater, 7 p.m.
Zombiepalooza will take place on Chatham Street in front of The Cary Theater beginning at 7 p.m.  All Zombiepalooza activities enjoy free admission. See short zombie films created by your friends and neighbors followed by a screening of George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead”. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com. 

Cary Town Band presents Spooky Music
Cary Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
It’s that time of year again when ghosts, goblins, demons, and other spooky things begin to appear in anticipation of Samhain and Halloween—in store windows, at front doors, and even at band concerts. Join us for an evening of “Spooky Music” and spooky, silly prizes. For more, call (919) 469-4069 or visit www.carytownband.org

UNC Men’s Soccer Vs. Notre Dame
Koka Booth Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, 7 p.m.
For more, call (919) 858-0464.

Saturday, October 28

Cary Downtown Farmers Market
Ivey-Ellington House, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Locally grown food and locally made products at your community gathering place for everything local! Open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ivey-Ellington house on 135 W. Chatham Street. This weekend, the Saturday Morning Music Series guest is Alice Osborn. For more, visit Cary Downtown Farmers Market

WWTA Harvest NTRP Adult Tennis Tournament
Cary Tennis Park, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
This USTA sanctioned adult tournament provides singles, doubles and mixed play opportunities for men and women.  Changing colors of leaves provide a perfect backdrop to this fun tennis tournament. For more, visit Western Wake Tennis Association.

Costume Dance Party *NR*
Cary Arts Center, 1-2:30 p.m.
Dress up in your favorite costume creation for our Costume Dance Party! Party includes light refreshments, an art activity, dancing, and costume awards. $1 per person; pay at the door.  For ages 3-10 with caregiver. For more, visit Howlin’ Good Halloween or call (919) 469-4069.  

Films @ The Cary: Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
The Cary Theater, 6 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, by calling (800) 514-3849, in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.) or one hour prior to each show. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com. 

Concert Singers of Cary presents: Choose Something Like a Star Concert and Gala
Cary Arts Center, 6 p.m.
Join us at the Cary Arts Center for a celebratory evening to honor our founding director. Featuring a performance of one of the treasures of American choral music, Randall Thompson’s beloved setting of Robert Frost poetry, Frostiana. For more, visit www.concertsingers.org. 

Ghost Walk in Downtown Cary (age 10 & up) – SOLD OUT *NR*
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, Tours at 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m.
Hear spooky legends and tales of yesteryear, guaranteed to send a chill up your spine with ghosts and apparitions from the past presented by Cary Players!  These macabre walking tours of historic Downtown Cary are offered at three times for your convenience. Tickets: $15. For more, visit Howlin Good Halloween

Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve *NR*
Downtown Park, 2-8 p.m.
Stop by the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of our carving stations or bring your own.  Pumpkins will be judged in a variety of categories.  Also enjoy It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie on an outdoor movie screen.  For more, visit Howlin’ Good Halloween  

Heart of Cary’s Harvest Fest *NR*
Downtown Cary, 2-6 p.m.
Shop local artisans, trick or treat at local businesses, eat from delicious food trucks, or create awesome autumn arts and crafts.  A perfect afternoon in charming Downtown Cary is exactly what you need to celebrate the fall. For more, visit Heart of Cary Association   

Halloween Mall Crawl *NR*
Cary Towne Center, 4-5:30 p.m.
Calling all goblins, ghosts, princesses, superheroes, and everything in between!  Dress in your best Halloween costume and join us for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, storytelling, and a magic show. Sam Billingsley will perform and Claire Ramsey will tell fun interactive Halloween tales. And, the Cary Police Department will be there with their child ID machine. For more, visit Howlin’ Good Halloween or call (919) 467-0145. 

Herbert's Haunted House *NR*
Herbert C. Young Community Center, 7-9 p.m.
The Cary Teen Council will take you on a spooky walk through their house of horrors. Those who dare will navigate through the building to experience all of the thrills that Cary’s teens have dreamed-up to get your adrenaline rushing! $2 per person. All ages welcome but parental discretion is advised. For more, visit Howlin’ Good Halloween or call (919) 460-4965. 

Operation Medicine Drop
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Properly dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired medicines at Cary’s fall Operation Medicine Drop. Officers will be at the following locations to help receive medicines: Cary Fire Station 8, Cary Fire Station 6, Christ the King Lutheran Church (600 Walnut Street), and Walgreens (1210 Kildaire Farm Road). For more, visit www.townofcary.org/safety

Sunday, October 29

WWTA Harvest NTRP Adult Tennis Tournament
Cary Tennis Park, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
This USTA sanctioned adult tournament provides singles, doubles and mixed play opportunities for men and women.  Changing colors of leaves provide a perfect backdrop to this fun tennis tournament. For more, visit Western Wake Tennis Association.

Films @ The Cary: Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
The Cary Theater, 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online, by calling (800) 514-3849, in person at the Cary Box Office located at The Cary Theater (122 E. Chatham St.) or one hour prior to each show. For more, call (919) 462-2051 or visit thecarytheater.com.


WEEKEND UPDATE is a publication distributed by the Town of Cary to help you plan your weekend. It gives the date, time, location, contact information, and a short description of activities sponsored in whole or in part by the Town during the upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. An “NR” designation indicates that the activity has an associated news release, so check your files or visit us online for further details.

 

###

PRIMARY CONTACTS:

Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908

Return to full list >>