25th Anniversary of the Herb Young Community Center
Join us at the 25th Anniversary Re-Dedication at the opening of Lazy Daze, Sunday, August 28 with programs all the week through Thursday, September 1! Located in the heart of Downtown Cary, the facility has served the town and citizens as a center of activity for a quarter century. Each day this week will feature something fun to celebrate!
Saturday, August 27
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Play Zone - Kay Yow Court
Saturday, August 28
12:30 p.m. | Re-Dedication ribbon cutting and timeline wall unveiling. Refreshments will be served. (This celebrations will begin at the Lazy Daze stage adjacent from the community center and will resume in front of the building.)
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Play Zone - Kay Yow Court
Artist Guild Demonstrations
This year, Lazy Daze will again team up with local arts guilds to provide demonstrations to the public.
A list of 2016 demonstrations will be posted soon!
Finding Little Jerry
Our Lazy Daze Man is hiding at the festival and is hoping to be found! Five (5) Little Jerry dolls will be enjoying the sights and sounds of Lazy Daze.
While visiting the festival, keep your eyes peeled for Little Jerry. When you find him, take a selfie with him and upload it to the Lazy Daze Facebook page. Winners will be selected after the festival.
Our Town will feature services provided by the Town of Cary that make living in Cary the best it can be! Find out how to take advantage of the services offered. Our Town will take place in the lobby of Town Hall.
Town of Cary's Town Crier at Lazy Daze
Cary's official Town Crier, John Webster, and his wife, Mary, will be at Lazy Daze this year making announcements, greeting patrons, and adding fun to the day! The Websters hail from Markham, Ontario, Canada - a Sister City for Cary. You'll be able to pick them out from the crowd because they come fully dressed in Town Crier regalia.
Mr. Webster's "Oyez" has been heard in England, Bermuda, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany, and throughout the United States. John acts as a goodwill ambassador for The Town of Markham, and add color and history to community, corporate and charity events that he attends.
Cary Visual Art 9th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
In it's 9th year, the OSE will be bringing eight (8) sculptures to Downtown Cary to be displayed for 11 months. Community access to this art is free of charge. The addition of these sculptures enhances community values and cultural IQ in Cary and the Triangle. The Town Hall Campus and nearby businesses feature sculptures:
- LARM, by Jack Howard-Potter
- Excelerator, by Ray Katz
- Blue Cube by Hanna Jubran
- Copacabana Big Wave by Ana Huberman-Lazovsky
- Succulent I, by Susan Moffatt
- Atlas, by Russell Whiting
- Sunrise, Sunset by Jordan Parah
- For the Children of Astrios and Eos I: Canticle, by Jonathan Schork
Public Art Exhibit
To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival, Michael Roy Layne will be creating and installing Solar Wings, an enlarged winged creature featuring the use of renewable materials. Along with the assistance of community volunteers, Layne will be creating and installing this creation during the morning of Saturday, August 27.
Throughout the entire festival, guests will have the opportunity to participate by making a small wing pair. Through the forming of wire and application of colored tissue paper, participants will make small winged creatures to add to the ground beneath the sculpture. Once the festival is over, or each evening, participants are encouraged to retrieve their creations as a memento of the Lazy Daze festival experience.