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The Cary Roadshow

 The CaryWe’re turning the Town Council Chambers into a road version of The Cary Theater.  Experience some of the magic of Downtown Cary’s local art house cinema right in the middle of the action at this year’s Lazy Daze.  We’ll be screening short films from the North Carolina School of the Arts and an animated Daffy Duck movie.  Attendance is free, but food and drink are not allowed inside the theater. Showtimes listed on the entertainment page.

Artist Guild Demonstrations

Artist DemonstrationsJoin exhibiting groups in the Herb Young Community Center for demonstrations of different types of unique art. Artists will be demonstrating all day Saturday and Sunday, so stop by at your leisure. The Herb Young Community Center is located in Section C. Follow signs for artist demonstrations once inside the building.

  • Glass Blowing by George-ann 
  • NC Gourd Society
  • Raleigh Leatherworkers Guild
  • Twisted Threads Fiber Arts Guild
  • Woodturners Guild of NC (the Woodturners Guild will be demonstrating outside on the lawn of Town Hall)

Finding Little Jerry

Little Jerry 1Our 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.

Town of Cary's Town Crier at Lazy Daze

LD12 - John WebsterCary'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.

Public Art Exhibit

001Artist 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 26.

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.