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Town of Cary announces Symphony Lake Greenway Detour in preparation for Chinese Lantern Festival

Post Date:10/27/2017 1:43 PM
  • Greenway still able to be used but walkers will be redirected for the area immediately behind the Amphitheatre
  • Detour will be in effect from October 31, 2017 to January 31, 2018
  • Festival will run November 24, 2017 through January 14, 2018

Cary, NC—Town of Cary and Booth Amphitheatre officials are pleased to welcome back to Cary the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival for a third holiday season. Given the detailed nature of building and installing these intricate, spectacular structures the portion of the Symphony Lake Greenway through the Amphitheatre must be closed to ensure public safety.  Access to the Greenway will remain available, though a detour will take users through the trailhead parking lot, along Regency Parkway and back along the Amphitheatre access road to the lakeside of the trail. The detour route is shown below and also posted on the greenway gates at the Amphitheatre. Citizens with questions or concerns should direct them to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Departmenat (919) 469-4061.

The seven week event opens to the public on November 24, 2017 and runs through January 14, 2018. The festival will feature more than 20 new displays, each one comprised of hundreds of parts, and thousands of LED lights.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through or Booth Amphitheatre Box Office.

For more information visit Booth Amphiteatre or call (919) 462-2025.

Tickets can be purchased at Booth Amphitheatre or through

Box office hours:  Tuesday-Friday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. EST
On Festival Days (Nov 24 – Jan 14):  Tuesday-Friday 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST
Saturday-Sunday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST
Closed Mondays 

By phone call Etix: (800) 514-3849
Etix phone hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST
Saturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/12 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST

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Primary Contacts

Teresa Franzen, Publicist, T. Franzen, Inc., (919) 210-5150
Liz McDonald, General Manager, (919) 462-2024
Lyman Collins, Cultural Arts Manager, (919) 462-3861
Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240


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