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Seek High-Flying Adventure in Cary this Fall!

Post Date:07/29/2019 3:23 PM
  • Fall programs, classes, and special events are now available to view in Cary’s Program Guide.
  • The fall offers opportunities for growth and enrichment in the areas of visual and performing arts, culinary, fitness, sports, and special interests.
  • Registration opens for residents August 5; all others on August 19.

Cary, N.C. – Ready to discover the extraordinary, create new memories, and experience adventure this fall? The Town of Cary’s Fall 2019 Program Guide is your go-to source for Cary arts, entertainment, recreation, learning, and special events. Exciting new offerings include knitting and crocheting, youth singing, nutritional cooking, teen fitness, adult workouts, a pickleball tournament and a BMX freestyle contest, and special interest topics like carpentry, coding, and language. Fall entertainment includes Cary Live and Park After Dark concert series, both held in the Downtown Park, and Fall Sertoma and Bands, Bites, and Boats concert series, both at Bond Park.  And, enjoy returning favorites—Koka Booth’s Pickin’ in the Pines & Bluegrass Series and Cary Art Center’s Marvelous Music Mainstage and Family Series.

“As always, Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources programs are a great way for families to enjoy time together creating memories that last a lifetime,” said Jennifer Warner, Senior Marketing Manager. “We offer a wide variety of enjoyable and cost-effective recreation, sports, historical, environmental, and cultural arts services and programs for all.”

Fall offerings include arts, culinary, nature education, outdoor and indoor recreation, sports, specialized recreation, special interest courses, and track-out camps for school-age kids. Mark your calendars for seasonal events such as Howlin’ Good Halloween and Heart of the Holidays. The Chinese Lantern Festival returns from November through January. Sporting events include the Cary Tennis Championships, and NC Football Club and NC Courage professional soccer.

Find the Town’s Program Guide at the public libraries in Cary, grocery stores, the Cary Chamber of Commerce and any Town-staffed facility, including community centers and Town Hall. It is also available online. Registration opens August 5 for Cary residents and August 19 for all others.

There are three easy ways to register:

  • online
  • walk-in by visiting any Town of Cary staffed facility during normal business hours;
  • mail-in completed registration form, along with payment to Town of Cary, PRCR Dept.; P.O. Box 8005, Cary, NC 27512.

Several events and programs are free of charge, and those with fees vary according to the program. It is in keeping with Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department’s philosophy to ensure that all citizens receive equal opportunity to participate in recreation. The Town of Cary provides the opportunity for Cary residents to apply for scholarships and/or reduction of fees for Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources’ programs through the Play it Forward Fund.  The Fund is administered through Dorcas Ministries; citizens may print an application form and continue the application process with Dorcas Ministries by calling (919) 469-9861.

Be sure to look for the Town’s Fall 2019 Senior and Teen guides, which offer age-specific activities and programs teens and seniors. Creating Active Retirement Years and Teen Scene can be found online and at any Town-staffed facility.

For more, go to Recreation and Enjoyment at or call (919) 460-4061. And for more fun in Cary, follow on Twitter @TOC_fun and search our calendar at

Primary Contacts

Dwayne Jones, Superintendent of Recreation, (919) 469-4064 

Cindi King, Senior Operations & Programs Supervisor, (919) 460-4966


Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Programs and Classes

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