The Koka Booth Amphitheatre is the Town's state-of-the-art performance center nestled in the trees by Symphony Lake, featuring N.C. Symphony concerts and other performances and outdoor festivals. Downtown, Cary's Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival has become one of the south's premier festivals over the past quarter century.
The path to the Olympics often comes through Cary. In 2012, the Town was selected as the host city for the U.S. and North American Table Tennis Olympic Trials in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In 2015, the Town hosted the North American and the Caribbean Rugby Association Men's and Women's Sevens Championships at WakeMed Soccer Park, a qualifying opportunity for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.