Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27
Friday, October 26 | 4-7 p.m. | Free
Fred G. Bond Metro Park, Boathouse
Enjoy a discounted boat rental prior to the Flotilla, when you enter a pumpkin or dress in appropriate Halloween costumes. Bring your carved pumpkin from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and watch the pumpkins set sail across Bond Lake at twilight (6:30 p.m.). There will also be food trucks, live music, and face painting!
Herbert's Haunted HouseFriday, October 26 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 | 7 p.m.
$3 per person
Herbert C. Young Community Center
The Cary Teen Council will take you on a spooky walk through their house of horrors. Those who dare will navigate through the building to experience all of the thrills that Cary’s teens have dreamed up to get your adrenaline rushing! All ages welcome but parental discretion is advised. For more, call (919) 460-4965.
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 | 8 p.m.
Rocky Horror Show—Live On Stage!
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Co-presented by Theatre Raleigh & Koka Booth Amphitheatre. Enjoy this musical fable describing a time where rock was dominated by dudes in make-up with big voices, big egos, and even bigger hair! Gates open at 6:30 p.m. No picnics allowed.
Saturday, October 27 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Age 3-10 with Caregiver| $1 per person
Costume Dance Party
Cary Arts Center
Dress up in your favorite costume creation for our Costume Dance Party! Party includes light refreshments, an art activity, dancing and costume awards. For more, call (919) 469-4069.
Saturday, October 27 | 2-8 p.m. | All ages | Free
Cary’s Great Pumpkin Carve
Stop by the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of the carving stations (or bring your own). Pumpkins will be lit for display and judged in a variety of categories. Stay for family friendly Halloween specials shown outdoors, including “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”! Pumpkins are for sale at low cost; all other activities are free. For more, call (919) 469-4061.
- Pumpkin Patch and Carving Stations | 2-5:30 p.m.
- 3-D Pumpkin Carving Instructional | 2:45 & 4:15 p.m.
- Pumpkin Lighting & Judging | 5:45-6:30 p.m.
- Family Friendly Halloween TV Specials | 6:45-7:45 p.m.
Saturday, October 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | All ages | Free
Halloween Mall Crawl
Cary Towne Center
Calling all goblins, ghosts, princesses, superheroes, and everything in between! Dress in your best Halloween costume and join us for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, storytelling, and magic show.
Ghost Walk in Downtown Cary
Saturday, October 27 | 7, 7:20, 7:40, 8 p.m. | Age 10 & up | $15
Page Walker Arts & History Center
Spooky stories and ghostly legends sure to send chills up your spine are dramatized by Cary Players. Meet Cary's dearly departed on a walk through Downtown Cary. For more information, call (919) 460-4963. Tickets available through www.eTix.com.
Heart of Cary Association's Fall for Cary Festival
Saturday, October 27 | 1-6 p.m. | All Ages | Free
The festival is partnering with the Town of Cary’s “Great Pumpkin Carve” to bring a host of free events along S. Academy Street and throughout the walkable areas of Downtown that include: food trucks, local craft beers, a petting zoo, costume contests for adults and pets, trick or treating at downtown businesses, hay rides, bounce house, children’s crafts and cookie decorating, balloon artistry, face painting and a treasure hunt with more than $3,000 in prizes. Admission and plentiful parking is free.
For more information, call (919) 469-4061.