Select Wednesdays this Summer and Fall
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Free

Enjoy a fun night out in the Downtown Park with your significant other, a group of friends, or just fly solo. Each Park After Dark features unique food from local vendors and entertainment!

2019 Events

Lydia Salett Dudley | October 9, 2019

Lydia Salett Dudley

Lydia Salett Dudley is a jazz pianist and singer living the Raleigh-Durham area. Her first exposure to music came from the local Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio which was instrumental in providing experience in playing for various groups of children and adults. In 2003, she branched out into another genre of music under the guidance of Professor Ed Paolantionio and Dr. Stephen Anderson, releasing her first single entitled Green in 2008. Her composition Sunsets was featured on UNC-Chapel Hill's project Tenor Vibe in 2010.

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Items Allowed

Outside food and beverages are allowed. Outside alcohol is not allowed.

A limited selection of free, low-level lawn chairs will be available. Personal lawn chairs are allowed.


Multiple parking areas are available around Downtown Park, including the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Ave.) and parallel parking along S. Academy St. Please mind all parking signs if parking in private lots.


Park After Dark is a rain or shine event. In the event of severe weather, check out our Weather Status Page.