Select Wednesdays this Summer
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!
Rescheduled for Wednesday, October 3
Mint Julep Jazz Band
With their little big band lineup of 4 horns, rhythm section, and vocalist, the Mint Julep Jazz Band recreates the hot jazz sounds of the 1920′s, 1930′s, and early 1940’s through arrangements based on original recordings from the jazz age and swing era and original tunes inspired by that time period. The Mint Julep Jazz Band is based out of Durham, North Carolina and is led by trombonist Lucian Cobb and vocalist/swing DJ Laura Windley, who have put their collective knowledge and love of swing music together to create an ideal dance band for swing dancers. Conceived in the fall of 2011, the Mint Julep Jazz Band formed to fulfill the musical needs of a thriving local swing dance community in the Triangle area of North Carolina, drawing its musicians from the educators and former students of North Carolina universities with vibrant jazz programs.
September Food Vendors
Outside food and beverages are allowed. Outside alcohol is not allowed.
A limited selection of 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.