The annual Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and free Wearin’ ‘O the Green Festival takes over downtown Raleigh on Saturday, March 16th. The festival on Moore Square runs from 10 AMto 9 PM with live music, food and drink. The parade, which winds its way north up Fayetteville Street to the State Capitol and then around Edenton and Blount streets to Moore Square, begins at noon. For more information visit: www.raleighstpats.org
Indoor Greens Mini Golf and Cafe will be the Triangle’s first mini golf course for casual fun and serious golfers, and it is coming soon to Cary, NC! It is will located at the corner of Davis Drive and High House Road between Lowes Supermarket and East Coast Wings. Indoor Greens Mini Golf provides 18 holes of indoor fun for groups of all ages and is designed with professional grade turf just like the Pros.
IndoorGreens will also have a Cafe with soups, sandwiches, soups and snacks. What a great idea for Birthday Parties, fund raisers, team building events and competions!
Indoor Greens Mini Golf and Cafe
1951 High House Road, Cary NC 27519
Raleigh-Durham was recently ranked #1 for the list of cities with the largest gain in home sales for 2012 with an increase of 31.3%. With Research Triangle Park as an anchor for job opportunities coupled with the surrounding colleges and universities, many young and upwardly mobile Americans are drawn to the area increasing home sales significantly.
MLK Dreamfest 2013
January 21st, 2013
Dream of Democracy March
The Dream of Democracy March will be held on Monday, January 21st at 10 AM in Dowtown Raleigh. Join other Triangle residents at the 30th Annual MLK, Jr. Commemorative March in downtown Raleigh. Round trip transportation will be provided from Cary Town Hall. To RSVP, send an email to email@example.com.
MLK, Jr. Dreamfest 2013: Day of Service. MLK, Jr. advocated the power of community service. The Dreamfest Day of Service is a great way to give back to your community. Volunteers will spend the afternoon doing a variety of hands-on tasks to help maintain and beautify the area around Middle Creek Community Center at 10 AM and 2 PM. Coordinated by the Town of Cary Spruce program. Registration is required. Call (919) 469-4301 or email sarah.justice@townofcary. org for quick and easy registration or for additional details.
Grab your mittens and scarves and make your way to the heart of the center city for Raleigh’s premier holiday event—the AT&T Raleigh Winterfest. Winterfest is a two-month long extravaganza featuring an outdoor skating rink with natural ice. This family-friendly celebration of fun-filled activities at the AT&T Raleigh Winterfest Ice Rink kicks off with a memorable event in City Plaza on Saturday, December 1.
Click here for a downloadable map of the kickoff event!
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 from 3 pm-9 pm. The Ice Rink will be open from 2pm-11 pm.
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Razz-a-Ma-Jazz Christmas Time Band
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
St. Mary’s School “Ladies in Blue”
Cardinal Gibbons High School Dance Team
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
WPU Cheer Team
Ease up Crew
Stage Door Dance Elite
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
The Danze Zone
CC & Co. Dance Complex
7:00 pm-7:30 pm
ABC 11 Welcome by Anchor Amber Rupinta
David Diaz Remarks DRA
Leon Cox Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
Cynthia Marshall Remarks AT&T
Mayor McFarlane Remarks
7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Kickin Grass Band & Nu Blu (90 minutes)
3:00 pm-9:00 pm
Carousel, 40-foot Ferris wheel, bounce houses, and carriage rides
3:00 pm-9:00 pm
FREE sledding ramps sponsored by Snow My Yard
3:00 pm-9:00 pm
Visit Santa and his helpers!
HOLIDAY BOULEVARD OF SHOPS
3:00 pm-9:00 pm
40+ vendors and local restaurants with a variety of crafts, foods, and gift items
OUTDOOR MOVIE: Polar Express
Premiering Downtown Raleigh Alliance’s 42-foot outdoor movie screen at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
For weather updates and weekly schedule, call 919.821.6984.
The AT&T Raleigh Winterfest Ice Rink will be located in City Plaza situated on the southern end of the 400 block of Fayetteville Street.
Admission including skate rental is $8.00 for both adults and children.
Saturday, December 1st 10 AM to 1 PM
Herbert C. Young Community Center
Hang out Downtown for the entire day on December 1st beginning with a crafts fair in the street, and stay until dusk for the town’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Finish the night with the Cary Players’ A Christmas Story production at the ArtsCenter
Come on out for the Cary Teen Council’s annual Holiday Celebration. Children will enjoy a variety of craft stations where they can make a gift for someone special, experience live entertainment by Cary Ballet Company and 3D Project and enjoy visit with a white bearded guy from the NORTH POLE! While at Santa’s workshop, support the Cary Teen Council’s food drive by sending each child with two non-perishable food items or cash donation will be accepted. All contributions will be given to a local charity.
5th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market
Saints Cyril and Methodius Parish
2510 Piney Plains Rd.
Saturday, December 1st10 AM to 4 PM
Shop til you drop! Don’t miss out on the European Christmas Market for a taste of everything including Hot Slavic lunches and European bakery include home made piroghi, kielbasa, cabbage rolls, stollens, and nut rolls. Specialized items include new and vintage collectible Christmas linens, ornaments, and gifts from Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Sweden, Italy and even more countries!
Purchase your Christmas trees and Advent wreathes or visit the exhibit on the life St. Nicholas! This is a free, fun family holiday event with music from the Little German Band.
Call (919)851-9266 for more information.
Ole Time Winter Festival
10 AM to 4 PM
Celebrations begin with the Heart of Cary’s Ole Time Winter Festival held on the streets of Downtown Cary. Festival goers can enjoy arts & crafts, entertainment, food, activities, and more. Santa will be there. Start (or finish) your holiday shopping with festival vendors and Downtown Cary Merchants! Presented by Heart of Cary Association and Town of Cary.
Groundbreaking for the New Cary Theater
East Chatham Street, CaryNC at 11 AM
Enjoy the festivities that kick off this new Town of Cary project. Popcorn and tours will be available.
A Christmas Story
101 Dry Avenue
Saturday, December 1st
Shows at 3 PM and 8 PM
Cary Players annual holiday production this year produces A Christmas Story. Follow Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the Christmas tree. Bring the entire family to this hilarious holiday-classic based on the movie by Jean Shepherd!
Ticket info: www.caryplayers.org.
Additional performances November 30th and December 2nd and 3rd .
Official Town of Cary Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Town Hall Campus
917 N. Academy Street
Bring your blanket and your loved-ones out to the Town Hall campus and welcome in the holiday season with your neighbors. This festive night features talented actors, singers, dancers, and musicians from our community onstage. The 30 foot cedar Christmas Tree be illuminated for the first time in the season and the “Cary Community Christmas Tree” that will be inside at the Town Hall will be unveiled.
Enjoy musical entertainment by Craig Woolard and other special guests at the Waverly Tree Lighting Ceremony in Cary. Visit with Santa and his elves while tasting seasonal treats! This magical event will take place on Friday, November 30th at 6 PM at the Waverly Place Promenade on the corner of Tryon and Kildaire Farm Road in Cary.
Mysteries and Secrets, Exploring Cary Area Cemeteries
Tuesday, October 30th , 7:30-9:00 PM
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop. Downtown Cary
There’s something mysterious about cemeteries. As we pass them, our thoughts begin to fly: Who rests there? What joys and sorrows surrounded their lives? Where are their families – with them, or far, far away? Join The Friends of the Page-Walker Hotel as they explore the mysteries and secrets held by local cemeteries, identifying the resting places of historic figures and bringing to light the more obscure facts and questions from both prominent and well- hidden burial grounds in Cary and its outskirts. For more, visit http://www.friendsofpagewalker.org or call (919) 460-4963. This is a FREE event!
Safe & Sane Halloween
Cary Towne Center, Cary, NC
Jointly sponsored by the Town of Cary and Cary Towne Center Mall, this annual event features “Not So Scary Story Telling”, a magic show, the ever-popular costume contest and more! Free, come dressed in costume to participate.
The 3D Project’s Annual Spooktacular
Sunday, October 28
Cary Ballet Conservatory, 3791 Cary Parkway, Cary, NC
A fundraiser for the 3D Project Jazz & Contemporary Company, Spooktacular is a fun filled day for dancers and their friends ages 3-10. Dancers participate in a Halloween themed dance class taught by CBC’s most advanced dancers. Followed by fun games & the dancers learning a Halloween routine to be performed for friends and family at 4:00 after the big parade of costumes! Cost: $30. Times are 1:30-4:00 PM for ages 5-10, 2:30-4:00 PM For ahes 3-4 For more information call: (919) 481-6509
Tricks and Treats Halloween Bash
Saturday, October 27th, 5:00 -7:00 PM
Cary Elementary School, corner Dry and Kildaire Farm Rd, in Downtown Cary.
Featuring a family-friendly carnival sponsored by Cary Teen Council, Un-Scary Stories, The Hey Brothers bluegrass band and trick-or-treating through Ashworth’s Village. Carnival admission is $1 – includes hayride to Ashworth’s Village for Trick or Treating at participating businesses. For more information, call (919) 460-4061.
8th Annual Haunted House in Downtown Cary
Saturday, October 27th, 6:00-9:00 PM
Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Ave
Brought to you by Applause! Cary Youth Theatre’s Fright School. Cost is $1 per person.
Haunted Twilight Tour in Downtown Cary
Friday, October 26th
Page-Walker Arts & History Center, 119 Ambassador Loop
Tour of downtown Cary (age 13 & up) produced by the Cary Players. A macabre walking tour of historic downtown Cary. Your tour guides will share spooky legends and tales of yesteryear, guaranteed to send a chill up your spine. Tickets are $15. Times are 6:30-8:00 PM, 7:00-8:30 PM, and 7:30-9:00 PM
Downtown Harvest Day
Saturday, October 27th, 2:00-5:00 PM
Ashworth Village, South Academy St
First annual Harvest Day sponsored by the Heart of Cary Association
Family-friendly fall games, live music by Tom Teachout (classic rock, to Halloween favorites, and kids’ music), food vendors, and more. Wristbands will allow children to play from 2pm-5pm, and also get into the Town of Cary’s ‘Howlin’ Good Halloween’ activities that night such as the ‘Tricks and Treats Bash’, story-time, and the hayride between the Cary Arts Center and Ashworth Village. Wristbands are $3 per child, free for adults and kids under 2. Adults can purchase $1 wristband to continue on to the Tricks and Treats Bash at Cary Elementary.
Green Acres Corn Maze
1132 Morrisville Carpenter Road
The farm boasts a 10 acre corn maze utilizing smart phone technology to answer some trivia questions along the way with a virtual punch card. Guests can enjoy hay rides, bounce houses, pony rides, strikers, hay mounds, pipe tunnels, sand pile, corn hole games, horse back rides, horse drawn wagon rides, hot food, face painting, pumpkins, vintage train rides, and more! For more information, call (919) 481-2435.
Friday 4:00-9:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost:$10 per person, Children 3 and under are FREE.
$8 per person if in a group of 20+ and $8 for seniors 60 and over.
Phillips Corn Maze
6701 Good Hope Church Road
Their brand new 2012 maze design is modeled after the logo for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. It officially opened Sept 21st.
Friday – 3:00 PM– 6:30 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday – 1:00 PM– 6:00 PM
Main Maze Pricing:
Adults / Teens 13+: $10.00
Children Ages 4-12: $6.00
Children Ages 0-3: FREE
For those fright enthusiasts, every Friday and Saturday night, starting Sept 28th through the last weekend in October, your worst nightmares come to life with Phillips Farms haunted farm experience “Revenge of the Farm Hands: Zombie Apocolypse”
Adults / Children $20.00* – Includes All 3 Attractions
Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC, 27615
Come on out for Oktoberfest with your family – fun for everyone!
LIVE Music 12pm-10pm:
12pm-3pm Gary’s Polka (Plaza)
12pm-3pm German Ompah
3pm-6pm Skinny Bag of Sugar
7pm-10pm Polka Plus Band
12pm-6pm Children’s Games & Crafts
Door Prizes and Special Promotions!
German Food and Drink including: Schnitzel, Bratwurst, Fresh Pretzels,
Smoked Kielbasa & Sauerkraut Crepes, Root Beer, Beer-flavored Gelato,
Riesling & Gewurztraminer Wines.