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Independence Day Fireworks and Events!

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The Triangle Area of North Carolina is known for great music and a wonderful summer atmosphere. Come on out to enjoy the festivities and have a wonderful and safe Independence Day holiday.

Cary

Koka Booth Ampitheatre, 8003 Regency Pkwy, Cary, NC 27518

July 4th from 3:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Music, fun and fireworks.

Koka Kids Club fun: Scavenger Hunt, Happy Dan the Magic Man, Face Painters and more from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. Enjoy a ride on the Ferris Wheel overlooking Symphony Lake (Price: $5 for two riders or $3 for a single rider).

Apex

Olde Fashioned Fourth of July in Downtown Apex on Thursday July 4th from 7:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Games, inflatables, bicycle parade (no fireworks).

Raleigh

“The Works!” on Thursday July 4th from 12 P.M. to 11 P.M. on Fayetteville Street and the Red Hat Ampitheatre in Downtown Raleigh, NC. – Wonderful events all day with 2 Fireworks Shows in the evening at 9:15 P.M. across from the Duke Energy Center and 10:15 P.M west of Fayetteville Street, near the Red Hat Amphitheater.

Independence Day Celebration during the day with live music, Beer and Wine, kids rides and games, Circus Maximus, street performers, food and art vendors, a picnic on Fayetteville Street and more! Fireworks will light up the sky over The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts starting at around 9:15 P.M.

June 27, 2013 Posted by | Events, Family Activities, FREE Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Newly Renovated Downtown Cary Theater to Open Fall 2013!

 

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The renovation of Downtown Cary is well underway with the Cary Theater expected to be completed in the Fall of 2013. The property was once Cary’s first indoor movie theatre, which hosted live performances and movies. At one point in time it was an auto parts store, recording studio and clothing store. Upon completion, the facility will be utilized as a flexible performance space. It will serve as additional theatre space and a specialty movie venue, including showing the Cary Youth Video project. In addition, the new Cary Theater will showcase music performances, host stand-up comedy, and promote improvisation. Design includes 181 seats, including 6 accessible seating locations.

A three story building adjacent to the Downtown Cary Theater is planned to compliment the space with the first floor containing nearly 900 square feet to support a light food service tenant, such as a wine bar, coffee bar, or ice cream and the second and third stories available for lease.

June 27, 2013 Posted by | Events, Family Activities | , , , , , | Leave a comment

MOVIES BY MOONLIGHT is back in Cary!

 

 

Movies by Moonlight is back at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Friday nights from May 10th through August 30th! For only $3 per person (kids under 12 are free), all are welcome to enjoy watching wonderful movies on the spacious outdoor theatre at Koka Booth Amphitheatre. A portion of the proceeds benefit the WakeMed Children’s Hospital so come on out for a great time for a worthy cause. Movies start at dusk and gates open at 7 P.M. Bring your picnic basket, blanket and chairs.

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

8003 Regency Parkway

Cary, NC 27518

(919) 462-2052

2013 SUMMER MOVIE SCHEDULE

May 10th What to Expect When You are Expecting (2012) Rated PG-13

May 17th Rio (2011) Rated G

June 7th Argo (2012) Rated R

June 21st The Hunger Games (2012) Rated PG-13

June 28th Pitch Perfect (2012) Rated PG-13

July 12th Steel Magnolias (1980) Rated PG

July 19th Wreck It Ralph (2012) Rated PG

July 28th Silver Linings Playbook (2012) Rated R

August 9th Secretariat (2010) Rated PG

August 16th Les Miserables (2012) Rated PG-13

August 30th How to Train Your Dragon 2010 Rated PG

June 27, 2013 Posted by | Events, Family Activities | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WIND DOWN WEDNESDAYS at Waverly Place in Cary

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Don’t miss out on the FREE Concerts with Wind Down Wednesdays from 6-9 PM at Waverly Place in Cary! Check out the schedule below and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity with your family!

May 22 – Band of Oz
May 29 – Craig Woolard Band

Jun 5 – Bull City Syndicate
Jun 12 – Hip Pocket
Jun 19 – Party Nuts
Jun 26 – Jim Quick & The Coastline Band

Jul 3 – Black & Blue
Jul 10 – North Tower Band
Jul 17 – Peak City Sound
Jul 24 – Liquid Pleasure
Jul 31 – The Magnificents

Aug 7 – The Magic Pipers
Aug 14 – The Dickens
Aug 21 – Craig Woolard Band 

June 27, 2013 Posted by | Events, Family Activities, FREE Events | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Wearin’ O’ the Green Festival

 

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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

March 12, 2013 Posted by | Events, Family Activities | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Indoor Greens Mini Golf and Cafe Coming Soon to Cary!

 

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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

919-825-1818

March 7, 2013 Posted by | Family Activities | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Raleigh-Durham Ranked #1 Cities with the Biggest Gains in Home Sales in 2012

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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.

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Martin Luther King Jr. – DREAMFEST 2013

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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 rob.garner@townofcary.org.

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.

January 8, 2013 Posted by | Events, Family Activities | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Raleigh WINTERFEST!

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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.

MAIN STAGE:

3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Thelonious
Razz-a-Ma-Jazz Christmas Time Band
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
City Ballet
St. Mary’s School “Ladies in Blue”
Cardinal Gibbons High School Dance Team
LA Dance
Ivana Premasinghe
Dance Attitude
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
WPU Cheer Team
Ease up Crew
Stage Door Dance Elite
Holly Greene
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
The Danze Zone
CC & Co. Dance Complex
Raleigh BoyChoir
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
Tree Lighting
Raleigh BoyChoir


7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Kickin Grass Band & Nu Blu (90 minutes)

KID’S ZONE:

3:00 pm-9:00 pm
Carousel, 40-foot Ferris wheel, bounce houses, and carriage rides

SLEDDING RAMPS:

3:00 pm-9:00 pm
FREE sledding ramps sponsored by Snow My Yard

SANTA’S VILLAGE:

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.

INFORMATION HOTLINE:
For weather updates and weekly schedule, call 919.821.6984.

LOCATION:
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:
Admission including skate rental is $8.00 for both adults and children.

December 1, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Holiday Happenings in Cary

Santa’s Workshop

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.
Cary, NC

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

Downtown Cary

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

CaryArtsCenter

101 Dry Avenue

Cary, NC

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

CaryNC

6 PM

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. 

November 30, 2012 Posted by | Events, Family Activities, FREE Events | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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