Community Events Newsletter



Run the Quay
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, June 2, (times vary)
Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church (310 N. Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC)

The 14th Annual Run the Quay road race features a 5K, a 10K, a 15Quay Challenge (combining the 5K and 10K times), and a Children’s Fun Run! This quartet of races is held in historic downtown Fuquay-Varina, and both the 5K and 10K wind their way through charming neighborhoods in the southern tip of Wake County.   Register Here!

Coffee with a Cop 
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Police 
Wednesday, June 27, 9-11 am 
Bagels Plus (100 Dickens Road, Fuquay-Varina)

Join your neighbors and Fuquay-Varina Police Officers for coffee and conversation! No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions and get to know the police officers that work in your community.

Independence Day Celebration
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Sunday, July 3, Gates open 6 pm, Fireworks at sundown
South Park (900 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC) 

Celebrate America’s birthday at the Fuquay-Varina Independence Day Celebration at South Park on Tuesday, July 3. Gates open at 6 pm.  Live music by Spare Change.  Free kids zone.  Food trucks on site. Make sure to bring a blanket or chair and get there early to claim a good spot to view the fireworks!  The event is alcohol free, however, coolers are allowed. Animals of any kind are not allowed at the event. 
Ice Cream Social Celebration National Ice Cream Day
Hosted by the Town of Fuquay-Varina
Sunday, July 15, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Fuquay Mineral Spring Park (105 W. Spring Street, Fuquay-Varina NC)

Any day is a good day to eat ice cream, but National Ice Cream Day seems very official, so let’s make it a date!  Join us on Sunday, July 15 from 4 – 6 pm at the Fuquay Mineral Spring Park, where our town’s history began, to celebrate National Ice Cream Day and our town!  Free Ben & Jerry's ice cream, iced tea and lemonade will be served.  

Other Happenings

Summer Camp Registration 
The Town is hosting weekly-themed, camps beginning June 18 thru August 10 for children who have completed K-5. The cost is $100 per week for residents and $125 per week for non-residents. Find more information or register at

Splash Pad Open  - Daily from 10 am—7 pm starting June 2
Join us for cool fun this summer at the Splash Pad. This year, the Splash Pad will have two new water features, and offer credit card payments plus it will open an hour earlier than previous years. Residents can attend for free but must have a Resident Splash Pad card which can be picked up at the Community Center during regular business hours. Please bring proof of residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill. A new card must be issued each year!

For non-residents, a $2 per person fee will get you all-day admission. One parent will be admitted without charge. Children under the age of 2 are free of charge.   Please note children under age 13 must be accompanied by a parent or adult supervisor.

School's Out Food Drive
Help us fight child hunger this summer!  Unfortunately, hunger doesn't take a holiday and summer is a high demand time for the Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Pantry.  That's why the Fuquay-Varina Fire Department is hosting a food drive from May 1- June 30.  Drop non-perishable food items at any of our fire stations (301 S. Fuquay Avenue5617 Hilltop Road2474 Bud Lipscomb Road) or Town Hall located at 401 Old Honeycutt Road.

Growers Market at Centennial Square

The Growers Market opens for the season on Saturday through Sept. 1 at Centennial Square located at 102 N. Main Street. Find fresh, local food every Saturday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Find more information at

Fall Youth Sports Registration
Register for fall youth sports (tackle and flag football, cheerleading, baseball, t-ball, softball, soccer and volleyball) will be July 2-21. All participants will need to complete a registration waiver and provide a copy of their birth certificate. Register in person by visiting the Fuquay-Varina Community Center located at 820 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Online registration is also available at

Community Choir
The group meets on Monday evenings at Falcon Hut starting at 7:30 pm. Join us!  Whether you consider yourself a virtuoso or just like singing along with the radio, there’s room for you in this fun group! The group is currently putting together a program for the opening of the Cultural Arts Center this spring.

   10:00 am – 3:00 pm Special Guest: Devin Harrelson “American Ninja Warrior”
   10:00 am – 3:00 pm Special Guest: Devin Harrelson “American Ninja Warrior”
   10:00 am – 3:00 pm Special Guest: Devin Harrelson “American Ninja Warrior”


Date Meeting Place
Mon., June 4, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall
Mon., June 11, 7 PM Board of Adjustment Town Hall
Mon., June 18, 7 PM Planning Board Meeting Town Hall
Tue., June 19, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall

Around Town

Fuquay-Varina Museum Tours
Sponsored by: Friends of the Museum

Monday, 10 am - 1 pm and Wednesday, 10 am – 4 pm
131 Fuquay Avenue
The museums are a true treasure! If you haven’t visited, make a point to visit them!

Fuquay-Varina Library
133 S. Fuquay Avenue
M-TH open 9 am – 9 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm, Sun: 1-5 pm

Now open 7 days a week!  Learn more about programming for the month.

Fuquay-Varina Arts Council Programming

Learn about concerts, performances.