Community Events Newsletter


Coffee with a Cop
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Police
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 11 am – 1 pm
Wingin’ It Bar and Grill, 1625 N. Main Street, Suite 109, Fuquay-Varina

Join the men and women of the FVPD for our next Coffee with a Cop event. No agenda - just conversations. Have a cup of coffee with us and ask questions or just have a general conversation to get to know the officers that work within the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Kick-off Concert
Featuring:  The Landsharks
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, October 5, 6:30-9:30 pm
Varina Business District
Let’s get the party started!  The Landsharks Band sail into Fuquay-Varina to open the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival with a very special concert!  The Landsharks have appeared with Jimmy Buffett, opened for The Beach Boys and performed at the Super Bowl! They regularly play at Disney, Universal Studios and Margaritaville.  Now the Landsharks bring their Jimmy Buffet style music to Fuquay-Varina for a free, fun filled party on Broad Street. Fins up!

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival
Saturday, October 7, 10 am - 4 pm
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay Business District 

In Fuquay-Varina, we have a dash more to Celebrate!  Join us for the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival and find lots of ways to celebrate the town you love!  Live entertainment, a beer garden, art, free rides for the kids, a chili cook-off and YOU!  A dash more festive!  Find event information, entertainment schedules and the event map at

Downtown Job Fair
Tuesday, October 10, 3-6 pm
Sponsored by:  Downtown Fuquay-Varina and Chamber
Aviator Brewing Company, 525 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina

Interested in working in downtown Fuquay-Varina? Here's your chance to meet employers who are currently hiring for jobs in downtown.   If you're interested in having a table please e-mail

Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina Concert Series
Featuring the Embers
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina and Massengill Design Build
Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:30-9:30 pm
Centennial Square, 102 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The FM2FV concert series returns this fall with a dash more cool tunes & local brews.  This free concert series perfectly blends music, energy and local flavor to make for great times in downtown Fuquay-Varina.  Come hear the world-famous Embers on a perfect fall evening!  No coolers or pets please.  It’s the last in the fall series so don’t miss out!

Fire Department Open House
Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week
Sponsored by the F-V Fire Department
Saturday, October 14, 10 am – 3 pm
Station #1, 301 S. Fuquay Avenue

Visit Station #1 and learn about fire prevention and safety planning and have FUN!  Sparky the Fire Dog and Pluggie the Fire Hydrant will visit.  See fire prevention and equipment displays and witness great demonstrations! Hand-on experience for young ones!  

    2017 Open House Schedule
    11:00 am: Fire Extinguisher Demonstration
    12.00 pm: Vehicle Extrication Demonstration
     1:00 pm: Rescue Tools Demonstration
     2:00 pm: Fire Extinguisher Demonstration
   10:00 am – 3:00 pm Special Guest: Devin Harrelson “American Ninja Warrior”

Rex Healthcare Mobile Blood Drive
Saturday, October 14, 10 am – 3 pm
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Fire Department
Fire Station #1, 301 S. Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina

Please sign up to give blood! Every unit of blood donated during our blood drive will help save lives.  Each recipient of your blood donation has his or her own story.  He or she could be an accident or trauma victim, cancer patient, a mother giving birth, a premature baby, a transplant recipient or surgical candidate.  Our impact goes beyond the patient as it is multiplied by the impact it has on that person’s loved ones who are thankful for the unit we donated.
Sign up today

Haunted Trail
Saturday, October 21, 5 pm is Family Fright, Full Fright 7-9 pm
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Trail is at Carroll Howard Johnson Park
Parking:  There is no parking at Carroll Howard but you can park your car at South Park and ride a shuttle!

Family Fright, appropriate for families with younger children, will be from 5-6 pm. Full Fright, which will be scarier, will take place from 7-9 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. The Haunted Trail is free, but please note there will be scary stuff, so enter at your own risk! This is an outdoor activity with low lighting so remember to wear appropriate shoes, preferably tennis shoes and dress for the weather.

Candidate Forum
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Chamber
Monday, Oct. 23, 6 - 8 pm
Corner Biergarten, 1625 N. Main Street, St. #133, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Elections are coming up!! This fall, Fuquay-Varina residents will have the opportunity to vote for town officials. The Mayor and two Town Board member positions are on the ballot.  The Chamber has compiled a list of questions for the candidates to answer during this upcoming forum. We invite you to hear from the candidates!  Here's the Chambers Voter’s Guide.  

Trick or Treat Downtown
Friday, October 27, 2-5 pm
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association
Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Trick or Treat in Downtown Fuquay-Varina is a FREE annual Halloween event sponsored by FVDA and the merchants along the Fuquay, Link and Varina Retail Districts.  Parents are invited to dress-up their ghosts and goblins, grab a bag and visit the merchants that display the sign, “Trick or Treat Here!”

Downtown Food Truck Rodeo
Sunday, October 29, 1-4 pm
Sponsored by: Downtown Fuquay-Varina
405 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC
What's better than a good old-fashioned Sunday dinner?  A food truck rodeo!  Join us for the Downtown Fuquay-Varina Food Truck rodeo, a modern twist on the traditional Sunday dinner, with more variety, delicious food and less work!  Bring the whole crew to the first Downtown Fuquay-Varina Food Truck Rodeo on Sunday, October 29 from 1-4 pm.  Enjoy live music, kids’ activities and food trucks at 405 Broad Street. Local beer trucks will also be on site.  

Coffee with a Cop
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Police
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11 am – 1 pm
The Corner Biergarten, 1625 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina

Join the men and women of the FVPD for our next Coffee with a Cop event. No agenda - just conversations. Have a cup of coffee with us and ask questions or just have a general conversation to get to know the officers that work within the Town of Fuquay-Varina.


   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., Oct. 2, 7 pm Town Board Meeting Town Hall
Mon., Oct. 16, 7 pm Planning Board Meeting Town Hall
Tues, Oct. 17, 7 pm Town Board Meeting Town Hall

Around Town - Others Ways to Support Your Community

Innovate Fuquay-Varina
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Sept. 2017- Jan. 2018
Do you have an idea for a business but don’t know where to start?  Innovate Fuquay-Varina fosters innovation in small business development through a series of monthly support meetings leading up to the InnovateFV Weekend, Jan 26-28.

The program is open to new and existing businesses.  The program is also seeking mentors with entrepreneurial expertise to share. Find out more information.

Project Enlightenment Kindergarten Program
Getting Ready for Kindergarten offers rising kindergarteners the opportunity to attend a FREE 28 session facilitated playgroup to learn skills that prepare them for success in school. The playgroup is open to families who live in Wake County, have limited family income and who have a child who was 4 by August 31st, 2017. There are 4 sessions available and groups meet twice a week for 14 weeks. The Fall/Winter sessions are available at Project Enlightenment or Millbrook UMC from October 10th-February 1st. The Winter/Spring sessions meet at Fuquay Varina UMC or Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church from February 13th-May 29th. 

Contact Sherri Lambeth at 919-856-7774 ext. 27006 or with questions or for more information.

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.

Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
Centennial Square, 102 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC
Wed. 3-6 pm, Sat. 8 am - 12 pm.
Visit their website to learn about special programming or how to become a vendor, or contact Sheila Stanton at The Growers Market closed for the season on Sat., Oct. 7.

Fuquay-Varina Arts Council Programming

Learn about concerts, performances.

Yoga in the Park
Every Sunday from 8-9 am at Fuquay Mineral Spring Park.  No experience needed to enjoy an hour of free yoga suitable for any age or experience level.  Taught by area yoga instructors.  Free.