Community Events Newsletter



Schools Out Food Drive
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Fire Department
May 1-June 30
Drop Locations
A large number of students in the Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, and Willow Springs area receive free or reduced breakfasts and lunches during the school year.  When children are out of school for the summer, parents who are already struggling to provide food for their families need to provide 1-2 more meals per child each day.  Many parents cannot afford the extra meals and children are forced to go without eating.

The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department would like to help the Fuquay-Varina Emergency Food Pantry by collecting items to go in the Summer School Bags from May 1st – June 30th.  Please help us guarantee no child goes hungry this summer.

Opioid Misuse & Overdose Prevention Summit
NC DHHS & NC Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services 
Tuesday, June, 27, Registration - 9 to 10 AM, Seminar-10 AM to 5:30 PM, Networking & Naloxone Making Event-5:30 to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, June, 28, Registration - 8:30 to 9:00 AM, Seminar - 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
McKimmons Center, 1101 Gorman St, Raleigh, NC 
Goals:  1) Engage partners in North Carolina in active learning and meaningful discussion to build momentum behind strategic activities that complement overall state and local efforts around opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose death. 2) Educate and inform North Carolina partners on evidence-based/informed, promising, and innovative policies and practices that prevent opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose; and 3) Energize, challenge, and connect North Carolina partners to build consensus and rally behind policy and programmatic interventions that focus on social determinants, healthcare, harm reduction, criminal justice, and community strategies around opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose death.

Rex Healthcare Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 28, 5:30 pm
Holly Springs Town Hall, 128 S. Main Street, Holly Springs, NC

UNC REX Healthcare is expanding to meet the growing healthcare needs of southern Wake County. Additional high-quality healthcare services are coming to southern Wake County. The REX Healthcare of Holly Springs campus, located at 781 Avent Ferry Road, is growing.
A second medical office building is under construction to accommodate southern Wake County’s growth, offering both new and expanded specialty services closer to where people live and work.  The next step will be the construction of a new, 50-bed community hospital, built adjacent to the REX Healthcare of Holly Springs campus.
Rex Healthcare wants to hear from you!  What are your healthcare concerns for the present and future? What services would you like to see included in the new hospital. How can UNC REX best meet you and your family’s healthcare needs?

Attend a public forum June 28 at 5:30pm at Holly Springs Town Hall (128 S. Main St.) or submit comments online:   
Feedback from area residents and surrounding communities is essential. All comments will be reviewed for project planning. For more information, please visit our website.

Independence Day Celebration
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Monday, 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 Monday, July 3rd. South Park is located at 820 S. Main Street.  Gates open at 6 pm with Spare Change, playing a range of music sure to please everyone beginning at 7 pm.  Kids can enjoy free inflatables, rides and activities prior to the fireworks which begin at sundown.  Make sure to bring a blanket or chair and get there early to claim the best location to view the fireworks.  The event is alcohol-free, however, coolers are allowed.  Food vendors will be on site.  Please leave animals comfortably at home.  
Ice Cream Social Celebration National Ice Cream Day
Hosted by the Town of Fuquay-Varina
Sunday, July 16, 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 16 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!  Last year, more than 500 people joined in the ice cream social.  Free ice cream, iced tea and lemonade will be served.  


Date Meeting Place
Mon., June 5, 7:00 pm Town Board-Public Hearing on Budget Town Hall
Mon., June 12, 7 pm Board of Adjustment Meeting Town Hall
Mon., June 19, 7 pm Planning Board Meeting Town Hall
Tues., June 20, 7 pm Town Board Meeting Town Hall

Around Town - Others Ways to Support Your Community

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-F open 10 am – 9 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm

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

Summer Camp Registration 
The Town will host weekly-themed, camps beginning June 19th 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  

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.