Community Events Newsletter



National Day of Prayer
Sponsored by: Various Fuquay-Varina Churches
Thursday, May 3, 12-1 pm
Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road

A community National Day of Prayer observance will be held Thursday, May 3, noon-1 pm at the Fuquay-Varina Town Hall flagpole (401 Old Honeycutt Road). This year's theme is Pray for America - UNITY.  All are encouraged to come and join together in this time of prayer for our nation and our community.

En Plein Air Paint-off
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association
May 4 and May 5
Downtown Fuquay-Varina

En Plein Air Paint-Off is an exciting free outdoor event  to support artists in our area and bring public art to our streets. Join us and see all that downtown has to offer. Friday and Saturday afternoon, a contest of skills will challenge each artist to create an original oil or acrylic masterpiece of Fuquay-Varina Downtown’s historic landscape. On Saturday evening a public auction will be held where art enthusiasts will have a chance to take home one of these treasures that will become a collection for many generations to come.

Heritage Day
Sponsored by:  Friends of the Museum and Fuquay-Varina Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Saturday, May 5, 10 am – 4 pm
Fuquay-Varina Museum, 131 S. Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina 
Learn about Fuquay-Varina’s history at Heritage Day held on Sat., May 5 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Fuquay-Varina History Museum and adjoining Ashworth Park. The event will feature tours of the many historic buildings, presentations and old-fashioned games for the kids. The Tarheel A’s will be onsite with a display of Ford Model A’s. The event is free. Lunch will be available for a nominal fee. 

Senior Services Expo
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Monday, May 7, 10 am – 2 pm
Fire Station #1, 302 S. Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina 
This free resource fair hosts more than 40 providers that offer insight, expertise, and solutions for aging adults and caregivers. As an added bonus, there will be a Shredding Truck on site providing free shredding!

Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina Concert Series
Featuring Hip Pocket
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, May 10, 6:30-9:30 pm
Centennial Square, 102 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The spring series promises the perfect blend of music and local flavor!  Local food and beer vendors will be on site.  There will be a free kids zone featuring Mimi the Clown and inflatables. 
All concerts are free and held at Centennial Square located at 102 N. Main Street. from 6:30-9:30 pm.  Learn more at  

Freedom Balloon Fest 
May 25-28
Fleming Loop Park, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Over Memorial Day, join us in Fuquay-Varina for the Freedom Balloon Fest, one of the nation’s premier hot air balloon festivals. Many events are planned at Fleming Loop Recreational Park with other activities included throughout our town’s vibrant downtown district over the Memorial Day weekend.

This all-volunteer event is seeking volunteers.  Business and vendor opportunities are also available. To learn more, visit  

Freedom Balloon Fest is a community service event produced by Project Uplift USA, Inc., a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
Run the Quay
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, June 2, (times vary)
Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church (registration and race start), 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!

Other Happenings

Summer Camp Registration 
Registration for summer camp begins April 9. The Town will host 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

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

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., May 7, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall
Mon., May 14, 7 PM Board of Adjustment Town Hall
Mon., May 21, 7 PM Planning Board Meeting Town Hall
Tue., May 22, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall

Around Town

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 Avenue, 5617 Hilltop Road, 2474 Bud Lipscomb Road) or Town Hall located at 401 Old Honeycutt Road.

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.

Fuquay-Varina Arts Council Programming

Learn about concerts, performances.