Community Events Newsletter



Town Tree Lighting
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thurs., Nov. 30, See Schedule
Municipal Parking Lot at Main/Vance Street

In addition to the tree lighting and performances by local choral groups, there will be an ice skating rink from 5-10 pm!  Visit with Santa or become a part of the scenery in a life-size snow globe.  Remember to bring your camera to capture these priceless hometown memories!  It’s all free and provided courtesy of the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

Sleigh rides will also be available and are sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization. Sleigh tickets can be purchased at the FVDA office located at 108 Raleigh St. on Nov. 29 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $3 per person with a maximum of 4 tickets.  For more details, visit at

Event Schedule for Tree Lighting

   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”
Event Time Location
Tree Lighting 6 pm Main/Vance Parking Lot
Visits with Santa 6-9 pm Main/Vance Parking Lot
Ice Skating Rink 5-10 pm On Vance adjacent to Main/Vance Lot
Snow Globe Photo Op 5-10 pm On Main adjacent to Main/Vance Lot
Music by Local Choirs 6-8 pm Main/Vance Parking Lot

Christmas Parade
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Chamber
Sun., Dec. 3, 3pm

Main Street, Fuquay Business District
The Fuquay-Varina Chamber will host the annual Christmas Parade on Sun., Dec. 3 at 3 pm on Main St. in downtown.  If you’re interested in participating, contact the Chamber at   

Swearing-In Ceremony
Monday, December 4, 7 pm
Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road

Please join us for the official ceremony to swear-in those elected on Nov. 7 to serve the Town of Fuquay-Varina.  John W. Byrne will take the oath of Mayor.  Blake Massengill and Jason Wunsch will take the oath of Commissioner.  Open to the public.


Date Meeting Place
Mon., Dec. 4, 7 pm Town Board Meeting-Elected Swearing In Ceremony Town Hall
Mon., Dec. 18, 7 pm Planning Board Meeting Town Hall
Tues, Dec. 19, 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 (May-Sept) 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.