Community Events Newsletter


Clean Up Fuquay-Varina at the Big Sweep
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina PRCR and Fuquay-Varina Stormwater Management
Saturday, November 7, 9 am - 12 pm
Various Locations
Join us on Saturday, November 7th for the Big Sweep event (reschedule from September) as we cleanup several sites in Fuquay-Varina as part of the North Carolina Big Sweep campaign. This is a great activity for families, scouts or others seeking community volunteer hours!

Meet at 9:00 am to receive instructions, gloves, trash bags and data cards. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Volunteers will work until 12:00 pm. This site is appropriate for families with young children. 
Meet at 9:00 am in the pool parking lot to clean the creek and greenway. Gloves, trash bags and data cards will be provided. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Volunteers will work until 12:00 pm. This site is appropriate for families with children. 
Cleanups are coordinated in partnership by The Center for Human-Earth Restoration, Fuquay-Varina Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources, and Fuquay-Varina Stormwater Management. Please register in advance by contacting  or 919-270-9682. 
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association
Saturday, November 7, 10 am – 4 pm
The Downtown Chili Cook-Off started in 2003 and continues to grow in popularity both with contestants and tasters.   More than 20 individuals, businesses, and non-profit groups show off their cooking skills and compete to see who has the best tasting chili in Fuquay-Varina.   Attendees can purchase a "tasting ticket" and then they vote to determine the People’s Choice winner. A panel of Judges determines 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners through a blind-tasting.
Michael Creech Magic Show
Saturday, November 7, 2 pm
Sponsored by: PRCR
Come see Michael Creech perform the best in magical entertainment.  Performances are highly interactive, fun and of course, magical!  It's free!
Fuquay-Varina Jr. Woman’s Charity Club Ball
Friday, November 20, 7-11 pm
Sponsored by:  F-V Jr. Woman’s Club
Bentwinds Country Club
Great event that helps to fund projects throughout Fuquay-Varina!  Contact  for tickets. Tickets are $70 per person.

Tee Off For the Troops Golf Classic
Sponsored by:  Military Missions in Action and House of Autry
Monday, November 11, Opening Ceremony 10:30, Tournament is sold out.
Bentwinds Country Club
This event is held in recognition of Veteran's Day and to raise funds for Military Missions in Action to complete projects that support veterans with disabilities as well as active-duty veterans.  Everyone is welcome to attend the opening ceremony. Come out support our veterans!

Band Boosters Band on the Run 5k
Sponsored by:  FVHS Band Boosters
Sat., November  21, Registration begins at 7:45 am, Race begins at 9 am
Starts at Fuquay-Varina High School, 201 Bengal Blvd.
Band Boosters of Fuquay Varina will host its Annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun run/walk.  Register.     

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
Tuesday, November 24, 11 am
Sponsored by:  PRCR
Ages 3-6 years old can listen to a brief history of Thanksgiving and participate in the Turkey Trot, a game similar to “tag.”  Outdoor activity
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28, all day
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Downtown Fuquay-Varina
Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support your small independent businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods in your community. Show your support by Shopping Local!! Shop Small…NOT the Mall!

Town Tree Lighting & Sleigh Rides
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina & Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Thursday, December 3, 6:00-8:00 pm
Downtown Fuquay District
A great holiday tradition!  Visit with Santa and listen to holiday favorites sung by local schools and choral groups. The Town's new brand will be revealed!  Be among the first to see the new logo and tagline!  Festivities are located in the large municipal lot at the corner of E. Vance Street and S. Main Street.

While at the Town’s Tree Lighting, visit the free sleigh rides organized by the Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association. These beautiful horse-drawn sleigh rides start at T.R. Ashworth’s gas station at 120 S. Main Street from 6-8 pm. Make sure to be in line by 7:30 pm because rides end at 8 pm sharp!

Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, December 6, 3 pm
Downtown Fuquay District
Ring in the season with this traditional parade that promises floats, bands and, of course, Santa! 

Tuesday, December 15, 8-10 am
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Police
Join your neighbors and Fuquay-Varina Police officers for coffee and conversation.  No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the police officers in your neighborhood.




Mon. Nov. 2, 7 pm

Town Board of Commissioners

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Mon., Nov. 9, 7 pm

PRCR Advisory Board

F-V Community Center, 820 S. Main Street

Thurs., Nov. 12, 6:30 pm

Transportation Committee

Administrative Office, 405 Spring Avenue

Mon., Nov. 16, 7 pm

Planning Board

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Tues., Nov. 16, 5:30 pm

Law & Finance Committee

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Tue., Nov. 17, 7 pm

Town Board of Commissioners

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.



Giving Back

Fuquay-Varina Firefighter’s Food Drive
Nov. 2- Dec. 16
Join the Fuquay-Varina Fire Department in helping feed the hungry in Fuquay-Varina this holiday season!  The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department is collecting nonperishable food items for the Emergency Food Bank.  Donations will feed local families in need.  Drop your non-perishable food donation from November 1-December 16 at one of our three fire stations or town hall.


Registration of spring youth sports will be January 4-30, 2016  Stay tuned for more information.


November 13-December 6
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown
Downtown Fuquay-Varina
Cash for Christmas provides a month long opportunity to register to win a $500 gift certificate to be used at participating merchants in downtown Fuquay-Varina. Shoppers can register every time they shop with a downtown business during the registration period. Shortly before Christmas, one of the lucky shoppers will receive an extra surprise - $500 in Downtown Dollars
Fuquay-Varina Museum Tours
Sponsored by:  Friends of the Museum
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 this summer!  www.fuquay-varina-museums.org
Fuquay-Varina Library
133 S. Fuquay Avenue
M-F open 10 am – 9 pm, Sat: 10 am – 6 pm
Visit your Fuquay-Varina Library!  Learn more about programming for the month!

Arts Programming in Fuquay-Varina
Learn about concerts, performances and more by clicking here!