Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina

Community Events Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS

National Day of Prayer
Sponsored by:  Various Fuquay-Varina Churches
Thursday, May 7, 12 - 1 pm
401 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina NC  
Please join us on the lawn for the Fuquay-Varina National Day of Prayer Service at Fuquay-Varina Town Hall at 401 Old Honeycutt Rd., Fuquay-Varina, NC for a time of prayer for our town, our state, and our nation.  We will join thousands nationwide.
 
In addition to uniting in prayer, we will be collecting donations for two local area ministries:
Diapers/baby wipes/cash for Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center and
Canned/dry goods for The FV Food Pantry
No donation is too small!
 
Art After Dark 2nd Friday Walk
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Arts Council
Starts Friday, May 8, 5-9 pm
Various places throughout Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina - The Fuquay-Varina Arts Council continues its Art After Dark season with May’s event, on Friday, May 8th from 5-9pm at 600 E. Broad Street (next to Aviator Tap House).  Those passionate about the arts in their community will join together to provide a variety of creative activities to showcase local talent.  Events will include an artists' and crafters' market, kids’ creative activities, music, and an art walk. Admission is free.   

 

Meet the Artist - Andy Fletcher
Fuquay-Varina Museums
Tuesday, May 12, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Ballentine School
Andy Fletcher, the railroad artist, is  coming to Raleigh for the 25th Anniversary the Carolinian.  Tim Carroll, one of our Friends of the Museums has arranged for him to be  with us in Fuquay-Varina on May 12.  Andy's work is found in all railroad museums across the U. S. and his Norfolk Southern Heritage Unit  paintings of the original train color schemes is renowned.

 

Come meet Andy and hear this artist's story.  You might want  him to autograph a postcard or print of our NS caboose!   Lemonade & cookies 

South Wake Relay for Life
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society
Friday May 15 & Saturday, May 16
South Park, 900 S. Main Street
The South Wake Relay for Life will be held at South Park in Fuquay-Varina on May 15 & May 16. If you are interested in participating in this team organized, overnight community walk, please visit www.relayforlife.org.

Join the Town's Relay for Life Team!  

Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina Concert Series
Featuring Liquid Pleasure
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, May 21, 6:30-9:30 pm
Centennial Square, 102 N. Main Street
Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina to hear great live music! That’s the mantra this spring as the Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina (FM2FV) concerts kick off in April with a great band line-up playing at Centennial Square. The series debuted this past fall to rave reviews! The spring line-up will keep you dancing the entire concert! These bands are fun, entertaining and play the music we love! Bring a friend or the whole family! Here’s the free concert schedule for the spring:
Thursday, June 18 – Smile

Senior Services Expo
Sponsored by:  FV Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, May 27, 1-7 pm
F-V Fire Station #1, 301 S. Fuquay Avenue
Explore senior services.  Free.

 


 

Check out all the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival! 

Check out all the activities happening at the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival!  For more information on Celebrate Fuquay-Varina or to download a festival brochure, visit: www.CelebrateFV.com

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Concert
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, June 4, 6:30 pm
Varina Business District, Broad Street
This free concert on Thursday, June 4 kicks off the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina concert and features Crush playing classic rock, county, funk with a little beach music thrown in or for fun!  The band Crush has something for everyone.  This is an outdoor venue so please bring a lawn chair for seating! Coolers are fine but no alcohol please.  No animals are allowed in the event area. www.CelebrateFV.com
 
ALL THE FOLLOWING EVENTS ARE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 6:
 
Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
10 am – 4 pm
Downtown Fuquay District, Main Street
The Town’s annual Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival will be held on Sat., June 6 from 10 am – 4 pm in Downtown Fuquay.  It’s all free!
 
The festival features include live entertainment from Lauren Light, Magician Michael Creech, Eric “E” Train Manning and the King BMX Bike Show; two kids zones with inflatables and rides, arts and craft vendors from the Celebration of the Arts sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown, classic cars and tours at our own Fuquay Museums Complex. 
 
Take the free shuttle to the event from Fuquay-Varina Community Center.
 
The Town of Fuquay-Varina proudly sponsors and organizes the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina festival.  Event sponsors include Bethel Church, Bob Barker Company, Fidelity Bank, Kimley-Horn and Associates, WakeMed, and Withers & Ravenel.
 
Run the Quay Races
Sponsored by:  Chamber of Commerce
(See times below)
Begins at the Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church, 307 N. Ennis Street
The 10K will begin at 7:00 am, the 5K will begin at 8:30 am, and the 3th Annual Children’s Fun Run will begin at 9:30 am.  Runners will be able to pick up their race packets on Friday, June 5thfrom 4:00-7:00 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is highly recommended.
The Fuquay-Varina Pediatrics’ Children’s Fun Run is open to children ages 3-10, and will offer two options—a 1-mile run and a 100-yard dash. This less competitive event will take place on an athletic field next to the Run the Quay.  Online registration is open for all three events.
 
Celebration of the Arts
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Downtown
10 am – 4 pm
Downtown Fuquay District, Main Street 
The Celebration of the Arts includes local artists from the Triangle area as well as from places a bit farther away such as South Carolina & Florida.   All art genres are represented including photography, painting of every kind, pottery, beaded, metal and glass jewelry, wood art, metal art, sculpture, glass art, stained glass, textiles, mixed media and every craft imaginable!  Visit with the artists and learn about their work while purchasing original works of art!  All art vendors will be located on Main Street.  For a list of vendors, go to www.Fuquay-VarinaDowntown.com.
 
Fuquay-Varina Museum Tours
Sponsored by:  Friends of the Museum
10 am – 4 pm
131 Fuquay Avenue
Tour all three museums during the festival!  fuquay-varina-museums.org 
 
Silent and Live Auction
Sponsored by the Fuquay-Varina Arts Council
Saturday, June 6, see inforo below
Celebrate Fuquay-Varina is finally here!  Check out all the activities for this weekend’s festival!  During the annual Celebration of the Arts on June 6th, the Fuquay-Varina Arts Council will showcase exceptional artwork from local and regional artists and crafters in both a silent and live auction. 
 
Silent Auction: The Arts Council will have a booth at Celebration of the Arts from 10am-4pm. During this time, we will encourage Celebration of the Arts attendees to check out submitted arts and crafts available for purchase in a silent auction. Through April 30th, we will accept donations of arts and crafts of any media: oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, ink, mixed media, digital music/art, handcrafted pottery, sculpture, jewelry, metal, or woodcraft. Donations of classes, lessons, or camps that instruct in any art form are also very welcome! 
 
Live Auction: From 2-4pm, the Arts Council will host a live auction in downtown Fuquay. During this public event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase original pieces from local and regional artists and crafters. Through April 30th, we will accept submissions for the live auction. As with the silent auction, we will accept submissions of any media. Works must be original, and the Arts Council Auction Committee will jury and make a final selection of works to present at the auction. Artists will receive half of the proceeds; the other half will go to supporting our nonprofit's mission. 
 

PUBLIC MEETINGS IN MAY


 

Date

Meeting

Where

Mon., May 4, 5:30 pm

Branding & Marketing Public Meeting to introduce project

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Mon., May 4, 7 pm

Town Board of Commissioners

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Tues., May 5, 6 pm

Budget Workshops

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Mon., May 11, 7 pm

Board of Adjustment

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Mon., May 11, 7 pm

PRCR Advisory Board

F-V Community Center, 820 S. Main Street

Tues., May 12, 7:30 am

Public Works Committee Meeting

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Mon., May18, 7 pm

Planning Board

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Tues., May 19, 5:30 pm

Law & Finance Committee Meeting

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

Tues., May 19, 7 pm

Town Board of Commissioners

Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Rd.

 

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY


 

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Event Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Deadline to Submit: Friday, April 10, 2015
More information: www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com
The Celebration of the Arts, now in its 12th year, has grown from a street-type art fair to a large art festival with more than 90 art vendors. The Celebration of the Arts is part of a town-wide festival called Celebrate Fuquay-Varina. This festival showcases regional music acts as well as a variety of free, family-fun entertainment. The combination of music, great food, fun activities and incredible art vendors attracts large crowds. In 2012, the estimated attendance at Celebrate Fuquay-Varina/Celebration of the Arts was more than 9,000 people. We are currently accepting Artist Applications. EARLY BIRD applications receive a discount before April 10th!!! Applications are due by Friday, April 10th. If all available booth spaces are not filled, applications MAY be accepted after the deadline. We had to turn artists away last year so get your application in EARLY!! 

AROUND TOWN 

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!