Community Events Newsletter


*Please note:  Per Town ordinance, pets of any kind are not allowed at events hosted by the Town of Fuquay-Varina.

Follow Me To Fuquay-Varina Concert Series 
Featuring The Embers
Sponsored by: Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, November 1, 6:30-9:30 pm
Centennial Square, 102 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 
Join us for the last concert in the fall series featuring the iconic Embers!  Local food and beer vendors will be on site.  There will be a free kids zone featuring Mimi the Clown and inflatables.  (Note:  Due to weather conditions from Hurricane Michael, the Embers concert originally scheduled for Oct. 11 has been rescheduled to Nov. 1.)

First Friday  
Sponsored by: Merchants on Broad Street
Friday, November 2, 5-8 pm
Broad Street Participating Businesses

First Fridays is an event put on by merchants and restaurants on Broad Street in downtown Varina. Select merchants will offer extended hours and specials while the restaurants will provide live entertainment and dinner/drink specials.

Operation Coming Home Key Ceremony
Sponsored by:  Operation Coming Home
Thursday, November 8, 10-11:30 am
Sonoma Springs, 4032 Bostwyck Drive, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The Wake County Home Builders Association is proud to build home to honor the sacrifices of our nations heroes.  Hero home #18 will go to US Marine Corps Cpl Nate Rogers.  Learn more

Fall Festival
Sponsored by:  Community Revitalization Coalition of Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, November 10, 12-4 pm
Pine Acres Community Center, 401 McLean Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC  

Celebrate fall and connect with members of the Fuquay-Varina community.  Vendors, free food, bounce house, raffle prizes and much more.

Craft Fair
Sponsored by:  American Legion Post 116
Saturday, November 10, 10 am - 4 pm
American Legion, 6400 Johnson Pond Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Get a early start on your holiday shopping!  Proceeds go to support veteran and community programs.
Baked goods, food, jewelry, hand sewn items, wood work, candles, arts & crafts, paintings, wreaths and assorted home decor.

Fuquay-Varina Arts Center Presents the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films
November Feature Film:  Inventing Tomorrow  
Sunday, November 11, 3 pm
Bob Barker Headquarters, 7925 Purfoy Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The 2018-2019 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers includes 24 Screening Partner venues spanning eight states. The Fuquay-Varina Arts Center is pleased to be a screening partner.  Learn more about the series.  

In the Nov. feature film, Inventing Tomorrow, meet passionate teenage inventors from around the globe who are creating cutting edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats – found right in their own backyards.  Each film screening includes an opportunity for the audience to participate in a Q&A with the filmmaker, further exploring the content of the film or their work in the industry.   Join us!  It's free.

SAVOR Fuquay-Varina
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Chamber
Monday, November 12, 6 pm
Fuquay Sports Center, 6109 NC Hwy 55 Suite 101, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce will hold its 5th Annual SAVOR Fuquay-Varina event this year at the Fuquay Sports Center on Monday, November 12th at 6:00 pm.

This event showcases the incredible creativity of our local restaurants, taverns, and caterers as they compete for culinary prizes in a number of categories. Fresh local food will be provided to attendees in tasting portions to give people a snapshot of the quality of foods available in our immediate area. Fuquay-Varina’s most culinary curious individuals will love this event.

Beer and wine from local vendors will be available for purchase and there will also be a raffle and an auction. Tickets are $32 per person.  Purchase Tickets

BBQ, Blues & Brews   
Sponsored by:  Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Assn.
Saturday, November 17, 1-5 pm
405 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC   

This event features things people love about North Carolina: BBQ, Blues, and Craft Beer! Guests are encouraged to sample delicious BBQ, savor a unique selection of locally brewed beer and enjoy live music. $10.00 per 10 tasting tickets - available for purchase the day of event. The BBQ always sells out before the end of the day, so come early if you want to sample the best BBQ around!  This event was previously scheduled in Sept, but moved due to Hurricane Florence was rescheduled.  

Town Tree Lighting and Sleigh Rides
Sponsored by:  Town of Fuquay-Varina
Thursday, November 29, 6 pm
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 and other holiday fun including visits with Santa.  Sponsored by the Town of Fuquay-Varina, this event is free.

Sleigh rides will be available on Nov. 29 (6-8 pm) and are sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association. Tickets can be purchased at the FVDRA office located at 108 Raleigh St. on Nov. 28 at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $3 per person with a maximum of 4 tickets.  First come, first serve basis. For more details, visit at
Christmas Parade
Sponsored by: Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, December 2, 3 pm
Fuquay Business District

The Fuquay-Varina Chamber will host the annual Christmas Parade on Sun., Dec. 2 at 3 pm in downtown Fuquay. There have been some changes to the parade route, so make sure to check the Parade Route.  If you have questions about the parade or want to participate, contact

Other Community Events

The Town of Fuquay-Varina has submitted a request to Wake County to expand its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) by 22,049 acres.  Learn more about the proposed ETJ Expansion at a series of Community Information Meetings planned to help residents learn about the proposed ETJ Expansion. 
   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”

Public Meetings

Date Meeting Place
Mon., Nov. 5, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall
Tues., Nov. 13, 7 PM Board of Adjustment Town Hall
Mon., Nov. 19, 7 PM Planning Board Meeting Town Hall
Tues., Nov. 20, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall

Around Town

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.