Community Events Newsletter


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

National Day of Prayer
Sponsored by: Various Fuquay-Varina churches
Thursday, May 2, 12 - 1 pm
Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC

A community National Day of Prayer observance will be held at the Fuquay-Varina Town Hall flagpole (401 Old Honeycutt Road). All are encouraged to come and join together in this time of prayer for our nation and our community.

Big Sweep
Sponsored by Town of Fuquay-Varina Engineering and Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Saturday, May 4, 9 am – 12 pm
South Lakes Park Greenway, 3042 Jones Lake Road, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.

Looking for something to do on National Star Wars  Day? If you are also concerned about the quality of local water and want to make your community a healthier, more beautiful place, then this is your chance. Through the national Big Sweep Campaign, you are invited to help clean up our streams, wetlands, ponds, and lakes. 

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME! Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Park along Fuquay-Varina Parkway and meet at the greenway entrance which is close by at 8:30 am. Volunteers should wear long pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Win a prize if you wear something Star Wars themed!  Please preregister by contacting A weather make-up day is scheduled for May 11, 2019. May the 4th be with you!  Map of where to meet

Heritage Day
Sponsored by Friends of the Museum
Saturday, May 4, 10 am – 4 pm
Ashworth Park, 131 S. Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Learn about the history and heritage of your community!  Special presentation includes “Fuquay’s Connection to the Revolutionary Era 18th Century.”  Workshops on woodworking, textiles and toys.  Caboose dedication ceremony is at 11 am.  Tours of the Museum buildings including old post office, Ballentine School and museum.  Docent-led tours of Fuquay-Varina on a Trolley at 1, 2 and 3 pm. Free event.  Lunch available for nominal fee.

Senior Services Expo
Sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Monday, May 6, 10 am – 2 pm
Fuquay-Varina Fire Station #1, 301 S. Fuquay Avenue, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The event provides a resource fair with over 40 providers that offer insight, expertise, and solutions for aging adults and their caregivers. Shredding truck will be on site to provide shredding services at no cost.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Series
Sponsored by Center for Volunteer Caregiving
Tuesdays, May 7 – June 11, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Wake County Southern Regional Center

The six-week curriculum has been shown to improve: Self-care behaviors; Management of emotions; Self-efficacy and use of community resources (increased utilization of local services).  Course is free.
The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is a nonprofit organization that engages the community in providing volunteer services to improve the lives of older adults, caregivers, and adults with disabilities. It has served Wake County residents for more than 25 years. For more information: 919-460-0567 or

Follow Me to Fuquay-Varina Concert Series
Featuring Band of Oz 
Sponsored by Town of Fuquay-Varina and Ting
Thursday, May 9,  6:30 – 9:30 pm
Centennial Square, 102 N. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 
This is the final concert in the spring series that provides 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.  Many thanks to Ting for sponsoring the concert series!

Will McBride Group
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center
Saturday, May 11, 7 pm
123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Will McBride group plays and Jason Damico opens.  WMG has become the premiere jazz-influenced rock trio in central/eastern NC. WMG has opened for ZZ Top, Styx, Eddie Money, Leon Russell, Aaron Neville and more!
Tickets & Info

En Plein Air Paint-off
Sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association
May 17 and 18 (times vary)
Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Artists from across the region will share their talents and capture the beauty of Fuquay-Varina on canvas!  A map of artist locations will be available the week of the event at Tour the artists as they work on May 17th starting at 1 pm.

A spirited auction will be held Saturday, May 18th at 7 pm in the new FVAC. Artists turn their paintings in at 5:00 pm. Public viewing begins at 6:30 pm. An auction begins at 7 pm!  Be one of the very few that can say “I have an original” from the 2019 contest!

Fuquay-Varina Chorale Performs
Friday, May 17, 7 pm
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, 123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

This impressive community chorus performs at the new Arts Center. Tickets are $8 each.

Art Center Open House
Sponsored by Town of Fuquay-Varina
Saturday, May 18, see schedule
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, 123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Join us for the Open House celebrating the new Fuquay-Varina Arts Center located at 123 E. Vance Street.  Take part in art classes, exhibits and performances throughout the day!  Don’t miss the gallery display of En Plein Air Paint-off art works from the past 8 years.  Here’s a short line-up, but make sure to check for a complete list of activities.  
10:30 am       Dance Recital—FVAC dance classes perform. (Free)  
  2:00 pm       Fuquay-Varina Chorale Performance—(Tickets are $8 each)
  6:30 pm       Pre-auction Art Viewing —View finished works of art from the En Plein Air Paint-off. (Free)
  7:00 pm       En Plein Air Auction—If you want to take home an original work of  art from the En Plein Air paint-off,  you’ll need to take                          part in this fun, spirited auction!  Win or lose the bid…either way, it’s a lot of fun!
Cap your day off by visiting one of the many businesses, restaurants and breweries located in the downtown area!

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps Presented by RhinoLeap Productions
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center
May 23- May 25, 7:30 pm
123 E. Vance Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

An average man with a boring life meets a woman who turns out to be a spy.  Next thing he knows, she has been murdered and a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on his trail in a nationwide manhunt.  This Tony Award-winning play is packed with nonstop laughs, some good old-fashioned romance, and over 150 characters played by a ridiculously talented cast of four!
Tickets & Info  

Run the Quay Races
Sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, June 1 (various times.  Check website)
Starts at:  Fuquay-Varina Presbyterian Church, 307 N. Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina
It’s the 15th anniversary of Run the Quay! This true community event has something for all ages and fitness levels: a family-friendly, certified 5k course; a demanding 10k course; and  a unique 15Quay challenge that combines both races.  For the fun of it:  A Children's Fun Run.   Learn more and register for the race      Course Map

Downtown Cooldown
Sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, June 1
405 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC

The community is invited to celebrate the beginning of summer and the end of the RTQ race!  There will be bands, food trucks, breweries and the buzz of post-run joy. Come celebrate with us, savor the town and share the experience and enjoy the day together!

2019 Event List for Major Town Events

   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., May 6, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall
Mon., May 20, 7 PM Planning Board Meeting Town Hall
Tues., May 21, 7 PM Town Board Meeting Town Hall
Tues., May 21, 7 PM Budget Presentation Town Hall

Around Town

Fuquay-Varina Arts Center
123 E. Vance Street
Find a full schedule of programming, live performances and happenings!

Fuquay-Varina Parks
Community Center, recreational programming and youth sports.

Fuquay-Varina 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.