Events in Downtown Fuquay-Varina

BBQ, Blues & Brews

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 3pm-8pm

This festival is held on Broad Street in the historic Varina downtown district and is an event that features all the things people love about North Carolina...BBQ, Blues, Bluegrass Music and Craft Beer!

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Candy Hop

March 28, 2015 from 11am-2pm

This is a free, family event held following the Town of Fuquay-Varina’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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Cash for Christmas

November 13 - December 6

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.

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Cash Mob

Cash Mobs is a new movement aimed at supporting local businesses and rebuilding communities. A Cash Mob is a Flash Mob, but instead of singing, dancing or rioting, Cash Mobbers join together and each spends $20 at a local business.

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Celebration of the Arts

June 6 10am-4pm

The Celebration of the Arts started in 2003 as a street-type art fair and has grown to a large art festival with more than 80 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.

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Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 10am-4pm

The Downtown Chili Cook-Off started in 2003 and continues to grow in popularity both with contestants and tasters. 

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Dinner on Depot Street

Saturday, May 2 from 6pm-11pm

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm, 250 guests will celebrate the joy of summer while enjoying an elegant evening dining under the stars at Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association's major fundraising event named "Dinner on Depot Street," located in the historic Fuquay shopping district.

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Downtown Bounty

This exciting event is a celebration of fresh local foods and community spirit. Local farmers, restaurants and downtown merchants will come together to celebrate a day of Downtown Bounty in the historic Varina shopping district.

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En Plein Air Paint-Off

Painting: April 17th and 18th
Auction: April 18th

En Plein Air paint-off is an exciting OUTDOOR event, sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown as a way to support artists in our area and bring public art to our streets. The 2015 En Plein Air Paint-Off will take place on April 17th and 18th where our area’s most talented painters will compete, En Plein Air (in the open air).

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Sleigh Rides

December 3, 2015 6pm-8pm

Fuquay-Varina Downtown will host a free Holiday Sleigh Ride on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm during the Town Christmas Tree Lighting. The sleigh ride will be located at Ashworth’s BP Station (120 S. Main Street) in the historic Fuquay District.

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Small Business Saturday

November 28, 2015

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!!

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Trick or Treat in Downtown

Oct. 30 2pm-5pm

Trick or Treat in Downtown Fuquay-Varina is an annual Halloween event sponsored by the merchants along the Fuquay and Varina Retail Districts.

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