See & Do: April to May 2023

Local Events & Experiences to Enjoy

Free Children’s Movies

10 A.M.
Holly Springs Cultural Center

Get the kids out of the house with weekly family-friendly movies in the theater at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, free of charge.

Upcoming shows:
4/5 Minions
4/12 Rio
4/19 The Lego Movie
4/26 Kung Fu Panda


Art-n-Soul Makers Market

April 22, May 13, June 10
9 A.M.–3 P.M.
Phillips Farms of Cary

It’s double the fun when local art meets a farmers market at the Philips Farms Art-n-Soul Makers Markets. Add in live music and food trucks for a surefire way to spend a Saturday.


Holly Springs Rotary Charity Golf Classic

2023 Maggy Party

May 4
4:30–8 P.M.
Fenton, Cary

Celebrate with this year’s Best of Main & Broad Maggy Award winners at a street party at Cary’s Fenton. Tasty bites, local beers, live music, photo opportunities, and community fun make this a great springtime happy hour event.


Love Your Local Makers Market

April 28, May 26, June 30
6–9 P.M.
The Block on Main

Celebrate hometown community by supporting and shopping local makers, dining at downtown Holly Springs restaurants, and enjoying live music. Market held on the last Friday of the month, April through November.


NC Spring Classic

April 29
7:15 A.M.
242 S. Main St., Holly Springs

Join 500 runners on Holly Springs’ Main Street for the Fourth Annual North Carolina Spring Classic. Choose from three distances: 5K, 8K, or 16K with staggered start times. The 16K course includes the scenic mulch trail around Bass Lake. Start and finish outside of Pace Yourself Run Company.


April 29
11 A.M.–4 P.M.
Downtown Holly Springs

Stick around after the NC Spring Classic to enjoy SpringsFest, presented by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce. Browse vendor booths, downtown businesses, a car show, kids area, and beer garden. Live local entertainment presented throughout the day.

FM2FV Spring Concert Finale

May 11
6:30–9:30 P.M.
Centennial Square, 102 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina

The Town of Fuquay-Varina’s signature outdoor concert series concludes its spring lineup with the band Crush, live on stage in historic downtown Fuquay. Local beer, food trucks, dancing, and family-friendly fun await.

To-Die-For Weekend Music

May 12, Abbey Road Tavern, 7–10 P.M.
May 13, Fainting Goat Brewery, 7:30–10:30 P.M.
May 20, Mason Jar Lager Compnay, Noon to 2 P.M.

Brothers and Fuquay-Varina natives Landon and Aubrey Digh (pronounced “die”) and their band, 2Digh4, perform their signature country rock originals and popular covers for hometown crowds.


2023 Fuquay-Varina Garden Tour

May 20, 10 A.M.–5 P.M.
May 21, 1–5 P.M.

Tour 10 beautiful gardens, lovingly maintained by residents of the Fuquay-Varina area. Organized biannually by the Fuquay-Varina Garden Club, the featured gardens showcase inspiration and surprises for every garden lover, including ideas for garden entertaining, specimen samples for plant collectors, and outdoor art. General admission ticket allows entry to all featured gardens.


National Trails Day

June 3

All year long, North Carolina communities are celebrating the 2023 NC Year of the Trail in an effort to highlight the state’s vast network of trails, greenways, and blueways that connect diverse landscapes statewide, foster healthy recreation, and promote tourism. On June 3, National Trails Day, join in special events and recreation opportunities at your favorite local trails and participate in the largest celebration of outdoor recreation in the state’s history. Find events at

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