Valentine’s on Ballentine
FEB. 10, 3–6 P.M.
HOLLY SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER
Enjoy a sweet celebration of Valentine’s Day with a family dance, photo opportunities, snacks, crafts, and activities for the whole family. Timed tickets available through Holly Springs Parks and Recreation.
Ramadan & Eid Artisan Festival
FEB. 11, 11 A.M.–2 P.M.
THE LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT, 1127 KILDAIRE FARM ROAD, CARY
Community art initiative Artist Ummah hosts the second annual Ramadan and Eid Artisan Festival to welcome the month of Ramadan with Muslim craftsmanship and creativity. Shop for gifts, celebrate community, and support the Garments for Gaza fundraiser, offering pre-loved and upcycled designer outfits and shoes. Fundraiser proceeds will be donated to Gaza relief efforts through the Zakat Foundation.
Sylvan Heights Bird Park Day Trip
MARCH 21, 8:45 A.M. DEPARTURE, 4:30 P.M. ESTIMATED RETURN
FUQUAY-VARINA COMMUNITY CENTER
Join other Fuquay-area residents on a day trip to Scotland Neck, NC, and the Sylvan Heights Bird Park, a haven for waterfowl and bird conservation and discovery. Home to more than 2,000 birds from around the world, the park boasts walking paths through habitats with birds flying freely around. Registration for adults 55 and older through Fuquay-Varina Parks and Recreation. Trip includes transportation and admission. Participants should bring money for lunch.
The Importance of Being Earnest
FEB. 8–10, FUQUAY VARINA ARTS CENTER
FEB. 15–17, HOLLY SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER
The Southern Wake Players community theater troupe opens the year with a comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Nancy Rich to take place in 1920s Charleston, SC. Performances scheduled in Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs.
FEB. 19, 2:30–4:30 P.M.
FUQUAY-VARINA COMMUNITY CENTER, 820 S. MAIN ST.
Teens, get ready to dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge on your day off school. A two-hour teens-only program will consist of different styles of dodgeball with prizes awarded after each game, culminating in a drawing for a grand prize and pizza.
Clean Comedy Series: Cliff Cash
MARCH 8, 7:30 P.M.
HOLLY SPRINGS CULTURAL CENTER
North Carolina native Cliff Cash tackles the challenges and stereotypes from his deeply religious and conservative roots as the “comedic voice of the new South,” bringing levity and humor to the dark corners of the human experience. Cash tours the country as a full-time nomad in an upfitted Sprinter van, splitting his time between performing and visiting national parks. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets available through Holly Springs Cultural Center box office.
Art in Bloom: The Decade Show
NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART, RALEIGH
Attend the 10th iteration of the famously popular Art in Bloom special event, themed The Decade Show for 2024. Large flower installations will represent periods in time, and smaller bouquets will model works of art in the museum collection. The festival’s attendance has more than doubled since its inception, from 7,900 visitors in 2015 to 20,000 in 2023.
Egg-cellent Egg Hunts
FLEMING LOOP PARK, FUQUAY-VARINA
MARCH 30, 10 A.M.
Enjoy photos with the Easter Bunny and a fast and furious egg hunt, kicking off promptly at 10 a.m. Be on the lookout for two golden eggs per age group (4 & under, ages 5–7, and ages 8–10). Head to the Downtown Candy Hop directly after in the Fuquay and Varina downtown districts.
TING STADIUM, HOLLY SPRINGS
MARCH 23, NOON
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt and other carnival festivities, including games, inflatables, and a bunny meet and greet, at Spring Fling, held at Ting stadium from 10 a.m. to noon. Egg hunt begins promptly at noon on Dick Sears Field.
Save the Date in April —
Tacos ’n Taps Festival
APRIL 6, 1–5 P.M.
KOKA BOOTH AMPHITHEATRE
It’s nacho average taco festival. This all-you-care-to-taste beer and tequila festival offers up some of the Triangle’s best tacos and Mexican food, dancing, music from Triangle-area bands, margaritas, contests, and some surprises.
Fuquay Food Truck Rodeo
APRIL 7, NOON–3 P.M.
Banish the winter blues with live music, kids’ activities, beer, and plenty of local food trucks in historic downtown Fuquay.