See & Do: June to July 2024

Free Family Movies

Thursdays at 6:30 P.M.
Holly Springs Cultural Center

Skip the theater and enjoy movie night on the town instead, screening classic family favorites and some new hits for the whole family at the Holly Springs Cultural Center theater.

6/12 Cars
6/20 Brave
6/27 The Super Mario Bros. Movie
7/11 Trolls
7/18 Epic
7/25 Cinderella
8/1 The Lego Movie
8/8 Flipper

Photographed by Jonathan Fredin

Women’s Empowerment Conference

June 11, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Embassy Suites Cary

With networking, a silent auction, lunch, and an abundance of inspiration, the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce presents its annual empowerment event: Enough with the Humble. Keynote speakers and breakout sessions will coach women to embrace confidence and create a life of harmony and vitality. Keynote addresses given by Dr. Maggie Augustyn and Dr. Christina Shenvi.

Seasonal Markets

Holly Springs Farmers Market

Saturdays year-round, 8 A.M. to noon
Outside the Holly Springs Cultural Center

Support small businesses and local growers at the Holly Spring Farmers Market, offering locally grown produce, flowers, and plants, as well as artisan baked goods and food products, bath and body, specialty condiments, dog treats, and sustainably raised proteins.

Fuquay-Varina Growers Market

Saturdays through Sept. 7, 8 A.M. to noon
Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce

Browse produce from local farms, artisan baked goods, cut flowers, and specialty food products at the weekly Fuquay-Varina Growers Market. With an emphasis on food access for all, the market offers double bucks on SNAP/EBT, WIC & Senior FMNP Vouchers, a benefit supported by the NC Cooperative Extension of Wake County.

Photographed by Bryan Regan

Mobile Tours at Harris Lake

Harris Lake Park

See the park through a new lens with interactive cell phone tours at Harris Lake County Park. Learn facts about trees, native plants, and park wildlife, plus park history on these self-guided tours, accessible through the park’s website.

Photographed by Jonathan Fredin

Honoring Juneteenth

M.A.N.iFest Fuquay-Varina

June 19 – 23

M.A.N.iFEST — music, art, networking — returns for a fourth year to celebrate African American contributions and culture in Fuquay-Varina and commemorate Juneteenth with artistic expression and local history. New for 2024: a Freedom Fun Run and health resource fair, and the Freedom Ball, both on Saturday, June 22, at Pine Acres Community Center. The Freedom of Expression finale event takes place at the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center on Sunday, June 23. Full schedule and details can be found at

Holly Springs Juneteenth Celebration

June 22, 4–8 p.m.
Holly Springs cultural Center

In partnership with the Holly Springs MLK Jr. Committee, Holly Springs Parks & Recreation debuts a new event to celebrate Juneteenth with food trucks, local vendors, a free kids zone, live music, and performances.

Summer at the Springs Concerts

Second Friday of the Month, 6–9 P.M.
Holly Springs Cultural Center

Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy this free concert series featuring local bands outside the Holly Springs Cultural Center from June to September. Grab dinner from onsite food trucks, savor a local beer or curated wine selection, and browse vendor tables at the night market — new this year.

6/14 Joe Hero Band
7/12 Retrograde
8/9 Kings of the Highway
9/13 On the Rocks

Splish Splash at the Splash Pad

Through Sept. 2, 10 A.M. to 7 P.M.
South Park

Cool off at the Fuquay-Varina Splash Pad all summer long — just remember to pick up your annual resident pass at the South Park Community Center first (with proof of residency in tow). Nonresidents can dive in for $2 per person.

Photographed by Jonathan Fredin

Cirque Under the Stars

June 22, 8 P.M.
Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Nestled among the trees and stars at Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre, the North Carolina Symphony accompanies Cirque’s signature high-flying aerobatics in their annual Summerfest series.

Contributed by NC Symphony

Independence Day Celebrations


July 1, 6–9:30 P.M.
South Park

Live music, South Park’s famous Splash Pad, and a fireworks show commemorate Independence Day in Fuquay. Fireworks will begin at sundown, around 9:15 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair and arrive early. Coolers are allowed, but the event is alcohol-free. Splash Pad open from 6–8:30 p.m.

Holly Springs

July 5, 6–9:30 P.M.
Sugg Farm Park

Come early to secure a spot on the lawn and enjoy live music, food trucks, and lawn games before the fireworks show begins around 9:15 p.m.

Photographed by Jonathan Fredin

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