Events in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

Fuquay-Varina is full of annual events that bring the community together and give visitors a day of fun and entertaining activities.

Follow Me 2 Fuquay-Varina Concert Series
The Fuquay-Varina Concert Series occurs every spring and fall with three concert dates for music-lovers. Watch energetic performances and hear great music, and local breweries and food trucks are on-site for refreshments. Kids can enjoy a free play area with Mimi the Clown and inflatables.

Freedom Balloon Fest
Bring the family for a truly-unique event Memorial Day weekend, Fri.-Mon. The Freedom Balloon Fest is an admission-free event that invites the public to enjoy dozens of hot air balloons as they fill the sky in celebration and remembrance. Events include a balloon flow, tethered hot air balloon rides benefiting charities, field games, a Merchant, Arts and Craft Village and more than 40 food vendors.

Independence Day Celebration
Fuquay-Varina’s Fourth of July celebrations include a night of music, inflatable rides, food vendors and a spectacular fireworks display at South Park. The whole family is sure to have a fun and unforgettable Independence Day.

Ice Cream Social
On National Ice Cream Day in July, Fuquay-Varina hosts an Ice Cream Social at Fuquay Mineral Spring Park. Guests can receive free ice cream, iced tea and lemonade and have the chance to socialize with the friendly community for the afternoon.

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina
Celebrate Fuquay-Varina, in downtown Fuquay-Varina in early Oct., brings the town together for a large and delightful festival. Enjoy a variety of local and regional musical acts, a BMX show, a magic show and a storyteller. Visit the artist village, the mayor’s walk and museum tours, the classic car show and a chili cook-off. A free Kids Zone and rock wall are available for the younger ones. Several vendors provide food for the day. This uniquely-Fuquay-Varina festival is one you won’t want to miss!

Haunted Trail
In mid-Oct., get ready for Halloween with Fuquay-Varina’s Haunted Trail. Families can attend the Family Trail earlier in the evening for a more light-hearted trail and interaction with characters. For older kids and adults, the Frighten Trail includes a terrifying walk through the woods and various surprises designed to scare all who brave it. Visit Carroll Howard Johnson Environmental Education Park for Fuquay-Varina’s Halloween celebrations.