celebrate carySat, July 24 & Sat, july 31
Cary's Community Birthday Party, Celebrate Cary, will begin on Saturday, July 24. At 4 p.m., we will close down part of Academy Street and party like we are turning 150! See below for details about the celebration week.
July 24, 4 p.m. - Celebrate Cary (Main Event), including games, kid activities, performances by local cultural groups, performances by Carolina Circus. This event is family-friendly. The evening ends with the premium of the Projection Show displayed on the Cary Arts Center. Watch the Cary Arts Center come alive with images and music through projection technology.
Location: Academy Street, Downtown Cary
July 24 - July 31 - Participate in the Sesquicentennial Sweets Bingo by visiting participating bakeries, coffee shops, and ice cream shops to take part in their Cary150 deal. Once you receive bingo, turn your card back in for a chance at the grand prize.
Bingo Card will be available for pick-up at participating locations and available for download from this site.
July 31, 4 p.m. - The party continues on July 31. Join us for food trucks, brewers, and a band to continue the celebration of our 150th anniversary. Kid and Family games and shows by the Carolina Circus will be part of the afternoon festivities. The evening concludes with the Projection Mapping Show at the Cary Arts Center.
Location: Active Greenspace in Downtown Cary on Academy Street
A Show to Remember: Journey Through a Dream of Light
On July 24th, join the Town of Cary for “Journey Through a Dream of Light”, an immersive experience of light, art and technology. Watch as North Carolina digital artists and producers transform the Cary Art Center into a large-scale outdoor projection exhibit of color and light.
The animated installation highlights the use of innovative technologies in an exploration of dynamic movement, projection mapping and artistic expression. It features original music and digital art from Robin Vuchnich, Rhett Hissam, Pat Fitzgerald, and Alexander Mengel / Innertain XR. Produced by Mike Cuales / LEVR Studios. A/V supported by Mastro Productions
Show will be available for viewing the night of the two Celebration events, July 24 and 31, along with July 25, July 30, and August 1.
Show will last 10 minutes and play on a loop for 1 hour.
Time for shows:
July 24, 9:45 p.m.
July 25, 30, 31 and August 1, dusk
WHAT TO EXPECT:
With music, food, and fun, the celebration occurs on July 31 and features (updated to reflect July 31 schedule):
- “A Journey Through a Dream of Light” – a projection mapping color and light show on the Cary Arts Center
- Carolina Circus acrobats, magicians, balloon twisters, plus LED show (7:30 - 9:30 p.m.)
- Food trucks, breweries, and vendors
- Stage with live band, Late Night Lowlights (4 - 7:30 p.m.
- Image Circus “Mirror Man” living statue and bubble artist
- Walking tours of historic sites and 150th timeline fence wrapping at the new Downtown Park
Parking available at the Downtown Library Parking Deck.
Ty's All Natural
Corner Boys BBQ
Fresh Local Ice Cream
Andia's Homemade Ice Cream
Bull City Cider