Annual Events Hosted in Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Candy Hop

April 8, 2017

11am-2pm

This is a free, family event held following the Town of Fuquay-Varina’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

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FM2FV

April 13, 2017

6:30-9:30pm

Centennial Square – Corner of Main and Academy.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Town of FV

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En Plein Air Paint-Off

Painting: April 21 – 22, 2017
Auction: April 22,  2017

En Plein Air paint-off is an exciting OUTDOOR event, sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown as a way to support artists in our area and bring public art to our streets. The 2017 En Plein Air Paint-Off will take place on April 21 and 22 where our area’s most talented painters will compete, En Plein Air (in the open air).

  • Artists Apply – HERE
  • Become a Sponsor – HERE
  • Become a Volunteer – HERE
  • Nominate a Painting Location – HERE
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Live Auction:  En Plein Air Paint-Off

April 22, 2017  

6 pm

Don’t miss the fun beginning at 6pm. You will have a chance to meet the artists and view the beautiful paintings. At 7pm a spirited auction will be held on Depot Street where community and triangle area art patrons can go head to head as they bid to take home one of these one-of-a-kind works of art! Be one of the very few that can say “you have an original” from the 2016 contest!

  •  Volunteers Needed – HERE
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FM2FV

April 27, 2017

6:30-9:30pm

Centennial Square – Corner of Main and Academy.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Town of FV

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Senior Expo

May 3, 2017

FV Fire Department, Station #1.  This is a free event sponsored by the FV Chamber of Commerce.

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FM2FV

May 11, 2017

6:30-9:30pm

Centennial Square – Corner of Main and Academy.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Town of FV

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Dinner on Depot Street

May 20, 2017   

6 pm – 11 pm

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm, 250 guests will celebrate the joy of summer while enjoying an elegant evening dining under the stars at Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association’s major fundraising event named “Dinner on Depot Street,” located in the historic Fuquay shopping district.

*** Dinner on Depot is an outdoor fundraising event that cannot be rescheduled.  The event will be canceled if there is inclement weather.  Tickets are non-refundable.   Your donation helps to fund the NC Main Street Program and it’s goals for each year.

  • Purchase Tickets – Link Coming Soon
  • Become a Sponsor – HERE
  • Become a Volunteer – Link Coming Soon
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Sizzling Summer Sale!

July 27-29, 2017   

Join us in Downtown for Sizzling HOT Summer Sales! Many businesses will have promotions from Thursday-Saturday. Check their Facebook Page for details.

  • Downtown Business Owners Tell Us About Your Sale – Link Coming Soon
  • Volunteers Needed – Link Coming Soon

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FM2FV

September 7, 2017

6:30-9:30pm

Centennial Square – Corner of Main and Academy.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Town of FV

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FM2FV

September 21, 2017

6:30-9:30pm

Centennial Square – Corner of Main and Academy.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Town of FV

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BBQ, Blues and Brews

September 23, 2017  

2pm – 7pm

This festival is held on Broad Street in the historic Varina downtown district and is an event that features all the things people love about North Carolina…BBQ, Blues, Bluegrass Music and Craft Beer!

  • Enter the Competition – Link Coming Soon
  • Apply to Perform Here – Link Coming Soon
  • Become a Sponsor – HERE
  • Become a Volunteer – Link Coming Soon
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Celebrate FV Street Concert

October 5, 2017

6:30-9:30pm

Broad Street – Varina Downtown District – This is a free event hosted by the Town of FV

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Celebrate FV Festival

October 7, 2017

10:00am – 4pm

Main Street – Fuquay Downtown District – This is a free event hosted by the Town of FV

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FM2FV

October 12, 2017

6:30-9:30pm

Centennial Square – Corner of Main and Academy.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Town of FV

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Fire Department Open House

October 14, 2017

10:00-3:00 pm

Fire Station One – 301 S. Fuquay Avenue.  This is a free event sponsored by the Town of FV Fire Department

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Trick or Treat Downtown

October 27, 2017  

2 pm – 5 pm 

Trick or Treat in Downtown Fuquay-Varina is an annual Halloween event sponsored by the merchants along the Fuquay and Varina Retail Districts.

  •  Become a Volunteer  – Link Coming Soon
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Chili Cook-Off

November 4, 2017  

11 am – 4 pm 

The Downtown Chili Cook-Off started in 2003 and continues to grow in popularity both with contestants and tasters.

  •  Enter the Competition – Link Coming Soon
  • Become a Sponsor – HERE
  • Become a Volunteer – Link Coming Soon
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Cash for Christmas

November 10 – December 6, 2017

Cash for Christmas provides a month long opportunity to register to win a $500 gift certificate to be used at participating merchants in downtown Fuquay-Varina.

  •  Volunteers Needed – Link Coming Soon
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Small Business Saturday

November 25, 2017

Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support your small independent businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods in your community. Show your support by Shopping Local!!

  • Downtown Business Owners Tell Us About Your Day – Link Coming Soon
  • Become a Volunteer – Link Coming Soon
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Sleigh Rides ~ Ticket Holder Event Only

November 30, 2017   

6 pm – 8 pm

Fuquay-Varina Downtown will host a Holiday Sleigh Ride on Thursday, November 30th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm during the Town Christmas Tree Lighting. The sleigh ride will be located at TR Ashworth’s  (120 S. Main Street) in the historic Fuquay District.   *** Tickets must be secured by way of being a sponsor, friend of downtown or on “sleigh ride ticket purchase day”.   Seven hundred tickets will be allocated for the night.   All adults and children over the age of 2 must have a ticket to ride.  Children under the age of 2 must sit on an adult’s lap for the ride.

  • Become a Sponsor – Link Coming Soon
  • Become a Volunteer – Link Coming Soon
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Fuquay-Varina Tree Lighting

November 30, 2017

6:00-8:00 pm

Town parking lot beside Ann’s Diamond Center.  This is a free event sponsored by the Town of FV.

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Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade

December 3, 2017

3 pm

Main Street.  This is a free event sponsored by the FV Chamber of Commerce.

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