Fuquay Feast + Frolic

Fuquay Feast + Frolic

We’ve had to cancel our annual fundraising event Dinner on Depot Street not once, but twice! So we asked our brewery and restaurant partners to help create something new and invite the town to Feast + Frolic during this restaurant and brewery week!
🔸Support local businesses when you dine in or order out.
🔸Bid on amazing NC experiences in our online auction.
🍺A limited release collaboration beer from Fuquay’s local breweries.
🍴Lunch & Dinner specials from your favorite places to eat Downtown. Contact businesses for specific offerings.
🎁Auction Items curated to help you experience your favorite spots across NC! This is a favorite part of the Dinner on Depot event and we can’t wait for you to see what you can bid on!
Save the date and set up your online auction account. Bidding begins Sat, Sep 25th – ends Sun, Oct 3rd. https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=22167
Auction proceeds benefit the nonprofit Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association.
August – Early September Itinerary

August – Early September Itinerary

August through early Septemeber in NC is one of those seasons where some people are still basking in the summer heat while others prefer the cool breeze of climate-controlled air conditioning. Either way, we think there are some great things to do Downtown for everyone to enjoy!


Mason Jar Tavern

Summertime and margaritas just seem to go hand-in-hand. The Mason Jar Tavern located at 305 S Main Street knows this, and it shows!

With their collection of signature cocktails and margaritas such as the Blueberry Mint Moonshine containing Midnight Moon Blueberry Moonshine mixed with Sprite, muddled mint and lime, garnished with a mint sprig for only $8 you can’t go wrong! They even have outdoor seating for those “cooler” evenings!


The Mill

Looking for that refreshing drink that just hits the spot? Well head on over to The Mill in the heart of Fuquay-Varina’s downtown, located at 146 S Main Street. 

They offer a collection of craft beers, cold and hot coffee drinks, and even wine if you are feeling fancy! With their creative, inviting atmosphere and two-story seating areas, The Mill is a great place to sit, mingle, and relax after enjoying all Main Street has to offer.


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Pints Ice Cream & Beer

With a combination like that, how could you go wrong? There’s no better way to cool off than trying out new, completely made from scratch ice cream flavors and drink combinations that will give everyone in the family something to look forward to!

Pints is located in the Varina district at 512 Broad Street. They offer your classic ice cream flavors and rotate new varieties weekly – It’s always a welcome surprise to see what creatively delicious flavor they’ve come up with each week. On a seasonal basis they feature decadent Boozy Milkshakes that marry your favorite cocktail with it’s equally delicious ice cream counterpart and top it with fresh whipped cream, hot fudge and a chocolate drizzle. This month is their 3rd anniversary so come on out and celebrate with our Friends at Pints!



Vicious Fishes

Vicious Fishes is known for their awesome craft beer but we also get to enjoy their eclectic pub fare and craft cocktails here in Fuquay at their gastropub located at 132 S. Fuquay Ave.

Enjoy both indoor and outdoor seating with their sails and misting system newly installed above the patio! It is sure to provide relief from the heat without having to sacrifice your love of the outdoors while you and your friends enjoy all Vicious Fishes has to offer.




Splash Pad

The Splash Pad is buckets of fun splashing under buckets of water! Take the kiddies and maybe yourself to the “coolest” place around, located at 900 S Main Street!

Residents can attend for free but must have a Resident Splash Pad card which can be picked up at the Community Center during regular business hours (Monday-Tuesday 8 am-9 pm; Wednesday-Friday 8 am-5 pm; Saturday 8 am-12 pm). Simply bring proof of residency such as a driver’s license. If you recently moved into Town, please bring a utility bill, or some other proof of residency, along with your driver’s license.  A new card must be issued each year!  *Residents who do not present a valid residency card will be subject to the non-resident fee schedule.

There is a $2 fee per person for non-residents for all day admission. One parent will be admitted without charge. Children under the age of 2 are free of charge. A resident is defined as someone who lives within the town limits and pays Fuquay-Varina property tax.

All children under the age of 13 are required to have parental/adult supervision.

Beginning June 10th, the Splash Pad will be open daily from 10 am to 7 pm so come enjoy this fantastic water feature located right here in Fuquay.


En Plein Air Art Walk and Auction

En Plein Air Art Walk and Auction

The auction site is LIVE and the finished paintings are available to view at the Art Walk Locations. https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=22167
Thanks to the artists, sponsors, and businesses that have helped make the 10th annual event possible!
🎉Congratulations to the winners:
1st Place: Lyudmila Tomova-“Happy Friday at Aviator”
2nd Place: Jermaine Powell- “Community”
3rd Place & People’s Choice: Shirley Hunsberger- “Dinner on Depot”
See all of the finished paintings on display during the Art Walk, now through Sat, May 1st. Visit with artists during the Meet & Greet: Sat, May 1st from 11am-2pm as artists are available.
Art Walk Locations:
Fuquay-Varina Arts Center
KnB’s Marketplace
Family Optical
The Mill
Ashworth’s Clothing
Magnolia House
The Shoppes on Main
Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the En Plein Air Paint-Off! Enjoy the beauty of this year’s collection during the Art Walk and bid on your favorites!
Artists Paint: Sat-Sun April 23-24
Follow our social media as we check in with artists while they work.
Art Walk: Thur-Sat April 29-May 1
Art will be on display at several locations in #FVDowntown.
Auction: Ends May 1st at 8:00PM
Create your account now and be ready to bid when the art comes in! We’ll upload photos as soon as we can.
En Plein Air Paint-Off

En Plein Air Paint-Off

Follow along as we visit with artists for the 10th anniversary of the En Plein Air Paint-Off bringing Fuquay-Varina’s beauty to life on canvas. Use the FB ticket feature to sponsor an Artist!
Artists will begin painting Friday, April 23rd and turn-in their completed pieces Saturday, April 24th.
Art Walk:
Thursday, April 29th – Saturday, May 1st
Finished paintings will be displayed for public viewing at locations throughout the Fuquay & Varina Downtown Districts.
Choose your favorites & BID! The auction will be online during the Art Walk. Bidding closes 8PM Saturday, May 1st. Link to auction site will be posted here, on our Instagram bio @fvdowntown and www.fuquay-varinadowntown.com
Hop Around Downtown

Hop Around Downtown

Lots of fun hoppin’ your way at the Hop Around in Downtown Sat, March 20th – Sat, April 3rd!
Adopt a Peep: (Pre-order Now thru March 8th) You will be contacted when your Peep is available for pick-up. Decorated Peeps must be returned by Wed, March 17th if you’d like them in the Parade at Fire Station #1 Sat, March 20th – Wed, April 1st!
Peeps will be available to go home late afternoon on April 1st, just in time for Easter! http://bit.ly/AdoptAPeepFVDA
Businesses will also have decorated Peeps on display! Vote for your favorite when you hop around downtown.
Dress Like a Bunny or Chick: Wiggle your whiskers or flaunt your feathers? Simple or elaborate? Take your pick, head Downtown, and send us your pic! events@fuquay-varinadowntown.com You’ll be entered to win Spring Surprises!
Follow the Bunny Trail: The Easter Bunny and friends are painting an Activity Trail through both Districts!
Treat your Peeps: Find Hidden Eggs with gift certificates to downtown businesses. FVDA will be sharing social media posts with clues so be sure to follow us!
The Hop Around in Downtown is an adaption of our annual Candy Hop event. Thanks to our Sponsors: The Garden Hut, The Shoppes on Main, Revels Turf & Tractor, and Today in The Quay! Hope to see you and your Peeps hoppin’ around! When you’re done hopping downtown, The Garden Hut invites you to Welcome Spring at their event on Sat, March 20th 11-2!
Adopt a Peep

Adopt a Peep

We love our Peeps and wanted a fun new way for you to hop around in downtown!
Adopt a Peep is a fundraiser for our non-profit, FVDA. $25 per Peep: Custom crafted by Laserman Studios- 18″ tall, 1/4″ thick wooden Peep w/metal stake.
More info about Pick-up given when ordered. Adopt a Peep here or through the FB “Ticket” option:
Limited quantities. Get your Peeps before they hop away!
Create a family Peep, give as a gift, sponsor a peep for someone you love, team, organization, business…you know who your peeps are!
Parade of Peeps:
March 20th – April 3rd @ Fire Station #1
If you’d like your Peep to be included, you must decorate your Peep in weather resitant materials and return it according to directions given when ordering.
Adopt a Peep is part of our Hop Around Downtown, an adaptation of our annual Candy Hop. Look for the event on FB!
See you soon Peeps!