Annual Events Hosted in Downtown Fuquay-Varina

FM2FV Concerts

September 5th + 19th, 2019 6:30 PM- 9:30 PM

All concerts are at Centennial Square.
At every concert, we feature local breweries, food trucks and a free kids zone with Mimi the Clown!  Join us for a dash more fun in Fuquay-Varina at the Follow Me to Fuquay- Varina concerts.

Celebrate Fuquay-Varina Festival

October 5th, 2019 10:00 PM- 4:00 PM

A dash more festive! Live entertainment, craft beer, food, the downtown chili-cook-off, art vendors, a free kids zone and YOU! Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Downtown Chili Cook-Off

October 5th, 2019 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Join us at Celebrate Fuquay-Varina for our Annual Downtown Chili Cook-Off!

Individuals, businesses, and non-profit groups show off their cooking skills and compete for prize money and bragging rights!

Attendees vote to determine the People’s Choice winner. A panel of Judges determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners through a blind-tasting. Tasting begins at 11:00am until the chili is gone…come early!

FM2FV Concert

October 10th, 2019 10:00 AM- 4:30 PM

A dash more festive! Live entertainment, craft beer, food, the downtown chili-cook-off, art vendors, a free kids zone and YOU! Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Fire Department Open House

October 12th, 2019 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Join us for fire prevention, safety planning and FUN!

All Day: Fire Station Tours and Equipment Displays, Fire and Life Safety Displays,Safety Games with Prizes, Smokey the Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog, and Pete the Paramedic Panda!

Town Haunted Trail

October 19th, 2019 4:30 AM- 9:30 PM

Please join us for a light-hearted, sun-lit, fun walk through the trail! Attendees are encouraged to wear their costumes and to interact with the characters they meet along the trail. This trail is appropriate for young children and their families.

Trick or Treat in Downtown

October 25th, 2019 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Trick or Treat in Downtown is a Free annual Halloween event sponsored by Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association and participating Downtown Businesses.

Held from 2-5pm, families are invited to dress-up their ghosts and goblins and visit the merchants that display the sign, “Trick or Treat Here!”


BBQ, Blues and Brews

November 9th, 2019 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

This is a fundraising event for Fuquay-Varina Downtown Association and features things people love about North Carolina: BBQ, Blues, and Craft Beer! Guests are encouraged to sample delicious BBQ, savor a unique selection of locally brewed beer and enjoy live music. Join the fun at the old Stephens Hardware Building- 405 East Broad Street.

BBQ, Blues & Brews is laid back, fun and profitable event for winners as they compete for bragging rights and Prize Money. Do you have BBQ worth bragging about? Submit request to enter your team to


Town Tree Lighting

December 5th, 2019 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

In addition to the tree lighting and performances by local choral groups, there will be an ice-skating rink and other holiday fun including visits with Santa. Sponsored by the Town of Fuquay-Varina, this event is free.


Downtown Sleigh Ride

December 5th, 2019 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Fuquay-Varina Downtown will host a ticketed Sleigh Ride on Thursday, December 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm during the Town Christmas Tree Lighting. Tickets are distributed to Sponsors & Friends of Downtown. Remaining tickets are available to the public at a ticket sale the night before the Sleigh Ride. The sleigh ride will be located at TR Ashworth’s Station (120 S. Main Street) in the historic Fuquay District.


Chamber Christmas Parade

December 8th, 2019 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

The annual Fuquay-Varina Christmas Parade is held on the first Sunday of December every year at 3:00 pm in the Historic Downtown Fuquay District. The event brings out town residents and the streets are lined with children and families cheering as their favorite entries pass by.


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