Brighten Your Weekend

Cary will be stirring with entertainment this weekend, as the arts take center stage!

First up is Cary Visual Art’s Final Friday Art Loop, held monthly to encourage art lovers to participate in and celebrate Cary’s creative community.

The April 25 event includes an art crawl, which is a guided foot tour of CVA’s current sculpture exhibition. The artistic evening will also feature craft booths, wine tastings and beer samples from Chatham Hill Winery and Fortnight Brewery, and live music by the Fuquay Jazz Band.

Final Friday will take place from 6 to 8 p.m., outside of Emerge Fine Art in Ashworth Village. For more info, see

Next, on Saturday, it’s Spring Daze!

Similar to the Lazy Daze arts festival held here each August, Spring Daze attracts people from all over the country. Since its establishment in 1994, it has hosted 19,000 people each year.

Located in the popular 310-acre Fred G. Bond Park, the festival features 150 food vendors, various exhibitors and entertainment for all ages.

There will several unique displays and activities across the grounds. For example, the Children’s Village, located at the Lazy Daze playground, is where kids and parents can exercise their imaginations and interact while creating arts and crafts.

The Earth Day Celebration is held in conjunction with the festival, and includes exhibits that teach children how to protect the environment and preserve the earth’s natural resources.

And as if that isn’t creatively simulating enough, Cultural Arts Row features performing, visual and cultural arts, plus musical entertainment on one of five performance stages.

Spring Daze’s 2014 featured artist is Joe Godfrey, a 14-year town employee of Cary. The landscape architect was also featured in this year’s promotional materials for the festival.

The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a full listing of Spring Daze entertainment, see


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