The Town of Cary is celebrating its Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary in a big way.
Free outdoor celebrations will take place Saturdays, July 24th and July 31st, from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day. The celebrations will take place in Downtown Cary on Academy Street, near the old library site. 310 S. Academy Street is a good address to target.
Read on for some details about these two evenings of celebration, as well as more Cary 150 events!
Celebrate Cary on July 24th
Celebrate Cary, from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., on Academy Street, will feature games, kids’ activities, and performances by local cultural groups.
A highlight is a performance by Carolina Circus.
The evening ends with “A Show to Remember: Journey Through a Dream of Light” This is an immersive experience of light, art and technology. The Cary Art enter will be transformed into a large outdoor projection exhibit of color and light.
Sesquicentennial Sweets Bingo
From July 24th to 31st, visit participating bakeries, coffee shops and ice cream shops to take place in their Cary 150 deal. Pick up a Bingo card at one of the participating sites, or download from Cary150.org. Once you get a Bingo, turn your card back in for a chance at the grand prize. Check back soon for a list of participating shops.
Celebrate Cary on July 31st
Enjoy a second day of festivities from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Academy Street. Enjoy food trucks, brewers and a DJ.
There will be games for kids and families, and shows by the Carolina Circus.
The evening also includes “A Show to Remember: Journey Through a Dream of Light” This is an immersive experience of light, art and technology. The Cary Art enter will be transformed into a large outdoor projection exhibit of color and light.
A Show to Remember: Journey Through a Dream of Light
The immersive experience of light, art, and technology, which takes place on the Celebrate Cary days of July 24th and 31st also takes place on some other evenings in between and after those dates.
The show lasts 10 minutes and will play on a loop for an hour.
Schedule for the show:
- July 24th: 9:45 p.m.
- July 25th: Dusk
- July 30th: Dusk
- July 31st: Dusk
- August 1st: Dusk
Artists who contributed music or digital art to the show, which was produced by Mike Cuales at LEVR Studios:
- Robin Vuchnich
- Rhett Hissam
- Pat Fitzgerald
- Alexander Mengel / Innertain XR