The Groundbreaking Ceremony for Downtown Cary Park, the seven-acre park that will be the central gathering spot for the Town of Cary, is taking place on Saturday, June 26th, at 11 a.m.
All are welcome to attend the groundbreaking, at 327 S. Academy Street.
After the groundbreaking ceremony, stick around in Downtown Cary, where several businesses will be offering discounts celebrating in other ways:
- Di Fara Pizza – $2 off all pies; $1 off signature cocktails; $3.50 domestic bottles
- La Farm Bakery – special edition cookie and bread designs
- Bond Brothers Beer Company – invites you to come raise a glass in celebration
- Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe – Buy one, Get one Free – Cupcakes
- Esteamed Coffee – Offering special drinks – Raspberry Iced Tea and Raspberry and Mocha Latte
- MC – serving takeaway in front of the restaurant
- Kababish Cafe – BOYB with no corkage fee
The park is expected to open in 2023, and will feature:
- A “Great Lawn”
- A unique tiered water feature
- A pavilion
- Performance places
- Market spaces
- Public art
- Food and beverage facilities
- Children’s play area
- Interactive water features
- Dog play area
- Walkways for strolling and relaxing
In the week of the groundbreaking ceremony, there will be several free events.
Wednesday, June 23: Sidewalk Birdie Buddies
5 – 7 p.m. | Downtown Park Fountain | No Registration Required
Let’s celebrate our newest birdie friends who’ll soon be taking up residence in the Downtown Cary Park! Join us at the Downtown Park fountain, get your free colorful Birdie chalk kit and create your best birdies along Academy Street! What kinds of birds and friends will you create with chalk? We can’t wait to see!
Thursday, June 24: Paws in the Park
6 – 8 p.m. | Old Library Site | No Registration Required
Calling all canine fur baby families! This free event is a pooch-tacular happening in celebration of the Downtown Park Groundbreaking! Bring your fur baby for paw print casting. Staff will be on hand during the event to help you choose your color and shape, press your dog’s paw into the Crayola Model Magic, and string it on a ribbon for a one-of-a-kind keepsake. All participants will receive a goodie bag of treats any dog would love!
Friday, June 25: Lunch & Listen with Peter Lamb & Mark Wells, of Peter Lamb & the Wolves
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Old Library Site | No Registration Required
For over a decade, Peter Lamb and the Wolves have been playing music together throughout various cities in North Carolina, and surrounding states. The music they play is an eclectic variety of both originals and arrangements ranging from 1920s New Orleans Jazz to 1980s pop to Eastern European Brass Band. We’ll be treated to a duo consisting of band leader Peter Lamb on saxophone, and Mark Wells on keyboard and vocals. Grab lunch at your favorite Downtown eatery and enjoy some free music under the trees.
Saturday, June 26: Cary 150th Walking Tour of Downtown
Following the Groundbreaking Ceremony
Tour information at the groundbreaking | No Registration Required
This is one of a series of tours developed for Cary’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2021. These tours celebrate Cary’s past, present and future by guiding participants to many significant and interesting places throughout town. Share your tour experiences and photos on social media using #Cary150Tours.
Saturday, June 26: Discover the Downtown Park Presentation
2 p.m. | Cary Arts Center | No Registration Required
Join us as the Park designers from OJB Landscape Architecture present an overview of the park including design, environmental issues, horticulture, and more! We’ll have plenty of time for your questions. You may submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org