The Town of Cary’s Pumpkin Flotilla takes place Friday, October 27, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary.
Participation is free.
Learn about the Town of Cary’s other Halloween events too, including a haunted house, a big pumpkin carving event, and more.
Drop off your carved pumpkin in the days leading up to the event. Floats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pumpkins will set sail across the Bond Park Lake at twilight (approximately 6:30 p.m.)
Enjoy boat rentals as well. Boat rentals will run from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
If you can’t make it out on October 27, come by the next couple nights, as the pumpkins, which will be left floating on the lake, in a stationary display, will be relit. Watch from the Bond Park Boathouse.
Fall is looking great around the Triangle, whether you’re looking for something spooky or totally kid-friendly! Check out our HUGE list of fall festivals, as well as our list of pumpkin patches, haunted trails and corn mazes! We have also put together a big list of Halloween events and Trick or Treat events!
Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines
- Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin, approximately the size of a soccer ball, that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.
- Get creative: Pumpkins will be attached through the base. All pumpkins must come with tops (lids) and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.
More Halloween Events in the Triangle
Check out our big list of Halloween events and ideas in the Triangle, or see a quick list here: