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Friday, June 14, 2024

🏳️‍🌈Come one, come all, come as you are!🏳️‍🌈

The Fuquay-Varina Pride Celebration is happening THIS SATURDAY, June 15th. Get ready for a day jampacked with some of your favorite local businesses celebrating the strength, courage, and resilience, contributions and achievements made by members of the LGBTQ+ community.

What's in store? Check it out -

8am Workout of the Day: Stonewall at Crossfit Shoofly
10am Fuquay-Varina Pride Strut from Council Gym to Town Hall (all ages) (0.5 miles)
11am-12pm Fuquay-Varina Growers Market (Chamber parking lot)
12pm-4pm Fuquay-Varina Pride Celebration at Mason Jar Lager Co. (all ages)
3pm-6pm Crazy Glaze Pride Paint Day (tickets required, 8+)
4:30pm-6:30pm Teen Social at Stick Boy Bread Co. (13-17 year olds)
7pm-10pm Crazy Glaze Pride Paint Night (tickets required, 8+)
9pm-1am Pride After Dark: Karaoke at The Brick (21+)
Thursday, June 6, 2024
Nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a relaxing escape, this one is for you! Today, we're setting our sights on Harris Lake / Harris Lake County Park, a hidden gem located right outside of Fuquay in New Hill, North Carolina.

A Fisherman's Paradise:

Cast your line and experience the thrill of reeling in a trophy bass, a catfish, or other fresh water fish that are abundant in the lake! Harris Lake, a sprawling 4,100-acre man-made wonder, is a haven for anglers. Bass fishing tends to be named supreme here, with frequent tournaments testing the skills of seasoned fishermen!

Beyond the Reel: A Park for All

Harris Lake County Park, situated on a 680-acre peninsula, is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Spread out a blanket under the NC sunshine and soak up the beauty of the surroundings. Feeling energetic? Lace up your shoes and explore a network of biking and hiking trails that weave through the park.

Family Fun Awaits:

Planning a day out with the family? Harris Lake Park has something for everyone! Let the kids loose on the playground while you pack a picnic basket and find the perfect spot under a shady tree. The park also boasts open play areas, perfect for frisbee throws (there's even a disc golf course), impromptu soccer games, or just kicking back and enjoying the fresh air.

Learning and Exploring:

The park caters to curious minds too! Designated educational areas provide opportunities to learn about the local wildlife found in the park. Keep an eye out for informative signage or consider joining a guided program offered by the park rangers.

Bonus Tips:

  • The park offers picnic shelters with grills available for rent, perfect for a memorable gathering.
  • Don't forget to check the park's website or social media pages for upcoming events or educational programs.
  • The park is open daily from 8am to sunset, with closures on major holidays.
Let Harris Lake be your summer escape! Check out their informative brochure HERE!
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Calling all craft beer lovers and adventurous sippers! Fuquay-Varina's downtown scene just got a whole lot more exciting with the launch of their brand new Social District. That's right, folks – starting today (Thursday, May 23rd!), you can grab a brew from your favorite local spot and enjoy it while strolling through the designated district.

Cheers to Weekend Wanderings🍻

Here's the scoop:

  • Hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 4pm-9pm, Saturdays from 12pm-9pm.
  • The Essentials: You gotta be 21+ to participate, and your drink must be in an official Fuquay-Varina Social District cup. Boundaries will be clearly marked, so you know exactly where you can roam with your beverage. All drinks must be consumed and disposed of within the district boundaries.
  • Supporting Local: Look for participating businesses with a special window cling, depending on the color of the sign depends on if they are taking part in the district fun or not. GREEN = Beverages may be brought into the establisment BLUE = Beverages are sold here and outside beverages are allowed RED = Beverages are not allowed in establishment

The Social District is a fantastic way to support our amazing local breweries and establishments all while exploring the charm of downtown Fuquay-Varina in a whole new way. 🍺Picture this:

  • Brewery/Resturant hopping: Visit multiple breweries, sample their latest creations, and enjoy them outside in the beautiful weather.
  • Lively evenings: Take your beverage to an outdoor concert or browse the shops with a refreshing beer in hand (in a Social District cup, of course!).

This is the perfect chance to experience our growing town in a fresh, new way this summer. Grab a cold one from a local brewery, soak up the atmosphere, and explore the charming shops and eateries around town. It's a win-win for everyone – you get to enjoy your favorite brews outdoors, and our local businesses get a boost.🍸

Cheers to summer, cheers to local brews, and cheers to Fuquay-Varina!

Check out the participating businesses below - FUQUAY DISTRICT - Fainting Goat Brewing Company Happy's Country Club Inner Beast Hatchet House Revelry Barber & Shave Shop El Cantarito Bar and Grill The Mill Original Strength Institute Curated Craft Marketplace Brus on Main Anna's Pizzeria Merle Norman Cosmetics & All Things Girly Boutique Ruby James and Maren Mays Abshure Realty Group Mason Jar Tavern Casa Amigos Cocina Mexican Bar Family Optical Graff Creative Pass It On Thrift Store KnB's Marketplace Brus on Main Vicious Fishes VARINA DISTRICT - Pints Aviator TapHouse Aviator Pizzeria & Beer Shop Aviator Smokehouse Oaklyn Springs Taproom Rebel PT Big Chat Salon Mason Jar Lager Company J&S New York Pizza Lollipops Children's Boutique Nil's Mediterranean Cuisine Moonlight Liquor Lounge Live View Studio

Thursday, May 9, 2024

This Mother's Day weekend, treat the special lady in your life to a day she'll never forget! Whether your mom's a shopping enthusiast, a music lover, or loves a good food spot, Fuquay offers something for everyone.

For the Shopping Mom:

  • Fuquay Historic District: This charming district boasts a variety of unique boutiques and shops. Head over to a Southern Dash to find some cute summer outfits (previously Shoppes on Main), or take a stroll down to KnB's Marketplace and browse their many vendors for that one unique gift.
  • Varina District: Some moms love their tea time, some moms love their cooking time. Either way, Fuquay Spice and Tea offers TONS of options from cooking oils, to unique seasoning blends, teas, and so much more! Don't forget to stop by Flowers on Broad Street and grab her a beautiful bouquet or a new house plant!

For the Music Mom:

  • LIVE music for Mom: Bring your dancin' shoes and shake off the blues as Brus on Main celebrates Mother's Day with the Mutts! Brus on Main will be serving up Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner + cocktails and coffee all while you can enjoy some live music from the Purebred Mutts.

For the Foodie Mom:

  • Brunch is Always a Good Idea: Treat Mom to a delicious brunch at one of our town's many unique dining options. Mason Jar Tavern offers delicious brunch options.
  • Relax, Watch the Canes, and Eat Good: Maybe mom is in the mood for some wings or a burger? Check out The Brick for a unique twist to 'bar food'! With many choices for food, beer, and specialty cocktails; The Brick is always a great option!

Think outside of the box:

  • Take her Axe Throwing: Let Mom relieve some stress at Inner Beast Hatchet House! If you've never been you are certainly in for a fun-filled afternoon! Never thrown an axe? That's fine, it gets easier and easier with each throw and you'll have some AXEperts right by your side if needed!
  • Explore the Outdoors: Picnic in the park for you and Mom? With many parks and trails throughout Fuquay, there's ample ways to enjoy the outdoors with mom! Parks of Fuquay / Trails of Fuquay

Making it a Day: No matter what activities you choose, personalize the day to make it extra special for Mom. Here are some local happenings to help plan your days out:

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
FM2FV (Follow me to Fuquay-Varina) Concert Series has become a popular local Spring and Fall event and is on it's NINTH year! Fuquay-Varina is all about supporting local and making sure our community has time to get together, enjoy each others company, dance & sing, meet the faces of Fuquay, and even hear from our Mayor, Blake Massengill! Locals gather on Thursday evening's (dates TBD for future events) and enjoy live music, local brews, food trucks, and other activities! There are only TWO concerts left this season so don't miss out on all the fun! Here is the upcoming schedule -

April 11 - The Embers

April 18 - Liquid Pleasure April 25 - Crush May 16 - The Breakfast Club

Location: 102 N Main St Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 Leave the coolers and pets at home but bring your chairs and settle in for a night out with friends and family! The FM2FV concerts are kid-friendly!
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