Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll be sharing “21 Days” of some event or place in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come out and play. This month it’s all about local festivals that celebrate arts, culture, food and beverage.
The first weekend in June residents of and visitors to Fuquay-Varina will celebrate the community at the town’s signature event, Celebrate Fuquay-Varina. The free family-friendly festival features live entertainment (including a street concert on Thursday, June 5 in the Varina District), children’s activities, a classic car show, a BMX bike show, a 5K race, plenty of food and more than 90 arts and crafts vendors as part of the Celebration of the Arts festival program.
Fuquay-Varina has a long and diverse history, starting as a resort town centered around a healing mineral spring and the original Varina Station tobacco market. Eventually the two separate towns merged, creating and maintaining a quaint, small town charm in southern Wake County, a charm worth celebrating.
Celebrate Fuquay-Varina is a production of the Town of Fuquay-Varina (like them on Facebook) while the Celebration of the Arts is organized by Fuquay-Varina Downtown Revitalization Association (find them on Facebook too).