Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival Coming to Downtown Cary

Support local artists while having a blast!
Photo courtesy of Alycat Photography

The Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival is back this August in downtown Cary. After only taking its second hiatus in history, once for a hurricane and last year for Covid-19, the Town of Cary is ready to put on its 45th go-around. Spread across two days, this event will highlight the works of over 300 artists. Together with music, children’s activities, and food, Aug. 28 (9am-6pm) & 29 (12:30-5pm) will be jam-packed with fun! The event is free to the public, so bring the whole family.

The main draw of the festival is the wide variety of art present. Amongst the many stalls you can find photography, woodworking, paintings, mixed media, jewelry, glass, and much more. Starting in 2001, the festival added a new element to its arrangement. Six talented artists are hand-picked for the Jerry Miller Artist Award. As a result of winning this esteemed honor, prizewinners receive an invitation to participate the following year. Therefore, 2019’s “best in show” will be present this time. This year’s lot includes art from local artists Ashley Mortenson and Ginnie Parrish. Support local artists while decorating your home!

Let’s not forget the kiddos. The festival sure hasn’t! Around every street corner, entertainment will be waiting for everyone in your caravan. First, Find Little Jerry, one of the event’s mascots, in one of five different spots scattered about the premises. Once you find him, snap a selfie, submit your picture, and enter into a drawing for a prize. Second, listen for the Town Crier as he patrols the streets of Cary making announcements and acknowledging the guests. Lastly, cool off by stepping into the Cary Theatre Roadshow at the Town Council Chambers. You’ll never have to wait for the movies to start because the short films will be shown on a loop. Looking for more? Check out all the announced activities here.


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