Cary Lazy Daze Festival Returns for Year 43


The Cary Lazy Daze Festival will showcase the incredible arts and crafts of local artists on the weekend on August 25. This will be the 43rd annual rendition of the event, taking place at the Cary Town Hall Campus in Downtown Cary. All of the great fun and culture takes place just minutes from the Preston Retreat luxury new home community in Cary.

See All Genres and then Some at Cary Lazy Daze Festival

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Jewelry, made by ND Design of Canton, GA is just one of the many genres you will see at Lazy Daze.

At the 43rd annual Cary Lazy Daze Festival, there will be over 300 local artists featured throughout the two-day event. The 42nd annual event was voted by WRAL TV viewers as the 2018 “Best Festival” of the year.

The festivities will kick-off on Saturday, August 24 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Day two of Cary Lazy Daze Festival will commence on Sunday, August 25 at 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

At the 43rd annual Cary Lazy Daze Festival, you will see artists representing over 10 genres of art.

Some of the spectacular work you will see is in the following areas. (Click on link to see individual artists in each genre)


Thee will be four seperate stages at the event, featuring bands on each throughout both days

Cary Lazy Daze Festival Offering Best of Local Sounds

In addition to seeing the finest arts and crafts in the area, the festival will also feature sweet local sounds. There will be four stages of live music throughout both days. In addition to music, there will be other live performers both on the stages and roaming the festival grounds as well.

The official Cary Lazy Daze Festival page describes the live entertainment that you can expect to see and hear. “The festival will feature four stages with an eclectic mix of live entertainment, including jazz, bluegrass, reggae, rock, funk and more.” Likewise, it tells that there will be roving entertainers throughout the festival.

Over 25 Ways to Curb Your Hunger (and Thirst) at Cary Lazy Daze Festival

As if the beautiful artwork and sounds of the area aren’t enough, we suggest you bring an appetite to the festival. There will be over 25 local food and beverage vendors and food trucks on hand for this years’ event.


There will be over 25 food trucks and vendors on hand at the Lazy Daze festival.

A full listing of the Cary Lazy Daze Food Vendors is listed below.

BBQ and American Fare

Specialty Foods


In addition to all these incredible dining options, there will also be a beer garden on site. Likewise, it will feature a number of the areas top breweries and feature their unique flavors as well.

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With activities, games, and treats to enjoy, the Lazy Daze event is a blast for the kids

Lazy Daze for All Ages

Consequently, there will also be a lot of activities for the youngsters in attendance at the festival, too. There will again be the “Kids World” area, an outdoor play space. This area will be set in the Page-Walker Arts and History Center Gardens. Here the kids will find toys, crafts, food, and a children’s stage of performers.

A second “children’s area” at the festival will be indoors. Set inside the Herb Young Community Center, where the children can play sports and different activities also.

Great crowds are anticipated for the upcoming Lazy Daze arts and crafts festival.

No Matter How You Get There, Just Get There

There will have some limited parking for those who drive to the event. Likewise, several shuttles will be running and are free. The pick-up points are at Cary Towne Center or Green Hope High School.

For more information on all aspects of the Cary Lazy Daze Festival, visit the event page at