Park After Dark: July 14 in Downtown Cary

Cary, NC — This week Wednesday, July 14th kicks off the “Park After Dark” series at the Old Library Site in Downtown Cary.

During a few select Wednesdays through the summer and fall, each Park After Dark event at 310 S. Academy Street will bring together live entertainment and foods, beverages and treats from local vendors.

Performing this Week: The Marc Puricelli Ensemble

Wednesday, July 14 | 7-9 PM | Free

A dynamic quintet playing straight-ahead jazz, to funk, to original interpretations of soul and pop classics.

Bring Your Own: Allowed Items

On the list of things to know before you go are:

  • Outside food and beverages are allowed
  • Outside alcohol is not allowed
  • A limited selection of free, low-level lawn chairs will be available
  • Personal lawn chairs are allowed as well

Food & Drink Vendors

  • Las Gringas Mexican Food Truck
  • Pharmacy Bottle & Beverage
  • Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream

Parking & Weather

Multiple parking areas are available, including the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Ave.), the downtown parking deck (113 Walnut St.)  and parallel parking along S. Academy St. Please mind all parking signs if parking in private lots.

Park After Dark is a rain or shine event. In the event of severe weather, check out our Weather Status Page.

Future Dates

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Not able to make it to this week’s Park After Dark? There’s more coming soon, including:

  • August 11, 2021 – Mint Julep Jazz Band
  • September 8, 2021 – NIITO

Story by Staff Reports. Photos courtesy of the Town of Cary.

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6 replies
  1. George McDowell
    George McDowell says:

    Why is personal alcohol prohibited when city-selected vendors are allowed to purvey?

    • Mark Neill
      Mark Neill says:

      Vendors are an outside third party that can objectively judge if a customer should be ordering more to drink. By limiting outside drink and gating it through vendors, it significantly reduces the amount of unruly drunkenness that could be.

      • George McDowell
        George McDowell says:

        Thank goodness we citizens will be subject to adult supervision. Was worried about myself and my friends becoming unruly drunk. But am now re-assured, and look forward to paying their markup for this supervision in order to stimulate the economy.
        On an unrelated topic, please contact me at your convenience: [email protected]

        • Mark Neill
          Mark Neill says:

          “Thank goodness we citizens will be subject to adult supervision. Was worried about myself and my friends becoming unruly drunk.”

          It’s not you that needs to be worried, it’s the facility and the ownership thereof, who would be open to legal ramifications if people were to get “unruly drunk” at their place of operation, then drive away and damage something, or injure or kill people.

          Blame the lack of peoples’ judgement that led to these NC laws being passed.

          • George McDowell
            George McDowell says:

            Am no longer practicing but seem to recall that the only third parties that could be held liable in addition to the drunk driver are those that SERVED the alcohol. If the Town didn’t allow a preferred vendor to sell alcohol, then neither the Town nor the vendor could be held liable IF there were drunk-driving accident.

  2. Mark Neill
    Mark Neill says:

    I am still practicing, the facility owners are also liable. Which, in this case, is the Town.

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