Events

Under the Silver Moon Lantern Parade

Enjoy a parade of unique, handmade paper lanterns throughout Downtown Cary Park as a part of GLOW.
Jan 13, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Enjoy a parade of unique, handmade paper lanterns throughout Downtown Cary Park as a part of GLOW.

Delight in unique, handmade paper lanterns throughout Downtown Cary Park during the annual Under the Silver Moon Lantern Parade. This lantern parade is part of GLOW 2024, led by internationally renowned teaching artist Gowri Savoor.

The colorful parade will begin in Frantz Square at 6:15 p.m. and will proceed through the Park along the path outlined in the map below. Following the parade there will be live entertainment, featuring Bulltown Strutters, One Tribe Rhythms, and Caroleeena’s Circle of Joy.

Food trucks will be available along Park Street from 5 - 8 p.m. These include Golden K Dog, Mr. Pueblo’s Tacos, and Dusty’s Donuts! This event is free and open to the general public.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

  • There are 5 individual bathroom areas and 24 total public toilets throughout the Park. For water, there are four bottle filling stations located at various locations throughout the Park.
  • The Park has two food and beverage facilities. The Bark Bar will serve beer and wine as well as non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks. Market 317, located in Academy Pavilion, is an elevated grab and go style café that will offer delicious wraps, sandwiches, charcuterie boards and more.
  • Guests can bring their own food into the Park, but outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

  • This event will be held throughout Downtown Cary Park.
  • There is an accessible parking deck located behind the Cary Regional Library (113 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511). Additionally, parking is available in the parking lot on Charlie Gaddy Lane (Old Library Site), at designated street parking throughout Downtown, and at the Town Hall Parking Deck (121 Wilkinson Ave, Cary, NC 27513).
  • A rideshare drop-off location for the Park is available on S. Walker St. near The Walker Apartment building.
  • Make the most of the free GoCary bus service to easily access the Park. All eight GoCary bus routes conveniently connect at the Cary Depot, which is less than half a mile from the Park. If you prefer not to walk, simply board either bus Route 5 – Kildaire Farm or Route 6 – Buck Jones at the Cary Depot and hop off at the S Academy St at Downtown Cary Park bus stop, right in front of the park entrance. To plan your trip or access the GoCary Ride Guide please visit GoCary.org.

WEATHER/CANCELLATIONS:

If we need to postpone or cancel due to inclement weather, low attendance, or instructor cancellation, we will communicate through Eventbrite email. Downtown Cary Park has the right to cancel programs onsite if severe weather impacts the program or poses a safety risk.

QUESTIONS?:

  • Contact Guest Services at 919-469-4000 or downtownparkevents@carync.gov
  • Guest Services is open Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

INCLUSION SERVICES:

Downtown Cary Park strives to provide a positive experience for all guests. Our goal is to accommodate you and meet your individual needs. Please fill out the event accessibility form here and a staff member will be in contact with you.