Summer Concert Series

19 April 2023

Beginning in May and lasting through August, join us for Live Music Wednesdays in the Waverly Place Park, 5pm-8pm. You’ll be treated to a variety of popular, local bands playing a variety of genres. Make a date night of it or connect with friends and family. Bring a blanket and/or portable chairs to sit in the Park. Plan a late dinner at one of our restaurants or to stay after visiting one of our Waverly Place merchants.

Here’s a quick look at our performers (subject to change):

  • May 10, 5pm-8pm | LIQUID PLEASURE
  • May 24, 5pm-8pm | SNAPBACK
  • June 14, 5pm-8pm | BOUNCE PARTY BAND
  • June 28, 5pm-8pm | NORTH TOWER BAND
  • July 12, 5pm-8pm | TYSON BROTHERS
  • July 26, 5pm-8pm | STONE AGE ROMEOS
  • August 9, 5pm-8pm | CRAIG WOOLARD & THE EMBERS
  • August 23, 5pm-8pm | THE AMAZING LOUNGE LIZARDS

Theses concerts will be hosted light drizzle or shine. In the event of severe weather and cancelation/reschedule, we’ll provide an update via this site and our social media profiles.

The Waverly Place Summer Concert Series is brought to you in corporation with our sponsor, Johnson Automotive.

NOTE: Wine and beer will be available for purchase on-site. Coolers and outside alcohol are not permitted.


28 March 2023

As if you needed another reason to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund at the Waverly Place Wine & Brew Walks Thursday, March 30 and Thursday, April 27, 5pm-8pm!

JUST ANNOUNCED! – Two (2) FREE MOVIE PASSES with each ticket donation upon check-in at the Kay Yow Cancer Fund welcome table, compliments of CineBistro.

In addition, we will award one randomly selected winner with four (4) FREE tickets to see Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, April 29th.  This prize will also include one (1) FREE parking pass and access to the Members Lounge with a complimentary dinner.

To enter:

  1. Make a $25 ticket donation to Kay Yow Cancer Fund here – 100% of your ticket donation goes directly to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund
  2. Visit at least ten (10) participating Waverly Place merchants during any single Wine & Brew Walk for validation of your Wine & Brew Walk Passport by that merchant
  3. Tell us your name, email and phone number via your Wine & Brew Walk Passport
  4. Return your passport to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund table by 8:00pm the evening of the event
NOTE: No need to sample wine or beer in order to receive the validation by that merchant to enter to win.

Pups, Pints & Play

14 February 2023

Waverly Place is honored to support Second Chance Pet Adoptions with our Pups, Pints & Play event, Saturday, March 18, 12-4pm. Second Chance Pet Adoptions is the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County, having rescued over 17,000 since they began in 1987. Their  mission is to champion cats and dogs in need who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their loving homes and engage with our community to promote responsible pet ownership, ultimately reducing future generations of animals in need. We invite you to bring your pups out to play or come alone to meet some of the cutest pups, young and old, searching for their forever homes.

Here’s what we have planned –

🐶 FREE 10-minute photo sessions with pet photographer, Joanne Wetzel, with Five Freedom Photography are now FULLY BOOKED.

🐶 Live music performed by a local favorite, Tommy Neiman.

🐶 Stuff a Subaru Challenge to pack a Johnson Subaru of Cary with donation items from the Second Chance Pet Adoptions wish list.

🐶 Pints of craft beer from Bombshell Beer Company will be available for sale $6 each with 100% of sales going back to Second Chance Pet Adoptions.

🐶 Binky & Bell will be onsite with their collaboration created original cartoon dog art. They will donate a portion of sales to local rescues and shelters like Second Chance Pet Adoptions

🐶 King of Pops will provide FREE King of Pup treats as well as FREE traditional pops for pet parents, while supplies last

🐶 Luna’s Little Boutique will showcase handmade dog bandanas, collars and leashes. They will donate a portion of sales back to Second Chance Pet Adoptions.

🐶 Paws B’Cause Designs will display and sell their colorful handmade marker drawn wooden signs or colored pencil drawings of dogs and quotes. They will also donate a portion of sales back to Second Chance Pet Adoptions. 


All dogs must remain leashed during this event.

Support the
Kay Yow Cancer Fund

13 February 2023

Waverly Place is a proud partner of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and invites you to support this charitable organization whose mission is to raise money for life saving cancer research, underserved programs that provide access to quality cancer healthcare and unite people in the fight against ALL cancers affecting women. Your donation will greatly aid in their dedication to support innovative ways to help women battling cancer and provide support through giving strength, courage, and hope.

MAKE A TICKET DONATION NOW for the upcoming Wine & Brew Walks. 100% of your $25 ticket donation goes directly to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund with the event being fully funded by Waverly Place in cooperation with our sponsor, Johnson Subaru.

As a thank you, participating Waverly Place merchants will treat you to a sampling of red, white, and sparkling wines as well as craft beers to sip as you stroll, shop and save during our 2023 Wine & Brew Walk series in the spring and fall. Events will be held the last Thursday in March, April, September and October, 5-8pm. Many merchants will be providing additional support and special offerings, so be sure to check out the events page for more details

We urge you to learn more about Coach Kay Yow – visionary, leader, champion – and the organization. Below are a few videos we’d like to share with you.

Coach Kay Yow & the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Power of One

Surivor Power of One

Brought to you in cooperation with our sponsor, Johnson Subaru of Cary.

NOTE: Guests must be over 21 years of age to sample alcohol. Please drink responsibly and consider the use of ride-share (Uber/Lyft) or a designated driver for this event.


Makers Markets Come to Waverly Place

1 February 2023

UPDATE – Saturday, April 8th Makers Market by Art-n-Soul CANCELED due to forecasted severe weather.

Come explore and celebrate “Made in North Carolina” at the Art-n-Soul Makers Market on Saturday March 11 and April 8, 12pm-8pm. Several local talented artists and crafters of jewelry, paintings, home décor, handbags, clothing, and more will showcase their work. Come meet more than 20 of them, hear their stories and purchase a piece made from the heart all while enjoying live music.

Check out some of the confirmed artists on our Events page.

*This event will be held light rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, this event will be canceled and a message will be posted on our site. 

Health, Wellness & Beauty
Open Houses

3 January 2023

We know that with the new year comes renewed interest and motivation in meeting your health, wellness and beauty goals. Let Waverly Place help you find the best pathway to help you achieve your goals. Join us for the Waverly Place Health, Wellness & Beauty Open Houses. Each Saturday in January, 10am-12pm, participating retailers will host fun, brief informational sessions starting every 15 minutes. No sure if CycleBar is right for you or want to learn more about the Amazing Lash Studio technique? Come check them out during one of their sessions. Reserve your spot, so we know you’re coming and can ensure we have enough goodies to provide you during your visit.

Participating merchants (as of 1/3) include:

We encourage you to visit as many sessions/retailers as you’d like to fully explore all that Waverly Place has to offer. And, invite your workout bestie to come along – you can select similar pathways to your goals and hold each other accountable.

2022 Tree Lighting
to Benefit Read and Feed

9 November 2022

Waverly Place is excited to share this year’s Tree Lighting will benefit Read and Feed. This organization strives to strengthen literacy skills among underserved elementary school children and provide meals in a nurturing neighborhood environment. Join us in supporting their mission! Bring new and gently used books intended for children in grades K-5 to donate during our Tree Lighting event. Books honoring diverse backgrounds and experiences, including stories by and about people of color. Bilingual books (Spanish/English) are also greatly appreciated.

A donation site will be located in The Park area of the Waverly Place center during the Tree Lighting event.

*NOTE: Read and Feed CANNOT accept torn or otherwise damaged books, board books, textbooks, dictionaries, thesauruses, nor books overtly religious in nature. 

Waverly Place Welcomes Back
Dewey’s Holiday Store

8 November 2022

Waverly Place is excited to welcome back Dewey’s Holiday Store!

Dewey’s Bakery and the Athens Drive High School Band Program have partnered to bring the Dewey’s Holiday Store back to Waverly Place! Through this unique fundraising partnership, Dewey’s generously donates a portion of the season’s sales to the Athens Drive Band Program. This year’s donations will fund the band’s May 2023 appearance in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC as well as student scholarships, instrument purchases and repairs, specialized instructors, and other operational costs.

The store will feature a variety of Dewey’s packaged holiday favorites (Moravian cookies, traditional sugar cakes, cheese straws, etc.) as well as other North Carolina brands like 321 Coffee, Chad’s Carolina Corn, and Lew Wilson Art.

We’re also excited to have the Athens Drive High School Band as one of our performers at the upcoming 2022 Tree Lighting event on Friday, November 18, 5:30pm-9:00pm.

2022 Tree Lighting Celebration

25 October 2022

We’re excited to announce our 2022 Tree Lighting Celebration! Join us at Waverly Place on Friday, November 18, 2022, 5:30pm-9:00pm for a celebration of the start of the holiday season.

The Embers will be the official headliner with Craig Woolard serving as our Master of Ceremonies. It has just been confirmed; The Athens Drive High School Band will provide a musical march for the official entrance of  honored guests, Santa & Mrs. Claus. Then, we will officially light our tree to kick-off the event and you’ll be treated to an array of festivities including:

  • Costumed Characters
  • Aerial Artists
  • Photo Opportunities
  • A Hot Chocolate Bar

Be sure to come early; you don’t want to miss a minute of this event.

Wine & Brew Walks

8 September 2022

Sip, shop and stroll Thursday, September 29th and Thursday, October 27th in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

Guests can sample red, white and sparkling wine along with beer at select Waverly Place merchants. All selections are chosen by Triangle Wine Company. A $25 donation to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund to aid in the fight against all cancers affecting women allows access to the event, along with a sampling glass and Waverly Place Wine Walk Passport. Donations will be accepted at Kay Yow Cancer Fund booth in The Park. Tickets can also be purchased in advance online here. Guests must be over 21 years of age to sample wines. 

Waverly Place Participating Merchants 

🍷 Indicates merchants that will be offering a minimum discount of 10% OFF during the event. 

Amazing Lash Studio 🍷

Body20 🍷

BodyLase 🍷

Chicken Salad Chick

CycleBar 🍷


Enrigo Italian Bistro

Hand And Stone Massage And Facial Spa


The Joint Chiropractic 🍷

L.A. Bikini 🍷

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls 🍷

Onyx Hair Boutique 🍷

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory


Tasu Asian Bistro

Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe 🍷

Triangle Esports Academy 🍷

Triangle Wine Company 🍷

vomFASS Vinegar, Oil and Spices 🍷

Please drink responsibly. Use 302 Colonades Way for Uber, Lyft and designated drivers.

About the Kay Yow Cancer Fund

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was founded on December 3, 2007 by NC State women’s basketball Coach Kay Yow. First diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, Coach Kay passed away on January 24, 2009. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fixing health inequity and fighting all cancers that affect women. The fund raises money for scientific research for the development of life-enhancing drugs and clinical studies, serve the underserved, and unify people for a common cause. Since its inception, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund has awarded $7.78 million in scientific research and programs that serve the underserved. To donate and for more information, visit

Acoustic Nights in the Park…

26 August 2022


Acoustic Nights just got a little sweeter!

Enter our #AcousticNightsinThePark Giveaway for a chance to win spectacular prizes from your favorite Waverly Place retailers.

Upcoming Giveaways:

  • August 31st – Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is gifting a FREE Facial Gift Card.
  • September 7th – CycleBar is gifting three (3) FREE Rides.
  • September 14th – StretchLab is gifting a 50-Minute Stretch, a value of $105.
  • September 21st – L.A. Bikini is gifting a L.A. Bikini (Brazilian) service, a $60 value.
  • September 28th – Body20 is gifting an InBody Scan, a detailed analysis of your weight along with expert coaching for improvement, a $75 value.

Head over to our Instagram page @WaverlyCary for more details.

Acoustic Nights in the Park All Summer

26 May 2022

Enjoy the sounds of summer as Acoustic Nights in the Park return to Waverly Place every Wednesday through September from 6:00 to 9:00 pm!

The weekly series kicks off on Wednesday, June 1 and will run through Wednesday, September 28. Guests can enjoy a variety of acoustic acts each week including local favorites Craig Woolard, Tommy Niemann, Aaron Pelsue and more. Plan dinner at one of the restaurant patios or bring a blanket to The Park to enjoy the complimentary entertainment.  Families can also enjoy interactive strolling performers like jugglers, magicians, and balloon artists each week. Check out a full schedule here!

Wine and beer will be available for purchase on-site. Coolers and outside alcohol are not permitted.

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