If there is one thing North Carolina is known for, it’s for its unique culture and history. Cary is full of rich culture, along with art and entertainment—all accessible within a short drive from our Cary apartments. Although certain theaters, arts centers, and museums are currently closed, many are currently offering virtual programs and exhibits.
Here’s a look at just a few of the places where you can experience music, performance art, galleries, museums, and classes near The Reserve at Cary Park.
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Named after the former mayor of Cary, the Koka Booth Amphitheatre is located on 14 acres of pine forest land next to Symphony Lake—less than 20 minutes from our Cary apartments. The 7,000-seat venue proudly serves the Triangle area, featuring well-known annual events such as the Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Country Music Series, Summerfest with the North Carolina Symphony, and the Hob Nob Jazz Series.
For a schedule of upcoming events and concerts, visit the Koka Booth Amphitheatre website.
Cary Arts Center
Located in downtown Cary, the Cary Arts Center has a historic legacy in the field of education. Opening in the 1870s as the Cary Academy and later becoming Cary High School, the Cary Arts Center is now home to a 431-seat theater, events and performances, performance programs, and art classes. Take a course in visual, ceramic, or performing arts or learn how to make jewelry—a full list of performances, events, and courses can be found here.
Visit the Cary Arts Center website for up-to-date information on hours, events, and more.
The Cary Theater
Once home to the city’s first indoor movie theater, and then a clothing store and auto parts store, The Cary now hosts a cinema and live performances for the residents of the area. Built in 1946, the brightly-lit marquee of the theater has become a landmark in downtown Cary. Although they aren’t currently offering in-person showings, The Cary is selling virtual passes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
View show schedules, buy virtual passes, and stay in the loop via the theater’s website.
Page-Walker Arts and History Center
Restored in the 1990s, the historic Page-Walker Hotel was transformed into the Page-Walker Arts and History Center. Now, visitors can experience concerts, social gatherings, classes, and historical and art exhibitions. Inside, you’ll find historic furnishings, art galleries, as well as the Cary Heritage Museum. Step outside and wander around the Anne B. Kratzer Educational Gardens where guests can stroll among herbs that serve a specific culinary, medicinal, industrial, and ornamental purpose.
For current hours, information, in-person, and virtual offerings, visit the center’s website.
For residents of The Reserve at Cary Park, no matter the time of year, online or offline, there is always art, culture, and entertainment to experience. Movies, music, theater, and art—all of it is at your fingertips. Stop by our Cary apartments today and take a look at our gorgeous floorplans.