Huge Crowds For 38th Lazy Daze

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Cary, NC – It snowed, German bands played and there was magic as the 38th Lazy Daze Festival was held this past weekend in Downtown Cary (August 23rd, 2014) . CaryCitizen was there, taking in the sights, sampling some food, buying some art, and meeting our friends on Chatham and Academy Streets. The weather was not too hot, but it was indeed steamy as the humidity returned just in time for our annual arts & crafts festival.

Joy Ennis, director of former festivals, said this year will be the last festival set up like this. Soon, the street scape improvement construction will begin. Widened sidewalks and small gathering spaces will be added, but its anyone’ guess if job will be completed by this time next year. With the construction of Cary’s Downtown Park, future Lazy Daze celebrations will take advantage of the added green space for performance and possibly exhibit areas.

Here’s a set of photos from the weekend:

Wake County's Guardian Ad Litem, hired Snow Your Yard to make it snow at Lazy Daze

Wake County’s Guardian, Ad Litem, hired Snow Your Yard to make it snow at Lazy Daze

The Motley Tones pirate band wandered the festival entertaining crowds with funny pirate songs

The Motley Tones pirate band wandered the festival entertaining crowds with funny pirate songs

hand knot shawls on display

Hand knit shawls on display

shawls

plants in custom pots

Plants in custom pots

the Town provided chairs for people to sit and enjoy musical acts on the stage in the performance green

The town provided chairs for people to sit and enjoy musical acts on the stage in the performance green

one of the food trucks in Ashworth Village

One of the food trucks in Ashworth Village

chainsaw art was demonstrated in one area on Academy Street

Chainsaw art was demonstrated in one area on Academy Street

hand painted gourds

Hand painted gourds

One of The Little Jerry dolls hidden around the festival

One of The Little Jerry dolls hidden around the festival

recycled metal art sculptures

Recycled metal art sculptures

chatham st

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Story and photos by Lindsey Chester.

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