The Town of Cary's Cary Night Out, which celebrates safety and neighborhood unity, is tonight, Friday, May 2.
The event features K9 demonstrations, a chance to experience beer goggles and a crash simulator, safety vehicles and a fun zone. Police and fire officials will be on hand with information about the town's safety initiatives and to register residents for free home safety inspections.
It's 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., tonight (Friday, May 2), at the intersections of Academy Street and Dry Avenue in downtown Cary.
The National Night Out initiative is typically celebrated in August. Smaller, neighborhood-focused celebrations will still be held on the first Tuesday in August throughout Cary as part of that national initiative. Homeowners associations or community watch groups organizing a hyper-local event can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a police officer or safety materials to support their event.
To prepare for the event, Cary will close South Academy Street from Dry Avenue to Charlie Gaddy Lane at 3 p.m. Citizens coming to the event are encouraged to park behind the Cary Arts Center, Cary Elementary, Downtown Cary Public Library, and along Waldo and Walker Streets. All roads will reopen at 9 p.m. Friday.