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Wheels on Academy & Public Safety Day

Downtown Park & Cary Arts Center
Streets of Downtown Cary Saturday, May 18th 9am-2pm Free

 Spend a nice spring day seeing cars of yesteryear come alive and rule the roads alongside some of today"s modern hot rods and exotic cars. Find that special car that evokes memories of the past or dreams of the future. Academy Street at the brand new Downtown Park will be full of entertainment, food, and fun for the entire family!

Call for Car Show Entries
Pre-registration has closed but day-of registration will be available on site for $15.  Day-of registration will be inside the lobby of the Mayton Inn. 

Hagerty Youth Judging Program
The Hagerty Youth Judging Program is back again this year. Kids 15 and under will get a chance to judge six (6) pre-selected cars and determine which one will receive this year"s Youth Judge Award. All participants will receive a t-shirt, hat, and name tag. Spots are limited so make sure you sign up early. If you are interested, please contact Ryan.O"Quinn@townofcary.org for more information., and Walker Street will remain open during the event.   

Entertainment
Join them at the entertainment stage in Downtown Park for great performances throughout the day.

9:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Runyons Funyons
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | 8 Track Mind

Public Safety Day & Touch-a-Truck Area
Don"t miss Public Safety Day in Cary! The celebration is featured as an area at Wheels on Academy. Come meet Police and Fire crews, watch K9 demos, and learn about our safety initiatives. Touch-a-Truck is a fun, interactive, family-friendly area at Wheels on Academy that allows children and adults to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite trucks and heavy machinery. Join us for a glimpse into the inner workings of awe-inspiring vehicles and machinery and the vital tasks they perform.

This year will feature a "No Horn Hour" in the Touch-a-Truck Area from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. for guests with sensitive hearing. Little ones with sensitivities to loud noises are encouraged to visit during this time to experience everything in a comfortable environment.

Accessible Parking
Accessible parking will be available at the Cary Arts Center (101 Dry Ave). The lot can be accessed from Dry Avenue or Faculty Street.

Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, check our Weather Status Page. Wheels on Academy is held rain or shine.