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Third Thursday of Month 6 pm to 8 pm
On the Third Thursday of each month March through October visit Lafayette Village for a Wine Walk in support of a local charity. Participating merchants will be offering free wine tasting at their business from 6 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our shops and restaurants – a great way to see all the Village has to offer and taste some fabulous wines.


The fee to participate is $10, with proceeds going to the featured charity. Of course, you must be at least 21 years old to partake in the tastings, but all ages are welcome to shop and savor the many restaurants. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass – so get there early!

Past Wine Walker? Bring your Lafayette Village Wine Glass with you and save $1!

Third Thursday of each Month. Rain or shine!


March 15th – Second Chance Pet Adoptions

April 19th – Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake

May 17th- Donate Life NC

June 21st – Helene Foundation

July 19th- Mouse Dream Foundation

Aug 16th- Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Sept 20th- Saving Grace Animals for Adoption 

Oct 18th- Arc of North Carolina

2018 Charity Applications are now Closed. Check back in Oct 2018 to apply for our 2019 wine walk

Saturday, July 16th, 2016 11 am to 4 pm

French-FlagIn France, and for French people around the world, July 14 is celebrated as Bastille Day, the beginning of a revolution that freed the citizens from a tyrannical government. In the late 1700s, the Bastille was used as a state prison, holding mostly political dissidents. On July 14, 1789, a crowd stormed the Bastille and released seven prisoners.

This historic event is commemorated every year with parades, fireworks, and the invoking of the words of the French Revolution: Liberté, égalité, fraternité – freedom, equality, and brotherhood!

Join Lafayette Village Saturday, July 16th, 2016 for a celebration of French liberty and culture. From 11 am to 4 pm, enjoy French-inspired music, aerial dancing, Stilt walking, Mimes, and magicians, throughout the Village. Also be on the look out for princesses from Enchanted Wishes! Visit our many shops and restaurants for French-themed promotions, food and drinks.

TIN CUP GIN- Playing French inspired music on The Green from 11 am to 4 pm

Mills Rainey Duo- French inspired Duo playing in the Courtyard from 11 am to 4 pm

Enjoy the spectacular aerial dancing s on the green, heads up for Sky High, Skyler the Juggling Stilt Walker, play a game of charades with a mime, or be in awe by the magic of Strolling Magician. Captain Jim is Magic!

Be on the lookout for Beauty and all her friends with Enchanted Wishes, and watch the spectacular sidewalk painting by Lisa.


Joca’s – Selling specialty dogs and shakes on The Green.

Lydia’s – We have a great selection of gifts and artwork with a French touch.

Olive Wagon – 25% off the Flavor of the Month.

Orrman’s Cheese Shop – Sampling cheese on The Green and in store.

StUf n SUCh- Featuring food tastings and “how to” demonstrations. Painting, bow making, lots of “StUf.”

Simply Crepes – Selling steamed or raw oysters on the half shell with in house cocktail sauce, coleslaw, crepes and beverages on The Green.

The Chocolate Boutique – Triple chocolate milkshakes.

The Village Grill – Selling French inspired food and beverages on The Green.

Vino’s Finos – Enjoy French wine by the glass and duck confit empanadas.


13716254_1144969698901214_2859024446873319748_nBastille Day is still on tomorrow, however in light of the recent tragedy that took place in France yesterday during their Bastille Day Celebration, we will be holding a candle light memorial tomorrow night with Bay Leaf Baptist Church at Lafayette Village Raleigh to honor those who have been affected not only in France, but across our nation.