Lafayette Village: Events

Sunshine & Stories

Saturday June 23rd 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm  

Join Macaroni Kid on Saturday, June 23rd, from 1 pm to 5 pm as the celebrate the first weekend of summer with hands-on activities, crafts and performances inspired by literature and learning!

Readings and signings by local children’s authors.

Storytelling with Enchanted Wishes princesses.

ABC Treasure Hunt throughout the shops

Children’s Book Swap Tent Bring a book to share, take a book to keep


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Bastille Day- Sponsored by Simply Crepes

Saturday, July 14th, 2018 12 pm 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 Simply Crepes and Lafayette Village Saturday, July 14th, 2018 for a celebration of French liberty and culture. From 12 pm to 4 pm, enjoy French-inspired music from Tea Cup Gin, food and fun throughout the Village. Watch aerial demos or try it yourself in a low simple hammock style aerial.  Be sure to participate in a hands-on creation of paper cockades in French colors to take away and wear as you celebrate Bastille Day.  We will have French themed face paintings and giant bubble makers too! Also be on the look out for princesses and super heroes from Enchanted Wishes as well as a collection of Parisians a la Versailles and French Colonials that will be roaming the village. Visit our many shops and restaurants for French-themed promotions, food and drinks.

Don’t forget to make a donation to Camp High Hopes a have a chance to spin your own crepe as Simply Crepes attempts to beat the world record for the world’s tallest crepe stack!

When school lets out for the summer, low-income students lose two months of reading achievement while middle-income students progress by one month. At the Y, we believe every child deserves the resources to achieve. That’s why we provide year-round academic support.


Marietta and Haddy are the best examples of the cumulative effects of the YMCA. They met in elementary school, but cemented their friendship in YMCA programs. Thanks to donations to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, they were able to participate in Camp High Hopes, Y Learning and Leaders Club – programs that helped them achieve in the classroom and in life.

“The Annual Campaign provides an opportunity for all of us to get on the same level playing field,” said Haddy. “Without the campaign, kids like me wouldn’t be able to participate.”

Today, Marietta and Haddy are college students and YMCA Summer Day Camp Counselors who are determined to be part of the next generation of positive change at the Y.

“I hope the YMCA’s Annual Campaign will continue to grow. I hope that many people continue to give and help kids like me,” said Marietta.


We’re celebrating 25 years of building people through the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. Help us inspire involvement, bridge critical gaps and create opportunities for all.
100% of every dollar given through the YMCA’s Annual Campaign is invested in the lives of people who need the Y. 


More Details to come!


Saturday September 15th 2017 12 pm to 4 pm

Grab your friends and enjoy a German inspired festival  at Lafayette Village. With over 20 fall style beers and food to satisfy every taste bud! Live Music, wiener dog races & more through out the village! Don’t forget to stop by our shops and see what specials they have going on!

Calling all Wieners for our Annual Wiener Dog Races sponosored by NextHome rare Properties! Races are at noon, 1 pm and 2 pm that day. The fee to enter is $15 for first wiener with a $3 dollar sibling discount. The Wiener Race is a charitable Event organized to help raise awareness and donations for local animal advocate groups and to have fun doing so. As such, none of the following will be allowed: No political campaigning, no selling of animals of any kind, no possession of firearms on site or consumption of drugs or alcohol and no gambling.

More details to come

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Oh My!

Saturday, October 13th  12 pm to 6 pm
(Rain Date October 20th)

Travel though Lafayette Village and enjoy tastings of Wine, Cheese and Chocolate while enjoying live music. Learn about local wineries, cheese and of course all about chocolate from the experts! This is an event you won’t want to miss! Pre-sale tickets will be available, be sure to check back  for more details to come.


halloweenHalloween in The Village

Sunday, October 27th  2 pm to 4 pm
Join Us for a Family-Friendly Celebration. Celebrate Halloween a little early and join our participating merchant in Trick-or-Treating from 2 pm – 4:00 pm.  Be sure to look out for princess and super heroes from Enchanted Wishes!


Lighting of the Tree

Saturday, November 17th  3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Tree Lighting at 5:30 pm sharp

Ready to kick off that Holiday Spirit? We are on during our spectacular Tree Lighting ceremony in North Raleigh’s Lafayette Village. There’s is sure to be something for everyone during this event and Good old St. Nick will light our Tree in the Courtyard at the stroke of 5:30 pm!

Carolers, a visit from Santa, dance scene from the Nutcracker, special performances from local schools, and dozens of specials from village merchants will be sure to get you into the Holiday spirit.

Take a stroll through the village grounds, enjoy music or take a ride around the village by horse and carriage, drop off and pick up located just outside The Chocolate Boutique! Visits to Lafayette Village merchants are a must, especially with offers that make food and beverages hard to resist and provide a wide variety of gift ideas for your Holiday shopping.




Holiday Open House & Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 1st  All Day Event
Christmas in The Village Concert at 5 pm

Enjoy Festive Activities and Shopping to Complete your Holiday Shopping with Unique, One-of-a Kind Gifts.


Grab your chairs and blankets and join us on The Green for a holiday concert at 5 pm.

Christmas in The Village Concert Presented by BAY LEAF BAPTIST CHOIR and the BAY LEAF CHILDREN’S CHOIR.


15875393_1306337482764434_1546836475698433435_oSaturday, December 16th  2017 6 pm

Do you believe? We do! Join us at Lafayette Village this year as we kick off a brand new tradition of showing The Polar Express on a giant inflatable screen! Grab your chairs and blankets and join us on The Green! Make sure to dress warm for the weather! This is sure to be a tradition everyone will love to enjoy!

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