Lafayette Village: Monthly Events

St Patrick’s Day “Paddy on the Green” Festival

Saturday March 17th  12 pm to 4 pm 

Show your green for a total shamrock-lucky-iconimmersion into an Irish experience, don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Festival at Lafayette Village in Raleigh on Saturday, March 19th from Noon to 4 pm.

Offering an entertaining, fun-fulled peek into the Irish Culture. Enjoy music, food, ad fun for the entire family!

While we can’t promise you a pot of Gold, you’ll be sure to find treasures in our Village shops!

Historic Interpretations, Inc Presents

Irish Myths & Legends – Characters from Irish mythology take some time to share legends and stories with young attendees. St. Patrick himself will even make the rounds throughout the day.

Music & Dance – Our music and dance groups will present 30 minute presentations of traditional Irish folk music and dances. The demonstrations will include audience participatory folk dances.

Scriptorium – Learn to write with a quill pen, color an illuminated letter, and learn about manuscripts and how the Irish helped to save civilization.

Irish Quest – Young adventurers will journey throughout Lafayette Village to gather clues and treasure to complete the quest and earn a token and certificate!

The Tavern at the Sign of the Oak & Acorn – Visit our recreated British tavern where you can learn all about pastimes in the days when iPhones and PSP’s didn’t yet exist. Games of chance and skills are taught, and outdoor historic games on the lawn are also available for family play. Hear Irish folktales and stories in our replica 20’ x 20’ medieval pavilion.

Enchanted Wishes – “Enchantment Behind Every Wish” stop by and see your favorite princess and super hero! Hear a story or play a game. 

Fairy Hair Flare – Enhance your mane with shimmery silky strands by Leslie and Syntheia.

Brass Rubbings – Young guests can create their own brass rubbings at our crafts tent.

Face Painting – Painting by Funtastic Painter, Valerie, to raise funds to benefit leukemia and lymphoma cancer research.

Community Easter Services

Sunday, April 1st, 6:30 am

Join Bay Leaf Baptist Church on Sunday April 1st at 6:30 am for a Community Easter Celebration
Sunrise service for the community led by Bay Leaf Baptist Church.

French Market & Seafood Festival

Saturday April 21st  12 pm to 4 pm  

Join us Saturday, April 21st, from 12 pm to 4 pm for a total immersion into New Orleans. Enjoy the jazzy sounds as you stroll through the Village for a French Quarter inspired experience and enjoy shopping in our Village shops . Get a glimpse of the artists in action as they paint, draw, and design masterpieces in the corridors of the Village. Of course it wouldn’t be New Orleans without tasty seafood, from craw-fish to shrimp the food will be plentiful and the beer will be flowing. So join us for a fun-filled day of music, art, food and shopping!

More details to come!

Royal Wedding Watch and FA Cup

Saturday May 19th 10 am to 5 pm  

Join us Saturday, May 19th, from 10 am to 5 pm for a total immersion into the British world of the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup.

More details to come!

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, 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.

More Details to come!

oktoberfestOktoberfest

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.

 

 

hoh

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.