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When visiting The Umstead Hotel and Spa, be sure to browse our event calendar to learn what’s happening at our boutique hotel in Cary, North Carolina during your stay. 



Nature Walk with Chris Rawls

Join us for a complimentary guided tour led by The Umstead’s Naturalist and Head Landscaper Chris Rawls. Stroll amongst the property’s towering trees framing its gardens and three-acre lake, featuring a restored stream, turtle nesting areas, butterfly garden and fountains that circulate the water for optimal plant and animal health. Learn about the array of native North Carolina plant life, vibrant flowers and ornamental shrubs that Chris has carefully cultivated and tended through the years.


Floral Design Class with Steve Taras *Fully Booked*

Join us Sunday, October 15th for a hands-on workshop creating your own Umstead inspired design to take home. The Umstead’s talented floral designer, Steve Taras, owner of The Watered Garden Florist, will provide an interactive demonstration of his creative craft. Working with beautiful blooms from near and far, Steve will lead you in creating a modern, Umstead-inspired bouquet to take home.


Herons & Raleigh Denim Ment'or Foundation Fundraiser

The Umstead is set to host an unforgettable evening of culinary delight and fashion synergy with beloved fashion brand Raleigh Denim as it hosts this year’s Ment'or Foundation fundraiser on Friday, November 3. This exclusive event will take place in The Umstead's elegant ballroom and is limited to 48 guests.

The Raleigh Denim x Herons Ment'or Fundraiser highlights the importance of mentorship by featuring Raleigh Denim’s and Herons' mentor/mentee relationships. The evening's program will showcase a chef’s tasting menu designed by the Herons culinary team, and featuring courses created by Executive Chef Steven Greene's mentees. Greene is a multi-nominated James Beard Awards Semi-Finalist and has propelled Herons to receiving a coveted Five Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide since 2011.



Enjoy a Thanksgiving meal that blends tradition and indulgence, curated by our celebrated Executive Chef, Steven Greene – a four-time James Beard Award Semifinalist.   Chef Greene brings his signature focus on seasonal cooking to the table, inspired by the fall bounty harvested from our very own sustainable farm, One Oak Farm.


Tea with Santa *FULLY BOOKED*

*All Dates are Fully Booked*

Join us this winter for our annual Tea with Santa series. Let your children ages 10 and under delight in this magical event as they enjoy a special visit with Santa and let him know what is on their wish list this holiday season.  Santa will share photos of his favorite memories as he tells stories of his helpful elves and reindeer.  Tea with Santa includes photography, a small gift, and hot chocolate service with savory and sweet morsels.

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