Koka Booth Amphitheatre draws crowds for summer concerts. (Courtesy Town of Cary)
Cary’s Koka Booth Amphitheatre hosts a wide variety of events from concerts and movies to festivals such as the “North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival Cary.” Set on 14 acres of pine forest in Cary's Regency Park right next to Symphony Lake, the amphitheater offers a beautiful setting for live entertainment. It is the summer home of the North Carolina Symphony concert series, and its “Movies by Moonlight” series presents movies and picnicking under the stars in the summer. Visitors can arrive with chairs and blankets for a seat on the lawn or opt for the Crescent deck. This amphitheater has attracted acts from Crosby, Stills & Nash to The Prairie Home Companion radio show to Lady Antebellum.