Downtown Apex is a Great Triangle NC Destination for
Unique Dining, Shops, Boutiques, Services, and Festivals
Make It A Great June 2017 in Downtown Apex, North Carolina!June is a very busy month in Downtown Apex, with two major festivals. It all starts with the 8th Annual Latino Arts Festival on Saturday, June 3, featuring art exhibits, Latino culinary fest and Bazaar, and live music and dance performances.
Then in mid-June comes the Bone Suckin’ Sauce Peak City Pig Fest on Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17. This is the only Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS)sanctioned event in the Triangle, featuring 48 cook teams, food, a beer garden, fun, live music, and more.
Last, but not least is Finally Friday, on Friday, June 30, and featuring special promotions at #DowntownApexNC shops and eateries, live music on Salem Street, and most stores will be open until 9:00pm.
And – if that isn’t already enough going on, the Apex Farmers Market can be found at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot every Saturday (with a few exceptions) during the summer to help us all eat local.
Parking Around Downtown ApexThere is a variety of public and other off-street parking areas around the downtown area, including schools, parks, churches, and the Apex Town Hall. Most are within short walking distance. These parking areas are in addition to on-street parking on the streets in and around Downtown Apex. CLICK HERE for a map of these parking areas. In addition, bringing dogs, bicycles, and small motorized vehicles such as scooters to Downtown Apex events is discouraged.
New Hope Valley Railway Operated April to DecemberThe New Hope Valley Railway provides train rides with both steam and diesel locomotives on weekends and selected Wednesdays from April 8 to December 10 in 2017. The facility also includes a primarily outdoor museum of historic and heritage railroad equipment, a gift shop, food trucks, and other amenities.
The New Hope Valley Railway is located in the community of Bonsal, just a short nine miles south of historic downtown Apex, off the Old US1 Highway. For further information, schedules, and to purchase tickets, please go to www.TriangleTrain.com.
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Visit Apex, North CarolinaIf you have a group of ten or more, our Apex Ambassador would love to show you our historic downtown. We offer free of charge a 45 minute lecture on the history of Apex at our downtown showcase the Halle Cultural Arts Center. You also have five wonderful dining venues to choose from for lunch or dinner. Following your dining experience, we give you a walking tour of downtown and show you some wonderful places to shop.
If this sounds interesting to you contact J. C. Knowles, Apex Ambassador, at 919-772-5472.
Apex Farmers Market 2017 SeasonThe Apex Farmers Market is open every Saturday from April 22 to October 14 this year. The Market will be closed for PeakFest on May 6, Peak City Pig Fest on June 17, and Apex Music Festival on September 16. Come and see fresh fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, pastured and sustainably farmed chicken, beef and pork, fresh farm eggs, baked goods, honey, cheeses, jams and preserves, sauces, salsas, and other artisanal food products, along with a variety of crafts.
Check out the website – www.apexfarmersmarket.com. Hours are 8:30am-12:30pm every Saturday. The Farmers Market is located at 220 North Salem Street Apex, NC 27502 (in front of the Chamber of Commerce – next to the firehouse) in Downtown Apex. Don't forget to "Like" them on Facebook and "Share" this post.
Check Out the Peak City PodcastThe Peak City Podcast features the leaders and events that make Apex NC the "Peak of Good Living." The current episode features The Rusty Bucket co-founder Mack Thorpe highlighting Peak-Tique and Founders Day.
History of Downtown Apex – An Old North Carolina Railroad TownApex, North Carolina is a charming blend of rich history and bright future. Founded in the 1860's, the Town got its name from a location at the highest point on the old Chatham Railroad. Downtown Apex, considered one of the most intact turn-of-the-century railroad towns in the area, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District in 1994, and includes about 60 structures built between 1870 and 1940. The Old Union Depot, built in 1914, is designated as a Wake County Historic Landmark. The Apex Historical Society is located nearby in an old caboose.
Today, Apex is one of the most vibrant, progressive, and fastest-growing communities in the Research Triangle area, and the thriving Downtown Historic District is at the Town's heart. The unique mixture of historic homes, restaurants, and specialty shops gives special meaning to the motto: "Apex, the peak of good living." It's no surprise that Apex and the Triangle area have consistently appeared as a top 10-ranked community in major publications such as Business North Carolina, Money, CNN/Money, and Forbes.
Come and experience the "The Peak of Good Living" in Apex, North Carolina!