Downtown Apex is a Great Triangle NC Destination for
Unique Dining, Shops, Boutiques, Services, and Festivals
May 2016 Highlights in Downtown ApexMay is the start of the summer festival season in #downtownapexnc. Peakfest returns to Downtown Apex on Saturday, May 7 with arts, crafts, food, entertainment, and other fun activities. Peakfest brings in over 15,000 people and has been a large event in Downtown Apex for over 30 years. Kick the day off with the Peakfest Pancake Breakfast at the Salem Street fire station, prepared and served by the Apex Rotary Club. Later in the month, Finally Friday will be back on May 27, with businesses open late, sales and special promotions, and entertainment on Salem Street. With warm weather finally here for good, enjoy a frozen treat or outdoor dining at several Downtown Apex restaurants or specialty stores. Click HERE for the directory of ADBA member businesses.
Finally, we’re in the planning stages for the Apex Music Festival in September in partnership with Populate Productions. There’s a new website with lots of information and opportunities for sponsorship.
Welcome New Members!Thanks to the following businesses for recently becoming new members of the Apex Downtown Business Association and supporting all the great things happening in Apex: Elizabeth’s Home & Garden Shop, Costco, Pizza Hut, Peak of the Vine, The Provincial, Comfort Inn Apex, Holiday Inn Express Apex, TC2 Labs, STR Strategies, Apex Police Department, and Apex Fire Department.
Finally Friday! Is Back In #DowntownApexNC for The SummerGet in on the good times in Downtown Apex NC this spring and summer with Finally Friday. On the last Friday, or “final” Friday of each month from April to September 2016, the Apex Downtown Business Association will be bringing entertainment and food to Salem Street for some after-work relaxation and fun. Participating #downtownapexnc merchants and restaurants will be offering special promotions as well, and will be open until 9:00 pm. So hurry home from work, gather up the family, and head to Downtown Apex this coming May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, and September 30.
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 2016 SeasonThe Apex Farmers Market is open every Saturday from April 23 to October 15 this year. The Market will be closed for PeakFest on May 7, Peak City Pig Fest on June 18, and Apex Music Festival on September 17. 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.
New Hope Valley Railway Operated Through NovemberThe New Hope Valley Railway provides train rides with both steam and diesel locomotives on weekends from April to December each year. 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.
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!