Downtown Apex is a unique assortment of award winning restaurants, specialty shops and boutiques, bakery and ice cream shops, salons, spas, and professional services. Historic Downtown Apex is a great way to spend a relaxing day or evening shopping, strolling, and dining. In addition, festivals and events are held throughout the year right in Downtown Apex, offering a unique opportunity to come and experience everything we have to offer.
April and May Are Fun-Filled Months in Downtown Apex, North Carolina!
The second annual Apex PEAK-TIQUE Antiques & Collectibles Festival, held on April 6th and 7th, was a very successful event. The 2-day event, held in the Norris Park area just south of Downtown Apex on Apex Peakway, attracted 20 dealers and over 1,000 shoppers. Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual PEAK-TIQUE coming on April 5th and 6th 2019! The Apex Peak-Tique is organized and managed by Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA), the Apex Historical Society and the Town of Apex.
The Apex Farmers Market returns to the Chamber of Commerce parking lot every Saturday (with a few exceptions) starting April 21 to help us all eat local. But before that, the Farmers Market kicks off with a food truck rally on Saturday, April 14 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, so come to Downtown Apex for lunch!
April is also the month Finally Friday returns to Downtown Apex for the fourth year in a row. On the last Friday, or “final” Friday of each month from April to September 2018, the Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA) will be bringing music and other activities 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 April 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, August 31, and September 28.
The 38th Annual Peakfest is coming to #downtownapexnc on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Peakfest is the largest public event in Apex and features live music all day, artists of every kind, entertainment for the kids, and plenty of the best local food trucks.
Apex Farmers Market 2018 Season
The Apex Farmers Market is open every Saturday from April 21 to October 6 this year. The Market will be closed for PeakFest on May 5, Peak City Pig Fest on June 16, and Apex Music Festival on September 15. 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.
There will be a food truck rally on Saturday April 14, a week before the spring opening day. Also, the 2018 season closes with a “Harvest Festival” with pumpkins and apple cider on October 13.
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.
Visit Apex, North Carolina
If 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.
Check Out the Peak City Podcast
The Peak City Podcast features the leaders and events that make Apex NC the "Peak of Good Living." The current episode features Vicious Fishes Brewery (Angier NC) founder/owner Ken O'Berry and co-owner Paul Miller
Downtown Apex Newsletter
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History of Downtown Apex – An Old North Carolina Railroad Town
Apex, 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!
ADBA Meeting Schedule
The Apex Downtown Business Association conducts a meeting every month, usually at 8:30 am on the first Friday of each month. ADBA members and other interested parties can share information and discuss matters concerning ADBA activities. All are welcome to attend the meetings, which are held at the Apex Chamber of Commerce board room. CLICK HERE for the 2018 meeting schedule.