Downtown Apex is a Great Triangle NC Destination for
Unique Dining, Shops, Boutiques, Services, and Festivals

Buttercream's Bakeshop
Sophie & Mollie's Boutique
Apex Chamber of Commerce
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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.


Brrr! It’s January and February 2018 in Downtown Apex

Downtown Apex NC winter 2018Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great holiday season and had your fill of big box stores, chain restaurants, strip malls, crowds, and traffic. Winter is a great time to partake in some casual shopping for unique fashions and accessories, home décor, antiques, or gifts, and also enjoy a nice lunch or dinner in the same place. That place would be Downtown Apex NC, home to a wide variety of shops and eateries. Perhaps the best part about doing that all in #DowntownApexNC is parking once and doing zero driving to get anywhere. Just remember, awesome local shopping and dining are always around the corner in Downtown Apex NC, and you can also get your hair done, chill with friends, and sip some latte!

Apex Peak-Tique is April 6 and 7, 2018

The Apex PEAK-TIQUE Antiques and Collectibles Festival is being organized and managed jointly by the Apex Downtown Business Association, the Apex Historical Society and the Town of Apex. This is the second annual Peak-Tique, improving on all aspects of the very successful first Apex Peak-Tique in April 2017.

Apex Peak-Tique North Carolina antiques and collectibles antiques and collectibles The 2018 PEAK-TIQUE will be located on a 5-acre site at the Norris Park business park, at 3458 Apex Peakway. This site is 1.5 miles or just 6 minutes away from Historic Downtown Apex and features ample nearby parking. Approximately 25 antique dealers from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee will be there with lots of tent space full of great antiques. For detailed information, including directions, dealer info and application, and more, check out the Apex Peak-Tique website at

Tickets are $5 per day; $8 for a two-day pass; and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the event.

Apex Farmers Market 2018 Season

NC Agriculture 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 – 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 Podcast

The Peak City Podcast features the leaders and events that make Apex NC the "Peak of Good Living." The current episode features The Provincial restaurant owners Wayne and Kristyna Alcaide

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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.

History of Downtown Apex – An Old North Carolina Railroad Town

Welcome to Historic Downtown Apex Buildings in Historic Downtown Apex Tobacco and Mule Exchange Building Downtown Apex NC Apex NC Historic District Corner of Salem and Chatham Streets Apex NC Apex Chamber of Commerce
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.