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

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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.

Halloween Festivities in Late October

Halloween in Downtown Apex NCDon’t miss Halloween in #DowntownApexNC! There’s a lot going on at the end of October, with Witches Night Out on Salem Street on Friday, October 26 (5pm to 9pm), and Trick or Treat on Salem Street on Sunday, October 28 (3:00pm to 4:30pm). In between all of that will be the Apex Music Festival Redo on Saturday, October 27.

Witches Night Out on Salem Street (Friday Oct. 26) – Stores will be open late and some will offer discounts to shoppers wearing witch hats. So grab some friends, and shop, eat, and have fun on Salem Street!

Trick-or-Treat on Salem Street (Sunday Oct. 28) – Dress up the kids in Halloween costumes, dress up yourself, and head on down to Salem Street from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Local merchants and businesses will be handing out candy and treats to costumed children. This has become quite an event in recent years, attracting hundreds of ghosts and goblins, and Salem Street will be closed downtown to ensure everyone’s safety.

8th Annual Apex Music Festival Rescheduled for October 27 due to Hurricane Florence

Apex Music FestivalThe Apex Music Festival was supposed to happen on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Unfortunately, Hurricane Florence made it unsafe to conduct the festival on that date. The rescheduled date is Saturday, October 27, and the ADBA and our partner Six String Presents are hard at work to ensure everything will be awesome. The weather will be cooler and the music will be just as fantastic. All tickets purchased for the original date will be honored on the new date. Check out the website for up-to-date info and the lineup of bands.

Two outdoor stages and one indoor theater will host a variety of acts from local, regional and national performers from many musical genres, including Rock, Folk, R&B, Country, Pop and Americana and more. Local food trucks will feature unique food choices in addition to the several indoor offerings from local restaurants and taverns near the festival grounds. There will be a variety of beer stations offering a mix of domestic and craft beers from local breweries. Take a break from the music to visit many fine shops and boutiques along nearby historic Salem Street.

This year, proceeds from the festival will go to Guardian Angel Thrift to assist them in their mission to support Alzheimer’s research. For more information on becoming a sponsor of the Apex Music Festival, check out the sponsor guide. The ADBA and Six String Presents would like to thank all of our awesome sponsors for this year’s 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.

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.

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 focuses on the Apex Music Festival – September 15, 2018 with David Sardinha, "Chief of Good Music" at Six String Presents – the promoter for the AMF.

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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.