Downtown Apex is a Great Triangle NC Destination for
Unique Dining, Shops, Boutiques, Services, and Festivals
August and September in Downtown ApexAugust is one of the few months of the year with no major festivals or events in #DowntownApexNC. The upside is that your favorite Downtown Apex shops and eateries will have plenty of room for you and your friends to relax every day of the month. The temperatures usually cool down nicely in the evening, which makes it a great time to come downtown and to enjoy a meal, relax, stroll Salem Street, and check out some unique local businesses. When the end of August comes around, Finally Friday, is back in #DowntownApexNC on Friday, August 31. As usual, there will be special promotions at shops and eateries, live music on Salem Street, and most stores will be open until 9:00pm.
Also, 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.
8th Annual Apex Music Festival Coming On Saturday, September 15Mark your calendar and get your tickets now! The Apex Music Festival is back on Saturday, September 15, 2018, in partnership with Six String Presents. Check out the website for up-to-date info and the lineup of bands so far. Tickets are also available online right now.
Three 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, Blue Grass, 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 SeasonThe 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 – 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 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.
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 focuses on the LaunchAPEX small business assistance program with Kerrin Cox (Town of Apex) and Katie Gailes (Wake Tech)
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History of Downtown Apex – An Old North Carolina Railroad Town
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!