Downtown Apex is a Great Triangle NC Destination for
Unique Dining, Shops, Boutiques, Services, and Festivals
Make It A Great June 2018 in Downtown Apex, North Carolina!June is a very busy month in Downtown Apex, with two major festivals. It all starts with the 9th Annual Apex Latino Arts Festival on Saturday, June 2, featuring art exhibits, Latino culinary fest and Bazaar, and live music and dance performances.
Then in mid-June comes the 7th Annual Bone Suckin’ Sauce Peak City Pig Fest on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. This is the only Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned event in the Triangle, featuring 48 cook teams, food, a beer garden, fun, live music, and more.
Last, but not least is Finally Friday, on Friday, June 29, and featuring special promotions at #DowntownApexNC shops and eateries, live music on Salem Street, and most stores will be open until 9:00pm.
And – if that isn’t already enough going on, 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 In SeptemberPlanning is also in full speed for the Apex Music Festival on 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.
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 is "Apex Peakfest" featuring Apex Festival Commmission chair Jeff Hastings
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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!