Finally Friday is Back in Downtown Apex on April 29

Finally Friday! Finally Friday returns to #downtownapexnc on April 29th from 5:00 to 9:00pm. Finally Friday was started last summer, was a great success, and will make a comeback for the next 6 months. The Apex Downtown Business Association will be bringing live music, food, and family fun to Salem Street on April 29, May 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, and September 30. On April 29, multi-talented Raleigh musician Andrew Kasab will be performing on folk guitar and harp guitar on Salem Street across from the fire station. Also look for a sidewalk chalk artist, enjoy wine during “sip and stroll,” and check out other artists and musicians at Downtown Apex businesses. Participating #downtownapexnc businesses will be offering special promotions and remain open late.

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Get Custom Farm Tables At The Rusty Bucket

farm tables rusty bucket apex nc That’s right – The Rusty Bucket in #DowntownApexNC makes custom farm tables! Farm Tables, (or “Harvest Tables”) traditionally, were not built by carpenters or cabinetmakers, but by farmers. They used materials they had around the farm to build the one place the family gathered.

Our tables sold in Downtown Apex NC are made locally. Bench built, one at a time just as they were done historically, by local craftsmen using solid wood. No nails or glue are used. These tables are built with pocket screw construction and made to last for generations. The imperfections in our tables are a calling card to a past, recreated here, so family and friends can once again “gather around.”

Come in to the store at 104-A N. Salem St. and take a look at our floor sample. Then decide what style and size you need. We will work with you if you need help deciding the best size for your home, stain and / or paint colors etc. The table is built to meet your specific needs.

There’s no better way to give thanks than to gather family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. We look forward to making a custom farm table for you that will last for generations to come.

Compare our tables with those in the big box stores. Most of those use some type of laminate and 99% are imports Our tables are made in Apex with solid wood AND you will see that our prices are much more competitive.

Call 919-290-2575 or email shopkeeper@therustybucket.biz for more information.
and check out the Facebook page

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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Finally Friday and Halloween in Downtown Apex

Finally Friday Apex NC Halloween in Apex NC Two great events are coming to Salem Street in Downtown Apex NC this coming October 23rd and 24th. On Friday the 23rd is the final Finally Friday of 2015, combined with Witches on Salem Street. Then on Saturday the 24th – it’s Trick-or-Treat on Salem Street.

Finally Friday is the fourth in a series of end-of-the-month Fridays with Downtown Apex businesses offering discounts on meals and merchandise, along with music and other entertainment along Salem Street. Many stores are open late. Once again, there will be a beer garden behind The Beer Dispensary featuring local craft beer by Draft Line Brewing with live music and food truck My Cup Overflows southern soul food.

Witches on Salem Street has traditionally involved stores staying open late and offering discounts to shoppers wearing witch’s hats, on a Friday evening in late October. So grab some friends, put on your witch hat, and spend an evening shopping and dining at a discount in Downtown Apex!

Trick-or-Treat on Salem Street – Dress up the kids in Halloween costumes, dress up yourself, and head on down to Salem Street in Apex, NC. 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.

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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Finally Friday is Back Again

finally-friday-poster The Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA) announces the return of  Finally Friday on September 25, 2015! Finally Friday is a new series of events on the last Friday of the month to bring even more fun activities to Downtown Apex. Finally Friday features many stores open until 9pm, kids activities, and restaurant specials. Check out the list of ADBA Member Businesses.

The previous two Finally Friday events attracted hundreds of people who took advantage of discounts at Downtown Apex shops and restaurants. Come be part of the fun!

Don’t miss it this time! Finally Friday is right around the corner in Downtown Apex.

Stay tuned to www.apexdowntown.com for info on October’s Finally Friday!

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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Apex Jazz Music Festival Is Coming September 19, 2015

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2015 – HISTORIC DOWNTOWN APEX – 3PM to 12AM

street performers at Apex NC Jazz Music Festival

We’ve got local, regional, national, and international acts for 2015, so don’t miss out – Get your tickets now at www.apexjazzfestival.com

Sponsored By:
Johnson Hyundai of Cary, our Exclusive Automotive Sponsor
Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry and Clarity Vision


Beer & Wine Garden | Main Stage

3:30pm–5:00pm | MikeMickXer
5:30pm–7:00pm | Sidecar Social Club
7:30pm–9:00pm | Brass-A-Holics Go-Go Brass Funk Band
9:30pm–11:00pm | Peak City Sound

Additional Music Performances

1:00pm–4:00pm
Clark Stern & Company @ Rock Harbor Grill

5:00pm–8:00pm
John Brown Band @ Rock Harbor Grill

6:00pm–9:00pm
Downbeat Switch @ Apex Outfitter & Board Co.
GrayScale Whale @ Salem Street Pub

7:00pm–10:00pm
Valerie Wood @ Common Grounds Coffee Apex
The Willies @ The Beer Dispensary
Mario Luis Rossi – Oficial @ La Rancherita

8:00pm–11:00pm
Brian James & the Revival @ Empire Cigars
Melted Butter @ The Loft At Anna’s Pizzeria

9:00pm–12:00am
Bruce Clark Trio W/ Canady Vance Thomas @ Rock Harbor Grill

10:00pm–1:00am
TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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Money Magazine Ranks Apex NC No.1

The Peak of Good Living
On August 17, the popular national publication Money magazine ranked Apex as the No. 1 best place to live in America. Every year, Money ranks the 50 best small cities in the country based on criteria including jobs, strong economies, affordable homes, schools, and other factors. Check out Money’s website HERE and it’s evident that Historic Downtown Apex had a positive influence on the rankings.

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Finally Friday Returns to Downtown Apex

finally-friday-poster The Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA) announces the second Finally Friday on August 28, 2015! Finally Friday is a new series of events on the last Friday of the month to bring even more fun activities to Downtown Apex. Finally Friday features many stores open until 9pm, live music on Salem Street, kids activities, and restaurant specials. Check out the list of ADBA Member Businesses.

The previous and inaugural Finally Friday, on July 31, attracted over 100 people who took advantage of discounts at Downtown Apex shops and restaurants. Come be part of the fun!

The August 28 Finally Friday features a “backyard BBQ” behind The Beer Dispensary. Food will be provided by The Blistered Pig, fresh local craft beer by Brueprint Brewing Company of Apex, and there will be DJ music.

Rock Harbor Grill is bringing it to the Street with the Tre Riddle Project, featuring Tre Riddle on Guitar and vocals, Jason Damico (NC Male Rock Artist of the Year) on Drums, and Mike Conn on Bass. These guys will be ROCKIN Salem Street from 5:30-8:30 pm. in front of Rock Harbor Grill.

Jason Damico, NC Male Rock Artist of the Year
    Jason Damico


And if that’s not enough, there will be live music at the Apex Chamber of Commerce with 4 bands sponsored by Quarter Note Music plus local favorite Greyscale Whale. Also, kids activities along Salem Street and Apex Baptist Church.

Don’t miss it this time! Finally Friday is right around the corner in Downtown Apex.

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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Finally Friday in Downtown Apex NC

finally-friday-poster The Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA) announces Finally Friday! This is a new series of events on the last Friday of the month to bring even more fun activities to Downtown Apex. The first one will be on Friday, July 31, 2015, and will feature many stores open until 9pm, live music on Salem Street, kids activities, and restaurant specials. Check out the list of ADBA Member Businesses.

Shopping Bag Special



Be one of the first 100 people downtown to receive your complimentary shopping bag. This bag will entitle you to an additional discount for merchandise bought at the Downtown Apex stores during ANY ADBA sponsored event all year long. The discount will be determined by each store. The bags will be located at the Apex Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Salem Street, on the night of the event.

Kids Activities



  • Kids Inflatable Area – located at Baptist Church 6-8pm
  • Popcorn – located at Baptist Church
  • Face Painting
  • Tattoos
  • Fairy Hair Flare/Hair Tinsel – located at moment of peace massage
  • Body art, face painting, make-up consults – located in La Salon – Smooth Reflections Skincare
  • Meet and Greet with Jennifer Lewis – located Edward Jones
  • Free Chakra Readings – Moment of Peace Massage
  • giving out hats and stickers – Apex Fire Station

Other Special Activities and Special Offers

  • North Coast Brewing Co. tastings – The Beer Dispensary
  • Free hand and arm massage located in La Salon – Indigo Nail Creations
  • Common Grounds Coffee House – open until 10 p.m. with 20% off all merchandise
  • Indigo Nail Creations – Two free nail arts with purchase of gift certificate
  • Smooth Reflections Skin Care – Free brow wax with purchase of Facial
  • Moment of Peace Massage – $40 massage gift certificate for you or a friend – Limited amount (not valid the night of event)
  • Apex Chamber of Commerce open for tours
  • J.C. Knowles will be giving historical talks at the Chamber of Commerce
  • Halle Cultural Arts Center will be open
  • Farmer’s Market Representatives will be selling fresh seafood, preserves and greens at the Chamber of Commerce
  • Storewide Sales event at Sixpence Accents
  • Stylish Living will offer 50% off original price on our sale items items and 10% off the entire store.
  • Gone Stitching Gifts & Monograms will offer 10% off items and 50% off all Sale items
  • Downtown Knits will offer 10% off store-wide and will have an in-store sidewalk sale
  • The Rusty Bucket will have a sidewalk sale with items 50-75% off and the rest of the shop will be 10% with the shopping bag
  • Make It Your Own Boutique (located above Common Grounds) will offer 20% off store-wide (excluding clearance-priced items)
  • My Girlfriend’s Closet will offer 10% off store-wide

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

The ADBA would like to thank Apex Kiwanis Club, KT Design LLC, and Big Digital Printing for all of their help and support on this event.

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The Apex Downtown Business Association works alongside local Apex area organizations to bring special events and fun activities to Historic Downtown Apex NC. This makes Downtown Apex unique in the Triangle and Southwest Wake County, North Carolina, for shopping, dining, and fun.
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