See & Do: Local Events & Experiences to Enjoy

Events to Commemorate Juneteenth

Apex Juneteenth Festival

June 18, 11 A.M.–5 P.M.
The Depot, 220 N. Salem St.

Apex’s Juneteenth event promotes equity, respect, and understanding between people of all backgrounds and cultures. Bring the whole family to enjoy live performances, half-court basketball, food trucks, and games.

Find “Your” Patience Genealogy Event

June 18, 9:30 A.M.–8 P.M.
Presentations AT 10 A.M. and 4:30 P.M.
Holly Springs Cultural Center

In partnership with Finding Patience the musical, learn about African American genealogical research and records from Thom Reed, deputy chief genealogical officer for FamilySearch International. Reed and other consultants will be available throughout the day to answer family history-related questions.

Cheer on the Salamanders

Multiple Dates June-July
Ting Stadium

With 29 home games during June and July, there are ample opportunities to cheer the Holly Springs Salamanders to victory at Ting Stadium. Watch collegiate players from all over the country compete in the Coastal Plain League and enjoy fun theme nights all season long.

Upcoming Special Events:
June 12: Princess & Pirate Night
June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 28: Bark in the Park
July 10: 2022 Coastal Plain League All-Star Game
July 16: Christmas in July

Summer at the Springs Concerts

First Fridays, June-September, 6 P.M.–9 P.M.
Holly Springs Cultural Center

Live local bands take the outdoor stage on the first Friday of the month, June through September. Bring a picnic or grab dinner at the food truck rodeo and savor a beer from local breweries.

June 3: Mo’ Jazz
July 1: On the Rocks
August 5: The Joe Hero Band
September 2: Beatlesque

Tuesdays with Morrie Live

July 14–16, Holly Springs Cultural Center, 7:30 P.M.
July 21–23, Fuquay-Varina Arts Center, 7:30 P.M.

Southern Wake’s community theater troupe brings to the stage the third production in their 2021-2022 season, Tuesdays with Morrie, based on the book by Mitch Albom. Weekly visits between a busy writer and his former professor become a final course in the meaning of life. See the book brought to life with local talent in both Holly Springs and Fuquay-Varina.

Independence Day Celebrations


July 1
South Park, Gates Open at 6 P.M.

Arrive early to claim the best location, then enjoy the splash pad from 6-8 P.M., a concert by the band Spare Change, and a variety of food trucks onsite. Fireworks will begin around 9:15 P.M. Coolers are allowed, but leave alcohol and pets at home. That includes you, Pumpkin.

Apex Fireworks Show

July 3
Hunter Street Park, Apex

The town of Apex hosts their first fireworks show. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July

July 4
Downtown Apex

Enjoy an all-American festival with family-friendly games, inflatables, the Parade of Wheels, and lots of fun on Salem Street.

Holly Springs

July 5, 6–9:30 P.M.
Sugg Farm Park

Independence Day gets an encore in Holly Springs with food, carnival games, live entertainment, and fireworks. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers and spread out on the hills of Sugg Farm Park.

See an Outdoor Movie

Apex Muisc & Movies in the Park

Concerts begin at 7 P.M. Films at dusk.
Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre

Free family-friendly films and performances in an outdoor setting. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are encouraged. Check for the final schedule.

Movies by Moonlight

June 2 & 30, July 22 & 29
Gates open at 7 P.M. Movies start at dusk.
Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Nestle in among the trees at Cary’s Booth Ampitheatre to watch recent PG and PG-13 releases. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the WakeMed Foundation to benefit WakeMed Children’s services.

June 2: Godzilla vs. Kong
June 30: The Mitchells vs. the Machines
July 22: Raya and the Last Dragon
July 29: Jungle Cruise

National Ice Cream Day

July 17, 4–6 P.M.
Fuquay Mineral Spring Park

Each year the Fuquay-Varina Junior Women’s Club partners with the Town of Fuquay-Varina to host a free ice cream social for area residents. Enjoy a scoop in the shade of Fuquay Mineral Spring Park. Ice cream happens to be a Southern Wake specialty, so consider visiting these local spots as well: Pints Ice Cream & Beer, Mama Bird’s Ice Cream, JT’s Creamery, or Sunni Sky’s Homemade Ice Cream.

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