Olde Fashioned Fourth of July

Join us in Historic Downtown Apex as we celebrate America’s Birthday! Kids 12 & under may participate in the Parade of Wheels down Salem Street. Decorate your bike, wagon, tricycle, or other non-motorized vehicle in patriotic colors to celebrate our nation’s independence. The Parade starts at the corner of Salem & Chatham Streets at noon, so be sure to line up early to save your place. Festivities will end with the Apex Fire Department’s Splash Down! Please note: Helmets are required for the Parade of Wheels.

Thursday, July 4 9am - 1pm Historic Downtown Apex

Schedule of Events

Downtown streets will be closed from 7am - 2pm. Events are as follows:

  • 9:00 am: Flag Raising / Mayor’s Speech
  • 9:15 am: Activities begin (inflatables, giant slide, ice cream & other food vendors, face painting, karaoke contest, carnival games, climbing wall, and more!)
  • 11:45 am: Parade of Wheels line-up
  • 12:00 pm: Parade of Wheels
  • Fire Department Splash Down will immediately follow the Parade!

(Rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather event may be canceled if conditions are determined to be severe. Stay tuned to the town’s social media accounts, we will post if canceled.) Please, no pets allowed.