Olde Fashioned Fourth of July


Olde Fashioned Fourth of July

Kids of all ages come to historic downtown Apex on July 4th for an Olde Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration for plenty of patriotic fun as we celebrate our nation’s birthday.

Schedule of Events: (7am - 2pm:  Downtown streets closed)

9:00 Flag Raising
9:15 Activities Begin (Inflatables, street performers, Karaoke, carnival games, climbing wall, cake walk, and more!)
11:45 Parade Line-up
11:50 Activities End
12:00 Uncle Sam's Parade of Wheels
12:30 Fire Department Splash Down


Event FAQs

Where should I park?
Parking is available in the lot on Saunders Street, at Town Hall and Apex Community Center (with a short walk), and all along the side streets near Salem. Please be mindful not to park on private property, or block driveways or fire hydrants. 

How do I participate in the parade?
All are welcome in the parade! Children (all ages) decorate their bikes, wagons, scooters, etc. for the parade and march down Salem Street. The parade line gets pretty long, so be safe and wear sunscreen and bring water to keep cool and hydrated. (No registration necessary)

What is the splash down?
Everyone can cool off under the spray of the Apex Fire Department's fire hose! The splash down is located at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot beside Fire Station 1.

Are dogs allowed?
For the safety of all festival attendees, dogs are not allowed per Apex ordinance. Service pets are an exception to this ordinance.

What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event (no rain date). In case of light to moderate rainfall, the show will go on! If there is lightning within a few miles, we'll temporarily shut down attractions until the storm moves over, but keep our original 9am-1pm time frame. Keep up with the latest status by following us on Facebook and/or Twitter

Does Apex have a fireworks show?
Apex does not have a fireworks show. To find local fireworks events, visit www.visitraleigh.com/.