Through Welcoming Week, organizations and communities bring together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of welcoming and inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. Learn more about this nationwide campaign.
2023 Featured Event:
Salem Pond Park Story Walk
Step into a story focused on friendship and how small acts of kindness in our big world can make all the difference! This Welcoming Week event features a guided walk at a Salem Pond Park (6112 Old Jenks Rd) trail where attendees can walk the trail and read pages of the story along the way. "Ways to Welcome" written by Linda Ashman and Illustrated by Joey Chou is a sweet picture book, perfect for preschoolers and up, that shines a light on inclusivity and creating connections with new people. This Story Walk will be up all September long!
Once at Salem Pond Park, look for the Story Walk signs around the left side of the pond as you enter from the parking lot. This trail is paved.
What is the difference between a Community Event and a Town-Organized Event?
Community Events This is an event that a non-profit organization runs, pays for, and plans. Town of Apex staff provides an event location (Town Hall Campus, Salem Street, etc.), along with staff from public safety, public works and other departments, as necessary.
Town-Organized Events This is an event that the Town of Apex creates, pays for, and plans. Town of Apex staff manages the programming, including activities, logistics, and vendors. This is sometimes referred to as a “Town Owned Event”.