This is a Community Event organized by the Apex Festival Commission. What does this mean?

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Downtown Apex
9 am - 5 pm

For more information on vendors, entertainment, sponsorship opportunities and volunteering, visit the PeakFest website.

Apply to be an artist at PeakFest! Learn more here.

Celebrate the Peak of Good Living at PeakFest, each year on the first Saturday in May. Downtown Apex is transformed into a giant street fair, typically featuring the following:

  • Over 200 vendors with a wide variety of arts and crafts
  • Festival food and food trucks
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Kids Zone with inflatables
  • Roving street performers

Know Before You Go: 

  • Plan ahead for parking! View the downtown parking map  
  • This is a rain or shine event
  • Salem Street from Hunter Street to NC 55 will be closed Saturday, May 4th from 6 am to 8 pm 
  • Parking on Seaboard and Commerce Streets will be closed 
  • The Depot Plaza and parking lot will be closed on Friday, May 3rd beginning at 8 am 
  • Additional handicap parking is available near the Halle Cultural Arts Center 
  • Pets are not allowed within the festival boundaries, so leave the pups at home 
  • Town staff may be on site during the festival taking photos/video of festival events and attendees

Peakfest 2023

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”.