Immerse yourself in small town charm with suburban conveniences in Wake Forest. Wander through the historic downtown area to explore shops and art galleries. Visit one of the town's quaint cafés, family- owned restaurants and national chains to satisfy your hunger. Make sure to save room for a stop at Lumpy's for homemade ice cream and give Penelope’s Pistachio or Bubba’s Backyard Blackberry a whirl.
Next weekend, head out to The Factory and drop by the indoor soccer field, basketball courts and hockey rink. Be sure to squeeze in lunch and shopping or sign up for Martial Arts, dance or tumbling classes. Home of the North Wake County Baseball Association, there are many opportunities for baseball and they've just added a girls' softball league.
Need to go back outside? Meet your neighbors at the annual National Trails Day, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, by taking one of their easiest trails with stations set up along the way to teach you about the nature in the area. Kick back and relax while enjoying one of their free concerts in the park each spring and late summer. Wake Forest manages over 560 acres of parks, land and trails. You are sure to find an activity that you will enjoy.
Staying indoors more your lifestyle? Checkout the Renaissance Centre. Get Scrap happy by catching up on all your scrapbooking with others who understand your obsession or procrastination. Enjoy a night out Writer’s Night featuring local authors and their works. Or take the kids out on Monday morning for Flix4kids with a free family-friendly movie. No kids? Free at 3 is for adults 50 and over.
Best of all? This delightful town is just 20 minutes from the state capital of Raleigh and has easy access to most of the major employers in the area.
This part of Wake County was known as the Forest District in 1805. The area was widespread and mainly included hardwoods and some pines, north of the Neuse River. Development first started in 1820, when Dr. Calvin Jones bought 615 acres. In the early 1900s, it was the home of one of the state's largest cotton mills, Royall Cotton Mill. Wake Forest is a welcoming town that over 36,000 residents call home.
Originally the home of Wake Forest University for 122 years, the school moved to Winston-Salem in 1956. The campus is now the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Planted during the Great Depression, the pecan grove at E. Carroll Joyner Park is managed to boost an annual crop.
Mardi Gras Street Festival, a family-friendly event, takes place in March in downtown Wake Forest.
Art After Hours fills the streets of downtown Wake Forest with live music, art and more. This event takes place the second Friday of each month.
Meet in the Street is held annually on the first Saturday in May. The downtown street festival consists of various children's activities, live music, food and handcrafted arts and crafts.
The two-day Fourth of July Celebration features a children's parade, art, games in the park, a pie-eating contest and much more.
Grab your shoes for the Gobblers Run 5K, a Thanksgiving Day family event, that is open to all walkers and runners. This is a fund-raising event for the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club.
For more activities, download the Town of Wake Forest's App.
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