Know Before You Go


Concerts get underway at 6 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m.

Last call for outside beer is 8:50 p.m.

Festivities along South White Street end at 9:30 p.m.


While you're downtown, you're invited to visit the variety of outstanding food and beverage establishments in downtown Wake Forest or to enjoy delicious food from a variety of food trucks that will be on site.

Downtown restaurants include Back Alley Coffee Roasters, Bodega Tapas, Wine and Rum, The Burger Shop, Domino's Pizza, The Forks Cafeteria, Hardee's, Las Margaritas, The Lemon Tree, Lumpy's Ice Cream, Over The Falls, Pizza Amore, Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs, Sugar Magnolia Cafe & Emporium, Tonic, Bar and Social Club, Unwined on White, Wake Forest Coffee Co., and White Street Brewing Company.

View our Downtown Dining Map


Beer and wine are available for purchase. Age identification will be checked for beer and wine.

Designated drivers are eligible to receive two complimentary soft drinks or waters during each Friday Night on White concert. Must be at least 21-years-old with a valid driver's license. Visit the Information Tent located in the vicinity of the NC Specialty Store for details.

Beer & Wine Tokens

Tokens are $5 each - including tax

One token = One pint of beer or one glass of wine

Tokens may be purchased with cash or credit card at one of three points of sale tents during each Friday Night on White event.

Reduce Your Time in the Beer Line

Due to the incredible crowds that turn out for Friday Night on White, the lines for beer are sometimes long - but they move fast. You can help us reduce the wait times even more by remembering the following:

When approaching the front of the line, be prepared to move to the next available server. There are at least three servers at each beer truck.

Have your token(s) ready.

While standing in line, read the beer descriptions and know which one you want to order or ask about.


Free parking is available along several side streets and parking lots in downtown Wake Forest, including Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

However, some parking lots may appear to be public, when in fact they are private. Read all signage in the parking lot to determine what type of lot you are using. Private lots are intended for business patrons only. Public lots that are open to Friday Night on White attendees are clearly marked.

Learn more about where to park during Friday Night on White

Uber & Lyft

Anyone planning to use Uber or Lyft to take you to or from Friday Night on White (FNOW) is encouraged to set the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., as the destination and pickup location.

Streets in the FNOW event area close at 1:30 pm and remain closed until cleared and cleaned, which is typically around 11-11:30 pm. By designating Town Hall as the destination and/or pickup location, you'll make it easier for yourself and your driver to connect, plus the festivities along South White Street are only a short block away.

Items Allowed

Bring a lawn chair and blanket - but if you bring a lawn chair and/or blanket, please place them in the street - not on the sidewalk. Please leave the sidewalks open for pedestrians.

Please leave your pets (except for service animals), coolers and outside alcoholic beverages at home.


In the event of inclement weather on the day of a concert, a decision on whether to proceed will be made no later than 3 p.m. Updated concert information will be posted on the Town's Facebook page and available by calling the Wake Forest Weather Line at 919-435-9569.

Smart phone users who have downloaded the Town of Wake Forest app will receive a push notification message concerning any schedule changes.

Review our weather policy

Commemorative T-Shirts

Commemorative t-shirts in a variety of adult sizes, styles and colors are available for purchase.

Know Before You Go
Downtown Development Director

South White Street
Downtown Wake Forest


6-9 pm


Free parking is available along several downtown streets and lots on campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Items Not Allowed

Outside alcoholic beverages
Weapons of any kind

Items allowed

Lawn chairs

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