Experience Downtown Wake Forest


Where Quaint Meets Cool

There’s a certain feeling you get in our downtown.  A charming, stylish, soulful kind of edginess with ambience, atmosphere and aura.

From art galleries and specialty shops to coffee companies and clothing boutiques, Downtown Wake Forest is a vibrant, charming, historical and happening place to visit.

Although Wake Forest ranks as North Carolina's 21st largest city with a population of just over 50,000, our downtown is quaint, walkable, and full of friendly, small-town appeal. 

Downtown Wake Forest offers an array of wonderful dining, shopping and nightlife options, so be sure to visit us and experience all that our downtown has to offer. 

To stay up to date on the latest events happening downtown please be sure to follow Wake Forest Downtown on Facebook and Instagram. You can find an array of events hosted by our downtown businesses under the events tab in Facebook. Please use #WhereQuaintMeetsCool when posting to social media.


Video Archive

2024 Friday Night on White
2024 Downtown Property Owners Luncheon
2023 Holiday Happenings
2023 WF Cares Holiday Kick-off
2023 Friday Night on White
Shana Tucker's Valentine's Brunch
2022 WF Cares Holiday Kickoff
Where Quaint Meets Cool
2022 Friday Night on White
New Downtown Wake Forest Logo
Happy Holidays
WF Cares Holiday Kickoff Highlights
2021 Christmas in Wake Forest
Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kickoff
Friday Night on White


Experience Downtown Wake Forest
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