Good Neighbor Day

Good Neighbor Day
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017; 1 - 4 p.m.
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road

Rain Date: Saturday, Sept. 23

The Wake Forest Human Relations Council (HRC) will sponsor the 12th Annual Good Neighbor Day on Saturday, Sept. 16. This free, family-friendly event is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. - and this year, for the first time, it will take place at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. 

Good Neighbor Day assembles people from all walks of life for a day of food, fun, and family entertainment. By bringing together a mix of cultures, music, ages, and ethnicities, the event celebrates diversity and promotes goodwill among all of Wake Forest’s citizens.

Free Shuttle Service
In partnership with the Banks Kerr Family YMCA, visitors will be able to hop on a YMCA bus along Taylor Street - behind the Wake Forest Town Hall - for the short trip to Joyner Park. The free shuttle will depart from Taylor Street to Joyner Park at 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. and depart from Joyner Park back to Town Hall at 2:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Good Neighbor of the Year Award
A special part of this year's Good Neighbor Day will be the presentation of the "Good Neighbor of the Year" Award.

The “Good Neighbor of the Year” Award is Wake Forest's way of recognizing the residents who are committed to preserving, maintaining and improving the quality of life in their neighborhoods and our community. Your assistance in recognizing these residents is greatly appreciated.

Good Neighbor Day History 
Over 3,500 Wake Forest-area residents have participated in Good Neighbor Day since its inception in 2006. Offering free food, dancing, local musicians, a disc jockey, face painting, storytelling, prizes and recreational activities for both children and adults, this family-oriented celebration promises something for everyone. 

The Human Relations Council encourages diversity and promotes goodwill among all citizens of Wake Forest. Good Neighbor Day serves as a catalyst for carrying out the Town’s vision of “building a community populated by diverse groups whose common bond is a love of our town.”

For more information about Good Neighbor Day, contact Human Resources Director Virginia Jones at 919-435-9491.


Good Neighbor Day Sponsors & Vendors 

Thank you to our 2017 Nonprofit Organization Vendors:


Thank you to all our generous 2017 Good Neighbor Day Sponsors!