Holiday Schedule

Listed below are the holidays the Town of Wake Forest will observe during 2017. On these holidays, the Wake Forest Town Hall and all other administrative offices will be closed. Police service will not be affected during any of these holidays, however, Wake Forest Bus Service and sanitation service schedules may be altered.

Approximately one week prior to each holiday observance, the town will prepare a press release and distribute an email to 'Holiday Operations' E-Notifier subscribers detailing any changes to its normal operating schedule. Each press release is also linked to the corresponding holiday.


  • New Year's
    Tuesday, Jan. 1

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Monday, Jan. 21

  • Good Friday
    Friday, April 19

  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 27

  • Independence Day
    Thursday, July 4

  • Labor Day
    Monday, Sept. 2

  • Veterans Day
    Monday, Nov. 11

  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday & Friday, Nov. 28-29

  • Christmas
    Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 24-26

  • New Year's Day
    Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020

Holiday Garbage & Recycling Collection 
The Town of Wake Forest contracts with Republic Services for garbage and recycling collection. Republic does not collect garbage and recycling on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Fourth of July

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Day

Whenever one of these holidays falls on a weekday, Republic will run that day's garbage and recycling collection route the next day. From that point forward, the week's collection schedule will operate one day later than normal and extend into Saturday. So, for example, if the holiday fell on a Friday, the Monday through Thursday routes would not be affected and Friday's route would be collected on Saturday. 

Whenever one of these holidays falls on Saturday or Sunday, Republic may be closed the following Monday. As a result, the collection schedule for the entire week may run one day later than normal and again extend into Saturday. To confirm the sanitation schedule, check this page for updates or contact Betty Pearce at 919-435-9570. 


Wake Forest Bus Service

  • Wake Forest-Raleigh Express: The Wake Forest-Raleigh Express does not operate on New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For all bus route holiday schedules, visit or call 919-485-7433.

  • Wake Forest Loop: The Wake Forest Loop does not provide service on New Year's Day, MLK Jr. Day, Good Friday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. To view all bus route holiday schedules, visit or call 919-485-7433.

Holiday Schedule
Communications & Public Affairs Director