Know Before You Go

Schedule

  • 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.


Food

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

    • ​Downtown restaurants include Back Alley Coffee Roasters, Backfins Crabhouse, The Burger Shop, Domino’s Pizza, The Forks Cafeteria, Hardee’s, LaForesta Italian Café & Pizzeria, Las Margaritas, The Lemon Tree, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Over The Falls, Pizza Amore, Shorty’s Famous Hot Dogs, Sugar Magnolia Cafe & Emporium, and Wake Forest Coffee Co.

    • ​Food and dessert trucks scheduled to participate on Sept. 14: American Meltdown, Baton Rouge Cuisine, Charlie’s, Cousins Maine Lobster, Kona Ice, Lumpy’s Ice Cream, Stuft, Sweet Traditions, VFW Chuckwagon, Virgil’s Jamaica, & The Wandering Moose.


Beverages

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

  • All transactions for beer and wine are with White Street Brewing Co. tokens.

  • 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.

  • Tokens may also be purchased anytime during normal business hours inside White Street Brewing Co. 

  • Tokens may be redeemed during any Friday Night on White event, during normal business hours inside the White Street Brewing Co. tap room, and at select White Street Brewing Co. events.

  • Beer may be purchased with White Street Brewing Co. tokens at the following locations:

    • White Street Brewing Co. beer truck located in the Owen Avenue extension - in between B&W Hardware and Pizza Amore

    • White Street Brewing Co. beer truck located at the intersection of South White Street and East Jones Avenue

    • Anytime inside White Street Brewing Co., 218 S. White St.

    • Four points of sale tents 

      • The tents are situated at each end of South White Street, near the intersection of Owen Avenue/Brooks Street, and on South White Street near Shorty's.

  • Wine may be purchased with White Street Brewing Co. tokens at the wine tent located at the intersection of South White Street and Owen Avenue (adjacent to Fidelity Bank) and inside White Street Brewing Co.

  • PLEASE NOTE: During Friday Night on White, White Street Brewing Co. is the only approved outdoor vendor for beer and wine. Therefore, all beer and wine consumed outdoors within the festival area must be dispensed by White Street Brewing Co., in the approved container which bears the event logo. Soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase with cash only at the Wake Forest Police Department Explorer Post 401 tent. The soft drinks and bottled water tent is located along Owen Avenue - adjacent to the food and dessert trucks.


Help Us Help YOU 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:

  1. 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.

  2. Have your token(s) ready.

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


Parking

  • 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 


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 coolers and outside alcoholic beverages at home.

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Weather
Friday Night on White concerts are scheduled to take place rain or shine. However, 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. 


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