Meet in the Street

37th Annual Meet in the Street
Saturday, May 6, 2017 ~ 10 am - 5 pm

The 37th Annual Meet in the Street® festival will take place Saturday, May 6, at 10 am in historic downtown Wake Forest. Presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet in the Street offers a day filled with food, fun and entertainment, including live music and children’s activities. Admission is free.

Festivities will include hundreds of booths featuring handcrafted arts and crafts along South Taylor Street, South Brooks Street, and South White Street starting at 10 am. The event also will include multiple entertainment venues and a beer garden.


Performance Stages 
Meet in the Street will offer both a live music stage and a local performance stage where festival goers can enjoy a variety of entertainment throughout the day. Outstanding local acts are scheduled to perform in the Performance Plaza, situated in Town Hall’s Centennial Plaza.

Live music will be provided on the Main Stage, located on South Main Street near the Beer Garden, and will feature such popular groups as URMOM, Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey, Arts Fishing Club and East Coast Rhythm & Blues.

Park & Ride
A free shuttle service will be provided again this year in conjunction with Sam's Club and Banks Kerr Family YMCA. Visitors will be able to hop on one of two YMCA buses at the Wake Forest Sam’s Club (11460 Royall Cotton Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587) for the short trip into downtown. The free shuttle will drop off visitors in many locations in Downtown Wake Forest. The shuttle will run continuously beginning at 9:30 a.m. The final shuttle will depart from downtown at 5 p.m.

Free parking will be available in signed spaces along several downtown streets and parking lots.

Handicap parking will be provided in the Depot Parking Lot, 110 S. White St., and the upper SunTrust Parking Lot, 353 S. White St.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are also needed throughout the day of the event. To learn more, contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Meet in the Street App
Complete information about the 2017 Meet in the Street will be provided through the "Meet...Street" function on the Town of Wake Forest app. Download the app for instant access to information about Meet in the Street vendors, concessions, entertainment, and more! IPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Android users can download the app by searching for “Town of Wake Forest" on iTunes, in the iPhone app store, or in Google Play or by scanning the appropriate QR code.