Approved Special Events

JUNE 2024

Cars & Carnivores Street Festival
Owen and Brooks Streets
Saturday, June 1, 2024: 10 am – 4 pm
Associated Road Closures/Impacts: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; East Owen Avenue (Festival Street) and Brooks Street between Elm Avenue and Owen Avenue Extension
This is a Community Event.
Contact: Brad Walker 

2024 Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2024: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Associated Road Closures/Impacts: 8:30 am – 1:00 pm; North Allen Street, West Juniper Avenue, and East Perry Street.
This is a Community Event.
Contact: Tilda Caudle

 

July 2024

July 4th Children’s Parade
Thursday, July 4, 2024: 10:00  – 11:30 am
Associated Road Closures/Impacts: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; North Main Street,  West Juniper Avenue, South Avenue, South College Street, and Owen Avenue.
This is a Community Event.
Contact: Dawn Nakash 

Friday Night on White
Downtown Wake Forest 
Friday, July 12, 6-9 pm
South White Street from Elm Avenue to Owen Avenue will be closed at 1 pm
South White Street from East Owen Avenue to Wait Avenue will be closed at 2 pm along with East Owen Avenue
All roads will reopen around 11:30 pm
Contact Jennifer Herbert

 

August 2024

Friday Night on White
Downtown Wake Forest 
Friday, Aug. 9, 6-9 pm
South White Street from Elm Avenue to Owen Avenue will be closed at 1 pm
South White Street from East Owen Avenue to Wait Avenue will be closed at 2 pm along with East Owen Avenue
All roads will reopen around 11:30 pm
Contact Jennifer Herbert

 

September 2024

Friday Night on White
Downtown Wake Forest 
Friday, Sept. 13, 6-9 pm
South White Street from Elm Avenue to Owen Avenue will be closed at 1 pm
South White Street from East Owen Avenue to Wait Avenue will be closed at 2 pm along with East Owen Avenue
All roads will reopen around 11:30 pm
Contact Jennifer Herbert

 

OCTOBER 2024

Wake Forest Pride Festival
East Owen Avenue and South Brooks Street
Saturday, October 5, 2024: 11 am – 5 pm
Associated Road Closures/Impacts: 9 am – 7 pm; East Owen Avenue between South White Street and South Brooks Street’ South Brooks Street from Elm Avenue to Owen Avenue Extension
This is a Community Event.
Contact: Samantha Luce 

 

What's the difference between a Community Event and a Town-Organized Event?

Community Events 

These are approved “special events” that a business, church, community group, or other organization runs, pays for, and plans after applying for and receiving a Special Event Permit from the Town of Wake Forest. Town staff approve an event location (Festival Street/East Owen Avenue, South White Street, etc.), and may require staff from Police, Public Works, and other departments, as necessary. Community Event Organizers are invoiced for the cost of Town staff required to work the event.

Examples of Community Events include the Wake Forest Rotary Club’s Cars & Carnivores Street Festival, Wake Forest Downtown, Inc.’s Forest Fest, and the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce’s Meet in the Street.

Town-Organized Events

These are events that the Town of Wake Forest creates, pays for, and plans. Town of Wake Forest staff manage the programming, including activities, logistics, and vendors. These are often referred to as “Town Events.”

Examples of Town events include Friday Night on White, Halloween Boo Bash, and the Wake Forest Cares Holiday Kickoff.

Approved Special Events
Organizational Performance Director
919-435-9415