Calendar

Apr
29
Sat
HPC Archaeology Workshop @ Alston-Massenburg Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am

HPC Archaeology Workshop April 29

The Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission will host an Archaeology Workshop on Saturday, April 29, at the site of the Ailey Young House. The workshop will be partially funded with a federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grant awarded by the State Historic Preservation Office (HPO) through the National Park Service’s Certified Local Government Program (CLG).

The Ailey Young House is located along North White Street, north of Spring Street and south of the Wake Forest Cemetery. The one-and-one-half story saddlebag house is a rare example of Reconstruction-era rental housing that was the childhood home of Allen Young, an important educator in the history of Wake Forest.  It is the oldest known African American historic resource within Wake Forest.

The April 29 workshop is open to everyone, but may be of particular interest to those with an interest in history, historic preservation and archaeology. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required at www.wakeforestnc.gov/archaeology-workshop.aspx. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registrants may choose from one of the following start times: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 2 p.m. Each workshop is approximately two hours and each group is limited to 30 participants.

Participants will meet at the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., at the appointed time for a brief presentation on the Ailey Young House and to view artifacts collected from the site. Staff from the Office of State Archaeology will also be on hand to discuss appropriate methods of artifact collection and interpretation.

Following the presentation, participants will proceed to the Ailey Young House site to view the structure and participate in a ground penetrating radar demonstration by New South Associates.

The Ailey Young House site is not an improved site, so it is not handicapped accessible. The archaeology workshop is not recommended for anyone who has difficulty walking or moving around.

Participants should dress appropriately for being outdoors by wearing protective clothing, sunscreen, insect repellent, hats, and appropriate shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). 

Parking will be available at the Alston Massenburg Center and along Taylor Street. Parking will also be provided along Spring Street and within the Wake Forest Cemetery. Participants are asked to be respectful in the event a funeral is scheduled on the day of the workshop.

For more information, contact Senior Planner Michelle Michael at 919-435-9516 or mmichael@wakeforestnc.gov.

May
12
Fri
Art After Hours Downtown Wake Forest
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 – 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest

On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may find!

Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night @ Wake Forest Rennaissance Centre
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gather with other crafters at the Arts Annex to work on your own creative projects. Feel free to bring in dinner! Table and chairs provided.

Friday Night on White @ Historic Downtown Wake Forest
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017 Friday Night on White
The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce a power-packed band lineup for the 2017 Friday Night on White concert series.
The Magic Pipers will kick off the series on April 28, followed by Smile on May 12, Bull City Syndicate on June 9, Big Love on July 14, Love Tribe on Aug. 11, and Crush on Sept. 8.
For more information about each band, including videos of band performances, visit our website.
Presented by White Street Brewing Co., “Friday Night on White” takes place along South White Street – typically on the second Friday night of each month from April through September.
Due to Good Friday falling this year on the second Friday in April, the 2017 series will get underway on April 28. The remaining concerts will occur on the second Friday of each month from May through September.
Each concert begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
May
13
Sat
Mad Hatters Tea Party & Garden/Art Tour @ See below
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mad Hatters Tea Party & Garden/Art Tour

Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10-4 the Wake Forest Garden Club will host its’ Mad Hatters Tea Party & Garden and Art Tour.

A $20 traditional plated tea will be served from 11-2 at the Historic Wake Forest Museum building and a $15 Garden Tour featuring 10 area gardens and artists. Free festivities include a Plant Sale & Classic Cars.

More info: Wakeforestgardenclub@aol.com or www.wfgardenclubevents.org. Tickets for both events are available on-line at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/  by searching for either WFGC Mad Hatter’s Tea or WFGC Garden and Art Tour.

Jun
9
Fri
Art After Hours Downtown Wake Forest
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 – 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest

On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may find!

Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night @ Wake Forest Rennaissance Centre
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gather with other crafters at the Arts Annex to work on your own creative projects. Feel free to bring in dinner! Table and chairs provided.

Friday Night on White @ Historic Downtown Wake Forest
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017 Friday Night on White
The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce a power-packed band lineup for the 2017 Friday Night on White concert series.
The Magic Pipers will kick off the series on April 28, followed by Smile on May 12, Bull City Syndicate on June 9, Big Love on July 14, Love Tribe on Aug. 11, and Crush on Sept. 8.
For more information about each band, including videos of band performances, visit our website.
Presented by White Street Brewing Co., “Friday Night on White” takes place along South White Street – typically on the second Friday night of each month from April through September.
Due to Good Friday falling this year on the second Friday in April, the 2017 series will get underway on April 28. The remaining concerts will occur on the second Friday of each month from May through September.
Each concert begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
Jul
14
Fri
Art After Hours Downtown Wake Forest
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 – 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest

On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may find!

Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night @ Wake Forest Rennaissance Centre
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gather with other crafters at the Arts Annex to work on your own creative projects. Feel free to bring in dinner! Table and chairs provided.

Friday Night on White @ Historic Downtown Wake Forest
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017 Friday Night on White
The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce a power-packed band lineup for the 2017 Friday Night on White concert series.
The Magic Pipers will kick off the series on April 28, followed by Smile on May 12, Bull City Syndicate on June 9, Big Love on July 14, Love Tribe on Aug. 11, and Crush on Sept. 8.
For more information about each band, including videos of band performances, visit our website.
Presented by White Street Brewing Co., “Friday Night on White” takes place along South White Street – typically on the second Friday night of each month from April through September.
Due to Good Friday falling this year on the second Friday in April, the 2017 series will get underway on April 28. The remaining concerts will occur on the second Friday of each month from May through September.
Each concert begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
Aug
11
Fri
Art After Hours Downtown Wake Forest
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 – 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest

On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may find!

Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night @ Wake Forest Rennaissance Centre
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gather with other crafters at the Arts Annex to work on your own creative projects. Feel free to bring in dinner! Table and chairs provided.

Friday Night on White @ Historic Downtown Wake Forest
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017 Friday Night on White
The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce a power-packed band lineup for the 2017 Friday Night on White concert series.
The Magic Pipers will kick off the series on April 28, followed by Smile on May 12, Bull City Syndicate on June 9, Big Love on July 14, Love Tribe on Aug. 11, and Crush on Sept. 8.
For more information about each band, including videos of band performances, visit our website.
Presented by White Street Brewing Co., “Friday Night on White” takes place along South White Street – typically on the second Friday night of each month from April through September.
Due to Good Friday falling this year on the second Friday in April, the 2017 series will get underway on April 28. The remaining concerts will occur on the second Friday of each month from May through September.
Each concert begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
Sep
8
Fri
Art After Hours Downtown Wake Forest
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 – 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest

On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may find!

Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night @ Wake Forest Rennaissance Centre
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gather with other crafters at the Arts Annex to work on your own creative projects. Feel free to bring in dinner! Table and chairs provided.

Friday Night on White @ Historic Downtown Wake Forest
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2017 Friday Night on White
The Town of Wake Forest is pleased to announce a power-packed band lineup for the 2017 Friday Night on White concert series.
The Magic Pipers will kick off the series on April 28, followed by Smile on May 12, Bull City Syndicate on June 9, Big Love on July 14, Love Tribe on Aug. 11, and Crush on Sept. 8.
For more information about each band, including videos of band performances, visit our website.
Presented by White Street Brewing Co., “Friday Night on White” takes place along South White Street – typically on the second Friday night of each month from April through September.
Due to Good Friday falling this year on the second Friday in April, the 2017 series will get underway on April 28. The remaining concerts will occur on the second Friday of each month from May through September.
Each concert begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.
Oct
13
Fri
Art After Hours Downtown Wake Forest
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

5 – 9 pm
Downtown Wake Forest

On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may find!

Scrap Happens & Open Craft Night @ Wake Forest Rennaissance Centre
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gather with other crafters at the Arts Annex to work on your own creative projects. Feel free to bring in dinner! Table and chairs provided.

Oct
28
Sat
2017 Fall FunFest
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

2017 Fall FunFest    
Our annual Fall FunFest on Main Street will feature various arts and crafts vendors, informational booths and small businesses selling their goods  such as candles, skin care products, pet products, jewelry, etc.

Enjoy hotdogs, live music, and costume contests. It’s fun for the whole family!