Apex Olde Fashioned Fourth of July

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Join Historic Downtown Apex as they celebrate America's Birthday! Kids 12 and under may participate in Uncle Sam's Parade of Wheels down Salem Street. Decorate your bike, wagon, tricycle, or other non-motorized vehicle in patriotic colors to celebrate our nation's independence. The Parade starts at the corner of Salem and Chatham Streets at noon, so be sure to line up early to save your place. Festivities will end with the Apex Fire Department's Splash Down - hosing down all willing participants. Please note: helmets are required for the Parade of Wheels.

Downtown streets will be closed from 7am - 2pm.  Events are as follows:

  • 9:00am: Flag Raising
  • 9:15am: Activities begin (inflatables, giant slide, ice cream, karaoke contest, carnival games, climbing wall and more!)
  • 11:45am: Parade of Wheels line-up
  • 11:50am: Activities end
  • 12:00pm: Uncle Sam's Parade of Wheels
  • 12:30pm: Fire Department Splash Down