Conventional wisdom advises that habits are ingrained after 21 days of repetition. If that theory holds true, then the eat~play~shop local habit requires time and effort to develop. Each month I’ll be sharing “21 Days” of some event or place in the Triangle, enabling (and I mean that in the most positive sense possible) your inner Localista to come out and play. This month it’s all about local festivals that celebrate arts, culture, food and beverage.
For more than thirty years Apex has celebrated “the peak of good living” during PeakFest, held the first Saturday of May. All along downtown Apex’s Salem Street neighbors come together for a day of fun, food and fellowship in the largest public event for the town. The community-centric event that began as a rather small affair held in a school parking lot has grown beyond an arts and crafts festival to include a BMX show, skateboard demonstrations and lots of kid-friendly entertainment. The fest draws hundreds of arts and crafts vendors and over 15,000 people to the area to enjoy live music performances and lots of food too. The fest’s official start time is 9 am but you’ll want to arrive early for the Rotary of Apex’s pancake breakfast at the downtown fire station.