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Arts & Crafts Festival

What started as a small pop up event in a church parking lot in 1980, continues today as a celebration of community. Our footprint is larger, more artisans, musicians, dancers, entertainers & sponsors; but the heart remained the same, Attendees experience a full day of activities that showcase why Apex is the Peak of Good Living. 

Every year the number of participants & attendees grows, bringing 40,000 visitors downtown. The festival is always the first Saturday in May. There are two stages, with free entertainment throughout the day, plus food trucks & vendors within the festival footprint. 

The Town of Apex features a booth with every department to answer questions & share the valuable work behind the scenes that keeps the Peak running smoothly all year.


Business & non-profit sponsors, along with featured artists all participating in the festival help to cover our operational cost and allow the commission to award grants back in the community. Make plans to engage with every participant! We encourage you to visit the Downtown Apex retailers, restaurants, pubs & breweries.  Local businesses & PeakFest participants can't wait for you to discover what they have to offer.


Greet old friends and make new connections. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend!

Experience the Apex community- the Peak of Good Living!  


Looking for Entertainment? 

Visit our schedule of events & map page for more information about the location & time for each of our performers. 

The stage, in the Depot lot will feature new programs & performers for 2024.

The Thompson Street Stage features popular local talent from a variety of groups.

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Dance & Sing 

The Depot Stage & Thompson St Stage will delight & keep you moving. 

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Local Performers

From aspiring musicians to professionals, the day is packed with talent on both stages. 

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Kid's Zone

Located near Moore Street is packed with free activities for the kids to enjoy.

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Discover Hidden Gems

Free unexpected performances & interactive activities at many of our festival booths

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