Meet in the Street Festival Offers Family Fun in Wake Forest
Meet in the Street, a family-friendly festival, returns May 7 to Wake Forest.
Photo courtesy of Town of Wake Forest
Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity for this weekend? Spend the day in downtown Wake Forest at the 36th Annual Meet in the Street Festival. Presented by the Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, Meet in the Street is expected to draw more than 30,000 people to downtown Wake Forest to enjoy the works of many of the best artisans in our area.
Park the car and stroll through 150 arts and crafts vendors, take in some live music and choose from dozens of festival food choices. Families will especially enjoy the popular Children’s Village, Bicycle Safety Fair, Fire Truck exhibit and Children’s Art Show. Catch the Carolina Hurricanes Storm Squad – including crowd favorite mascots "Stormy" – and "Muddy" from the Carolina Mudcats. Also, don’t forget to visit the one-of-kind Coca-Cola interactive display on Brooks Street as part of the Carolina Parent Fit Family Challenge. While you are there, register for the Fit Family Challenge and start taking advantage of all the free program perks. Meet in the Street is an Official Fit Family Challenge event so be sure to pick up your Event Code Card from the Carolina Parent booth located at the Coca-Cola display.
Meet in the Street will offer a music stage and a performance stage featuring a variety of performing artists. The performance stage is situated in town hall’s Centennial Plaza on Brooks Street, where many martial art academies will showcase their talents as well as three local youth rock bands. Popular groups, includingThe Lang Sisters, Southern Blend Band, Rebekah Todd and the Odyssey and Liverpool of the Carolinas will provide live music on the main stage, located on South White Street in the vicinity of the Beer Garden.
Leave the driving to us during Meet in the Street. In conjunction with Sam’s Club and the Banks Kerr Family YMCA, visitors will be able to hop on one of two YMCA buses from the Wake Forest Target store, located at 12000 Retail Drive, and take a short trip into downtown Wake Forest. The shuttle will run continuously beginning at 9:30 a.m. The last trip back from downtown Wake Forest to the Target will be at 5:30 pm. Learn more.