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July 4th Kids Parade

Join us in Historic Downtown Apex as we celebrate America's Birthday! Kids 12 & 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 & 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!  Please note:  Helmets are required for the Parade of Wheels.

July 4    9am - 1pm        Historic Downtown Apex

Schedule of Events

The Rusty Bucket will be open from 9 am - 12 pm.

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

  • 9:00 am: Flag Raising
  • 9:15 am: Activities begin (inflatables, giant slide, ice cream, karaoke contest, carnival games, climbing wall and more!)
  • 11:45 am: Parade of Wheels line-up
  • 11:50 am: Activities end
  • 12:00 pm: Uncle Sam's Parade of Wheels
  • 12:30 pm: Fire Department Splash Down
Earlier Event: June 21
Flower Arranging with Alice's Table
Later Event: September 5
CLOSED to set up for Open House