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  • Bob Turnage

Friday Night on White
Friday, June 9th to Friday, September 8th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at Downtown Wake Forest White Street
Friday Night on White (FNOW) returns to historic downtown Wake Forest on April 14 and continues the second Friday night of each month through September. This year’s FNOW promises to be bigger and better than ever thanks to a power-packed lineup featuring several of our area’s most popular bands. Each concert is scheduled from 6-9 p.m, subject to weather issues.
Our 2023 concert series will include:
  • April 14th: The Magic Pipers
  • May 12th: Sleeping Booty
  • June. 9th: Love Tribe
  • July 14th: The Brickhouse Band
  • August 11th: Stone Age Romeos
  • September 8th: Crush 
The following food and dessert trucks will be onsite for the April 14 concert:
  • Fishin' Shrimp,
  • The Flat Drum,
  • Chirba Chirba Dumpling,
  • Tacas Las Gringas,
  • Lawrence & Perry BBQ,
  • The Naked Empanada,
  • VFW Chuck Wagon,
  • Cousins Maine Lobster,
  • Virgil's Jamaica,
  • Lumpy's Ice Cream,
  • Waves Shave Ice, and
  • Cocoa Forte Cheesecakes. 

For all concerts, multiple food trucks and beverage sales will be available as street sales.

W.F. Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 3rd to Tuesday, July 4th at Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road
Fireworks, games, live entertainment and more await you at Wake Forest’s 2023 Independence Day Celebration. This community extravaganza is the Town’s most eagerly anticipated summertime event serving up two days’ worth of free fun and excitement for the entire family.
The festivities get underway with the Fireworks Spectacular on Monday, July 3, inside Husky Stadium on the campus of Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the program begins at 6 p.m.
The Band of Oz, one of the southeast's most popular beach bands, will headline this year’s celebration, followed by an unforgettable 20-minute fireworks display. The fireworks show typically begins around 9:30 p.m.
The Independence Day revelry continues Tuesday, July 4, with the popular Children’s Parade. Area youngsters are invited to hop on their bicycles and be a part of their very own “walking parade.” The lineup begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, near the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St. The procession will get underway at 10:30 a.m.
The Independence Day festivities will conclude at 11 a.m. with Art in the Park. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Woman’s Club, free arts and crafts activities will take place inside the Community House, including the creation of various patriotic-themed crafts for all ages, cupcake decorating and more. Children’s Parade participants are also invited to enjoy Holding Park, located adjacent to the Community House.
Marqueritaville Comes To The Villas.
Friday, August 4th, 5pm - 7pm at Villa Clubhouse lawn
THIS MONTH’s Friday at 5 - Marqueritaville Comes To The Villas
And we also have a food truck - Goodness Grace Us.
A social gathering to meet and chat with fellow residents.
This event will be held outside, weather permitting.
For more information, contact Pat Nemes or Kathee Bailey.
Theatre Group: Wicked (The Play)
Thursday, August 24th, 1:00 pm at Durham Performing Arts Center, 123 Vivian Street, Durham NC
Sunday, June 4th, is the last day to pay for your tickets.
For more information, contact Kathee Bailey.
Friday, October 13th, 4pm - 7pm at Villas Clubhouse
Food provided by our favorite, the VFW Chuck Wagon.
For more information, contact Kathee Bailey.
Villas Holiday Party
Saturday, December 9th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Campbell Lodge, 3237 Spottswood St Raleigh, NC 27615
Specific details are pending.
For more information, contact Kathee Bailey.