Spring Into Action

Let's Get Out And Celebrate Spring Around Town

by Anna Bolton // April - May - June 2022

The Town of Wake Forest is excited to offer a full calendar of events over the next several months guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step! After two years of hosting fewer events due to COVID, we’re gearing up for a full season of Friday Night on White, Six Sundays in Spring, and Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park, plus several other favorites you and your family won’t want to miss.

Joshua Lozoff – Life is Magic

The Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts (405 S. Brooks Street) presents Joshua Lozoff’s “Life is Magic” on Friday, April 1, at 7:00 PM. Joshua’s stage show combines amazing illusions with mental feats that will amaze and entertain the entire family. The show is highly interactive, and Joshua always makes good on his promise to treat every participant with respect, creating moments of joy and amazement that last long after the evening is over. Joshua’s performance is an Arts for All program supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. Admission is free. The show will have festival seating, so plan to arrive early. For more information, visit wakeforestrencen.org.

Friday Night on White

Friday Night on White (FNOW) returns to S. White Street in historic downtown Wake Forest on April 8 with The Magic Pipers. The 2022 series continues May 13 with Sleeping Booty, June 10 with Soul Psychedelique, July 15 with Love Tribe, August 12 with The Brickhouse Band, and September 9 with Crush. These concerts get underway at 6:00 PM and conclude at 9:00 PM. While you’re enjoying the music, be sure to visit sponsor exhibits and enjoy delicious food at downtown’s outstanding dining establishments or from several food trucks that will be on-site. A special thank you to the Grand Sponsor, White Street Brewing Co., for their continued support. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Friday Night on White.”

Easter Egg Hunt

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department will host its annual Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 9. Presented by Primrose School of Heritage Wake Forest and Bumgarner & Martin Orthodontics, the festivities will take place at E. Carroll Joyner Park, (701 Harris Road), beginning at 10:00 AM. PRCR will offer several egg hunts for children of different ages, along with an Egg-ceptional Egg Hunt for children with disabilities. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Egg Hunt.”

S-O-L-E Defined

The Renaissance Centre will host a performance by S-O-L-E Defined on Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 PM. S-O-L-E Defined is the Washington Metro area’s leading arts organization specializing in percussive dance – using the body as an instrument to create musical expression. Showcasing advanced styles such as tap, stepping, body percussion, sand dance, and gumboot, this BIPOC-led company infuses powerful skills to delight and inspire audiences. For more information, visit wakeforestrencen.org.

Six Sundays in Spring

Pack a picnic, grab your lawn chairs, and get ready for some foot-tapping, finger-snapping good times. The 2022 Six Sundays in Spring concert series takes place at Joyner Park and is scheduled from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM on consecutive Sundays from April 24 through May 29. Co-sponsored by the PRCR Department and ARTS Wake Forest, these free outdoor concerts offer something for all music lovers. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase or feel free to bring your own. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Six Sundays.”

STEM Saturday

Area middle school and high school students and their parents are invited to Wake Forest’s STEM Saturday on April 30. Presented by the Wake Forest Wireless Research Center, this free family event is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Joyner Park Community Center. Designed to expose students to a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career options, STEM Saturday will feature STEM-related exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on learning activities. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “STEM.”

Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park

The PRCR Department is delighted to offer Family Movie Nights at Joyner Park on the following Saturdays: May 21 (Trolls World Tour), June 18 (Secret Life of Pets 2), July 23 (Little Mermaid), and August 6 (Shang Chi). Family Movie Nights will also in-clude movie-related pre-show activities beginning at 7:15 PM. Showtime is 8:30 PM and admission is free. Assorted food vendors will be on-site selling snacks and beverages. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Movie Nights.”

National Trails Day

The Recreation Advisory Board will host National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, at Joyner Park. Presented by Burn Boot Camp Wake Forest, this family-friendly event will include a timed 5K/3K walk/run race for children and adults. Check-in on the day of the event starts at 7:00 AM, and the race begins at 8:00 AM. Funds raised through race entry fees will be used to support the maintenance of current greenways and the development of new ones throughout Wake Forest. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Trails Day.”

Stay Connected!

Always be the first to know about Town of Wake Forest announcements, programs, and special events by signing up for E-Notifier, downloading the Town app, visiting the Wake Forest website, and/or following the Town on social media @TownofWakeForest. For complete details, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Communications.”

Anna Bolton

Communication Specialist with the Town of Wake Forest. To learn more about town events, sponsorship opportunities, and how you can be involved, contact Anna.