5 Fun Things to Do in Wake Forest this Summer

With a change of season comes a revitalized calendar of events, so we wanted to prepare you with a rundown of all the fun things to do in Wake Forest this summer! On the one hand, the hot summer days can drag on, and you may run out of entertainment options for your kids sooner than expected. On the other hand, keeping track of the end of the school year, summer vacations, and seasonal celebrations can be overwhelming. No matter which situation you and your family find yourselves in, we’re listing out some important dates so you can mark your calendar now and not miss out on any of the fun things to do in Wake Forest this summer.

Events this Spring 

May Month of Fitness

While technically, this event takes place in the spring, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to let you know that it is currently the Month of Fitness in Wake Forest! Hosted by the Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department, the May Month of Fitness provides a free outdoor fitness series each week in May. This free event is open to area residents of all ages; each class will be offered on its respective night from 6:30–7:30 pm at the E. Carroll Joyner Park Amphitheater. From dance-based workouts to yoga and boot camp, you’re sure to find a fitness class for each member of your family.

Things to Do in Wake Forest this Summer

Family Movie Nights

The PRCR is continuing the family fun all summer long by providing a family movie night, held on one Saturday evening each month this summer. The first screening is set for Saturday, May 21, in Joyner Park at 8:30 pm. Arrive early to secure your spot and enjoy movie-related pre-show activities beginning at 7:15 pm. These events are free and open to the public, but smoking, alcohol, and unleashed pets are prohibited.

Juneteenth Celebration

Commemorate the historic ending of US slavery by attending the 2022 Juneteenth Celebration held on Saturday, June 18. The event will begin with a Freedom Walk that begins and ends at The Dubois Center, 518 N. Franklin St. After the walk, enjoy live music, food, and activities, and discuss this important historical event.

Friday Night on White

If you haven’t attended a Friday Night on White event, add it to your calendar! This fun concert series held on South White Street in downtown Wake Forest features a new band each month as well as food vendors and other fun festivities. Please refer to the Town of Wake Forest website for more information, regulations, and helpful tips. 

Fourth of July Celebration

One of the summer’s biggest events, Wake Forest’s Fourth of July Celebration, has to be broken into two days! Sunday, July 3, kicks off the celebration with a fireworks spectacular, and on the Fourth, the whole family can enjoy a children’s parade and an Arts in the Park event. The best part? All of the events are totally free! For times and locations, check out the event online.

Concerts in the Park

Wrap up the summer by attending one or both of the free concerts at Joyner Park in September. Enjoy food and refreshments for purchase, or pack a picnic and enjoy live music starting at 5 pm on both September 4 and September 11. Stay up to date on the latest details by checking out the Town of Wake Forest website.

There are so many fun things to do in Wake Forest this summer! No matter what your family is interested in, our team wishes you a happy and safe summer season. The time off from school is also a great time to get your child in for a check-up, so contact us to request an appointment today! Wake Forest Pediatrics is here for you to help keep your family healthy so you can partake in all of the fun things to do in Wake Forest this summer. 

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