The second annual Beach Night on White, a free event presented by Wake Forest Downtown, Inc.(WFD), is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, 2016, along South White Street in historic downtown Wake Forest.
Jim Quick & Coastline band is the featured entertainment, playing beach music and other popular sounds at 5 p.m. New this year is a beer garden hosted by the Wakefield Rotary Club of Wake Forest offering domestic and craft beer, wine and bottled water from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
No coolers or open containers will be allowed in the streets during Beach Night. A portion of White Street will be closed to traffic to allow for the crowd to fill the street. Last year more than 9,000 people attended the event.
“There’s no better place to enjoy the end of summer with free beach music from a top Carolina coast band,” said Carter Harrell, WFD chair. “We’ll have everything but the sand!”
Downtown Wake Forest stores, restaurants, art galleries and other shops will be open late and a variety of food trucks will be lined up along Owen Street beginning at 5 p.m.
WFD, a non-profit organization of business owners, property owners and community volunteers, organizes the event. Sponsors of Beach Night on White are Ronnie White Towing & Tires, Ted Wilder State Farm Insurance and Walmart.
Proceeds from the Wakefield Rotary Club’s Beer Garden will benefit the Wake Forest Boys and Girls Club, Kerr YMCA Camp High Hopes and the Wake Forest Chamber Youth Leadership program.