11 June 2022
The weather was ideal for the annual Apex Pride Festival Saturday.
There was quite the turnout as people are enjoying the music, food and games.
The organizer told WRAL News there were so many people some vendors actually ran out of food.
This is the second annual Apex Pride Festival held in celebration of our LGBTQ community. The event is organized by the Apex Festival Commission
The Town of Apex said it strives to be a welcoming and diverse community with a sense of belonging for anyone that chooses to live, work, or visit the area.
One attendee, Clair Hammock, said it was important to share this moment with their children
“I think my kids, and I hope a lot of kids these days, I feel like we’re just exposing everything like it’s normal because it is it’s not some thing that needs to be a special conversation,” said Hammock. “We talk about LGBTQ all the time and it’s just a part of books that we read to them. It’s just gonna be normal. It’s not gonna be this weird taboo thing, it’s just life.”
Organizers told WRAL News the turnout was in the thousands.