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On Saturday, September 14, another annual tradition returns to Knightdale Station Park. However, this year, this event that is themed for the children, introduces a second “session.” Starting at 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., will be the Knightdale Arts and Education Fest. This years’ event is sponsored by Preston Development Company and consequently, the festival then will continue for a live concert, also at Knightdale Station Park. This second “Session” will begin at 5:30 p.m. and wrap up at 9:00 p.m.

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The Festival on Sept. 14 will feature the popular food trucks returning to Knightdale Station Park.

All About the Kids at Knightdale Arts and Education Festival

The 10 o’clock start for the Knightdale Arts and Education Fest will see “business as usual” for the event once called “K-Fest.”

This will include many of the events and features synonymous with the Knightdale Arts and Education Fest. Among the activities, the children (and adults), will enjoy will be the following.

  • Local Vendors
  • Food Trucks
  • Inflatables
  • Student Art Displays
  • Interactive Art
  • Live Local Performers
  • School Supplies for the Kids

All About Collaborating at Knightdale Arts and Education Fest

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As depicted on the child’s backpack, the event formerly known as K-Fest lives on. It will continue the tradition on September 14 with educational fun and school supplies for the kids.

As in the years’ previous, the Knightdale Arts and Education Fest is focused on an interactive, learning experience for the children. The vendors on hand will have different educational, fun activities and exercises for them to partake in. Likewise, the children’s personal artwork will be on display and in a tradition of the event, there will be school supplies for the kids to take with them for the new 2019-20 school year ahead.

The mission statement of the annual festival remains the same as it was with prior festivals. It is as follows.

“Understanding that education is the pathway to success, the mission of the Knightdale Education Fest is to connect community members with local non-profits, educational, wellness and cultural arts opportunities they may not otherwise be exposed to. This collaborative effort of community partners plays an important role in strengthening the educational component in Knightdale and Eastern Wake County.”

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The evening portion of the Festival will feature members of Rick James’ Original Stone City Band.

Its All About the Music at “Session Two” with Rick James’ Stone City Band

In a new twist, this years’ festival will have a “second act” that kicks off at 5:30 p.m. in Knightdale Station Park. It will feature two live musical performances that are sure to have the crowd on their feet and dancing.

The opening act will be Slave featuring Elivs and Cynthia Jones, however, the headliner is one sure to have those in attendance “super freaky” and excited.

That’s right, the headlining band for the Festival; will be Rick James’ Stone City Band. This is the original backing band of the legendary, rock star who passed away in September of 2004. The Stone City Band were the force behind such  70’s and 80’s classics as ” You and I,” and “Super Freak.”

The Knightdale Arts and Education Fest will as always take place at Knightdale Station Park.  In addition to Preston Development Company, the event has several other sponsors. These include Parkway Properties, Duke Energy, and UNC Rex Health Care. For more information on the event, visit knightdalenc.gov.

 

Photo Credit: Town of Knightdale

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Continuing our series in support of your search for New Homes in Knightdale NC, we will focus on family. With countless great events hosted on-site weekly, the Knightdale Station new home community is a perfect fit for all ages. Thus, it was no big surprise that Knightdale was named by the National Council for Home Safety and Security recently among their 2019 Safest Cities in NC.

Knightdale Ranks among Safest Cities in NC

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The friendly relationship between the Knightdale Police Department and members of the local community of all ages through events like “Psyched about Bikes” helps teach bike safety. Likewise, these type of events has helped keep the town among the Safest Cities in NC.

The annual poll by the experts at the NCHSS certainly supports your choice to seek New Homes in Knightdale. In landing among the top 15 Safest Cities in NC, Knightdale scored high in several key areas. This included a very low crime rate and one of the top scores in family-friendly amenities and events. Knightdale’s high overall safety and amenities scores across the board placed it 11th out of all cities and towns statewide among the Safest Cities in NC.

The Top 15 Safest Cities in NC for 2019

  1. Elon
  2. Pinehurst
  3. Holly Springs
  4. Archdale
  5. Apex
  6. Waxhaw
  7. Mount Holly
  8. Stallings
  9. Davidson
  10. Cary
  11. Knightdale
  12. Clayton
  13. Boone
  14. Fuquay-Varina
  15. Wake Forest

To view the entire listing and more details on the process in naming the 2019 Safest Cities in NC, visit alarms.org.

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The summertime events at Knightdale Station Park, such as the”Fourth on 1st” Independence Day Celebration always draws a big crowd.

Events at Knightdale Station Helping to Draw Interest in New Homes in Knightdale

More support for looking for New Homes in Knightdale is the great variety of Events at Knightdale Station. Just as detailed by the NCHSS in its Safest Cities in NC rankings, these family themed events in Knightdale are plentiful and your entire crew, both young and old a safe and fun way to spend your free time. Whether holiday-themed or just one of the town’s own creations, the Events at Knightdale Station offer variety and occur often.

The Calendar is Full with Youth Events in Knightdale…at the Station!

Knightdale Station Park is situated directly in the Knightdale Station new home community. The park hosts Youth Events in Knightdale throughout the year. Many of these events are holiday-based, while some are just for fun!

The traditions that have been built with the annual Youth Events in Knightdale include:

With all of these great things happening right on site at Knightdale Station, it’s no wonder you’ve opted to search New Homes in Knightdale for your family. For more information on New Homes in Knightdale NC at Knightdale Station, visit knightdalestation.com.

(Photo Credits- Town of Knightdale)

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Knightdale Station boasts some of the most intriguing on-site amenities of any new home community in the area. Regardless of age from children to seniors, the Town of Knightdale also continues to give residents great new options too. This has been very evident of late, given several Knightdale Grand Openings in recent weeks.

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The new tennis and pickle ball courts opened last week at Harper Park in Knightdale. In addition, a new concessions and restrooms facility is now open as well.

Knightdale Grand Openings at Harper Park: Tennis or Pickleball Anyone???

Initially proposed in July of 2018, this past week saw the Knightdale Grand Openings of both new tennis and pickleball courts at Harper Park. Located at 209 Main Street in Knightdale, the Harper Park improvements are being met with great enthusiasm by town residents.

In addition to the new courts, there are several other new upgrades at the park.

All New Facilities and Improvements Completed and Opened at last weeks Knightdale Grand Openings.

  • Two new regulation-size tennis courts
  • Two resurfaced regulation-sized tennis courts
  • Two new pickleball courts
  • An asphalt extension to the existing parking lot
  • A new concessions and restrooms building
  • All new lighting for all the new and resurfaced courts
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Pictured is an overhead shot of the new Knightdale Splash Park at Knightdale Station Park.

A New Way to Beat the Summer Heat…at the Station

In addition to the Knightdale Grand Openings at Harper Park, children and adults alike were more than ready to cool off at the new Splash Park.

An idea first touched upon in 2016 and finally put into motion in the Fall of 2018, the Splash Park is located in Knightdale Station Park. This was a highly anticipated opening and with the temperatures above 90 degrees, residents came out in force to cool off at “the Station’s” newest amenity.

What is Next For The Town That Keeps Climbing

It is undeniable that both the town of Knightdale and Knightdale Station community offers up incredible amenities to its residents. With these recent additions being the latest in an array of outdoor living options, it would seem safe to say this may only just be the beginning of the town’s continued active lifestyle improvements.

For more information on the new facilities at Harper Park, visit knightdalenc.gov. To see in detail the history of the new Knightdale Splash Park, visit knightdalestation.com.

Photo Credit: Town of Knightdale