Things to Do and See

Downtown dining

Shopping & Dining

Spend an afternoon or evening exploring the shops and enjoying the restaurants and cafes in downtown Holly Springs. 

International Food Festival

Holly Springs Cultural Center

Southwestern Wake County's home for theater, dance, music and more, the Holly Springs Cultural Center hosts a variety of events, programs and classes throughout the year. Drop by to view art exhibits in the lobby and hallways. In summer, a series of free outdoor concerts is held on the lawn near the outdoor stage. More information about the Cultural Center>>


Holly Springs Community Library

The Wake County library is located in the same building as the town's Cultural Center. The library holds events throughout the year. More information about the library>>

Farmers Market

Holly Springs Farmers Market

Located along Ballentine Street beside the Cultural Center, the town farmers market is more than just a place to meet local farmers and buy fresh produce. Enjoy live music and special events throughout the season (food truck rodeos, shred-a-thons, cooking demonstrations). More information about the Farmers Market>>

a birds eye view of the hunt center gym with various equipment types

W.E. Hunt Recreation Center

Located next to Womble Park's synthetic turf fields, the Hunt Center includes a fitness center, elevated track, gymnasium, game room and more. Use of the track and game room is free. More information about the Hunt Center>>


Historic Cemetery, Homes, and Spring

Downtown Holly Springs includes homes with histories. Follow a short public trail that begins near the Leslie-Alford-Mims house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, to a freshwater spring once used to supply the home with water. The Holly Springs Cemetery holds the graves of some of the town's founding families. 

Mims Park

Mims Park

Enjoy a quiet run or hike on this historic property! Mims Park is a 17-acre wooded site with rolling hills, natural springs, and the historic gravesite of Town founder G.B. Alford. Get a close-up view of the property’s different natural plant communities and habitat zones on a hard-surface route from W Earp St to the natural springs. Up for a topographical challenge? Check out the 0.8-mile natural surface loop trail! With two trailheads, abundant parking is available at the nearby Cultural Center and Town Hall parking lots and along W. Ballentine Street.

Utley Creek Greenway

Utley Creek Greenway

Take a stroll on this paved greenway that connects west and east Holly Springs, using a pedestrian tunnel under N.C. 55. The greenway travels from Ballentine Street to the Morgan Park neighborhood. 


Festivals and Special Events

Throughout the year, downtown Holly Springs is a destination for festivals and special events, including the annual Happy Holly Days Parade along Main Street.