Community Events


There's always something fun going on in the greater Winston-Salem area. This diverse and dynamic community has so much to offer, from its annual holiday celebrations to its many arts & culture festivals. Find your fun in this exciting area, and let us know what we can do to help make your Winston-Salem experience a dream come true.

Annual Clam Chowder Cook-off

Four guest clam chowder cooks will compete at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. Participants enjoy a tasting-sized portion of each of the four chowders and then vote for their favorite. In addition to clam chowder, the event will host a cornbread taste-off. Proceeds help support the operations of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum.

WHERE: North Carolina Maritime Museum - Beaufort, NC

WHEN: January

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Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival

The Arts of the Pamlico (AOP), East Carolina Wildfowl Guild and the Washington Tourism Development Authority present the Annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival in downtown Washington, NC from February 7 - 9, 2019.

WHERE: Washington Civic Center - Washington, NC

WHEN: February

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Catawba Valley Pottery and Antique Festival

March 22, 2019 7:00 pm-10:00 pm The cost per ticket are $45.00 each which includes admission into the Saturday festival day as well.

WHERE: Hickory Metro Convenstion Center - Hickory, NC

WHEN: March

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Annual Railroad Expo

Annual NC Railroad Expo at the Hickory NC Metro & Convention Center. Many dealers comment that this show is one of the **BEST** on the train show circuit. All proceeds from the show benefit the museum and restoration efforts of the Alexander Chapter- National Railway Historical Society.

WHERE: Hickory NC Metro and Convention Center - Hickory, NC

WHEN: April

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Annual Gears and Guitars Festival

Come out and celebrate everything music with nightly concerts featuring four-time Grammy Award Winner Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, food trucks, and more.

WHERE: Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter - Winston Salem, NC


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Twin City Ribfest

Celebrate everything barbecue at the 14th annual Twin City Ribfest. Taste local food, sample gourmet drinks, and take in awesome performances.


Phone: (919) 451-2104

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Independence Day Celebration and Bike Parade

WHERE: Kaleideum Downtown - Winston-Salem

WHEN: July 4th

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Hickory American Legion Fair

Please check the website for the each day's schedule.

WHERE: American Legion Fairgrounds - Hickory, NC

WHEN: August - September

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Dixie Classic Fair

Celebrate the 2nd largest agricultural fair in NC for 10 days with rides, games, food, exhibits, and so much more.

WHERE: 421 W 27th Street, Winston-Salem, NC

WHEN: October

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Tanglewood Park Festival of Lights

Come explore how Tanglewood Park transform into a winter wonderland with over a million Christmas lights.

WHERE: 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC

WHEN: November

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The Nutcracker

UNCSA and the American Ballet Theatre will perform The Nutcracker together for a breathtaking performance you do not want to miss out on.

WHERE: 533 South Main St, Winston-Salem, NC

WHEN: December

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