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 PTI Run on the Runway

Benefitting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, Greensboro Urban Ministry and Open Door Ministries, this 5k/10k run takes place on the airport's 9,000 foot runway.

WHERE: Piedmont Triad International Airport

WHEN: March 30th

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RiverRun International Film Festival

This fast-growing, 11-day film festival has been celebrating for over 20 years. RiverRun features a diverse collection of over 170 films from over 45 countries. Discover what is playing, the festival schedule, and other special events happening at RiverRun.

WHERE: Variety of Venues throughout Winston-Salem

WHEN: March 26th - April 15th

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Annual North Carolina Wine Festival

Come out to the largest wine festival in North Carolina and enjoy tastings from wineries, delicious food, beautiful art, and live music.

WHERE: Tanglewood Park, Winston Salem


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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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Texas Pete Spirits of Summer

Wake up your taste buds! Explore all that local winemakers, craft brewmasters, and chefs have to offer while enjoying live music and learning how to pair foods and drinks.

WHERE: Downtown Winston Salem, NC

WHEN: June

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Independence Day Celebration and Bike Parade

WHERE: Kaleideum Downtown - Winston-Salem

WHEN: July 4th

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Piedmont's Craftsmen's Fair

This event has been taking place for over 50 years! Bringing together over 100 artisans from across the southeastern U.S., this fair offers finest handmade goods.

WHERE: Winston Salem, NC

WHEN: September 5th - 28th

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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 4th - 15th

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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 15th - January 1st

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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 13th - 22nd

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