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Forsyth Creek Week

Peter's Creek scene

Forsyth Creek Week is held each Spring. From Peter’s Creek, to Silas Creek, many smaller creeks and the mighty Yadkin River, Forsyth County is blessed with abundant waterways and wildlife. Organized by the City of Winston-Salem, the event offers educational activities, hands-on workshops, photo contests, cleanups, book discussions and more fun activities to “discover, explore and help” our Forsyth waterways…

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The Big Eat: Great Food At Great Prices

The patio outside at Hutch and Harris

The Big Eat is an annual downtown event held on Tuesday nights in January and February during which participating restaurants offer special dishes at 50% off. It is a great opportunity to try a new restaurant and mix up your usual dining experience. This might make Tuesdays the new date night, at least through February…

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Merlefest: A NC Folk Music Tradition

Scythian playing on stage: Merlefest

Merlefest is an annual four-day traditional and contemporary roots music festival featuring bluegrass, folk and Appalachian roots music from across the country. Happening in late-April ever year, the festival takes place on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina…

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History Of The Moravian Star

Moravian Star Salem Bridge

I love the first signs of Christmas in Winston-Salem, NC, when Moravian stars light up porches and line the streets of downtown and the giant, 31-foot Moravian star atop the tower of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center shines like a beacon. Ever wonder about the origins of the star?

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Winston-Salem Leaf Pickup Schedule 2019

Raking Fall Leaves

Collection is performed in three rounds by city quadrant in a clockwise direction beginning in the southern quadrant of Winston-Salem, west of U.S. 52 and south of I-40. Collection will then proceed clockwise each week by quadrant and continue until the leaf trucks have made three passes through each quadrant…

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UNC School Of The Arts “The Nutcracker”

The Nutcracker Snow

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) production of The Nutcracker is an eagerly anticipated Winston-Salem holiday tradition. Now in its 49th year, this professional-caliber production of Tchaikovsky’s world-famous The Nutcracker ballet draws around 10,000 people annually to the streets of downtown and to UNCSA’s Stevens Center…

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Fall Foliage In North Carolina

Blue Ridge Parkway Fall Foliage

North Carolina offers stunning fall foliage and color from the first weeks of October through early November. The annual show of vibrant reds, orange and gold begins in the higher elevations, such as Mount Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain, and works its way down the mountains, to the foothills and then the Piedmont. Read our forecast for this year’s fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show…

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City Beverage Wine And Beer Tent Sales

City Beverage

Don’t miss the City Beverage Semi-Annual Tent Sale every Spring and Fall on Burke Street in Winston-Salem. Enjoy the wine tastings and take home your favorites. Hundreds of wines and beers will be available by the case. The event starts at 9 a.m., but many arrive early for the best selection…

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