What's Happening in the Winston-Salem, NC and Triad Area, Since 2010

Events

From the weekly Weekend Roundup to the annual Twin City Santa Christmas dance party, we’ve got you covered when it comes to Winston-Salem events.

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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UNCSA The Nutcracker Review

The Nutcracker Snow

The UNC School of the Arts “The Nutcracker” is a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition for many Winston-Salem families, ours included.  The dazzling production offers exquisite artistry in dancing, elaborate costumes, set design and Tchaikovsky’s rich musical score and is a joy for all ages. Beyond the fantastic ballet performances and magical music, the production includes falling snow, rolling fog, and a magical light show of a Christmas tree that grows enormous right before your eyes. Read our review of this year’s production…

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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 2015 fall color and when you should visit different spots to see the best fall color show…

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ATP Tennis Returns to Winston-Salem

Winston Salem Open Tennis 2015 at night Tsonga

2018 marks the eighth year for the internationally known ATP tennis tournament, The Winston-Salem Open! This year it will be August 18-25, 2018, at the recently renovated grounds of Wake Forest University’s tennis facility. Ticket sales are expected to start in June 2018…

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Dixie Classic Fair

Fall is in the air, and so are fireworks and the smell of funnel cakes at the Dixie Classic Fair. Get yourfill of rides, exhibits, animals and fair food September 29 – October 8, 2017. The Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, NC is the second largest agricultural fair in the state. Ferris wheels, fun rides and furry friends abound! Enjoy live entertainment, fried foods on a stick (are you up for trying fried butter or a Krispy Kreme burger?), blue ribbon entries, tractor pulls, fun rides and more all at the Dixie Classic Fair. What do you enjoy most about the fair? Post in the comments below!…

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Kids Summer Movies: 2017 Schedule

The Grand Theatre Summer Kids Movies

It’s summer! And although that means more time outdoors and at the pool, the Kids’ Summer Movie series at local cinemas is great for rainy days and days you just need an affordable break from the heat all the activity. Find below a listing of participating Winston-Salem cinemas with prices, show times and movies playing with ratings…

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Merlefest

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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RiverRun Film Festival: Insider Tips

As the City of Arts & Innovation, Winston-Salem is the proud home of the RiverRun International Film Festival, an 11-day event that shines as one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The annual RiverRun Film Fest is held every April…

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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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