Forsyth Creek Week

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From Peter’s Creek to Silas Creek, many smaller creeks, and the mighty Yadkin River, Forsyth County is blessed with abundant waterways and wildlife. Learn more about them in fun ways during Forsyth Creek Week.

It will be held this year on March 16-24, 2024.

Brown dog enjoying the creek standing in water in Winston-Salem.
This adorable dog is enjoying one of our pristine creeks with her owner.
Photo by Michelle Schenker for, © Cover Story Media 2024

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.


There are many activities planned for kids, teens, and families including bike rides, bird walks, scavenger hunt, films, fishing, hands on activities, trivia night, boater safety course, speakers, rain garden workshops, teacher and school workshops, stormwater solutions, medicine drops, creek cleanups, a planting party, a team bass tournament, a photo contest and more.  To join in the Creek Week fun and for more information, visit the Forsyth Creek Week page and see the extensive lists of activities and events taking place throughout the week.

Great American Cleanup

Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup Logo

Creek Week activities include The Great American Cleanup on Saturday, March 23, from 9 am-noon in neighborhoods across Winston-Salem and Clemmons. Individuals and groups can volunteer to help clean up our local waterways and neighborhoods. The City of Winston-Salem will provide cleanup supplies and lunch for those registered.

Dates may vary from location to location and you will want to register. Read more details on the local cleanup events here.

Enjoy More Outdoor Activities

Salem Lake is one of Winston Salem’s beautiful waterways and one to be explored during Creek Week. It is also one of our amazing parks here in the city. Get in touch with nature at our many Winston-Salem parks that offer nature walks, bike riding, and outdoor fun.

What activities do you participate in during Forsyth Creek Week? Tell us in the comments.

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