My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup For July 13-15, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of July 13-15, 2012


Top Cultural Pick:
Strong Sun Pow Wow

  • Friday, July 13-Sunday, July 15
  • Tanglewood Park Amphitheater, Clemmons, NC
  • Admission: Kids under 4 Free; Kids 5 & up $4; Adults $7; Veterans & Seniors FREE; Concert at the Red Barn $10
  • This Native American Intertribal event will feature dancers in regalia, pow wow drums, Native American crafts, demonstrations and a birds of prey exhibit. There will be a special focus on children's activities on Friday. Sunday, July 15th at 6:30 pm there will be a concert at the Red Barn (admission $10) by John Sarantos, famous flute player, Appalachian music with Native American influences, storytellers and more. Gates open at 9:30 am Friday & Saturday and close at 8pm; open Sunday from noon to 5:30 pm.

Top Family Pick:
Krispy Kreme 75th Birthday Weekend

  • Friday, July 13, 7-10 pm: Krispy Kreme Block Party & Glaze the Nation Tour Stop at Trade Street & 6th Street
  • Saturday, July 14, 9 am-noon: Family Fan Fest at Old Salem
  • FREE with Hot Glazed Doughnuts at every event!
  • Come out and celebrate the Krispy Kreme doughnut in this fun-filled, family weekend of fun! At 10 am on Saturday, a permanent Krispy Kreme marker will be dedicated in Old Salem to commemorate the location of the first Krispy Kreme doughnut shop.

Top Charity Pick:
The Shalom Project: Big Chill IV
(& Ice Cream!)

  • Sunday, July 15, 3-6 PM
  • Grace Court Park, Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • Adults $5, children $3
  • Touted as "Winston-Salem's biggest ice cream party", this event serves up homemade ice cream for a cause which clothes, feeds and tutors the needy in Winston-Salem. The event features local celebrities "sitting on ice", as well as live music by Big Ron Hunter, The Ken Rhodes Trio, and Wurlitzer Prize.

Top Outdoor Pick:
Bethania Butterfly Expedition

  • Saturday, July 14, 10 am
  • Historic Bethania Visitor Center
  • 5393 Ham Horton Lane (corner of Bethania Rd & Main St, Bethania)
  • Dr. Ken Bridle will lead hikers through fields and along the creek in a search for native butterflies that frequent the area. Call 336-691-0088 for more info.
Top Wine Pick:
Graylyn's Pour Du Jour Tour
  • Sunday, July 15, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Graylyn Estate
  • Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • $20 per person
  • Call for Reservations: 336-758-2425
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Graylyn Estate, two glass of Graylyn wine and a cheese and fruit reception.
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About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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