My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for July 5-8, 2012

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Top Picks for What to Do in Winston-Salem
Weekend of July 5 – July 8, 2012


Top Art Pick:
First Friday Gallery Hop

  • Friday, July 6, 2012, 7-10 pm
  • Downtown Arts District – Trade Street
  • FREE
  • Too many galleries to list, most of which have new exhibits. This gallery hop should be particularly lively, as the streets will be filled with Heavy Rebel Weekender street rods and attendees.

Top Festival Pick:
Heavy Rebel Weekender

  • Thursday-Sunday, July 6-8, 2012
  • Millennium Center – Trade Street, Winston-Salem
  • Tickets: 1-day pass $35; 3-day pass $80/adv, $90/door
  • Car show registration: Free with ticket or $10 for just the car show.
  • The streets of the Downtown Arts District fill with vendors and a street rod car show, while the Millennium Center hosts four stages with 90 bands. From Rockabilly to Punk music, guitar contests and slap off bass contest, mud wrestling and the retro people watching is great!

Top Music Pick:
Summer on Trade
with Kelly & the Cowboys

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012 7-10 pm
  • Trade Street, Winston-Salem
  • FREE
  • The Downtown Summer Music Series featuring Kelly & the Cowboys, a classic Country music band. Lawn chairs welcome.

Top Outdoor Pick:
Cobblestone Farmer's Market
at Old Salem

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012, 9 am – noon
  • Old Salem
  • Fresh local produce and baked goods from over 20 mostly organic farmers and vendors with verified sustainable practices set up in the historic setting of Old Salem. Cash and checks accepted. ATM available.

Top Sports Pick:
Tennis on Fourth Street

  • Sunday, July 8, 2012, 8:30 am
  • a/perture cinema
  • 311 West Fourth St., Winston-Salem, NC
  • a/perture cinema and the Winston-Salem Open host this special event with tennis in the street! Traditional English breakfast items will be available from Camino Bakery at 8:30 am. Then watch the live broadcast of the Gentleman's Singles Final of Wimbledon, starting at 9:00 am. There will also be tennis games and other activities in the streets (4th Street will be closed in front of a/perture for the morning).

Top Wine Pick:
Raylen Full Moon Festival

  • Saturday, July 7, 2012, 5-9 pm
  • Raylen Vineyards
  • Admission: $10 per person
  • At Raylen's only night festival, howl at the full moon with live music by Vagabond Saints Society as they perform covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Photo ops with a rescued wolf from Full Moon Farm. Food available for purchase from Full Moon Oyster Bar. Admission includes a wine tasting and a souvenir glass. Lawn chairs welcome but please leave pets and coolers at home.
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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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