Whether you’re into art, food, live music, sports, or craft cocktails, Winston-Salem is your ideal spot this summer. Rock out at one of our free outdoor concerts, explore our downtown arts scene, sample our craft beer crawl, or feel the excitement of world-class tennis.
Just look at what you can do:
- Holy Ground Revival: Aug. 2-7, 2021
- Winston-Salem Open: Aug. 21-28, 2021
- Hispanic League Fiesta: Sept. 11, 2021
- Industry Hill Block Party: Sept. 11, 2021
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Celebrate warmer temperatures and brighter days ahead as you wine, dine, shop, and craft beer hop all within our walkable, award-winning downtown.
In our hip and historic city, you’ll discover a mix of arts, food, drinks, and fun around every corner.
As the sun sets, Winston-Salem’s vibrant arts and music scene come alive. Light up the night sipping and savoring while dining at our more than 100 eateries and cool craft breweries downtown. Blend relaxation and exhilaration while exploring the mural-lined streets of the Downtown Arts District, where you’ll find eclectic shops, art galleries, entertainment venues, live music, and much more.
On warm spring and summer evenings, Winston-Salem baseball fans gather to root for the home team—the Winston-Salem Dash—and celebrate life’s simple joys: baseball, hot dogs, and cold beer. A minor-league baseball game at Truist Stadium is a leisurely way to kick back with friends and family while taking in one of the best views of the city skyline.
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Below is a guide to making the most of downtown’s summer happenings:
Batter Up: The Boys are Back in Town
The Winston-Salem Dash return this spring for their 2021 season! 60 home baseball games will be played at Truist Stadium, with the season in full-swing starting Tuesday, May 4. Root for your home team! View the game schedule, and click here for tickets.
Catch live music in the heart of downtown’s Innovation Quarter for Coalpit Live, a free outdoor concert series.
Fun fact: The Coal Pit—now a cool outdoor gathering space—once stored fuel powering the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s factory and warehouses.
- Aug.13: Cowboy Mouth at 7 p.m.
- Sept. 4: Gin Blossoms, Crenshaw Pentecostal, and Clay Howard & the Silver Alerts at 5 p.m.
- Sept. 18: Roosevelt Collier and Marvelous Funkshun (Tribute to Jimi Hendrix) at 7 p.m.
Cobblestone Farmers Market
On Saturday mornings, stock up at Cobblestone Farmers Market. This beloved, producer-only farmers market partners with local vendors to bring fresh products like seasonal vegetables, ethically farmed meats, local dairy, and more to the heart of the city.
Location: 1001 S. Marshall Street (parking lot behind Old Salem Visitor’s Center)
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – noon
DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
On the first Friday of each month from 7-10 p.m., the Downtown Arts District stays open later than usual for the signature event DADA First Friday Gallery Hop. Stroll through shops and galleries with ease as Trade Street closes to traffic, allowing for live music and other activities. Find inspiration in our great “artdoors” by venturing to ARTivity on the Green, a colorful park with bold metal towers and a collaborative mural created by area artists.
Upcoming Gallery Hops:
- Aug. 6 and Sept. 3
Mark your calendars for the return of free outdoor concerts during the Downtown Summer Music Series. The sizzlin’ summer line-up includes jazz music on Fridays and local bands on Saturdays.
- Location: Intersection of Sixth and Liberty Streets
- Hours: Concerts every Saturday night from 7-10 p.m.
- Aug. 7: Phase Band
- Aug. 14: Big Ron Hunter & The Lady Brigade
- Aug. 21: Vagabond Saints’ Society
- Aug. 28: Envision
- Sept. 4: The Ladies Auxiliary
- Location: Corpening Plaza (237 W First Street)
- Hours: Concerts on the following Fridays from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
- Aug. 13: Willie Bradley
- Aug. 27: Jessy J.
Innovation & Cinema
Summertime calls for outdoor movie nights—and there’s no better place to catch a flick than under the stars at Bailey Park. Drinks from Incendiary Brewing, popcorn from a/perture cinema, and fare from local food trucks are available for purchase.
“Doors” open at 7:30 p.m., and showtime is 8:30 p.m. Reserve your seats here.
- Aug. 12: Hidden Figures
- Sept. 16: Black Panther
Find your center in Bailey Park with a free outdoor yoga series held on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. Be sure to reserve your spot on the lawn as there’s a 200-person limit.
Aug. 18 and Sept. 15
Winston Junction Market
In Winston-Salem’s Industry Hill District, don’t miss Winston Junction Market, an innovative makers’ market open one Saturday each month. Winston Junction is a must-visit for local baked goods, wellness products, original woodwork items, live plants, and fresh meats.
Location: 901 N. Trade Street
Dates: Aug. 21
Hours: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.