Winston Salem Visitor Guide - 2018 - 12
NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL
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WINSTON-SALEM'S 2018 FESTIVALS & EVENTS
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: FEBRUARY
Celebrate the contributions of African-American citizens with
interactive tours, educational panels, artist exhibitions, and much
more. Request a copy of Visit Winston-Salem's African-American
Arts & Culture Guide online.
NC BEER MONTH: APRIL
Drink in special events including Foothills Brewing's HopSwap Half &
5K, beermaker dinners, and limited-edition craft brew releases.
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE: APRIL 1
The 246th Moravian Easter Sunrise Service at God's Acre in Old
Salem is one of the nation's largest and longest-running Easter
RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: APRIL 19 - 29
This Academy Award-qualifying film festival screens more than
150 films representing dozens of countries around the world.
Several of the Moravian brass band
members have been performing in
the Easter Sunrise Service for more
than 70 years.
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NC WINE FESTIVAL: MAY 26
North Carolina's largest wine festival draws thousands to
Tanglewood Park, just 15 minutes from downtown.
SALUTE! THE NC WINE CELEBRATION: JUNE 2
The unofficial kickoff to summer, Salute! The North Carolina Wine
Celebration uncorks in downtown Winston-Salem.
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: JUNE 16
Hosted at Bailey Park in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, this
celebration of African-American traditions and freedom features
music, dance, food, and arts and crafts.
INDEPENDENCE DAY IN OLD SALEM: JULY 4
Old Salem presents an annual naturalization ceremony, 1830s
Independence Day traditions, and a study of African-Americans
and their role in the Revolutionary War.
WINSTON-SALEM OPEN: AUGUST 18 - 25
The Winston-Salem Open brings in some of the world's top
tennis players to compete for a championship title.
BOOKMARKS FESTIVAL OF BOOKS & AUTHORS:
SEPTEMBER 6 - 9
The largest book-and-author festival in the Carolinas hosts more
than 40 national best-selling authors, Eat & Greet events, and