Winston-Salem Summer Bucket List

Winston-Salem Summer Bucket List!
No matter what you do this Summer, we hope you get out and EXPLORE our great city. Be sure to tag us in your pictures on social media and subscribe to our newsletter for weekend events!


Attend an Outdoor Movie


Attend a Summer Music Shindihg at The Ramkat

Can’t make it to one of these? Head to one of Ramkat’s many concerts this summer! Check out their full calendar here!


Attend a Downtown Music Concert

Downtown Jazz:

All Concerts will be held at Corpening Plaza at 237 W. 1st Street from 6:30 – 9:30 PM

2021 Downtown Jazz Schedule:

  • July 9- Terence Young
  • July 23- John Dillard Featuring Gena Chambers
  • July 30- Brian Simpson
  • August 13- Willie Bradley
  • August 27- Jessie J


Summer on Liberty:

All Concerts will be held at the intersection of 6th & Liberty Streets from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.

2021 Summer on Liberty Schedule:

  • July 3 – Karon Click & The Hot Licks
  • July 10 – West End Mambo
  • July 17 – Smitty & The JumpStarters
  • July 24 – OSP Band
  • July 31 – “B” String Allstars
  • August 7 – Phase Band
  • August 14 – Big Ron Hunter & The Lady Brigade
  • August 21 – Vagabond Saints’ Society
  • August 28 – Envision
  • September 4 – The Ladies Auxiliary


Head to a Winery

Check out our guide to Vineyards and Wineries within 30 minutes of downtown!


Sunset Salutations at Bailey Park

  • June 16: Neil from Lotus Yoga Academy
  • July 21: Ashley from 2B Yoga
  • August 18: Chloe from Lotus Yoga Academy
  • September 15: Neil from Lotus Yoga Academy
  • October 20: Ashley from 2B Yoga

Reserve your spot here!


Attend a Coal Pit Concert


Watch a Dash or Disco Turkey Baseball Game

Fri, Jun 4 vs Martinsville Ponies, 8 pm

Sat, Jun 5 vs Martinsville Ponies, 8 pm

Sun, Jun 6 vs Statesville Owls, 3 pm

Wed, Jun 23 vs Catawba Valley Stars, 11 am

Thu, Jun 24 vs Martinsville Ponies, 5:35 pm

Fri, Jun 25 vs Greensboro Monarchs, 5:35 pm

Sat, Jun 26 vs Boone Bigfoots, 5:35 pm

Sun, Jun 27 vs Greensboro Monarchs, 2 pm

Thu, Jul 1 vs Statesville Owls, 5:35 pm

Fri, Jul 2 vs Boone Bigfoots, 5:35 pm

Sat, Jul 3 vs Greensboro Monarchs, TBA

Sun, Jul 4 vs High Point-Thomasville Locos, 2 pm

Fri, Jul 16 vs High Point-Thomasville Locos, 5:35 pm

Sat, Jul 17 vs Greensboro Monarchs, 5:35 pm

Thu, Jul 29 vs High Point-Thomasville Locos, 5:35 pm

Fri, Jul 30 vs Race City Bootleggers, 5:35 pm

June 8-13th vs. Greenville

June 15-20th vs. Greensboro

July 6-11th vs. Hickory

July 20-25th vs. Jersey Shore

August 10-15th vs. Greensboro

August 24-29th vs. Hudson Valley

September 7-12th vs. Bowling Green


Watch the Winston-Salem Open

August 21-28, 2021
Tickets—including individual session tickets, packages, box seats, and group sales— are on sale now! 


Attend a Market

Whether it’s a local farmers market, The Winston Junction Market, or a local pop-up market, we encourage you to visit at least ONE this summer. You can find out information about farmers’ markets here.

Winston Junction Market Dates:
Saturday, June 19
Saturday, July 17
Saturday, August 21
Saturday, September 18


Listen to the Old Salem Band

  • July 4th, Sunday 7:30 pm in Salem Square Stars & Stripes – Honoring veterans in our community with marches, big bands, Armed Forces Salute, and of course, Star & Stripes Forever!
  • July 20th, Tuesday 7:30 pm in Salem Square Twentiana – ’20’s popular music from several centuries.
  • August 10th, Tuesday 7:30 pm in Salem Square Women – Celebrating women’s achievements in music and acting.

More information on the Old Salem Band!


Escape The Heat

It’s no secret that North Carolina is HOT in the summer. Cool off by kayaking or tubing nearby! Bring the whole family or a few friends. Don’t forget your sunscreen and a cooler of cold drinks! Check out these places for your next water activity.

Hillside Dan River Tubing – 35 minutes from downtown
Jonesville Kayak & Tube Rentals – 45 minutes from downtown
Rocky Forest River Run – 5o minutes from downtown
Salem Lake  – 10 minutes from downtown


Eat Ice Cream

Head to Lil DipperDeweys, TJ’s DeliMayberrys or Kiliwins for some delicious ice cream!

Or grab some gelato from Cugino Forno or Cafe Gelato!

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