May 27, 2024

😎 Summer Bucket List

The Go-To Winston-Salem

May 27, 2024

Your Summer Bucket List

While it falls nearly a month before the official summer kickoff, Memorial Day is commonly viewed as the unofficial beginning of the summer season.

Whether you love being outside enjoying the sunshine or prefer to find ways to cool off from the North Carolina heat, add some of our ideas to your summer bucket list!

Twin City Sweets

Twin City Sweets

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy ice cream - choose from one of the city's many great ice cream shops or try them all!

There are plenty of courts to play on, no matter which racquet you prefer.

It’s no secret that summer in the south gets hot. Cool off at a local pool, lake, river, or watering hole!

Enjoy beautiful views and unwind with your significant other or friends at one of the many wineries near Winston-Salem.

Sunflower fields are in full bloom from the middle of June to early July. Bring home a bouquet of fresh flowers - and don’t forget to take pictures in the field!


Are you still figuring out summer plans for the family? Discover sports day camps and summer sports leagues for your child to join, including volleyball, basketball, baseball, and t-ball for all ages. Multiple dates available.*


Tuesday, May 28

  • Free Concert - Salem Band performs in Old Salem with special guest Paperhand Puppet Intervention! 7:30 PM

Wednesday, May 29

  • Farmers Market - Get your fresh fruit, vegetables, and more! Shop Forsyth Tech’s farmers market at the Mazie S. Woodruff Center. 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Soccer Match - Cheer on the Salem City Beasts as they face North Carolina FC at Truist Sports Park. 7 PM

  • Baseball Games - Watch the Winston-Salem Dash take on the Hickory Crawdads at Truist Stadium through Sunday with theme nights like Margaritaville Night and Strikeout Cancer Day.

Thursday, May 30

  • Wine Dinner - Enjoy a four-course, wine-paired dinner at The Downtown Grille, featuring wine from Biltmore Winery. 6 PM

  • Tequila Tasting - Try five different tequilas and learn how to make two tequila-based cocktails at The Playground Golf & Sports Bar. 6:30 PM

  • R&B and Poetry - Enjoy live performances of R&B and spoken word at Bar Nola, with rounds of music bingo and poetry karaoke thrown in the mix! 8-11 PM

Friday, May 31

  • Outdoor Movie - Join Senior Services at the Intergenerational Center to watch Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Come early for a performance from the Triad Swing Band! Band plays at 7 PM, movie starts at 8:15 PM.

  • Salsa Dance - Head to the Coal Pit for a beginner salsa or bachata class, followed by social dancing with a live DJ. 7-11 PM

  • Comedy and Brewpub Tour - Climb aboard the “jolly trolley” for a hilarious trip around town featuring an onboard comedy show and a tasting at a local brewpub. 7 PM

  • House Hangs - Hang out at SECCA and enjoy a live DJ, conversation, cocktails, and dinner prepared by Native Root and MO’ Empanadas. 5-8 PM

Other News

  • Save the Date: Samaritan Ministries’ bike ride fundraiser, Tour de Llama, takes place June 22 at Divine Llama Vineyards. Participants choose from three different routes that wind through rural Yadkin County. All proceeds benefit Samaritan Ministries and its mission to provide food, shelter, and hope through Christian love to those in need.

  • Re-Opening: Mark your calendars because The Humble Bee Shoppe is reopening on Friday, May 31! The dessert shop offers 20+ flavors of macaroons, cupcakes, dream tarts, and more.

  • Medical: The Novant Health Today's Family Clinic has expanded its services to serve male patients. The clinic recently reopened after a remodel, which included creating a new clinic for adults. Before the remodel, the clinic only served women and children.

  • Activity: Did you know you can kayak on Salem Lake? Kayak rentals are available through September 30 for $4 an hour.

  • Nonprofit: The CARes Project helps people in need find affordable transportation so they can gain employment. The nonprofit provides car loans for $6,000 - $15,000 at 6.9% interest and also teaches customers about financial literacy.

  • Now Open: Rayson Winery & Vineyards’ full-service restaurant, Bistro Europa, is now open! The menu includes delicious items like Casino Stuffed Calamari and Lamb Porterhouse.


Your Outdoor Oasis Awaits

Casual Furniture World

Now is the perfect time to get the backyard summer-ready with amazing deals on premium outdoor furniture and grills at Casual Furniture World. Get up to 70% off clearance items and snag a $100 accessory credit with the purchase of ANY grill. Sale items include:

Dining sets
Sofas & Sectionals
Chaise Loungers
Outdoor Accessories

WHEN: These deals last through Monday, June 3
WHERE: Casual Furniture World (1500 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston Salem)*


Upcoming Events

  • BASH Volleyball Tournament - Gather a team for a tournament at the Jerry Long Family YMCA on June 1-2!

  • Green Home Tour - Piedmont Federal Bank is proud to sponsor the Triad's first Green Home Tour on June 1. Tour eight homes in Winston-Salem for a firsthand look at innovative and exciting green home trends in action.

  • CreatorXchange - Learn how to navigate SEO at this quarterly meetup for digital designers, web developers, and marketing professionals at Flywheel Coworking on June 5.

  • Leadership Class - Wake Forest University presents a 1-day course, “Building and Leading Effective Teams,” at Wake Downtown on June 6. Register to attend by May 30.

  • The Go-To Summer Social - Connect and make new friends with us at Lot 63 on June 20! Tickets include a drink ticket, light bites, and a social bingo card to kickstart conversations.

The Wrap

  • 🇺🇸 Happy Memorial Day! Today, we honor the brave men and women who gave their lives so that we can experience freedom.

  • 🕹 Have you been to Dive Bar? Team member Bre visited the 21+ arcade bar and had a blast with her friends!


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