Winston-Salem Enriching Experiences

Old Salem Museums & Gardens to Host P. Allen SmithOld Salem Museums & Gardens to Host P. Allen Smith

04/14/2014 - On Thursday and Friday, May 15 and 16, 2014, Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host award-winning design, garden, and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith for two very special events.

MESDA Journal Article Reveals Tennessee’s First Furniture MakerMESDA Journal Article Reveals Tennessee’s First Furniture Maker

04/14/2014 - The identity of Tennessee’s first known cabinetmaker, documented in the region at least twenty years before statehood, has just been revealed in an article published by the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) in its online journal.

2014 Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors to Take Place Saturday, September 6, 20142014 Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors to Take Place Saturday, September 6, 2014

04/14/2014 - The date has been set for the 2014 Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors: Saturday, September 6 from 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. This year the Festival will be held at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts at 251 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem and the immediate area around Spruce Street, a new location in the downtown area.

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Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

Sims Patrick Studio Wins IIDA Award of Merit for Graylyn’s Mews Redesign

03/24/2014 - The 9th annual International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Georgia Chapter Best of the Best Forum Design Awards took place February 27, 2014 at 200 Peachtree Street, in Atlanta, GA. Taking home an Award of Merit for Small Hospitality was Sims Patrick Studio.

Visit Winston-Salem Ends 2013 with Increased Convention Bookings and Delegate Spending

01/21/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem's Convention Sales team closed 2013 with a 10 percent increase, year over year, in definite hotel room night bookings. The future bookings account for more than 74,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels and are estimated to generate $80 million in economic impact for the Winston-Salem area.

Visit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal Year with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate SpendingVisit Winston-Salem Ends Fiscal Year with Increased Convention Sales and Delegate Spending

07/10/2013 - Visit Winston-Salem closed its 2012-13 fiscal year June 30 with a four percent increase, year over year, in future convention and sports events bookings. The bookings account for more than 71,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels and are estimated to generate $73 million in economic impact for the Winston-Salem area.

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Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events

NCAA Taps Winston-Salem to Host Tennis and Track ChampionshipsNCAA Taps Winston-Salem to Host Tennis and Track Championships

12/12/2013 - Visit Winston-Salem announced today Winston-Salem was awarded the bid to host NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship in 2015 and the NCAA Division I Men's & Women's Tennis Championship in 2018 totaling 4,000 hotel room nights and generating more than $2 million dollars in combined economic impact.

Verdasco and Sock to Play Next Week’s Winston-Salem OpenVerdasco and Sock to Play Next Week’s Winston-Salem Open

08/16/2013 - Former Top 10 player Fernando Verdasco and up-and-coming American Jack Sock are the latest players to join the singles field for the 2013 Winston-Salem Open.

Aussie Bernard Tomic Receives Winston-Salem Open Wild CardAussie Bernard Tomic Receives Winston-Salem Open Wild Card

08/16/2013 - Bernard Tomic, one of the most promising young players on the ATP World Tour, has received a wild card into the main draw of next week’s Winston-Salem Open.

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Media Coverage

Winston-Salem in the Charlotte Observer

04/14/2014 - It’s only natural that the “City of Arts and Innovation” would elect to toast its agricultural underpinnings and celebrate the food and drink of the South as an art and with innovation. Winston-Salem ( www.visitwinstonsalem.com) offers everything culinary travelers dream about and savory restaurants and events you won’t find anywhere else in the country.

Five Meals You Can’t Miss in North Carolina

04/14/2014 - In the 12 years I’ve lived in North Carolina, I’ve eaten in just about every county and corner of the state. Food here runs the gamut from five-star fine dining to country food cooked the way the locals like it, but there’s a common thread that runs through every memorable dish: the food has a flavor that speaks to North Carolina. Whether you order Spanish tapas with a Southern twist; traditional barbecue with vegetarian options; or an inventive dish that plays with traditions, ingredients, and local flavors, you’re in a good place for food that satisfies, surprises, and showcases North Carolina on the plate.

Time.com - Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Easter

04/13/2014 - In 1773, America's first Sunrise Service — an Easter Mass held early enough for congregants to witness the dawn's first rays together — was held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, organized by the Moravians — a church with its roots in the present-day Czech Republic. The service is held to mark the empty tomb that greeted Mary as dawn broke on Easter morning. Since then, such celebrations have been held in such diverse and scenic venues as the Hollywood Bowl (which celebrates its 88th service this year), the Lincoln Memorial and Colorado Springs' Garden of the Gods.

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