Winston-Salem Enriching Experiences

Tanglewood Festival of Lights Presented by BB&T

11/24/2014 - Entering its 23rd season, the Festival of Lights at Tanglewood Park will be open nightly from 6:00PM to 11:00PM starting November 22, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is pleased to have Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) back as the title sponsor for the 2014-2015 season.

Old Salem Museums & Gardens “Salem Christmas” to Take Place December 13Old Salem Museums & Gardens “Salem Christmas” to Take Place December 13

11/20/2014 - Imagine a simpler holiday celebration, where families can sing Christmas carols to the accompaniment of an 1800 Tannenberg organ. The aroma of Fraser fir wreaths and warm, Moravian sugar cake fills the air, and costumed interpreters in historic hearth kitchens add sprigs of holly to pound cakes baked on the coals.

St. Philips African Moravian Church to Hold LovefeastSt. Philips African Moravian Church to Hold Lovefeast

11/19/2014 - St. Philips African Moravian Church at Old Salem Museums & Gardens is holding a Christmas Lovefeast on Thursday, December 11 to commemorate the first service held in the church on December 15, 1861. The Lovefeast will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. It will include traditional Lovefeast buns and tea as well as special music featuring the Voices of God’s Children, an all-volunteer choir dedicated to the preservation of Negro Spirituals.

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Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

Winston-Salem Surprises Meeting Planners with an Abundance of Unique and Innovative SpacesWinston-Salem Surprises Meeting Planners with an Abundance of Unique and Innovative Spaces

10/29/2014 - Combine Old Salem’s rich Moravian history from Eastern Europe with the thriving industrial center of Winston, and you get Winston-Salem – an area abounding in diverse and vibrant experiences for meetings and corporate events. Beyond its more than 100,000-square-foot Benton Convention Center, traditional big-box venues, outdoor stadiums and full-service hotels, Winston-Salem is home to a surprising variety of unique and innovative spaces for meetings and events.

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

07/16/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem closed its 2013-14 fiscal year June 30 by securing 143 future convention and sports events totaling more than 73,000 room nights in Forsyth County hotels estimated to generate $78 million in delegate spending for Winston-Salem.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Unveils Plans to Convert Iconic R.J. Reynolds Building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina into City’s First Four-Star Boutique Hotel

05/22/2014 - Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced today a new partnership with Philadelphia-based PMC Property Group to convert one of the most iconic and historically significant properties in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – the R.J. Reynolds Building –into the city’s first luxury boutique hotel, which will occupy the first six floors of the building. PMC will be the developer of the mixed-use property which will include the hotel, meeting and function space, a lobby bar, restaurant, and luxury rental residential housing on the upper floors.

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Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events

Winston-Salem Open to Feature Special Events during TournamentWinston-Salem Open to Feature Special Events during Tournament

08/13/2014 - The Winston-Salem Open begins with qualifying on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex. In addition to big-time tennis served Southern style, the Winston-Salem Open is featuring a number of public special events, including Military and Uniformed Personnel Appreciation Day, a “Take it on the Rise for Ta-Tas,” charity clinic, Ladies Day and a film screening.

North Carolina’s John Isner to Headline Winston-Salem OpenNorth Carolina’s John Isner to Headline Winston-Salem Open

08/12/2014 - Greensboro’s John Isner has never lost a match at the Winston-Salem Open, and he’ll be looking to continue that streak when the fourth annual ATP World Tour 250 event gets under way on Saturday, August 16 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Race 13.1 Winston-Salem Half Marathon, 5k and 10k Races to be Held on October 19

08/08/2014 - Race 13.1 is pleased to announce that Winston-Salem, NC will host the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Race 13.1 Winston-Salem Half Marathon on October 19, 2014. The event will also include 5k and 10k races. Registration is open through the official race website at www.race131.com.

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Media Coverage

Meet the Moravians of Old Salem, N.C.

07/15/2014 - The shoemaker explained what made his lasts last, and the tavern public room was set up for a congenial checkers match. But when we saw the tavern owner's wife sitting at a table practicing the art known as fraktur and when we spotted the ceramic tile stoves that heated 200-year-old buildings, we realized that Old Salem in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a living history town unlike Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, or others you may have visited.

Tobacco, Wine, and Appassimento

07/10/2014 - Tucked amongst the rolling countryside of Ronda, North Carolina is a little stretch of Tuscany. “Where are you? Looks like an Italian Villa!” my mom texts back to the picture of Raffaldini Vineyards I have sent her. My mother is right. It does, in fact, look like Italy. And with the Italian winemaking techniques of Jay Raffaldini and Evans Kiley, head winemaker at Raffaldini Vineyards, it is beginning to taste a bit like Italy as well.

A picnic lunch at Reynolda House, in the style of Katharine Smith Reynolds

07/10/2014 - Katharine Smith Reynolds was a woman ahead of her time. In the early 1900s, as a young bride planning the grand estate that is now the public Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, she insisted that her home have every feature that could foster healthy living. State-of-the-art exchangers scrubbed the air to minimize the risk of devastating contagions. Exercise was taken outdoors and a large garden produced nutritious food to feed her growing family.

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