Winston-Salem Enriching Experiences

RiverRun Announces 2015 Spark HonoreeRiverRun Announces 2015 Spark Honoree

04/22/2015 - Actor Keith Stanfield will attend the 17th Annual RiverRun International Film Festival (April 16 – 26, 2015) to accept the Festival’s annual Spark Award.

The Winston-Salem Symphony Celebrates West Side Story Classics Concert Highlights Jazz and DanceThe Winston-Salem Symphony Celebrates West Side Story Classics Concert Highlights Jazz and Dance

04/20/2015 - The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody Music Director, is presenting Classics Series concerts entitled “West Side Story” featuring a selection of lively pieces highlighting jazz and dance. The Symphony will perform Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story: Symphonic Dances; Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92, by Ludwig van Beethoven; and the Polka and Finale from Dmitri Shostakovich’s The Age of Gold Suite. In addition, saxophonist Benjamin Robinette will join the Symphony for Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra.

RiverRun Free Autism Awareness Sensory-Friendly Screening April 19th Animated ShortsRiverRun Free Autism Awareness Sensory-Friendly Screening April 19th Animated Shorts

04/15/2015 - The RiverRun International Film Festival announced today that a sensory-friendly screening of new animated shorts will be showcased during the upcoming Festival, (April 16-26, 2015). In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, the FREE sensory-friendly screening for audiences on the autism spectrum and others with sensory issues will screen Sunday, April 19th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).

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Winston-Salem Meetings and Conventions

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel to Open in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with Innovate Next Generation Design and Decor

04/08/2015 - The 110-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting décor. Located at 125 South Main Street, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Summit Hospitality Group, Ltd. of Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the newest Fairfield Inn & Suites in the area to feature a custom design and décor, which enhance the guest experience through flexible features, and a warm and welcoming environment.

Visit Winston-Salem Receives Honors from Readers and Editors of ConventionSouth MagazineVisit Winston-Salem Receives Honors from Readers and Editors of ConventionSouth Magazine

12/01/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem recently won a 2014 Readers' Choice Award from ConventionSouth magazine, and the destination was named among the Top 10 Rising Destinations for Meetings for 2015 selected by the publication. The annual Readers' Choice Awards are determined by meeting professionals and other readers of the magazine, while the Rising Destination list is selected by ConventionSouth's editorial team.

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.

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Winston-Salem Sports and Sporting Events

Winston-Salem Awarded Back-to-Back Commitment for USA Cycling Masters Road National ChampionshipsWinston-Salem Awarded Back-to-Back Commitment for USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships

12/11/2014 - Visit Winston-Salem today announced Winston-Salem has been selected to host the 2016 and 2017 USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. Collectively, these championships, slated for late summer of 2016 and 2017 are estimated to produce more than 5,000 hotel room nights and generate $2.7 million economic impact for Winston-Salem.

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.

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Media Coverage

America's Most Indulgent Food Trails

04/13/2015 - Fully surrender yourself to the many tastes of the country with food trails meant to make you loosen your belt a notch or two. From farm-fresh to comfort-style, these cities and states have lined up the best restaurants, bakeries and markets for sampling delicacies and regional specialties. These trails cover spicy and sweet cravings, heavy desserts, southern cooking, barbecue, seafood favorites, Mexican and Italian cuisine, and more. If you're looking to indulge, these guides and paths are your best bet.

Easter sunrise service a decades-old tradition for trombone player

04/01/2015 - This Sunday will mark the 243rd Easter sunrise service at Old Salem in Winston-Salem, the longest continuous Easter sunrise service in the nation. One trombone player has attended every service since 1935.

Visiting Winston-Salem NC with the Family is a Must #VisitWS

03/31/2015 - We arrived at the beautiful The Historic Brookstown Inn at around 4:30 in the afternoon. By then I think everyone was just exhausted and needed to stretch their legs. We headed to our room and I literally dropped my luggage, hubby, and kids in the room for just a few minutes. I just had to stop on by and meet the fabulous ladies with Visit Winston-Salem before they headed home for the day. They left us an absolutely amazing itinerary during our stay with activities and suggested placed to visit and eat at.

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