Winston-Salem Summer Bucket List

The Winston-Salem Skyline in Black

What to do this Summer in Winston-Salem

Here is your guide on the MUST DO’s in Winston-Salem this Summer!

Check out these other blogs to help you plan your summer:

Kid’s Activities in Winston-Salem

Where to Play Tennis

Top Spots to Enjoy a Drink Outside

Where to Swim Near Winston-Salem



Attend an Outdoor Movie

Attend a Concert


Head to a Winery

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


Medaloni Winery


Watch a Winston-Salem Dash Game

Enjoy special nights such as Pups in the Park on Thursdays, Fireworks on Friday, Family Sundays, and more! No matter what day you go on you and your family will have a great time! Be sure to give Bolt a high five. Check out the schedule!


Dash Baseball with Kids



Watch the Winston-Salem Open

August 20-27, 2022
Tickets—including individual session tickets, packages, box seats, and group sales— are on sale now! 



Photo courtesy of The Winston-Salem Open


Escape The Heat

It’s no secret that it gets HOT in Winston-Salem during the Summer. Escape the heat by cooling off at a local pool, lake, river, or watering hole. Check out our guide for where to find and cool off in the water.



Treat Yo Self to a Treat

There is no shortage of ice cream shops in Winston-Salem from ice cream with churros in them to Harry Potter-themed ice cream sundaes. Head to our ice cream guide to cure your sweet tooth and cool down!



Pick Sunflowers 

Sunflower fields are in FULL BLOOM from the middle of June to early July. Grab some friends or family and go pick your own Sunflowers at these two local farms.

Dewberry Farms

The Fields at Sunflower Trail



Enjoy Drinks at a Rooftop Bar

Enjoy drinking with a view at one of Winston-Salem’s rooftop bars. Pro tip: Head around sunset time to see the cotton candy sky and for cooler temperatures. Check out ROAR, Bar Pina, and Top of Fourth.



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