A Historic Celebration of All Things Spring
Spring in Winston-Salem is more than just a walk in the park. It’s a step back in time through Winston-Salem's Historic Gardens Collection. Or served by the glass at an award-winning Yadkin Valley winery -- the largest wine region in North Carolina. Throughout April Winston-Salem celebrates spring and the art of craft beer during NC Beer Month. From vineyards and galleries to farm-to-fork menus inspired by more than 250 years of rich traditions, Winston-Salem is more than just a better way to spend your time. It’s a Southern Wake-Up Call.
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With so much to do this Spring in Winston-Salem, you're going to want to stay a while. With 48 hotel options and a variety of spring hotel getaway packages, we invite you to unwind and relax this spring in Winston-Salem.
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One of the fastest-growing regional film festivals in the U.S., and a premier film festival in the Southeast, Winston-Salem's RiverRun International Film Festival is an Academy Award-qualifying film festival showcasing a variety of narrative, documentary, student, animated and short films from all genres. Now in its 19th year, this robust 11-day festival is March 30 - April 9.
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Easter in Historic Old Salem
Honor historic Moravian Easter traditions and enjoy family-friendly events in the 1766 historic district of Old Salem. Join Old Salem Museums & Gardens Saturday, April 15 for their annual Easter Festival. Discover 18th and 19th century life as a Moravian living in Salem. Participate in traditional Easter egg decorating and see a demonstration of egg dyeing with natural dyes. Learn about Lovefeasts celebrations and the Moravian style of coffee served at these commemorative events, that is still served today. Take home sweet and savory bites from Winkler Bakery. Built in 1800, it is the oldest continuously operating bakery in the country, Traditional Moravian goods include Sugar Cake, Moravian cookies, and Lovefeast buns.
On Easter Sunday, witness a 245-year-old tradition starting at the crack of dawn at the Moravian Easter Sunrise Service. Held annually in God's Acre and organized by Salem Congregation, Winston-Salem's oldest congregation, Easter Sunrise Service attracts thousands on the beautiful grounds of historic Salem. Beginning at 2 a.m., the Moravian Church band members play harmoniously throughout Winston-Salem's historic neighborhoods -- a tradition honored for more than two centuries. Just as the sun begins to rise around 6 a.m., all segments of the band reunite in Old Salem with song, one sound.
Sunrise Service is free for all to attend. Any and all denominations are welcome.
Planning to travel to Winston-Salem during Easter weekend? Book your stay at The Historic Brookstown Inn (circa 1837), just blocks away from Old Salem and the excitement of downtown Winston-Salem.
Held in the heart of Downtown Winston-Salem, Salute! The North Carolina Wine Celebration has become the premier festival dedicated to showcasing the best in North Carolina wine. Entering its 12th year, Salute! uncorks along Fourth Street in Winston-Salem as more than 35 North Carolina wineries unite to share sample pours of their wines and encourage festival goers to experience the nearby Yadkin Valley wine region, and beyond.
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From March to June, bask in the beauty of Spring during city-wide festivals, savor local bites at area farmers markets, celebrate craft beer, and uncork the richness of the Yadkin Valley wine region.
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