June 19, 2024

July 2024 Events Guide

This month's can't-miss events

As summer heats up, cool events keep popping up in Winston-Salem. This July features concerts, sports, art happenings – even an all-you-can-eat ice cream fundraiser. Pack up the family for a getaway and come have fun.


Aug 6 
Salem Band “Disco & Dance” concert in Old Salem. 7:30–9 p.m. Relive your disco days with the nation's longest-running mixed wind ensemble! Enjoy music from Saturday Night Fever, Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, and more. Admission is free. The concert is in Salem Square in Old Salem. Bring a lawn chair or blanket – food vendors on-site. Pre-concert music begins at 6:45 p.m.

Aug. 16, 30
Downtown Jazz. 6:30–9:30 p.m. Held every other Friday in Corpening Plaza during the summer months, these free concerts feature some of the top jazz artists from across the country. This month’s concerts feature soul jazz flutist Althea Rene (July 12) and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Marcus Anderson (July 26). Food and drink vendors will be on hand. (And don't forget to bring lawn chairs or a blanket!)

July 13 
Kaleideum After Dark: "Weird Science." 6:30-9:30 p.m. Kaleideum's monthly 21-and-up "After Dark" event is all about the '80s in July. Enjoy a movie on the rooftop ("Weird Science"), a "Stranger Things" laser show, karaoke, and more '80s-themed fun. Tickets are $20 online, $25 at the door, and include two drink vouchers for beer and wine. A cash bar and food truck will also be available.

Aug. 17, 31 
Summer on Fourth. 6–10 p.m. Held in front of Foothills Brewpub, these Saturday night street parties feature some of the region's most popular music acts. This month's will include local Honky Tonk/classic country favorites The Bo-Stevens (Aug. 17) and party-band legends Souljam (Aug. 31, a 5–8-piece party machine that's most entertaining bands around.

Aug. 3-24 (Saturdays)
Racing at Bowman Gray Stadium. 8 p.m. The 76th season of racing at NASCAR’s legendary “Madhouse” concludes this month with four Saturday night race events. Highlights a 100-lap Modified race (Aug. 3), Twin 50-lap Modified Race (Aug. 10), 25-lap Modified races + skid race (Aug. 17), and a 150-lap Modified race (Aug. 24) to close the season. In addition to the Modified races, all nights include races in the Sportsman, Street Stock, and Stadium Stock divisions. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids, free for kids 5 and under.

July 17  
Picnic in the Park. 6–8 p.m. Come out to downtown’s Bailey Park for the monthly Picnic in the Park concert. This month’s event features the Leroy Pridgen IV Jazz Quartet. Discover a variety of food and drinks for purchase at the truck lineup. Pull up your lawn chair or lay out your blanket to enjoy a mid-week picnic. Furry companions are welcome on a leash. Outside alcohol is not permitted. 

Aug. 21 
ART CRUSH. 7–10 p.m. Held every third Friday from April to December, this monthly block party lets you experience the Downtown Arts District at its best. Every month offers a curated mix of local visual artists and performers, street vendors, kids activities, extended gallery hours, and more. Best of all, this event is FREE to the public! 

Aug. 1-3
Old School Block Party. 7-11 p.m. Held in conjunction with the International Black Theatre Festival (happening July 29-Aug. 3), this nightly event in downtown’s Corpening Plaza features live bands, food trucks, and other entertainment. The band lineup includes Envision (Aug. 1), Phase Band (Aug. 2), and Club Noveau (Aug. 3). Admission is FREE. 


Looking for a complete listing of July events? Check out our events calendar.