All are welcome, as Winston-Salem proudly celebrates the local LGBT community with a downtown parade and festival with live music, entertainment, street vendors, and hands-on activities. The 2023 Pride Winston-Salem Festival will be held in the Downtown Arts District on June 24, beginning at 10 a.m. The festival serves as the kickoff to a weeklong celebration of love, unity, and equal rights — all of which is hosted by Pride Winston-Salem (Pride WS), which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2023.
Did You Know? In 2019, Travel + Leisure named Winston-Salem a Top 10 destination to celebrate LGBT History Month.