While Winston Salem itself may not be laden with Memorial day events, there are quite a few venues that are less than an hour away. Don’t spend Memorial Day weekend at home! Get out and enjoy the many sights and sounds that this holiday has to offer.
Jessup Mill Tubing & Camping: Westfield, NC (May 23-26)
Spend a weekend with family away from the hustle and bustle of the city. For $30 (2 tent maximum) you and your family could spend Memorial Day weekend tubing, camping, fishing, and simply enjoying the outdoors. This is a weekend for fun and relaxation, so don’t miss out!
Raffaldini Vineyards Memorial Day Celebration: Ronda, NC (May 26, 12-4pm)
For a more adult-oriented getaway, Raffaldini Vineyards may be more your style. Here you will enjoy some live jazz music whilst sipping on a most delectable glass of wine. In addition, there will be a deli case and local gelato for your further enjoyment.
Rooster Walk 6 Music and Arts Festival: Martinsville, VA (May 23-25)
Rooster Walk 6 is about an hour away from Winston, but boy is it loaded with happenings! If a weekend of live music featuring dozens of bands isn’t enough, the trail run or arts festival only adds to the fun. There’s a child’s area and other amenities as well. Single-day passes range from $30-55 depending on the day, and general admission is only $110 until May 21 (camping reservations cost extra).
If you’re from out of town I would highly recommend Old Salem; especially on Saturday. Between 9am and 12pm you can check out the local farmer’s market, followed by exploring Old Salem itself. This beautiful historic town will give you the chance to immerse yourself in the history of the local peoples and the simplicity that once was.
Another beautiful venue that lies within Winston Salem is Reynolda House. You can walk throughout the gardens and grounds, taking in the sights and smells of the flora. Stop by some of the shops while you’re at it, or swing by the Silo for a bite to eat.
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