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What’s Happening in Winston-Salem? September 2019

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Abigail Gleason

There’s so much happening in Winston-Salem in September, we’re just relieved that none of our top picks overlap with one another! While of course, there’s always more to do, here are the top three events coming to Winston-Salem this month!

Bookmarks’ Festival of Books and Authors

Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 8, 2019 | Various times.

The Bookmarks festival offers something for everyone. Used book sales, chats with local authors, keynote speakers from industry leaders, and even kid-friendly events. Plan your weekend with the full program of events, times, and locations here and find the list of visiting authors here.

Get writing tips from the pros, inspiration from exclusive Q&As with popular authors, and shop until you can’t possibly fit another book on your bookshelves, side tables, or night stands. If you’re a book lover with a penchant for impulse buys, a writer looking for your next project, a superfan looking to have a copy of your favorite book signed by the author, or simply a fan of supporting local shindigs, this festival is for you. The real kicker? It’s free. 

NC’s Big Pour

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 9am - 6pm

Live tunes, food trucks, NC breweries, games, local vendors, and a kid zone? Yeah, you’ll definitely see part of our team hanging out at NC’s Big Pour. This event will be hosted by the gorgeous Tanglewood Park out in Clemmons, NC. With breweries like Birdsong, Botanist and Barrel, Fonta Flora making an appearance, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to try some of the finest pours from all over North Carolina, right at our own Tanglewood Park. Of course, some big name players like New Belgium and Foothills will be there as well if you’re looking for your tried-and-true brews. 

Snag tickets for the Big Pour here, and check out a schedule of the day’s events to make sure you catch your favorite musicians.

Winston-Salem Fashion Week

Friday, September 20 – Sunday, September 29, 2019 | Various times.

This year marks the 5th Year Anniversary of the City of Winston-Salem’s very own fashion week bringing an increasing fashion awareness to the city. Winston Salem Fashion Week is regarded as one of the premier events in the Triad since launching in 2015. Come support a diverse, multicultural community of local designers, artists, and industry professionals as they explore the theme of transformation in Winston through fashion design. Over the years, Winston-Salem has transformed into a city of innovation, growing technology, and the arts. The runway showcase will reflect the energy and electricity of that transformation! Come prepared to be inspired by this year’s showcases and shop at local designers pop up shops. 

Ticket prices vary by event, so check those out here.

Winston-Salem is growing and lately always has something to offer even the most discerning guests and residents. Explore more local events, attractions, and opportunities like art exhibits, local concerts, and education events on the city’s event calendar.

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