It’s officially summer here in the Camel City, which means things are heating up literally and figuratively. With the youngin’s getting out of school, Independence Day giving folks yet another reason to come visit #DTWS, and all of the usual local goings-on, it’s looking like July will be a busy month for our city. Whether you’re looking for some sun or shelter from the heat, there’s plenty of fun stuff coming our way in July!

July 4th at the Winston-Salem Dash

Fireworks and baseball in one night? Could you get any more patriotic? (We’re trying to get them to serve apple pie with their ice cream, but so far, no luck.) The game will start at 6:30 pm at the Dash’s BB&T ballpark. After a fun night of baseball, games, and good food, stay and enjoy an extended fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day! Snag your tickets here.

Bookmarks July Events

With a plethora of fun events that are family friendly and even a few best enjoyed by adults, Bookmarks just gets its own section this month. Upcoming events include:


  • Scholastic Summer Reading Palooza & Storytime - Saturday, July 13 • 10:00 am at Bookmarks
  • Book Trivia - Friday, July 19th • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
  • Bookmarks at the Movies: Toni Morrison - Tuesday, July 23 • Time TBA at a/perture cinema


Find more events and details about what’s happening at Bookmarks in July here.

Do you wanna build a snowmaaan?

Now that you, yet again, have the Frozen soundtrack stuck in your head, consider checking out the Ice Venture exhibit at Kaleideum for a day full of building snowmen (yes, in July), go ice fishing, and even ice skating (fine, it’s “sock” skating, but it still sounds fun). What better way to escape the heat than by visiting a winter wonderland that’s just right down the road? The Ice Venture exhibit is included in the cost of your Kaleideum ticket and free for Kaleideum members. Find ticket prices, parking info, and a map of the museum here. This exhibit is live now and will be around until September 8th.


Firefly Market on 4th Street - July 26th, 5pm - 9pm

Come shop for handmade, homemade, vintage, and repurposed goods from local artisans and businesses at July’s Firefly Market. Grab a beer or coffee at Footnote and then wander through the pop up market in the breezeway next to Design Archives on 4th street. Street parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and there are a couple of parking garages nearby, so carrying your goodies back to the car shouldn’t be an issue for this event. Get more details on the Firefly Market Facebook page.


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