With a 0% chance of rain and temperatures nearing the sixties, it will be the perfect weekend to spend time with the family without spending a dime. There are free events all across the Triad to keep your family entertained.
It is the first weekend of the month, and that means that on Friday night you can expect to find First Friday events taking place in both downtown Winston-Salem and Greensboro.
In Winston-Salem, head to the Downtown Arts District on Trade Street. Demonstrations, Gallery Exhibition Openings, Chalk, Food and Fun every First Friday from 7-10pm. This month’s schedule includes Musical Stew and Small Performances. You can see the 2020 schedule on the DADA website here.
Greensboro’s First Friday gives you an opportunity to explore downtown! New art exhibits, live music, and delicious foods abound. You can start the evening watching the launch of a new traveling exhibit at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, “Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina. While, there, you can watch a one hour screening of The Green Book Guide to Freedom (TV-PG) for free - register here for a free ticket.. Afterwards, head to the GreenHill Center for NC Art for live music with Carmen Bliss or go to Scuppernong Books to contribute to a pop-up installation piece on personal origin stories.
Parking is easy! In both Winston-Salem and Greensboro, enforcement of parking meter spaces is from 8am-6pm Mondays through Saturdays. That means you can park on the street for free after 6pm and all day Sunday. Both downtowns are plentiful with parking decks if you prefer paid parking.
On Saturday, enjoy the gardens at the High Point Museum on E Lexington Avenue. Costumed interpreters will show you how early High Pointers used historic herbs for a variety of purposes. Free, drop-in, family friendly!
On Sunday, get your symphony on with the WS Youth Orchestras. This free concert will be performed in Brendle Recital Hall on the Wake Forest campus and will include the Youth Philharmonic, Chamber Sinfonia, and the Premiere Strings orchestras.
We add free events to our calendar regularly. Details for all above mentioned events can be found on our calendar. Easily add events to your phone calendar. Check back often for more fun ways to enjoy Piedmont Triad Living!
One of the best things about living in Winston-Salem, NC is the sense of community. We love to gather in downtown areas to celebrate an event that is unique to us. Today, that celebration was for the opening of the new Salem Parkway, formerly known as Business 40.
Six months ahead of schedule, this portion of Business 40 has been renamed "Salem Parkway" and reopens on February 2, 2020. The day before the opening, the Winston-Salem Dash hosted a Pop-Up Party that ended with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk a section of Salem Parkway before it opened to vehicles. People came from all across the Triad to celebrate with hot dogs, popcorn, and cake. There were bouncy houses for the kids and an hour to stroll the roadway. This was a free event that was held at the BB&T Stadium on Brookstown Avenue in downtown Winston-Salem.
On November 17, 2018, a 1.2-mile section of U.S. 421/Interstate Business (Business 40), passing East-West through downtown Winston-Salem, shut down. This was part of a plan by N.C. Department of Transportation to rebuild this section of Business 40 to accommodate increasing traffic volumes. Roadway was replaced, exit ramps and entrances were modernized, the length of acceleration and deceleration lanes between ramps was increased, shoulders were widened, and nine bridges were replaced. In addition, both the Peters Creek Parkway and the Cherry Marshall interchanges were reconfigured. This is the first time in North Carolina history a freeway was closed in both directions at the same time for reconstruction. Full construction of the project will not be complete for several more months. Some of that work will require nighttime lane closures.
The reopening of the highway will be a boon to downtown businesses that were affected by the closure of the highway and will make it much more convenient to travel through town.
Indoor Trick-or-Treating on Halloween
4-6pm Fall Festival/Trunk-or-Treat - Robinhood Road Baptist Church, 5422 Robinhood Rd, Winston-Salem 27106. Join us for our annual Trunk-or-Treat Event! We have free hotdogs, games, prizes, and an inflatable for the kids! Rain or shine!
5-7pm Trick or Treat at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem. Enjoy free trick-or-treating throughout the mall at participating stores on Thursday, October 31 from 5-7pm. While supplies last.
5-8pm Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Holly Hill Mall, 309 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington 27215. Dress as your favorite character and receive candy from our merchants at Holly Hill Mall.
6-8pm Trunk or Treat, Stanleyville Baptist Church. If it rains, the event will be moved into the Family Life Center.
Halloween Postponed Across the Piedmont Triad
Lindley Park is moving trick-or-treating to Friday. This area is between Longview, Lindell, Sherwood and Walker. Car traffic will be closed from 5:30-7:30. Forest Oaks is also delaying trick-or-treating until Friday.
Lillifield, Walnut Creek, Frazier Downs, and Cottesmore neighborhoods have all postponed trick-or-treating until Friday.
From the City of Winston-Salem:
"With severe weather forecasted for Thursday evening, city residents are urged to take appropriate precautions with their Halloween trick-or-treaters. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a line of storms, including some that could be severe, to impact Winston-Salem between 4 and 11 p.m. A cold front will bring strong wind gusts and much colder temperatures.
"Parents and caregivers are encourage to have their kids trick-or treat before dark, and to ensure they are prepared for the temperature drop and inclement weather. Parents or caregivers should accompany trick-or-treaters and be aware of the possibility of falling tree limbs. All trick-or-treaters who are out after dark should carry flashlights so they can see, and be seen, in the dark."
Asheboro's Trick or Treat in the Park has been postponed until Thursday, November 7 from 6;30-8:30. The event will be at McCrary Park, 138 Southway Rd.
5-8pm Halloween Trick-or-Treat at Holly Hill Mall, 309 Huffman Mill Rd, 27215. Dress as your favorite character and receive candy from our merchants at Holly Hill Mall.
Rain date for downtown King's Trick or Treat is Friday evening from 6-8pm.
Trick-Or-Treating is delayed until Friday from 3-5pm in downtown Mt. Airy.
Brown Oaks subdivision will have trick or treating on Friday.
Halloween Festivities will take place Friday night from 5-8pm.
The downtown event is moving to the Yadkinville UMC Family LIfe Center, 204 W. Main St, Yadkinville.
How will you enjoy your weekend with the family? Take your pick- there are festivals, concerts, and movies in every neck of the woods in the Triad, and all of the events we have listed below are FREE for the family!
On Saturday, Archdale hosts the 34th Annual Bush Hill Heritage Festival, a kid friendly day with crafts, food, music, commercial items, car shows, clowns, amusements and rides! More than 200 vendors, lining the streets of Archdale and Trinity! This festival began in 1986 as the bicentennial celebration of the Quaker settling known as Bush Hill.
In Winston-Salem, it's Fiesta 2019! Downtown Winston-Salem will be filled with entertainment, food and desserts, vendors, and more. Wear comfy shoes and stay a while, you could spend the day!
The State St. Festival in Greensboro is a free family friendly street festival with beer and wine, music, craft and food vendors, and more!
In addition to those fun festivals, there will be live music at Barber Park in Greenboro, at the Community Commons in Wilkesboro, Yadkinville Community Park, Mocksville Town Hall, and Shallowford Square in Lewisville. All of these outdoor concerts are FREE and family appropriate. It's usually recommended that your family bring your own blankets or chairs.
Check the calendar on Piedmont Triad Living for more details. Save events directly to your own google calendar. Look ahead to see what's coming!
Unless otherwise indicated, all events listed are free, no admission charge, and there may be items and/or food/drinks for purchase. If you have questions about an event, please contact the sponsor directly. All information is correct and accurate at the time of it's posting.
With temperatures in the mid-70s and very low chances for rain, it will be the perfect weekend to spend out in the community enjoying a free event!
This weekend, there are several events geared toward the pre-k age group. In King, the Little Folks Festival & Healthy Kids Day will take place on Saturday. In Kernersville, there will be a Storytime in the Park. Also on Saturday, the Easter Bunny will make a visit to the Gazebo in Thomasville.
Looking for fun for the whole family? There are three great events in Greensboro this Saturday Learn local history at the Greensboro History Museum, celebrating Triad History Day. Greensboro's Earth Day Festival is at Kathleen Clay Edwards Public Library and will have activities, hayrides, face painting, live animals, nature crafts, and more. You can also head to UNCG for the 37th Annual International Festival for dance and musical performances, cultural booths and activities, and food vendors
Go fly a kite! At Bethabara Park in Winston-Salem, celebrate Spring at the Spring Festival. Bring your kite, blankets, chairs, and an appetite. Free, fun, outdoor activities, hosted by the City of Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks. You can also head to Lexington for Go Fly a Kite Day. Be one of the first 100 people and receive a free kite to decorate, or bring your own kite! Kite contests, music, and more.
Support Local! There are a few vendor events, markets, and pop ups taking place this weekend!
The events listed below are scheduled for Saturday, April 6-7, 2019. Find details for all events listed on our website www.piedmonttriadliving.com and on our facebook events page here. At time of publish all information is correct and accurate. If you have questions about a specific event, please speak with the event organizer.
Jessica Thomas Lewis
Jessica Thomas Lewis lives in Winston-Salem, NC. She is always looking for fun, free things to do with her kids.