Clemmons Village Farmers Market.
3:30–6:30 p.m. Held Tuesday afternoons from May through October, this farmers market offers local fruits and veggies, plants and bulbs, relishes, jams, honey, eggs, baked goods, candy, and more from an eight-county region. Held at Clemmons’ Village Hall, 3715 Clemmons Road. clemmons.org.
Lewisville July Fourth Celebration.
6:30–10:15 p.m. This annual celebration kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at Lewisville’s Shallowford Square with live music by Kids in America Totally ’80s Tribute Band. Concessions will be available, and visitors are permitted to bring picnics and drinks. Fireworks start around dusk and are viewable from the square and surrounding areas. A rain date of Friday, July 5 will apply. 336-945-5558. lewisvillenc.net.
Salem Band Concert.
7:30 p.m. Held monthly in Old Salem’s Salem Square, these free summertime concerts feature a variety of new and old songs performed by the Salem band. This month’s concert, “Stars & Stripes,” will be a joint performance with the Winston-Salem Pops Chorus. Admission is free and a rain date of July 5 has been set. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. For more details, go to salemband.org.
Home games at the Dash.
The Dash will kick off this month on the Fourth of July with a homestand against the Fayetteville Woodpeckers and Frederick Keys. Throughout the month, they’ll also face the Wilmington Blue Rocks, Down East Wood Ducks, and the Lynchburg Hillcats. Tickets are $8–$16 and available at the gate, by phone at 336-714-2287, or at wsdash.com.
DADA First Friday Gallery Hop.
7 p.m. The Downtown Arts District Association presents its First Friday Gallery Hop. Stroll the streets and enjoy artist demos, live music, and more. Parking is available for $2 at the Sixth and Cherry Street parking deck; free parking available on Liberty Street on a first come, first served basis. The event takes place on Sixth and Trade streets in Winston-Salem. dadaws.net.
Heavy Rebel Weekender.
This annual event brings the rockabilly culture to the Millennium Center with vintage cars, sideshow acts, burlesque shows, mud wrestling, and more than 70 bands and performers. Tickets are $90 for a three-day pass or $40 for a one-day pass; free for 16 and under. A free car and bike show will be held all day Saturday on Trade Street. 101 W. Fifth St. heavyrebel.net.
West Jefferson’s Christmas in July Festival.
9 a.m.–7 p.m. Held in downtown West Jefferson, this annual event features dozens of craft vendors, live music, children’s activities, food vendors, street performers, Civil War re-enactments, a farmers market, and more. Admission is free. For more details, go to christmasinjulyinfo.ipage.com.
Hot Nights, Hot Cars Cruise-In.
3–9:30 p.m. Held the first Saturday of the month from May through October, these popular events include live beach music, food vendors, local wine, classic cars, and more. The events take place on Main Street in lovely downtown Pilot Mountain. Admission is free; lawn chairs are welcome. hotnightshotcars.com.
Lecture night at Bookmarks: The American Revolution.
6 p.m. Ed Southern, executive director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, will discuss his North Carolina Humanities Road Scholar lecture, “The Race to the Dan: The Retreat that Won the American Revolution.” This pivotal event proved to be the undoing of Cornwallis’s army and the British “Southern strategy” to defeat the American rebellion — and it took place here in the Piedmont. A book signing will follow. Free and open to the public. 634 W. Fourth St. 336-747-1471. bookmarksnc.org.
july 6 & 20
Saturday Art Jam.
12:30–3 p.m. This monthly event encourages young artists to learn, play, and create. No registration required, just bring your imagination. Free. Parents and guardians must stay with children at all times. Unleashed Arts Center, Second Floor, AFAS Center for the Arts, 630 N. Liberty St. theafasgroup.com.
Cobblestone Farmers Market.
9 a.m.–noon. This all-local, producers-only market continues this month in Old Salem. Products include seasonal produce, baked goods, cheeses, meats, eggs, jams, and more. The market will run every Saturday morning through November at the corner of West and Salt streets (adjacent to the Single Brothers’ Garden). Stay up to date on all the market happenings and vendors at cobblestonefarmersmarket.com.
Summer on Liberty.
7–10 p.m. Winston-Salem’s Saturday night street party features food/drink vendors and some of the best rock, roots, and pop music around. July performers include The Bo Stevens with Jason Moss and the Hosses (July 6), Wonderwall Beatles Tribute (July 13), West End Mambo (July 20), and Caleb Caudle (July 27). Concerts are held at the corner of Liberty and Sixth streets. Admission is free. downtownws.com/music.
Concerts at the Blue Ridge Music Center.
7 p.m. Set along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 213, the Blue Ridge Music Center in Galax, Va., hosts renowned bluegrass and folk acts each Saturday during the summer. This month’s performers include The Virginia Luthiers (July 6), Sam Reider & The Human Hands and The Loose Strings Band (July 13), The Steel Wheels and Hoot & Holler (July 20), and Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express (July 27). Tickets range from $15 to $35. For more details, go to blueridgemusiccenter.org.
Book Buzz Book Club.
6:30 p.m. Book Buzz Book Club meets on the second Thursday of the month to discuss lesser-known titles by some of today’s favorite authors. July’s pick is “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell, in which humanity discovers proof of extraterrestrial life and, after a failed mission, a sole survivor lives to tell the tale. Free and open to the public. 634 W. Fourth St. 336-747-1471. bookmarksnc.org.
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
Now in its 64th year, this Scottish-themed celebration is highlighted by a parade, craft vendors, live music, dancers, and a variety of athletic games and demonstrations. It will be held in MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain. For details on the event schedule, ticket prices, shuttle service, and more, call 828-733-1333 or go to gmhg.org.
Shows at the Ramkat.
The Ramkat will welcome a number of local, regional, and national acts this July. Among the concerts are Charley Crockett (July 11), Cosmic Honky Tonk Revue (July 24), and National Park Radio (July 31). To see the full list of shows, go to theramkat.com.
Innovation & Cinema: "High Noon."
7:30 p.m. Held once a month, this free film series in Bailey Park explores the relationship between innovation and the world in which we live. This month’s movie will be the 1950s Western “High Noon.” Activities will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the film starting around 8:30. Food, popcorn, and beverages will be available for purchase (including beer from Incendiary Brewing). innovationquarter.com.
Firecracker Festival & Craft Show.
9 a.m.–3 p.m. The Cricket’s Nest will host its annual summer craft fair featuring free ice cream sundaes, live dulcimer music, food trucks, and a variety of arts and crafts made by local craftsmen. Craft vendors will be set up throughout South Fork Park as well as inside the South Fork Community Center (4403 Country Club Road). Admission is free. This is a rain or shine event. 336-659-4315. cricketsnest.com.
Scholastic Summer ReadingPalooza & Storytime.
10 a.m. Young readers are invited to enjoy a special storytime with Clifford and Dog Man characters, as well as book recommendations and giveaways from Scholastic. Free and open to the public. 634 W. Fourth St. 336-747-1471. bookmarksnc.org.
july 13 & 27
Mocksville Concerts on the Square.
7–10 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs to downtown Mocksville for these free concerts held throughout the summer. July performers will include Brad Ratledge & The Happy Ones (July 13) and Tess & the Black and Blues Band (July 27). For more info, call 336-753-6705 or go to mocksvillenc.org.
Bowman Gray racing.
Gates open at 6 p.m.; races at 8 p.m. The 71st year of racing at Bowman Gray Stadium continues this July with a full slate of action-packed events, highlighted by a 100-lap modified race (July 13), a demolition derby (July 20), and a chain race (July 27). $12 adults; $2 children 6-11, children 5 and under are free. 1250 S. MLK Jr. Drive. bowmangrayracing.com.
Celebrate the moon landing.
6 p.m. Bookmarks will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with an event featuring activities and crafts for kids, author appearances, and moon-themed books and snacks. Featured author Kristy Dempsey will share her new picture book, “Papa Put a Man on the Moon,” at 4 p.m. Free and open to the public. 634 W. Fourth St. 336-747-1471. bookmarksnc.org.
Yoga in Bailey Park.
6 p.m. Bring your yoga mat to downtown’s Bailey Park for this free community class led by Jeremy Grace of Wildlight Wellness Collective. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Participants are advised to arrive 15 minutes early to set up. Parking is available in the Link Parking Deck at 530 N. Patterson Ave. In case of rain, check the event’s Facebook page for details: facebook.com/InnovationQuarter.
"The Lego Movie."
8:30 p.m. Kernersville Parks & Recreation presents “The Lego Movie: The Second Part” as part of their Movie in the Park Series. Fun, food, and games available before the movie. Bring a chair or blanket. Harmon Park, 152 S. Main Street, Kernersville. 336-996-3062. toknc.com.
Sunset Concert Series at Shelton Vineyards.
6–9 p.m. Shelton Vineyards welcomes beach music standouts Too Much Sylvia as part of its Sunset Concert Series. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the gates. Food will be for sale from 13 Bones, or guests can bring their own. No outside alcohol is permitted, and coolers/containers will be checked. Shelton Vineyards, 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson. 336-366-4724. sheltonvineyards.com.
Beat the Heat 5k.
6:30 p.m. Held at BB&T Football Field, this annual nighttime race has been named “The Best 5k in the Triad” by Endurance Magazine. Events include a 1-mile fun run/walk at 6:30 p.m., a 5k race at 7, and the N.C. USATF 5k Championship at 8. All races will benefit several local nonprofits that support health and fitness. For registration info, go to twincitytc.org.
7 p.m. The Farm at Henley Hill is offering an hour-long goat yoga course with certified instructor Fontaine Gervasi; gentle goats will graze and hang with you during your workout. Bring a bottle of water, a yoga mat, and an open mind. $20. 6890 Henley Hill Dr., Pfafftown. thefarmathenleyhill.com.
Lecture Night in Camel City: The History of Tattoos.
7 p.m. C.W. “Chuck” Eldridge and Harriett “The Book Mistress” Cohen will lecture about the history of tattoos. Eldridge learned the art of tattooing under the legendary D.E. Hardy and is one of the nation’s leading tattoo historians. Chuck and Harriett own and operate Tattoo Archive, a museum, book shop, and tattoo shop in downtown Winston-Salem. Lecture Night is free and open to the public. 634 W. Fourth St. 336-747-1471. bookmarksnc.org.
The Big Chill.
3–6 p.m. Held on National Ice Cream Day, guests can enjoy live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, and more while sampling homemade ice cream from individuals and community groups. Admission is free, though donations to benefit the Shalom Project are welcome. Bailey Park. For more details, go to theshalomprojectnc.org.
Newcomers and Neighbors of Greater Winston-Salem monthly meeting.
9:45 a.m. Newcomers and Neighbors will host their regular monthly meeting on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Coffee and social begins at 9:45 a.m. with a meeting to follow. Membership is open to women who are new or established residents of the Greater W-S area. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1416 Bolton St. For membership info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit newcomers-WinstonSalem.com.
Preface Party & Fundraiser.
6:30 p.m. Be the first to learn who will attend Bookmarks’ Fifteenth Festival (held September 5–8, 2019) and have the opportunity to purchase event tickets before they open to the general public. The evening will feature a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, Raffaldini wine, and live music. Visit bookmarksnc.org for details. 634 W. Fourth St. 336-747-1471.
Spring Theatre presents "The Lion King Jr."
The Spring Theatre Co. will present this musical production about Simba and his journey to becoming king of Pride Rock. Tickets are $15. All performances will be held at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St. For show times and ticket info, call 336-747-1414 or go to rhodesartscenter.org.
Thurs–Sat, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 3 p.m. The Yadkin Arts Council presents “Newsies.” When Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst inflate paper distribution prices, newsboy Jack Kelly raises an army of other newsboys to strike. What unfolds has quickly become one of the most popular musicals of our time. Held at Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville. Tickets $18–$22. 336-679-2941. yadkinarts.org.
Fri, 3–8 p.m.; Sat & Sun, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Jurassic Quest is America’s largest and most realistic dinosaur event. Walk through the Cretaceous Period, the Jurassic Period, and the Triassic Period and experience what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs. $36 VIP, $22 adults and children, $20 seniors. Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex & Education Building, 421 27th St. wsfairgrounds.com.
Sat & Mon, 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 3 p.m. The Surry Arts Council presents this beloved musical based on the songs of ABBA. Tickets are $15. Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford St., Mount Airy. For more details, call 336-786-7998 or go to facebook.com/AndyGriffithPlayhouse.
The War and Treaty in concert.
7 p.m. Rock and soul music duo The War and Treaty will sing and play their hearts and souls out at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds as part of the National Black Theatre Festival. Tickets ($20–$55) are available by visiting wsfairgrounds.com.