DEI Equity Calendar

Equity Calendar 2023

Winston-Salem Community Cultural Festivals 2023

APRIL 13-22, 2023

RiverRun International Film Festival

Address: 305 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Celebrating 25 years in 2023, RiverRun is one of the fastest-growing regional film festivals in the U.S., and a premier film festival in the Southeast. This Academy Award-qualifying film festival showcases a variety of narrative, documentary, student, animated, and short films from all genres. In 2019, USA Today's 10Best digital platform highlighted the RiverRun International Film Festival as one of, "10 Amazing Film Festivals Worth Traveling For."

MAY 2023 (Dates TBD) 

Winston-Salem Greek Festival

Address: 435 Keating Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Join the community for this year’s Greek Festival here in Winston-Salem! There will be food, fun, and dancing. A drive-through option is available for those who only wish to purchase food.

JUNE 17, 2023

Juneteenth Festival

Address: Bailey Park, 445 Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
This celebration of African American traditions and freedom features music, dance, food, panel discussions, and arts and crafts.

JUNE 24, 2023

Pride Festival & Parade

Address: 60 Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
All are welcome as Winston-Salem proudly celebrates the local LGBT community with a downtown parade and festival with live music, entertainment, street vendors, and hands-on activities.

SEPTEMBER 2023 (Date TBD)

Hispanic League Fiesta

Address: 4th Street & Spruce St N, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Organized by the Hispanic League, FIESTA is the annual FREE street festival that has become a downtown tradition in Winston-Salem and is the biggest fundraiser for the Hispanic League, expecting over 22,000 people each year.

SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2023 

Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors

Address: 634 W 4th Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Bookmarks Festival of Books and Authors, the largest book and author festival in the Carolinas, celebrates 18 years with the 2023 festival in downtown Winston-Salem. 

SEPTEMBER 29 TO OCTOBER 8, 2023

CAROLINA CLASSIC FAIR

Address: 421 27th St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Celebrating 140 years, the Carolina Classic Fair (formerly the Dixie Classic Fair) is the second largest agricultural fair in North Carolina, averages 325,000 visitors each year. The 10-day annual fair features a world-class carnival with numerous rides and games, nationally known musical entertainment, delicious food and beverage, and exhibits of livestock, poultry, fine arts, and crafts. 

OCTOBER 2023 (Date TBD)

International Village Food and Music Festival

Address: Corpening Plaza, 231 1st St W, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
The international backgrounds and heritage of Winston-Salem’s residents will be showcased, featuring global cuisine, cultural entertainment, international crafts-for-purchase, and educational information about our international community. We proudly invite you to come out and enjoy the different cultures in Winston-Salem, North Carolina!

NOVEMBER 18-19, 2023

PIEDMONT CRAFTSMEN'S FAIR

The Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair, held in the Benton Convention Center, is now in its 60th year of presenting quality craftsmanship from some of the Southeast's finest makers. The Fair is a holiday shopper’s delight, filled with row upon row of unique home goods, jewelry, ceramics, glass, wearables, furniture, and décor handcrafted by more than 100 skilled artisans and artists. View live demonstrations of various craft techniques, mix and mingle with talented makers, and browse displays of quality craftsmanship and fine design—all hallmarks of the Fair.