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10 weekend events happening in Winston-Salem April 20-21

Get ready for a jam-packed two days.

Group of people running on road.

All the events this weekend might feel like a marathon.

Photo by Junction 311 Endurance Sports

There’s no shortage of things to do in the Twin City, especially this weekend. We’ve compiled 10 events so you can make plans. Pro tip: Send this article to your friends and family so they know what’s going on too.

Saturday, April 20

Craft Half Marathon | Foothills Brewpub, 638 W. 4th St. | 8:30 a.m. | $20-$35 | The entire block of 4th Street, from Poplar to Spring streets, will close for races. The half-marathon and 5K are full, but you can still sign up for the crazy kids dash or one-mile fun run — or, just come out to the community block party that will feature live music and selections from local craft breweries.

Piedmont Earth Day Fair | Winston-Salem Fairgrounds, 569 Fairgrounds Blvd. | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Free | There will be over 100 exhibitors, live music, and food trucks for the whole family to enjoy at the largest Earth Day fair in NC.

Child on bike looking at demonstrator at a board with lightbulbs while another child in a blue shirt looks on. The group is outside and a tent is behind them.

Riding your bike to the Piedmont Earth Day Fair is encouraged.

Photo by Piedmont Environmental Alliance

Hayes Jewelers 200 | Bowman Gray Stadium, 1250 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. | 8 p.m. | $2-$12 | Come see why they call it the Madhouse. The 2024 racing season kicks off with a 200-lap modified race, a 40-lap sportsman race, and stock races. Tickets will also be on sale at the gate.

18th Annual Tour of Fine Spaces | various locations | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | $40 | The Junior League of Winston-Salem hosts this annual event to let the public explore new construction + renovated homes around the city — whether you need inspiration or just want to appreciate fine craftsmanship.

Winston Vintage Market | Incendiary Brewing Company, 486 N. Patterson Ave. | 12-6 p.m. | Free entry | Shop from 20+ vendors who are selling vintage clothing for men and women. Food and music will also be on site.

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Don’t forget your clear bag if you plan to attend WFU’s spring game.

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Wake Forest Football Spring Game | Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium, 475 Deacon Blvd. | 2 p.m. | Free | Come get a preview of the Demon Deacons football team and explore the expanded DEACTOWN fan zone. Fans will have the opportunity to meet student-athletes and coaches after the game down on the field.

Reynolda Gardens Spring Plant Sale | front lawn of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, 2250 Reynolda Rd. | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Cost of purchase | Shop plants that are hard to find and will thrive in Winston-Salem. Annuals, perennials, tropicals, and staff favorites will be available for purchase. Pro tip: Check out the list of available plants before you go and get there early.

Sunday, April 21

“Frozen Cathedral” | Centenary United Methodist Church, 646 W. 5th St. | 3 p.m. | Free, RSVP | The Piedmont Wind Symphony will perform works from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and others. The event will also feature the church’s choir.

Culture WS Spring Market | Liberty Plaza, 102 W. 3rd St. | 2-6 p.m. | Cost of purchase | Shop from more than two dozen artists and makers while enjoying food and music. The market will move indoors if it rains.

Ride for Shalom | Shallowford Square, 6555 Shallowford Rd., Lewisville | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | $55-$70 | Register to ride your bike on three different routes then stick around for a community event with food trucks, live music, and raffles. Proceeds will benefit The Shalom Project, a nonprofit that secures various resources for neighbors in need.

Need more ideas? Check out our events calendar.