The Association of Visitor Attractions of Forsyth County (AVA) wants you to visit like a local this summer!
Forsyth County is filled with fun and educational activities that many, even life-long citizens, may not be familiar with. Don’t worry – the AVA is here to introduce 10 unique opportunities to take advantage of this summer!
1) Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy children’s activities while listening to the music of the Bethabara Concert Band at Historic Bethabara Park. July 11 and August 11, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (bethabarapark.org, free)
2) Hike the Black Walnut Bottoms trail in Historic Bethania to experience the landscape of the first planned Moravian settlement in North Carolina (historicbethania.org, free)
3) Learn about historic games and Victorian traditions through hands-on activities and crafts, explore the
22 room house museum through the eyes of the Körner children, and see a puppet show at Körner’s
Folly Family Fun Day. Saturday, July 23, 10am-3pm. (kornersfolly.org, adults $10/children $6/under 5
$2, puppet show only $2, reservations encouraged for puppet show)
4) Play “Mary had a Little Lamb” on the Javanese slide rattles (angklung) or Balinese xylophone (rindik) in the Museum of Anthropology’s exhibit about music and dance in the Southwest Pacific. Through August 26. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (moa.wfu.edu, free)
5) Explore our area’s rich musical heritage in jazz and blues through the photography of Owens Daniels in the New Winston Museum’s exhibit, “Birth of the COOL.” Through July 2. Open Monday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (newwinston.org, free)
6) Celebrate the 4th of July with the newest American citizens and keynote speaker former U.S. Senator Kay Hagan on the spot where the first Independence Day celebration in America took place in 1783 at Old Salem’s Naturalization Ceremony. July 4, 10:00 a.m. (oldsalem.org, free)
7) Enjoy fine crafts in the heart of Winston-Salem’s arts district at Piedmont Craftsmen with new exhibitions opening throughout the summer during First Friday Gallery Hop. July 1 and August 5, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (piedmontcraftsmen.org, free)
8) Watch Peppercorn Theatre actors inspired by Reynolda’s history and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” present the play “Proceed Moon” at Reynolda House Museum of American Art. June 17 & 18, 11:00am and 2:00 p.m., June 19, 3:00 p.m. (reynoldahouse.org, adults $8/students and children ages 1 and up $5/Reynolda House and Children’s Museum members $5).
9) Take a photo in the eagle’s nest in SciWorks’Animal Secrets Through September 11. Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (sciworks.org, Adults: $11; Youth/Seniors:$9; 2 & under: Free).
10) Learn the great game of golf where the legends have played. Tanglewood Park’s Junior and Pee-Wee clinics range from 3-5 days, June-August. (tanglewoodpark.org, $60-$225)
The AVA is an organization established to promote and advance cultural, heritage and recreational tourism to Forsyth County through advocacy, education and community service. The AVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which brings together non-profit visitor attractions to network, brainstorm and exchange ideas.
For more information on AVA and membership inquires please contact:
Sara Cromwell, AVA President