Pride Winston-Salem is scheduled for Oct. 19. The annual local event is back for its third year, including its parade. This year, the event aims to celebrate the local arts scene. The festival will be held in Downtown Winston-Salem’s arts district. A great line-up of entertainers, vendors, exhibitors and more will join food trucks and family-friendly activities the whole day. A kid zone will also be presented.

The event is organized in assication with DADA, the Downtown Art District Association.

Festival opens at 10 a.m. and runs through 7 p.m. More info at

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.