Pride Winston-Salem will be held on Oct. 14.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Pride Winston-Salem Festival, Parade & Food Truck Rodeo will be held on Oct. 14 and is in its final preparations for the celebration.

The festivities begin on Oct. 13 with a kick-off party at 7 p.m. at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, 401 N. Main St. Attendees will be able to enjoy live performances, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and silent auction. Tickets start at $40 and are available online.

On Oct. 14, the Pride Winston-Salem Festival and Parade will be held from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Trade St. in the Downtown Arts District.

Keep the festival spirit going and head out to the After Party at 9 p.m. at Hawthorne Inn and Convention Center, 421 High St. Admission is $15/advance online and $20/at the door. Enjoy music, drinks, pop-up show, Girl Squad and special guests.

Applications for parade spots and festival vendors are still being accepted to Oct. 1 and are available online.


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