5 Top Activities in Bailey Park When the Weather’s Nice

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A group of bluegrass musicians performing on the Bailey Park stage on a sunny day in the Innovation Quarter.

We know you don’t need an excuse to head to the Innovation Quarter, but sometimes it’s nice to have one. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Bailey Park when the sun is shining and there’s a cool breeze floating through the air. Here are some of our favorites:

Get Centered with Yoga at Sunset Salutations

Need a way to unwind and clear your mind? You won’t find one better than Sunset Salutations. This free signature event series will help you practice flexibility, connect with your community and experience the healing power of outdoor yoga. Held on the last Thursday of every month through October, Sunset Salutations is a much-needed mid-week solace from life’s daily grind. 

A yoga instructor demonstrates a pose to a large group of people attending a free yoga class in Bailey Park.
A group of people attending a free, outdoor yoga class in Bailey Park.

Dive into the Summer’s Must-read Book  

Grab a book from Bookmarks or the Forsyth County Central Library—both of which are a few short blocks away from Bailey Park—and stake out your spot. Whether you want to lounge in the grass or settle into a bench on the sidewalk, Bailey Park is a peaceful place to take in your next read.

Catch a Movie at Innovation & Cinema

Brought to you by a/perture and the Innovation Quarter, Innovation & Cinema is a signature event series held on Bailey Park’s lower lawn. Come early to make sure you get the best seat in the park. Revel in blockbuster movies about science, technology, engineering and mathematics while enjoying food, drink and a night under the stars. Innovation & Cinema isn’t just about entertainment; this year’s movie lineup also exemplifies the importance of representation and diversity in entertainment, both in front and behind the camera. 

A group of movie-goers come to Bailey Park for Innovation and Cinema movie screenings.
A woman in a red shirt picking up a bag of freshly popped pop corn during an Innovation and Cinema movie screening in Bailey Park.

Enjoy a Meal with Friends

With an all-star lineup of daily food trucks and a plethora of exciting restaurants, your friends won’t have to argue about where to grab your next meal together: Simply order your favorite meal to go and meet up in Baily Park. Throw a blanket on the lawn to soak up some extra sunshine or seek shade under one of the umbrellas scattered throughout Upper Bailey Park to enjoy your meal. Either way—the food will always taste better outside with friends.

Two friends enjoying lunch from food trucks in Bailey Park.
Food trucks line the streets around Bailey Park and customers line up to get lunch.

Work Outside with Free Wi-Fi

Fresh air, patio tables, regularly maintained restrooms and free Wi-Fi. That’s all you need to shake up your workday. While Bailey Park is often the place to take a break from life’s hustle and bustle, it can also be the change of scenery you need to power through the last pages of a paper or collaborate with teammates on your next big idea. Connect to Wi-Fi via the IQGuest network, and it’ll almost be like you never left the office.

Find Your Spot in Bailey Park 

Possibilities abound in Bailey Park’s 1.6 acres of green space. Now’s the time of year to head to the Innovation Quarter’s “outdoor living room” to enjoy the feeling of grass between your toes and warm sunshine on your face. Whether you’re looking to connect with nature, break a sweat, or relax with friends and family, there’s a spot for you in Bailey Park.

A group of young adults sitting under a tree in Bailey Park.