Cultural Activities

Find your jam

Explore the intersections of art and innovation through the Innovation Quarter’s cultural events. From pop-up dance performances and film screenings to food trucks and festivals, cultural activities cover a wide variety of programming. Bailey Park is at the heart of many of these cultural activities, offering a stage, lawn and food truck court to accommodate large social gatherings. The Innovation Quarter is also home to more than a few concerts and music series and features a mix of genres including bluegrass, jazz and rock.

Wellness Activities

Find your fit

Nurture your body, as well as your mind, by participating in the wellness activities in the Innovation Quarter. Central to the wellness culture in the innovation district are intentionally designed green spaces—like Bailey Park and the Long Branch Trail, a 1.7-mile bike and pedestrian pathway. From Sunset Salutations and running clubs on the greenway, to large annual events like the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic and the Winston-Salem Heart & Stroke Walk, there’s a good fit for everyone. Wellness activities are supported by partners like WellQ and local businesses like Lotus Yoga Academy and Incendiary Brewing—because even workout junkies need a pint from time to time.

Find Your Next Wellness Activity

Conversation Programs

Find your spark

Engage with researchers, artists and other creative thinkers through Innovation Quarter programs designed to spark collaboration through connection and conversation. Conversation events include special speakers, panels and networking events that encourage enterprise through engagement with new ideas and people. Programs include Town Hall, an interactive event about driving economic growth and building vibrant community.

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Enterprise Events

Join a community of enterprising innovators

Whether you’re a start-up just taking off, an established business or an entrepreneur in the making, the Innovation Quarter has programs and organizations designed to help you find your next step. Groups like Forsyth Tech’s Small Business Center run small business and entrepreneurship programs, while others provide business accelerators for entrepreneurs.

The ACCESS Center for Equity + Success, in particular, supports specific opportunities for minority- and woman-owned enterprises. Other programs—like Mixxer, a grassroots maker movement—welcome creators of all kinds and promote crafts, arts and the burgeoning maker culture of Winston-Salem.

Find the Next Step for Your Enterprise

Give Back

Find your gift

Discover ways the Innovation Quarter is giving back to its community. SciTech Institute, a STEM enrichment program for middle school students in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County schools, gives Innovation Quarter tenants and local organizations the chance to give back by co-hosting STEM events. Other programs in the Innovation Quarter that focus on giving back to the community include Girls on Fire,FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, and the Inmar Community Tech Night, which offers free IT services and education to underserved areas of the city. The Innovation Quarter is also a popular spot for local fundraisers. Benefiting everything from homeless shelters and hospice care to disease research, the local community takes advantage of inspiring spaces to make their contributions.