2019 Kentucky Derby Classic

Bringing together more than 400 guests from across Greensboro and the surrounding communities, Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina hosts its sixth annual Kentucky Derby Classic on Sunday, May 4. This signature event is held at High Caliber Stables and celebrates the Power of a Wish. The event raises money through Bourbon Bar & Tasting Stations provided by Gia Drink Eat Listen, live and silent auctions, “betting” at the Fink’s Jeweler’s Sportsbook, a hat contest and a live stream of the 145th Run for the Roses. The Kentucky Derby Classic provides the opportunity for wishes of local children to be granted.

Spring Folly

This year’s Spring Folly is in downtown Kernersville at Harmon Park during the first full weekend in May. Complete with rides, games, live music, food, vendors and shopping, the event is sure to have something for the whole family! Performance areas will be set up on North Main Street for groups to perform every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with musical performances being held at the main stage, located in the parking lot close to Town Hall, and at the Gazebo in Harmon Park.

19th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival

Kick off Memorial Day weekend at the Triad’s signature spring event: the largest and longest-running wine festival in North Carolina. Spend the day at Tanglewood Park tasting more than 100 different craft beverages, including wines, ciders and beers, while enjoying live music, local food, shopping and vendors. Tickets are non-refundable and available online at NCWineFestival.com.

33rd Annual Carolina Blues Festival

The Carolina Blues Festival at LeBauer Park is on Saturday, May 18 from 2–-9 p.m. This year is unlike any other as the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society is accepting the Music Hall of Fame Induction Award posthumously for Blind Boy Fuller for which this year is themed. The lineup, which is subject to change, includes Dom Flemons, Clark Stern and the Musical Rewards, Jon Shain, Melva Houston and the House of Dues. Performances will start at 3 p.m.