What’s Buzzing Around Town

By Heather Wood

One of Kernersville’s largest events is back! Each year, the third Saturday of August brings a wholesome family event for everyone to enjoy!

The Kernersville Honeybee Festival presented by Cone Health Med Center of Kernersville, will return this year after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Due to the delayed planning of the event, we will not have stage performers or amusement rides, but the vendors and food will “BEE” out in full force! We are so excited to be able to make this event happen this year. We look forward to having our traditional celebration and activities in 2022.

The Kernersville Parks and Recreation Department has been busy as a bee working to find a safe way to bring our community back together. The KPRD works diligently to create family friendly events that everyone of all ages can enjoy! The park will be “buzzing” as we celebrate this free event on August 21. The festival will take place at Fourth of July Park from 10am – 5pm.

The Honeybee Festival is known for its authentic arts and crafts vendors that come from near and far to be a part of this unique event. Stroll along the walking trails beneath the beautiful, shaded tree canopy in Fourth of July Park, while visiting multiple arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and vendor related kids’ activities. The Honeybee Festival would not be complete without our honey vendors as well! There will be local honey available, as well as a first-hand glance at the live bee hives for spectators to view. To see a full list of vendors, visit our website at www.kvparks.com.

Kernersville Parks and Recreation’s Adaptive and Inclusion Services division is excited to partner with High Point and Greensboro Parks and Recreation to offer our 2nd Triad Adaptive Cycling Clinic. The event will be held at Fourth of July Park on Saturday, August 28 from 9:30am-12:30pm. Adaptive cycles are a great way for people with disabilities, older adults, or people with balance and coordination concerns to stay active, socialize with friends and families, and enjoy our beautiful outdoor spaces. This is a free event, but hourly time-block registration is required. Registration will be available on our website www.kvparks.com soon. For more information, please visit our Facebook page, or email cjohnson@toknc.com.

The Kernersville Greenway project is moving forward, and construction will be underway beginning August 2! The project will take 18 months to complete. The greenway will run from Oakhurst Street to Kilburn Way in Kernersville. The greenway will include an 8ft. wide paved walkway, and two pedestrian bridges with a scenic overlook for bikers and pedestrians to use. Public parking access will be located off of Oakhurst Street.

The theme this summer is get outside and be active, while still staying safe and socially distancing. Welcome Back! We have missed you!

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