Event Calendar June-July 2024

03 Jun 2024

Looking to fill your social calendar? We’ve got the rundown on what to do and explore.


The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts

Tuesdays through Saturdays

Current exhibitions include “Fragmented Reality,” through August 24; “Glass Pioneers: Western North Carolina and the Studio Glass Movement,” through August 3; “PRESS ON!” through August 17. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free public reception on July 11 at 5 p.m. The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands. Free.

Happ’s Place Concert Series

Every Friday and Saturday night

Enjoy dinner and live music every Friday and Saturday night at Happ’s Place. Local legends and far-away surprises to delight all while eating the delectable cuisine. These promise to be nights to remember. Happ’s Place, 5914 State Route 107, Glenville.

Highlander Mountain House

Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

Wine Wednesdays- Enjoy ½ off select bottles of wine with the purchase of an entrée. Locals receive 20% off. Burgers & Blues every Thursday- $20 burgers and select draft beer with live blues music. Bluegrass Brunch every Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locals receive 20% off. Highlander Mountain House, 270 Main Street, Highlands.

Bluegrass Wednesdays with Nitrograss at The Ugly Dog Pub

Every Wednesday night

Come and enjoy dinner and music with the beloved bluegrass band Nitrograss. Seating starts at 6 p.m. Music from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ugly Dog Pub, 294 S. 4th Street, Highlands.

Friday Night Live

Fridays through October

Presented by Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands, NC, bring your favorite lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy traditional mountain music. 6 to 8:30 p.m. 343 Main Street, Highlands. Free.

Saturdays on Pine Concert Series

Saturdays through October

Presented by Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visit Highlands, NC, these concerts are not to be missed. Bring a lawn chair, your favorite treats and your dancing shoes! 6 to 8:30 p.m. Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, 411 Pine Street, Highlands. Free.

Locally Grown on the Green Farmers Market

Every Wednesday

Choose the food less traveled at The Green Market, Cashiers’ farm stand market for local growers. Fill your basket with naturally raised meat and dairy items, fresh eggs, jams, pickles, freshly baked bread, delicious granola and fresh cut flowers. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Village Green Commons, 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Free.

Highlands Marketplace

Every Saturday

Come enjoy a morning at the market. Select from a wide array of fresh produce, seafood, baked goods, plants and other locally sourced products. 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, 411 Pine Street, Highlands. Free.



June 5 – 22

Grease is still the word! One of the most beloved musicals of all time hits the Mountain Theatre Company stage in a high-octane production. Approximately 2.5 hours, including one 15-minute intermission. For ticket prices and show times visit mountaintheatre.com, Highlands Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands.

Highlands Motoring Festival

June 6 - 9

Organized by Highlands Motoring Festival, Highlands Rotary Club and Mountaintop Rotary Club of Highlands, this automotive festival brings together car enthusiasts from all over the South to raise money for local human needs charities. For more information visit highlandsmotoringfestival.com.

Low Country Shrimp Boil

June 15

Organized by the Friends of Founders Park, an $85 event ticket includes three drinks, a signature shrimp boil dinner, dessert and plaza seating in the event tent. Food will be masterfully prepared by Chef Marty Rosenfield. Drinks begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m., live music by Front Porch Orchestra will play until 8 p.m. For more information visit foundersparkhighlands.org. Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, 411 Pine Street, Highlands.

Groovin’ on the Green

June 21 and July 19

Cashiers Groovin’ on the Green is back from 6 to 8:30 p.m. On June 21: Listen as Commodore Fox returns to the Groovin’ stage for the third year in a row, cranking out rock and dance hits from the 70s, 80s and today. On July 19:  Come enjoy The Wobblers, an eight-piece, genre-defying, roots band pulling from New Orleans rhythms, and including elements of Memphis Soul, Chicago Blues, with heavy Hammond organ and brassy horns. Admission is free with the opportunity to purchase a 10X10 tent space (tent provided) to support The Village Green. The Village Green, 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Free.

The Village Nature Series

June 25 and July 31

The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and The Village Green invite you to Lewis Hall at The Village Green at 5:30 p.m. Visitors and residents will learn about wildlife, habitats, conservation and local cultural heritage from expert speakers in their fields. June’s lecture will be “Mushrooms 101” and July’s lecture will be “Literature & Ecology.” 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers.

Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock & Roll

June 29

Join the Highlands Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. as Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever with a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers! For ticket prices and show times visit highlandsperformingarts.com, Highlands Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands.


Fireworks Extravaganza on The Green

July 3

From 6:30 to 10 p.m. enjoy an evening of music, family fun, and of course, fireworks! Entertainment by the Caribbean Cowboys Band will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by an extraordinary fireworks show at dark featuring thousands of colorful bursts! The Village Green Commons, 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. Free.

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

July 4

Visit Highlands for an all-day celebration from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., including water rockets, a free hotdog lunch, field games, an outdoor concert and fireworks! For more information visit highlandschamber.org. Free.

Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival

July 6 – August 11

The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival sponsors performances by acclaimed musicians and promotes education, outreach and audience development programs that foster an appreciation of chamber music. The Highlands concerts will be held on Saturdays and Mondays at the Highlands Performing Arts Center’s Martin Lipscomb Theatre, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands. Cashiers concerts will be held on Sundays and Tuesdays at The Village Green’s Lewis Hall, 160 Frank Allen Road, Cashiers. For more information visit h-cmusicfestival.org.

Laurent-Perrier Champagne Dinner

July 12

Join The Farm at Old Edwards during their 12th year of bringing the beautiful Champagne Laurent-Perrier to The Farm for their annual July Fête with live music. Dine on seasonal bounty harvested from Old Edwards farms, lovingly crafted by Executive Chef Chris Huerta and his culinary team. $225 per person; for more information visit oldedwardshospitality.com.

Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt

July 17

The Center for Life Enrichment invites you to join them from 2 to 4 p.m. with Dr. Laura Ney, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent of Athens-Clarke County, as she teaches how soil and place-specific factors determine what plants do well and how to maintain and improve the functionality of our soil. For more information visit clehighlands.com. Peggy Crosby Center, 348 S. 5th Street, Highlands.

Sapphire Valley Summer Colors Fine Art Show

July 22-23

Join the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to shop oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, photographs, sculpture, glass, one-of-a-kind jewelry and woodturning. All work is original! Sapphire Valley Community Center, 207 Sapphire Valley Road, Sapphire.

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