yourself in Music, Theatre, Art, Shopping and Festivals

The demographic mixture of Highlands has been remarkably unique since its creation in 1875.

Founded by hardy pioneers from all over the nation, sober industrious tradesmen from the north, Scotch-Irish laborers and craftsmen from the surrounding mountains and valleys, and wealthy aristocratic planters and professionals from the south, the town has served as a cultural center for well-known artists, musicians, actors, authors, photographers, scholars, and scientists who have thrived in its natural setting.

The result is a profusion of creativity in the lifestyle that can be found in Highlands performing and visual arts, individually curated shopping experiences and the perfect setting for enjoying celebratory festivals and outdoor concerts.

Your guide to The Arts is here or pick up a copy at the Welcome Center at 108 Main Street, Highlands, NC.