A Cozy Respite
Hummingbird Lounge

Hummingbird Lounge at Old Edwards Inn is a throwback to a more languid, gentle age when a clever menu was paired with a wise bar and an absolutely

PAC’S 2023 Season

There’s plenty to get excited about when the Highlands Performing Arts Center unveils its 2023 Concert Season. For tickets or more information,

The Drone Guy: Ryan Karcher

Ryan Karcher’s eagle-eyed view of the Plateau brings another dimension to his art.

A Trio of Trails

Rejuvenation and a renewed reverence for nature pops up along a trio of strolls in Highlands and Cashiers.

Beneath the Peaks
Highlands Cashiers Land Trust

A biological and geological treasure, Horse Cove thrives under the protection afforded by Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust.

Music and More
Bear Shadow Music Festival

Highlands NC Motoring Festival Gives Back

The high performance stakes of The 2022 Highlands Motoring Festival deliver generous grants for three local causes.

The Bear & the Bands

The talent’s already lining up for the third incarnation of the Bear Shadow Music Festival, set for April 28-30. For ticketing and more information


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Groovin’ On the Green

Cool summer evenings are the perfect time to kick up your heels and join your friends and neighbors at the Groovin’ On the Green concerts at the Village Green on Frank Allen Road in Cashiers.  These concerts are held most Friday nights in the season at 6:30 P.M., rain or shine.  The Village Green overflows with happy people who line …

A Day in the Country

The fresh air and serenity of the mountains hearkens back to a bygone era, when time moved slower and happiness could be found in the simplest of pleasures. The 2019 Designer Showhouse, titled “A Day in the Country,” departs from the glitz and glamour of last year’s showhouse to focus on those simple pleasures and the things that make the …

Garden Club Kitchen Tour

Highlands’ Laurel Garden Club presents its biennial Kitchen Tour on Saturday, August 17.  Tour five elegant kitchens in Highlands Falls Country Club. The kitchens feature state-of-the-art appliances, beautiful architecture and intuitive design. Laurel Garden Club members will greet you and be available to give you a history of the homes and noteworthy aspects of each kitchen on tour. Meet celebrity …

A Burst of Song & Fireworks

The Highlands Men’s Chorus will present the Annual Patriotic Concert at 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 4, at Highlands First Presbyterian Church. The concert will consist of many favorites, including “America the Beautiful,” “This is My Country,” “A Tribute to the Armed Services,” “God Bless the U.S.A.,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “God Bless America,” and more. There will also …

Glenville’s Barrage of Booms

In 1997, to celebrate the Fourth of July, Stuart Hall and his friends launched fireworks over Lake Glenville from Tom Turner’s Buck Knob Island construction barge. That year, Stuart and Co. also directed a fun boat parade of “The Glenville Navy.” The floating parade is no longer part of the festivities, but the fireworks have become one of the most …

Party Like A Patriot

9:00 A.M. – Annual Rocket Launch at The Town Baseball Field   11:00 A.M. – Annual Field Games for all ages at The Town Baseball Field    11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. – Rotary Hotdog Cookout at The Town Baseball Field    2:00 P.M. – Rotary Annual Duck Derby at Mill Creek    6:00 to 8:00 P.M. – Concert by …

Fireworks Extravaganza On the Green

Fireworks are a quintessential American celebration of Independence Day. In Cashiers, The Village Green presents the annual “Fireworks Extravaganza on the Green” beginning at 6:30 P.M. Friday, July 5, at The Village Green Commons. Residents and visitors to the area are invited to dine, play and dance the night away.  The spectacular evening entertainment features a concert by the rhythm …

Rise and Shine Fundraiser

Highlands is beyond blessed with the myriad of nonprofits that support our community.  Life on the Plateau wouldn’t be the same without the generous support of groups like Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Literacy Council of Highlands and the Highlands Cashiers Land Trust. The services of these and other local nonprofits are invaluable, but they too require support through funding.  …

Bring your Feet & Feel the Beat

July is one of the busiest months in Highlands and there are so many opportunities for fun that it’s sometimes hard to pace yourself. One thing you’ll want to make time for is one of the live music concerts under the stars on Friday and Saturday nights.  Friday Night Live concerts take place at Highlands Town Square from 6:00 until …

July at Dovecote

This is time for Dargan Landscape Architects/Dovecote Barn to shine as the Plateau’s unique mix of sun and rain means everything is green and in full bloom. Landscape architect Hugh Dargan brings his unmistakable wit and artistic flair to a Floral Design Workshop at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 12, at Dovecote Barn (35 Flashpoint Drive in Cashiers). Hugh will show …

Cashiers Benefit Antique Show

The 43rd edition of the Cashiers Benefit Antique Show, the largest antique show on the Plateau, will be staged at Blue Ridge School, Friday, July 19, through Sunday, July 21. An astonishing 60 vendors from the United States and Great Britain will be showing their wares.   But what makes this show so successful is its emphasis on inclusivity,  offering …

For the Sheer Joy of It

One of the highlights of this summer in Cashiers is the Joy Garden Tour benefiting The Village Green, July 17-21.  Tour Chair Bev Seinsheimer selected the theme “Garden and ‘Bee’ Happy.”  “Our hope is to make you aware of how important bee preservation has become, how fragile their environment is, the flowers that attract them, and how all of this …