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Sweet Sensations at Highlands Mountaintop Art and Craft Show

The Scaly Mountain Women’s Club provides tuition reimbursement for qualifying residents of Scaly Mountain and Sky Valley

Weekend Concerts

Lace up your dancing shoes – Highlands’ free weekend concerts return next month – Friday nights at Town Square and Saturday evenings at

Easter Events on The Plateau

Easter will be celebrated across the Plateau, with events at both the Village Green in Cashiers and Highlands Rec Park.

Bear Shadow Music Festival

The side events during the day add color and texture and fun to Bear Shadow. For details and reservations, visit bearshadownc.com.

Sip & Savor Tuesdays at Half-Mile Farm

The secrets of farm-flavored cooking and casual cocktail crafting will be revealed at High-Mile Farm’s Sip & Savor Tuesdays. Once your Half-Mile

Spoon Headlines Bear Shadow

Spoon brings decades’ worth of Indie cred to Bear Shadow. For more information, visit bearshadownc.com.

Highlands Music Scene

Highlands heats up cool spring evenings with cool jazz and sharp beats.

Cars, Cars and More Cars

Rev those engines, polish the chrome – Highlands Motoring Festival is racing toward us – June 8-11.


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Blessing of the Animals

The unbreakable bonds between people and their pets will be sanctified at the Village Green Blessing of the Animals, 11:00 A.M. Sunday, October 2. For more information, visit goodshepherdofcashiers.com.

Halloween on Main

Everyone (the living and the recently departed) is invited to stroll Main Street for Highlands’ Halloween on Main, 6:00 P.M. Monday, October 31.

Color Draws

Fall on the Plateau is a wild, sensual overload, with nature setting the stage for a spectacular Finale.

Autumn in the Mountains

October whispers at dawn yet explodes in color with the sun’s zenith.

Single-day Tickets for 3nd Annual Bear Shadow spring music festival on sale

What: Single-day tickets for the 3nd annual Bear Shadow spring music festival, to be held April 28 – 30, 2023 near Highlands, North Carolina, will be on sale beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. EST. Three-day tickets are also available now.   Who:     When: Headliners for the weekend-long event include Spoon, The Head & The Heart …

3rd annual Bear Shadow spring music festival lineup features A-list Americana talent

HIGHLANDS, N.C. — The lineup for the 3rd annual Bear Shadow spring music festival is jam-packed with today’s hottest stars in the Americana music scene, according to an announcement from Highlands Festivals, Inc. today. The music festival, set to be held April 28­–30, 2023 near Highlands, North Carolina, will feature headlining performances by Spoon, The Head & The Heart and …

The Dream has Become a Reality

The curtain rises on the new Highlands Performing Arts Center with a month filled with delights and surprises.

Painting Comes Full Circle

Zach Claxton’s art is fueled by a life filled with incident and observation

The Essence of Wild

Peggy Marra lost her way for a while – but she’s now back to Where the Wild Things Are.

Broad Wings over the French Broad

Look to the Skies! On September 18-24, depending on weather conditions, birders will hike up Whiteside Mountain to search the sky for soaring hawks; email [email protected] to join the email notification list

Sensational Summit

Stunning, spectacular, and awe-inspiring are all overused adjectives to describe the Western North Carolina Mountains. But the end result of a hiking trail in the Nantahala National Forest truly embodies those declarations and many more.

More Than a Fish

The mindset of a fly-fisher is at once deep and remarkably simple.