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Highlands NC Celebrates the Outdoors Saturday

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Highlands NC Celebrates the Outdoors Saturday Highlands NC celebrates the outdoors Saturday.  The Get Outdoors Festival will feature the best ways to get outside and enjoy our mountain area.   The festival will take place at Kelsey Hutchinson Founders Park on Saturday, August 4th, from 1 to 4 pm.  This fun event is for residents and visitors alike and will showcase …

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Highlands NC Explores Native Wildflowers Friday

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Highlands NC Explores Native Wildflowers Friday Highlands NC explores wildflowers Friday.  On Friday, May 11, the workshop at the Highlands Biological Station will be Native Wildflowers with Kay Kirkman.  This fabulous event will explore the native flowers that bloom in spring in our mountain area.  This is a fabulous opportunity for the Highlands NC community to enjoy nature while learning …

Highlands NC Twilight 5K

Highlands NC Hosts Twilight 5K This Weekend

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Highlands NC Hosts Twilight 5K This Weekend Highlands NC hosts the Twilight 5K this weekend.  Saturday, August 19, get outside and get your feet moving.  The race kicks off at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.  This year’s race expects a record number of people to show up to participate in the Twilight 5K in Downtown Highlands.  The Twilight 5K began in 2013 …

Don’t Miss Christmas Parade in Highlands NC Saturday

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Don’t miss the annual Christmas parade in Highlands NC this Saturday, December 1st. The Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas Parade is representative of our unique community and an event looked forward to all year long. This will be the 23rd year for the parade, which has become synonymous with the holiday season. The homemade parade is put on by the entire …

Halloween Fun in Highlands NC

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Halloween fun is coming to Highlands NC this week. This coming Wednesday is Halloween and in Highlands Halloween is all about the kids and their safety. Our business district is the place to be, with all of our shops opening their doors to trick-or-treaters. Halloween is a holiday that truly demonstrates our sense of community and family spirit. What: Downtown …

Find the Perfect Conditions to Ski in Western NC this Winter

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If you are looking for some great places to ski in Western North Carolina this winter season, check out Cataloochee Ski area.  Located in the beautiful mountains that ring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cataloochee is renowned for having the longest ski season on the east coast for two out of the last four years; this extended opportunity to …

Highlands NC’s The Bascom Holiday Classes are for All Ages

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has scheduled holiday related classes for next month that you will not want to miss.  In addition to the Gingerbread Building class from Nov 27-28 on how to make creative gingerbread houses, students will be able to enter their Gingerbread structures into a contest that is judged from Dec 1-11, with winners being announced on Dec 12th.  From Dec 4-5th, …

Find your ‘Niche’ Vacation in Highlands and Cashiers NC

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To help tourists more easily navigate the possibilities of sites to visit and activities to do in the Highlands and Cashiers NC area, ‘micro’ websites will soon be available.   Each of the five websites will offer key information about their respective topic to help tourists find what they are most interested in one convenient place.  The Tourism Development Authority is …

Great August Arts Activities in Highlands/Cashiers NC

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The summer isn’t over yet and the Highlands/Cashiers NC area has loads of great activities still planned.  The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet has been hosting free concerts this month as well as a time for children to explore their musical side with instrument ‘petting zoo’ breaks here and there.  The special two-night grand finale will be August 28-29 and will …