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With an abundance of educational, recreational, sports and arts activities, your family will love calling High Point home. Whether your child attends one of High Point’s public schools, some with the world-class International Baccalaureate Programme, one of our impressive private schools, or participates in the robust homeschool network, High Point is a great place to get an education. Your family can enjoy soccer, baseball, swimming, basketball and a wide variety of other sports at the city’s recreational centers or the YWCA and YMCA of High Point. Or put on some purple and go cheer on your favorite High Point University Division 1 sports team. Take an art, music or dance class, or participate in community theater. The High Point Museum and Historical Park, including the 1786 John Haley House, is a fun way to learn about history, while the Piedmont Environmental Center encourages kids and adults to get close to nature.
The new multipurpose stadium in downtown High Point will host a team from the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs as well as other exciting events, including sporting events, concerts, and more. Craft breweries, restaurants, residential living and other amenities are being developed around the stadium to create a vibrant downtown for everyone to enjoy!

AREA ATTRACTIONS

SPORTS

THE ARTS

KIDS ACTIVITIES

PARKS & RECREATION

MUSEUMS

AREA ATTRACTIONS

SPORTS

THE ARTS

KIDS ACTIVITIES

PARKS & RECREATION

MUSEUMS

Area Attractions

There’s always something to do from discovering local museums and galleries, outdoor trails and activities, to nightlife entertainment and exploring breweries and nearby wineries.

Outdoor activities are enjoyed year-round with 42 public parks, paved greenways, hiking trails and golf courses, as well as two lakes with boating and fishing. City Lake Park offers Fall Leaf Tours in October and a plethora of activities for kids, while Oak Hollow Festival Park offers a beautiful backdrop to several annual events, including the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, High Point Autumn Rowing Festival and the signature Uncle Sam Jam – July 4th Celebration. Kersey Valley offers the more adventurous a day to remember with everything from Zip Lining, High Ropes and Escape Rooms to more seasonal activities that include a corn maze, pumpkins, and the notorious Spookywoods!

The High Point Area Arts Council offers music, theater, and dance programs, in addition to their free Arts Splash Summer Concert Series taking place at many parks across the city. Theatre Art Galleries features local and regional exhibits, as well as art education programs while High Point University’s Sechrest Gallery offers rotating art throughout the academic school year. High Point Theatre hosts the Passport to Entertainment series, featuring an array of performers, from musicians to comedians.

High Point and Jamestown have become quite the mecca for nightlife opportunities! Within a block and a half on Main Street, Jamestown offers everything from Southern Roots, for a mouthwatering dinner to a variety of after-dinner activities including Potent Potables and The Deck. High Point is making its mark with everything from its dog-friendly Brown Truck Brewery to Blue Bourbon Jacks, Real BAR and Wifi Wine Bar and Shoppe, all walking distance from each other.

Kids are easily entertained by activities offered through the High Point Arts Council, Theatre Art Galleries and High Point’s Parks and Recreation. An abundance of kid-friendly attractions also keeps their minds and bodies active from All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm, High Point Museum and Piedmont Environmental Center to Get Air Trampoline Park, Skate South, and High Point Bowling.

While High Point is home to more than 50 furniture retail stores and is known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World!” it’s also the gateway to an array of craft breweries and wineries. Whatever your interests, High Point and the surrounding region has something for everyone. The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau website is a great starting point and resource to help you make yourself at home™ and to discover things to do in High Point and the region.

Area Attractions

There’s always something to do from discovering local museums and galleries, outdoor trails and activities, to nightlife entertainment and exploring breweries and nearby wineries.

Outdoor activities are enjoyed year-round with 42 public parks, paved greenways, hiking trails and golf courses, as well as two lakes with boating and fishing. City Lake Park offers Fall Leaf Tours in October and a plethora of activities for kids, while Oak Hollow Festival Park offers a beautiful backdrop to several annual events, including the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival, High Point Autumn Rowing Festival and the signature Uncle Sam Jam – July 4th Celebration. Kersey Valley offers the more adventurous a day to remember with everything from Zip Lining, High Ropes and Escape Rooms to more seasonal activities that include a corn maze, pumpkins, and the notorious Spookywoods!

The High Point Area Arts Council offers music, theater, and dance programs, in addition to their free Arts Splash Summer Concert Series taking place at many parks across the city. Theatre Art Galleries features local and regional exhibits, as well as art education programs while High Point University’s Sechrest Gallery offers rotating art throughout the academic school year. High Point Theatre hosts the Passport to Entertainment series, featuring an array of performers, from musicians to comedians.

High Point and Jamestown have become quite the mecca for nightlife opportunities! Within a block and a half on Main Street, Jamestown offers everything from Southern Roots, for a mouthwatering dinner to a variety of after-dinner activities including Potent Potables and The Deck. High Point is making its mark with everything from its dog-friendly Brown Truck Brewery to Blue Bourbon Jacks, Real BAR and Wifi Wine Bar and Shoppe, all walking distance from each other.

Kids are easily entertained by activities offered through the High Point Arts Council, Theatre Art Galleries and High Point’s Parks and Recreation. An abundance of kid-friendly attractions also keeps their minds and bodies active from All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm, High Point Museum and Piedmont Environmental Center to Get Air Trampoline Park, Skate South, and High Point Bowling.

While High Point is home to more than 50 furniture retail stores and is known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World!” it’s also the gateway to an array of craft breweries and wineries. Whatever your interests, High Point and the surrounding region has something for everyone. The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau website is a great starting point and resource to help you make yourself at home™ and to discover things to do in High Point and the region.

Sports

Whether you are looking for organized sports or love the great outdoors, discover the High Point sporting life. Our 42 beautiful public park system is flush with tennis and basketball courts as well as baseball, softball, football and soccer fields. We have various sports leagues, from kids through adults.

Catch a round of golf at area golf courses and a disc golf course. While High Point is home to two city-owned golf courses, Blair Park and Oak Hollow, the High Point Country Club boasts two impressive private courses including Emerywood and Willow Creek. For the golf spectator, the Wyndham Championship is just a short drive away, in Jamestown. Founded in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open, the Wyndham Championship is the sixth-oldest event on the PGA TOUR. and became the only regular-season PGA TOUR event contested on a course originally designed by the legendary Donald Ross. The tournament enjoys a rich history that few PGA TOUR events have and is held in August.

We have miles of paved greenways, natural hiking trails and two lakes, City Lake Park and Oak Hollow Marina, with boating and fishing activities that include a rowing club, wakeboarding, sailing, and water skiing. High Point also is home to vibrant branches of the Hartley Drive YMCA, Carl Chavis YMCA, YWCA, and many fitness clubs.

the Arts

The High Point Arts Council at Centennial Station offers a rich menu of music, theater, and dance programs while the Theatre Art Galleries features local and regional exhibits and art education programs for kids as well as adults. Interested in ballet? The High Point Ballet is known regionally. Interested in the visual arts? Join the High Point Community Theatre or attend concerts, plays, and comedians presented by the Passport to Entertainment series. The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival is an annual must-attend event held every Labor Day Weekend at Oak Hollow Festival Park.

the Arts

The High Point Arts Council at Centennial Station offers a rich menu of music, theater, and dance programs while the Theatre Art Galleries features local and regional exhibits and art education programs for kids as well as adults. Interested in ballet? The High Point Ballet is known regionally. Interested in the visual arts? Join the High Point Community Theatre or attend concerts, plays, and comedians presented by the Passport to Entertainment series. The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival is an annual must-attend event held every Labor Day Weekend at Oak Hollow Festival Park.

Activities for Kids

High Point offers a great family life. From the High Point Arts Council affiliates to year-round sports leagues to a library rich with storytelling and educational programs, this is a family-oriented community. The High Point Museum, including the 1786 John Haley House, is a fun way to learn about history, while the Piedmont Environmental Center encourages kids and adults to get close to nature. For the more adventurous, Kersey Valley Attractions offers challenges from zip lines to high ropes and laser tag. High Point University hosts special Christmas programs and other family-friendly activities throughout the year.

Activities for Kids

High Point offers a great family life. From the High Point Arts Council affiliates to year-round sports leagues to a library rich with storytelling and educational programs, this is a family-oriented community. The High Point Museum, including the 1786 John Haley House, is a fun way to learn about history, while the Piedmont Environmental Center encourages kids and adults to get close to nature. For the more adventurous, Kersey Valley Attractions offers challenges from zip lines to high ropes and laser tag. High Point University hosts special Christmas programs and other family-friendly activities throughout the year.

Parks and Recreation

With 42 public parks and recreation centers, High Point offers the community and neighborhoods everything from picnic areas and playgrounds to highly organized sporting events. For the family reunion, a Sunday afternoon picnic, or a day at the lake, head to one of our parks. Or, during the various sporting seasons, check out your favorite sport and join a league. High Point also is proud to host a specially equipped field at the Miracle League for children with special needs.

Parks and Recreation

With 42 public parks and recreation centers, High Point offers the community and neighborhoods everything from picnic areas and playgrounds to highly organized sporting events. For the family reunion, a Sunday afternoon picnic, or a day at the lake, head to one of our parks. Or, during the various sporting seasons, check out your favorite sport and join a league. High Point also is proud to host a specially equipped field at the Miracle League for children with special needs.

Museums

High Point is home to the High Point Museum, offering a glimpse into High Point history. Across from High Point Lake, check out the Mendenhall Homeplace, which was on the Underground Railway and see one of 2 remaining false bottom wagons which took hundreds of slaves to freedom. A historic Quaker meeting house built in 1858, the Museum of Old Domestic Life is filled with the everyday items necessary to rural life in a Quaker community. The detailed displays depict cloth making, shoe cobbling, cooking, and farming. Visit the John Coltrane stature and the Memorial to the Sit-Ins. The Theatre Arts Galleries features rotating local and regional exhibits with ongoing educational programs.

Museums

High Point is home to the High Point Museum, offering a glimpse into High Point history. Across from High Point Lake, check out the Mendenhall Homeplace, which was on the Underground Railway and see one of 2 remaining false bottom wagons which took hundreds of slaves to freedom. A historic Quaker meeting house built in 1858, the Museum of Old Domestic Life is filled with the everyday items necessary to rural life in a Quaker community. The detailed displays depict cloth making, shoe cobbling, cooking, and farming. Visit the John Coltrane stature and the Memorial to the Sit-Ins. The Theatre Arts Galleries features rotating local and regional exhibits with ongoing educational programs.