Hang out in High Point this weekend, July 16th-18th, for a three-day, jam packed, fun-filled adventure.
Grab the family and get a jump on dinner at Gianno’s of High Point! Well known for their stone oven pizza, Italian sandwiches and seafood dishes, a favorite is the Seafood Corfu, seared tilapia, scallops and shrimp served over angel hair pasta topped with artichokes, Roma tomatoes, black olives and fresh basil with feta lemon butter sauce. Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat lover there is something scrumptious for everyone! Don’t feel guilty about getting full as you’re going to dance it off when you head to Centennial Station Arts Center for the Dancin and Shaggin at the Station. The fun starts at 7 p.m. with EnVision performing their hits “Turn Back the Hands” and “Kiss Me” among many more favorites. Tickets are $15.
Saturday Is Not The Day To Sleep In
Get a head start on breakfast at one of High Point’s local hangouts, Alex’s House, featuring fresh, home-made favorites including eggs, grits, bacon, and hash browns. Afterwards head down the street to the High Point Farmers Market at the library, open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering regional and local produce and hand-made crafts and retail. With the temperatures soaring, it’s only fitting to visit High Point Museum, for those who have children under 12, to make ice cream in celebration of National Ice Cream Day, a day early of course! Hours for this fun activity are 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the historical park and free to those who participate. Next stop, lunch at Lone Star Burger in Uptowne High Point. While they are famous for their burgers might I suggest thinking outside the burger and trying the fish & chips. Another must try is the Jalapeno “melt in your mouth” Cornbread. While there may be a need for an afternoon nap, I suggest you dismiss that from your mind immediately and continue exploring some local places in Uptowne. Start at Cork & Grind, a Wine and Coffee Bar for a quick pick me up. They are known for coffee and wine but also craft beer. For this occasion, get your coffee fix on as there is still so much to do before heading home. Monkee’s of High Point is a women’s clothing store and is offering 25% off select summer styles. Pen + Pillar is just around the corner and offers ethical and sustainable cards and desk items; hand-illustrated and produced in North Carolina. After shopping head downtown to Truist Point Stadium for the Rock the Point Concert starting at 4 p.m. Enjoy kids’ activities and grab some dinner from a local food truck while listening to Jukebox Revolver. Later in the evening head to High Point Theatre to enjoy Summer Nights, Southern Gals + Star Voices: Meet Teea Goans and Chelsea Sorrell at 7:30 p.m. Spirits will soar as they perform both fan-favorite hits and artist originals. Dancing in your seat will not be frowned upon. After the show stop by Plank Street Tavern for a night cap before heading home for the evening.
Go ahead and sleep in Sunday, but not too late as you don’t want to miss Sunday Brunch at Sweet Old Bill’s. A local favorite for lunch and dinner, SOB’s brunch packs a punch as well and will fuel you for your day ahead with their must try brunch favorites and mimosas. After brunch check out The Market just around the corner. You may just find a one-of-a-kind keepsake along with one of the tastiest treats in town at Dot and Pearls located inside. You can’t just visit one antique store, so head over to Twin Deer Antique Mall & Design with more than 45,000 square feet of antiques, vintage, fine furniture market samples and more. Take a break from antiquing and relax with a crepe and a coffee at Penny Path Café & Crepe Shop in downtown High Point. While there are many favorites you can’t go wrong with the suzette crepe. Let’s play ball! Head over to Truist Point Stadium to cheer on the Rocker’s as they play the Lexington Legends. Game starts at 4 p.m. The kids will enjoy the new splashpad at Blessing Park. After the game don’t call it a night before having dinner at Blue Rock Pizza and Tap, where the selection of beer and pizza seem endless. Dining outside on their patio while enjoying a cold beer and your favorite pizza is a perfect ending to a pretty fun-filled weekend in High Point.