Bring your appetite to High Point this weekend, July 23rd-25th, for a three-day, food packed,
After a long week of being stuck inside working, nothing sounds better than enjoying the beautiful weather on the porch. Start your weekend off sipping on a cocktail on the side porch at the historic J.H. Adams Inn. Enjoy tasty shareables From Cristina Gray’s Restaurant, like the fried oysters that lie on a bed of corn, black-eyed pea and andouille succotash with a garlic prawn sauce drizzle; the vegetable spring rolls that come with a Thai chili and teriyaki dipping sauce; or the cheese board – an appetizer staple. After your happy hour, experience more exquisite cuisine prepared by one of the best chefs in the area. The meatloaf is magical and is just as good for breakfast, if you’re wondering what to do with your leftovers. The features range from short ribs, to NOLA inspired shrimp and grits, and blackened mahi mahi with old bay citrus compound butter. Any dish you have will leave you and your tastebuds with an everlasting impression! After dinner, get your dancin’ shoes on and head over to Centennial Station Arts Center, located at 121 S. Centennial Street in downtown High Point! The High Point Arts Council will be welcoming back Special Occasion Band For Shaggin’ and Dancin’ at the Station from 7pm-10pm. Special Occasion Band has brought the best in Carolina Beach Music, Top 40, Oldies and Country since the 1980’s. Tickets are $15. If you are looking for a more family oriented event, join the HiToms as they battle the Forest City Owls in a doubleheader followed by a special Fireworks Extravaganza post-game. First pitch is at 4:30pm at 7003 Ball Park Road in Thomasville and the fireworks will start just after the conclusion of the second game!
Saturday…But First Coffee
Get your coffee fix in at 83 Custom Coffee. What once was a full-service coffee shop in a truck, is now an indoor coffee shop! This one-of-a-kind shop pursues excellence in coffee and community care, providing a unique environment where you can check out furniture and gifts after having your morning pick me up. With rich coffee flavors, a cozy yet charming sitting area and local art around the shop, you can be sure to start your day feeling inspired and motivated. Continue with that motivation and join High Point Parks & Recreation for a unique experience on the water from 8:30am-10am. Find your bliss while engaging in a physical and mental workout with Yoga Paddle Boarding – the perfect balance of relaxation and exercise. Now you’ve had your coffee and got in your morning exercise, so let’s talk breakfast! Tom’s Place opened in 1987 and more than 30 years later continues their mission to be loyal to each and every customer who walks through the door. A hometown favorite is the eggs benedict that is well poached on a lightly toasted English muffin, with a heavenly hollandaise sauce that is light and not rich. The French toast is another favorite as it is crispy on the outside and just sweet enough that when you add syrup and fresh fruit, it truly is exceptional! To walk off your scrumptious breakfast, head over to the High Point Public Library and enjoy walking around the High Point Farmer’s Market and seeing what all they have to offer! From veggies, pickles, mustard and jams to soaps and local art, you can be sure to enjoy a variety of great vendors! Next stop, the park! Spend the rest of your afternoon at High Point City Lake Park riding the carousel or train, playing miniature golf, going on an excursion boat tour or simply just enjoying the view. After the park, cool off with a cold one from Paddled South Brewing Co. Get paddled with a beer flight or try a local favorite, the Badass Mojito Wheat. This refreshing wheat beer is the perfect thing to sip on after a hot day in the park, as it will quench your thirst even on the hottest of days. You’ll also enjoy hints of mint, banana, and clove with a subtle spice of jalapeno with this drink. Now it’s time for the main event! Starting at 4pm, head on over to Church and Elm where the High Point Food Truck Rodeo is being held outside of Truist Point! There will be over 15 different food trucks of various styles of foods and dessert, craft beer and wine, along with live music and fun in downtown High Point! There will also be inflatable games for kids, so this truly is an event to be enjoyed by everyone.
Sundays Well Spent Bring A Week Of Content
Is there really any other way to start Sunday, rather than starting with brunch? Beginning at 11am, Magnolia Blue has an amazing brunch menu serving anything from Ultimate Bloody Mary’s stacked with andouille sausage, pickled okra, poached shrimp and bacon; to split biscuits with lump crab cakes, sauteed spinach and perfectly poached eggs, all topped with a tomato chive relish and hollandaise sauce. Other favorites include the Banana Foster Waffle and the Chicken & Waffles that comes with crystal hot sauce maple syrup; as well as the Early Bird and the Crescent City – due to the delicious black pepper bacon-sausage gravy that is absolutely to die for. Before leaving High Point, live out your adventure at Kersey Valley Attractions. Whether you have a 20 minute drive or a 12 hour drive – get some energy out with a Zipline Tour, Axe Throwing, Laser Tag or Bomb Bowling, or put your mind to the test in the Escape Room! Now it’s not time to hit the road just yet! Treat yourself one last time with food and drinks that tempt your carefree side to ‘just go for it.’ Small Batch Burger has it all from irresistible snacks, creative burgers and sandwiches, to the coolest milkshakes of the town that tower the table! With games like Cornhole, Connect Four, Jenga and more, you can get embarrassingly competitive playing games on the large outdoor patio. Feed your cravings and soar to new sugar-high heights. Say goodbye to your self-control for an experience you and your tastebuds won’t ever forget!