High Point shines in all seasons, but there is just something special about the fall. There is so much to love about autumn, we had to sort it into three categories: festivals, flavors, and foliage. The things we love most about this season are the music festivals, unique flavors, and vibrant leaves. Be sure to use these to inspire your visit to High Point this fall.
Festival season is just kicking off and we’d have to argue that fall is the best time to enjoy live music. Those crisp evenings are made for enjoying concerts at High Point’s many amazing venues. Check out these concerts, festivals, and live music events below to make the most of festival season:
Live Music at Social Saturday
Saturday, September 2nd
Downtown and Uptowne High Point
Social Saturday takes place on the first Saturday of each month. A trolly will take participants to local restaurants, bars, and shops.
12th John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
1841 Eastchester Drive | High Point, NC
Visitors from around the world look forward to Labor Day Weekend in High Point where they can hear some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians at the John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival at Oak Hollow Lake.
High Point Music Festival
275 North Elm Street | High Point, NC
The inaugural High Point Music Festival is happening this September! Enjoy two days of cover bands at Stock + Grain Food Hall!
Day in the Park
Saturday, September 16th
602 West Main Street | Jamestown, NC
Day in the Park is a full day of family-friendly fun at City Lake Park! There will be two stages with live performances throughout the day.
13th Annual Unity Festival
Saturday, September 23rd
101 Gordon Street | High Point, NC
This free, annual festival celebrates the history of Washington Street. Unity Fest will feature food, games, and music from the Homegrown Music Series.
Unwind Music Festival
Saturday, September 30
220 East Commerce Avenue | High Point, NC
The Unwind Music Festival is an indoor music festival! This one-of-a-kind celebration of EDM, Soul, Disco, Jazz, and Rhythm & Blues will take place at High Point Theatre.
The flavors of fall really shine in High Point whether you’re enjoying a freshly baked pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting from Cakes by B’s Blue House Bakery, a delicious fall-themed espresso creation from 83 Custom Coffee or DeBeen Espresso, or a Sweet As Pie donut box from Duck Donuts, featuring caramel apple pie, pumpkin coffee cake, and blueberry crumble cake donuts.
It wouldn’t be fall in High Point without enjoying the incredible colors from a park, trail, or even a paddle board! High Point Parks & Recreation offers many exciting opportunities to explore and learn more about those one-of-a-kind fall colors. Participate in their Sunset Paddle around City Lake Park or take in the colors of fall along the High Point Greenway, which can be accessed from many of our local parks.
Fall truly is an exhilarating time in High Point. Be sure to check out our many exciting events so you know what to expect when you’re in town. Plan your trip around our exciting music festivals or pick your weekend and use the events calendar to check out the exciting happenings you can expect!