It takes more than a house to make a home. For many, finding your perfect home is linked to the community that the structure is built in. Whether it’s your neighbors or your greater community, having a supportive and tight-knit group of individuals that you can rely on and build friendships with can make life so much more enjoyable.

One of the best ways to forge community bonds is to celebrate shared experiences and culture together through festivals and other community events! Let’s dive right into the major festivals around Highwoods.

Moorefields Bluegrass Festival

Moorefields Bluegrass Festival is an event that specially celebrates bluegrass music. As a genre of music with American roots, this was developed in the Appalachian region in the 1940s. On top of highlighting American southern string bands’ musical style, it also incorporates elements of the blues, country music, and other European traditions. If you’re interested in this style of music, bring along your own chairs and blankets over to Historic Moorefields to enjoy the live music with your friends and family!

Historic Hillsborough Half Marathon & 5K

If you’re an avid runner, this is the perfect event for you to participate with your loved one! The half marathon course features a route that goes over the river and then into the woods of Historic Hillsborough. While this course can be challenging for beginners, it’s definitely fun as you’ll be able to see historic sites during your run.

Solstice Celebration Lantern Walk

This Solstice Celebration tends to take place during the winter where communities will celebrate the beginning of longer days and shorter nights. This generally signals the waning of winter and the gradual arrival of spring as well. In a unique fashion, Hillsborough celebrates this astrological occurrence by encouraging residents to design and make their own paper lanterns before taking a walk along the Eno River.

Hillsborough Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

When it comes to festivals, there is nothing that’s more significant worldwide than the winter holidays. The Christmas tree, along with holiday lights and decorations, are the traditional symbols of this jolly winter festival. Hillsborough commemorates this by gathering as a community with a parade, group caroling, as well as lighting up the tree at the Old Courthouse together!

Highwoods Community is proud to say that we have convenient access to all that Hillsborough has to offer, which allows you to enjoy the bonds that are forged between the members of the community. As a town that genuinely supports the arts and active grassroot participation, there are many reasons why this is one of the best towns to settle down and grow a family in.

For more information on our Highwoods Community and available homes, contact us today.