Fun & Free Things to Do in High Point

Maybe you’re a college student looking for something fun that won’t break the bank, or maybe you’re a mom looking for a fun family day on a budget. Whatever your reason, everyone should be able to have some fun for free! That’s why we’ve made a list of 8 things you can do for free around High Point.

The High Point Public Library is an amazing resource for finding anything from the latest page- turning novel to the most informative history book. With thousands of books and magazines plus regular events, High Point Public Library is a place that will never get boring.  They even have events for the whole family, with a monthly printable calendar so you never have to miss an event!

An added bonus is the new Farmers Market!   Open on Saturdays from 8:30am to 1pm from April to October, the High Point Farmers Market features a variety of local fresh produce, seasonal plants and herbs, handmade crafts, healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings and fun and interactive kids’ corner. Be sure to keep an eye out for healthy cooking lessons from Barbour Spangle’s very own Christi Spangle this summer!

901 N. Main St.

High Point Farmers Market features a variety of local fresh produce, seasonal plants and herbs, handmade crafts and more.

Did you know High Point has an awesome dog park,  Hedgecock Dog Park?! The dog park just opened recently and is the perfect place for some fun with your four-legged friend in a fun and social atmosphere! Registration to the park is free until July!

136 Northpoint Ave.

Hedgecock Dog Park just opened recently and is the perfect place for some fun with your four-legged friend in a fun and social atmosphere! | Photography by ZoZo Photography

Public sculptures and awesome architecture – Being one of North Carolina’s most creative cities, High Point is home to some pretty impressive public art installations and buildings. Check out our articles on Public Art and Architecture in High Point for an amazing tour of downtown High Point that is totally free!

“Family” Sculpture by Charles B. Foster is located on the North Lindsay Street roundabout. | Photography by ZoZo Photography

Who doesn’t love nature? Piedmont Environmental Center is an inspiring and free way to get in touch with your surroundings. With 11 miles of walking trails, you can spend an entire day away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can even bring your dog for some added fun! Check out a list of all their programs here!

1220 Penny Rd. 

High Point University High Point University has a year-long calendar full of free events that are open to the community! | Photography by High Point University

High Point’s incredibly fun disk golf course on Johnson Street is an awesome free way to spend an afternoon. This full length 18 basket course is great for all ages. Just make sure you bring your own disks.

3820 Johnson St.

If you love cars, this is the place for you! At Let’s Talk Cars local car buffs come together ever Thursday to show off their favorite oldies and classics. You can even enjoy refreshments and music. Let’s Talk Cars happens every Thursday at 5:30 in the parking lot of Kagan’s National Home Furnishing store on South Main Street.

1628 South Main Street

High Point University has a year-long calendar full of free events that are open to the community! While they have special holiday and annual events like their community Christmas celebration, you can check out their calendar of community enrichment events with speakers on almost every subject that the university puts on all year long.

One University Parkway

High Point Museum is a gem in High Point, compiling local history into fun exhibits that everyone in the family can learn from. There are both indoor and outdoor exhibits, as well as live demonstrations of tasks like blacksmithing from museum staff. You can find out all the events on their calendar.

1859 E. Lexington Ave.

So there’s no need to stay inside just because you’re working with a budget. Find ways to be involved in your community without spending a dime! Because sometimes the best things in life really are free!

Discovering our High Points,

The HP Discovered Team

Feature Image by ZoZo Photography

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