The Future of Our City
Forward High Point is bringing exciting new opportunities to downtown High Point, NC. Through the development of economic initiatives and innovative projects, we work to move our city forward into the future. With each new venture, we are actively taking strides to transform High Point into a vibrant destination to live, work, study and play.
Forward High Point is a non-profit organization, managed by a Board of Directors made up of local elected and community leaders, helping to reinvigorate downtown High Point. Forward High Point has been tasked with planning and executing many of the strategic goals of the community and city council.
Mission: To Transform Downtown High Point into an extraordinary and vibrant place to live, work, study and play.
Aimed at creating a vibrant downtown 52 weeks a year, the Catalyst Project is the result of meticulous planning and research. The multi-use baseball stadium will house not only a team from the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, but soccer, football, lacrosse and music events throughout the year. It will also serve to anchor additional dynamic growth in the area, with plans for a children’s museum, events center, restaurants, hotels, cafés and more in the works.
Get more details about the upcoming High Point baseball team here.
The expansion project for the High Point City Library will help empower the community-focused efforts of this city landmark. With a dedicated gathering space that can host concerts, festivals, city events, vendors and more, this three-phase project is just one more way we’re helping transform downtown High Point. The plaza will eventually include electric infrastructure to accommodate food trucks and outdoor movie nights, as well as “teaching gardens” for educators and families to enjoy year-round.
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Held in the spring of each year, the Carolina Brewsfest Craft Beer Festival in downtown High Point celebrates North Carolina’s exciting and rapidly growing craft brewing community, and our state’s great beer!
The Theatre features an elegant 929 seat auditorium with continental style seating. The center is suited for convention use, all types of performing arts, and is available to both professional and amateur groups on a rental basis.
In its original tenure, the High Point Cycling Classic evolved into one of the most respected Criterium series races in North Carolina and the Southeast. Backed by the High Point tourism and business community, the city hosted the 2013 and 2014 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships.
Launched in 2003 in response to the childhood obesity epidemic, GO FAR is a comprehensive fitness program designed to teach children of all abilities about healthy eating habits, goal setting, and how to train for a 5K
Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) began as a program of the High Point Area Arts Council. TAG is now in its 24th year of independent operation. The High Point Theatre offers a wide range of performing arts throughout the year that complement TAG’s visual art exhibits.