Independence Day weekend activities on the Plateau

Friends of Lake Glenville Fireworks Over the Lake (Tonight)

Lake Glenville is a pretty sweet venue to celebrate Independence Day festivities. Fireworks are tonight beginning at approx. 9:30 p.m.

July 3

The 23rd annual Friends of Lake Glenville Fireworks Over the Lake will be held on Friday, July 3rd, 2020, at approximately 9:30 PM!! Let’s gather safely and responsibly in your watercraft or on land to enjoy this always spectacular celebration of our Nation’s Independence.

The fireworks will be launched from our usual spot, The Pointe, just north of Trillium on the west side of Lake Glenville. Kindly adhere to the direction of law enforcement officers in watercraft regarding distance from the shoreline and between boats depending on wind direction.

Fireworks are held rain or shine, unless dangerous conditions develop, such as lightning. For up to the minute status of the fireworks.

Southern Highlands

July 4

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Highlands Traveling Troubadours will perform through downtown Highlands from 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. providing mountain style patriotic tunes.

The Wobblers – Live-Streaming via FaceBook

July 4

7 p.m. – 9p.m.

Experience a grand celebration with The Wobblers at 7pm on Saturday, July 4th provided by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce.

 The Wobblers are one of South Carolina’s most unique roots bands. With an emphasis on New Orleans style rhythms and unique instrumentation, the band pulls from a wide variety of influences- gospel, blues, hard-bop jazz, and old school twangy country.

Get ready for a high energy show that features the sound of Hammond organ, horns, and vocal harmonies. Learn more HERE. All you need is a phone, iPad, computer, or TV to tune into the first live-streamed concert from the Highlands Performing Art Center.

Highlands Plateau Greenway – July 4th Stroll on the Greenway

July 4

9 a.m. – noon

On Saturday from 9:00 am to noon, celebrate Independence Day with a self-guided hike on the Highlands Greenway. Volunteers from the Greenway, the Highlands Biological Foundation and the Highlands Historical Society will provide ‘no touch’ activities and information. 

This 3/4 mile loop will start at the new entrance of the Greenway on Oak Street, follow the trail to Mill Creek, ascend up to the Historical Village, travel south on 4th Street, take a right turn onto Maple Street then back up Oak Street to the starting point. 

American flags will mark the way and you may discover fun activities along the trail.  See map below for the location of the loop which is highlighted in purple.

Map of the Highlands Plateau Greenway.

Our first objective is to keep our community safe.  All participants must maintain social distance and wear masks as mandated by the NC Executive Order to help prevent the spread of COVID19. 

The hike is open to all and free. Scavenger Hunt details available at the kiosk at the main Botanical Garden entrance and at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

Popcorn at the Highlands Playhouse

Highlands Playhouse is located at 362 Oak Street in Highlands.

July 4

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The Highlands Playhouse will be selling their fabulous movie-quality popcorn on the deck of the Playhouse. We’re all missing the movies – and especially the popcorn – so plan to drop by and purchase some. The Playhouse will appreciate your support. 

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