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Living in Pinehurst, you’ll be immersed in a community rich in the arts. 

Carolina PhilharmonicThe Carolina Philharmonic, located in Pinehurst, has grown into one of the leading orchestras in North Carolina, offering amazing performances.  In addition to performances, the Carolina Philharmonic also transforms the lives of children with its Junior Orchestra program that now serves over 100 local youth.    Other performing arts can be found nearby at the restored Sunrise Theatre. Once a 1940s movie theater, the Sunrise Theatre is a thriving entertainment center showcasing independent movies and hosting live broadcasts of the Met Opera, live Community Theater, and musical concerts.  The North Carolina Symphony, which is based in Raleigh, performs six times a year at Sandhills Community College and Pinecrest High School. The Judson Theatre Company brings stars from Broadway and Hollywood to the Sandhills to create engaging, entertaining, and inspiring professional theater.

The Arts Council of Moore County supports over 275 local artists, arts groups, arts education programs, and more through art exhibits and an annual fine arts festival.  The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series provides Sandhills residents with the opportunity to benefit from a roster of renowned thinkers, statesmen, artists, experts, and other extraordinary speakers free of charge. The nearby Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities has flourished as a cultural center since 1979 with a Writers-in-Residence program, reading series, literary programming, arts and humanities lectures, chamber music, and musical concerts throughout the year.

Tufts ArchivesFor history buffs, the Tufts Archives, located in the Given Memorial Library, is a museum and archives in one.  It contains historical images, documents, and memorabilia dating back to 1895 when Pinehurst was founded by James Walker Tufts. It is open to public free of charge.

Live After FiveAnd if that wasn’t enough….the Village of Pinehurst Parks & Recreation Department sponsors multiple cultural events each year.  The popular Live after Five concerts are held in the Village Center four times a year.  Hometown parades for 4th of July and St. Patrick’s Day are followed with fun activities for the entire family.  The picturesque annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event is straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. 

Concours 2Each year, the prestigious Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance blends history, heritage, and grandeur from three of North Carolina’s proudest traditions: motor-sports, golf, and military.  Some of the most historic and rare automobiles are staged on the fairways of the iconic Pinehurst Resort for a weekend filled with activities.

Seagrove PotteryWith so much to see and do right here, Village of Pinehurst residents don’t have to go far for entertainment and culture. However, Raleigh is only an hour away and offers a variety of museums, art galleries, live music, and live theater. Seagrove, only 35 miles away, is renowned as the handmade pottery capital of the United States and is home to nearly 100 shops and galleries.  For animal lovers, the North Carolina Zoo is less than an hour away in Asheboro.