Annual Events

The calendar will stay full all year with exciting events around the lake! Begin planning for good time on the Lakeside of Charlotte with friends and family by browsing some of the annual festivals and events listed below for 2017.

 

Saint Patrick's Day Celebration

March 17

Galway Hooker

704.895.1782  |  www.galwayhookerpub.com
 

Bagpipers and Irish dancers, food trucks, outdoor

bars, great drink specials, Irish cuisine, raffles & game and merchandise!

Join us at the region's largest St. Patrick's Day party! This event will leave you feeling

like you have the luck of the Irish and will keep you coming back!

 

April is for Arts!

April

April is all about the arts at Lake Norman! Gallery
crawls, Art on the Green, art crawls, art exhibitions,
Concerts on the Green, and shows are only a few of
the colorful events held around the area in April!

For a more detailed and complete list of art galleries and cultural attractions, visit the listings here.

Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games

April 8-9

Historic Rural Hill

704.875.3113  |  www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.net

This event is a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage.
The two-day event features competitions and attractions
like clachneart throwing, turning of the caber, hammer
tossing, highland dancing, battle axe contests, kilt races, bagpipes, whisky seminars, traditional Scottish folk
music, and authentic fare and libations. 

Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival 

April 29

Historic Rural Hill 

704.875.3113  |  www.ruralhill.net/BarkPark.asp

Purina Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival is a free event.
Bring your pooch and enjoy a fun-filled day of contests,
vendors, food and much more! The Top Dog Festival
features several contests for humans and dogs.

North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival

May 12-13

Historic Rural Hill

704.875.3113  |  www.ncbrewsmusic.com

This event is both for those with a palate for quality craft brews made right here in North Carolina, and those who enjoy a good outdoor jam!

Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race    

May 13

Ramsey Creek Park

704.336.8869  |  www.charlottedragonboat.com  

The Asian Festival is held at Ramsey Creek Park
and is an annual family-oriented event for the Asian
and non-Asian community throughout the Carolinas. 
The festival celebrates Asian cultures, diversity,
ethnicity, roots and history.  

Stand Up for Autism WPA Stand Up Paddleboard Race

May 6

Port City Club

704.412.2999  |   www.standuplkn.com

My Aloha Paddle & Surf, in partnership with Ray Evernham,
will host Stand Up for Autism benefitting the IGNITE
community center and the Autism Society of North Carolina
on Lake Norman. The event will feature Elite and
Recreational races, which are open to the general public. 

Living History Events at Latta Plantation

May and June

Historic Latta Plantation

704.875.3113  |  www.lattaplantation.org

Throughout the year, Latta Plantation in Huntersville, NC
holds reenactments from a number of different battle and
wars. These events are a unique opportunity to learn about history in an interesting and exciting way! Check out the living history events listed on our website for more details.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

TBD

Founded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony is the largest and most active professional performing arts organization in the central Carolinas, giving nearly 70 performances each season and reaching an annual attendance of 130,000 listeners. 

Duke EnergyExplorium 

980.875.5600  |  www.duke-energy.com

If you cannot make that concert, then fear not! The
Charlotte Symphony will be returning June 25 to
Bailey Road Park. Fireworks will be held after the concert!

Bailey Road Park

704.892.6031  |  www.cornelius.org

Warrior Dash 

June 3

Historic Rural Hill

704.875.3113 | www.warriordash.com

Warrior Dash is the world's largest obstacle race series,
held on the most rugged terrain in more than 50 locations
across the globe. Participants earn their Warrior helmet by tackling a fierce 3-4 mile course and 12 extreme obstacles.
After conquering the Battleground, Warriors celebrate with
turkey legs, beersteins,and live music at a post-race party!

Fourth of July Celebrations

July 1-4

Lake Norman is THE place to be for the 4th of July!
From cookouts, to watching fireworks on the lake, it is

sure to be a great time! For more detailed information on

events held around the area, visit our July 4th events page

The Amazing Maize Maze

September 9 - November 5

Historic Rural Hill

704.875.3113 |  www.ruralhill.net/AmazingMaizeMaze.asp

Get lost in the giant seven acre corn maze featuring over
two miles of interconnecting paths. One of the largest in
the Southeast, the maze is sure to please! Looking for an
even bigger challenge? Traverse the maze in the dark
during one of the famous Friday Night Mazes! 

Lake Norman Beerfest

September 23

Galway Hooker

704.237.9165  |  lknbeerfest.com

Grab your friends and come enjoy unlimited sampling of local and national brews, great music by local favorites Simplified and Blue Monday and some of the best barbecue the Carolina's have to offer. This year they have added their Southern Sauce area, showcasing the best of Carolina 'Cue for purchase.

Carolina Renaissance Festival

October 1 - November 20

Carolina Renaissance Festival

877.896.5544  |  www.carolina.renfestinfo.com

The Renaissance Festival is a 16th century European style
art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater,
circus entertainment, arts and crafts marketplace, a jousting tournament, a feast fit for royalty, and much, much more.

Joe Gibbs Racing Fan Fest

October TBD

Joe Gibbs Racing 

704.944.5000   | www.joegibbsracing.com

Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler,
and part time Nationwide Series drivers will be signing autographs throughout the day. In order to receive an
autograph, you must have a wristband for each respective
driver. Beginning at 8am, 300 wristbands for each driver
will be distributed in separate lines.

Sheepdog Trials & Dog Festival

November 11-12

Historic Rural Hill

704.875.3113 | www.ruralhill.net/SheepdogTrials.asp

What better way to wrap up the fall season than with your

canine pal and several hundred of their new best friends?

Bring your family, friends, and dog(s) to this fun filled

festival for one of the area's best known dog events!

Christmas Events at Lake Norman

December

Get in the spirit and join in the festivities on the lake! Holidays spent at Lake Norman are not a disappointment,
and are sure to bring you jingling all the way back to the
area for years to come! A few notable Christmas events
include: Christmas in Davidson, North Mecklenburg
Christmas Parade, A Huntersville Christmas, A
Candlelight Christmas, and the Lighted Boat Parade. 

For more details on events,
visit our Calendar of Events page.

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