Summertime Favorites

Take a trip to Lake Norman to experience the iconic summers and a dip in the lake to cool down. The whole family can enjoy a number of popular events in Cornelius, Davison and Huntersville. The exciting and wide variety of events will keep the calendars full all season. 

Summer warms up in the month of April with events like the Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games, an event that could spark an interest in your own heritage, all while having a Scotch egg and watching the athletic games. Also at Historic Rural Hill is the Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival where you can bring the pooch and enjoy a fun-filled day of contests, vendors, food and much more. Lake Norman has a number of dog friendly events throughout the year, but this event is sure to get your pup excited when the weather gets warm.

With warmer temperatures rising, May is a great time to plan for the Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race. Asian cultures are celebrated with food, music, dancing and the popular spectator sport of dragon boat racing! Another water sport to keep an eye on is paddle boarding at the Stand Up for Autism WPA Paddleboard Race, an event benefiting the local charity IGNITE, as well as the Autism Society of North Carolina.

Go back in time with the living history events at Historic Latta Plantation. Reenactments from a number of battle’s and wars are displayed on the historic grounds and plenty of action! Other types of performances include events by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the Duke Energy Explorium. Grab friends and family to hear the sounds of the orchestra on site or by boat.

Other seasonal events that heat up every summer are Warrior Dash, Concerts on the Green, Outdoor Cinema Series in the park, along with numerous beer and art festivals. Nothing says ‘summer’ than time spent enjoying events lakeside.

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