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Whether you are in search of fine dining, a great pub, thrilling nightlife, or a family-fun meal, Lake Norman has it all. Offering a variety of local restaurants and well-know chains, there is...View

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September
10
November
6

Amazing Maize Maze

This Fall starting September 10th and lasting until November 6th! There's more than enough fun and confusion for all! Get lost in our giant...more

September
17
September
17

'Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festi...

Tawba Walk XII is set to take Old Town Cornelius by storm on Saturday, Sept 17th featuring an all-local cast of the area's most exceptional...more

September
23
September
23

Rural Hill Fall Food Truck Ral...

20+ food trucks, NC craft beer/wine, live music, bounce hosues, games, hayrides and more!...more

September
24
September
24

Lake Norman Beerfest

Grab your friends and come out to Lake Norman Beerfest featuring Southern Sauce! This event features unlimited sampling of local and...more

October
1
November
20

Carolina Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival is a 16th century European style art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus entertainment,...more

May
13
May
13

18th Annual Charlotte Asian Fe...

The Annual Charlotte Asian Festival is an annual family-oriented event for the Asian and non-Asian community in and around...more


Town of Cornelius

Photo of Cornelius Town Hall Courtesy of Visit Lake Norman

Cornelius was established in 1905 and originated as a mill and farm community. Originally incorporated as ‘Liverpool', the town's name was changed to Cornelius to honor Joseph Benjamin Cornelius. When Lake Norman was formed, Cornelius added 54 miles of shoreline. Today, Cornelius is a laid-back town offering unique attractions, restaurants, lakeside parks and shopping. Cornelius Seal

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Cornelius Photo Gallery

Photos of the Cornelius area are available on this page for download. Photo credit MUST read Courtesy of Visit Lake Norman. If you need a high resolution image please email Travis Dancy, Director of Sales at tdancy@lakenorman.org. Purchase fee may apply. For more photos of Lake Norman's landscapes, attractions, events, and more check out Visit Lake Norman's Photo Gallery or visit us on Visit Lake Norman's Facebook Page!

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NC Sailing and Rowing Community Center Lake Norman
Town of Cornelius' Visit Lake Norman (VLN) Board of Directors Representation:

Commissioner Jim Duke; Alternate is Commissioner Woody Washam

Jim Duke
  • VLN Board of Directors' town representative is appointed by the town Mayor for each Fiscal Year (July 1 - June 30), and serves a one-year term.
  • Visit Lake Norman sends bi-monthly reports to the VLN Board of Director representative. 
  •  If you have questions, please email Commissioner Jim Duke.
  • Cornelius Advisory Boards & Commissions with Visit Lake Norman (VLN) Representation and/or Participation:
    • Town of Cornelius PARC Advisory Board Commissioner - Member Seat:  Travis Dancy, Director of Sales