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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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Warrior Dash

Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series, held on the most rugged terrain in more than 50 locations across the globe....more


2nd Friday All Arts Market

Ladies and gentlemen.... welcome to the new 2nd Friday All Arts Market in Old Town Cornelius! This event will feature many of the area's...more


4th Annual Cornelius Food Truc...

Get ready Lake Norman! It's time for the 4TH ANNUAL CORNELIUS FOOD TRUCK INVITATIONAL... a throw-down of the area's tastiest trucks in a...more


Carolina Renaissance Festival

The Renaissance Festival is a 16th century European style art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus entertainment,...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 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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 Midtown Sundries Waterfront Lake Norman Picnic Tables Blythe Landing Cornelius Lake Norman   Bailey Park Charlotte Symphony
 JonHair Man teaching Kids  Lake Norman Charlotte Asian Festival
 NASCAR shop
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