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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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Carolina Renaissance Festival

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


Laketoberfest Brew & Music Fes...

3rd Annual Laketoberfest Brew & Music Festival! Stay tuned for details..  ...more

Town of Davidson

Photo of "Concerts on The Green" Courtesy of Visit Lake Norman


Davidson is a charming, Southern college town. Davidson was founded in 1837, with the establishTown of Davidsonment of Davidson College which remains a vital part to the town's identity today. In 2011, Davidson was awarded its first Tree City USA designation. Davidson one of just 72 communities in North Carolina and just 3,000 nationwide to receive the award. In 2004, Davidson was a Smart Growth Award winner for Overall Excellence in town planning and design, the main street of Davidson offers a variety of shops, restaurants, wide sidewalks and a public library. Davidson is pedestrian and bicycle friendly, so take a walk around the town and enjoy Davidson's more than 12 miles of greenways and bike lanes, parks, national arboretum, and beautiful flowers throughout town. 

Davidson has long been known among residents and visitors as pedestrian-friendly, in September 2011 Davidson was given official recognition for that reputation as a Walk Friendly Community - Bronze Level.  Walk Friendly Davidson

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Davidson Photo Gallery

Photos of the Davidson 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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 Lake Marina  Main street merchants  The Wooden Stone Davidson Arts
 Van Every Davidson College Art Gallery  Davidson Chocolate Company Samples  Wally
Town of Davidson's Visit Lake Norman (VLN) Board of Directors Representation:Rodney Graham

Commissioner Rodney Graham

  • 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 Rodney Graham.
Davidson Advisory Boards & Commissions with Visit Lake Norman (VLN) Representation and/or Participation:
  • Davidson Civic Investment Commission (DCIC): Sally Ashworth, VLN Executive Director