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Photo of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius

Lake Norman is packed with all kinds of events and things to do in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, and the surrounding areas. To receive our monthly VLN Calendar of Events by email click here and to see the most recent Newsletter click here. To submit your event for the website calendar, fill out the Event Submission form. For more events and special deals check out LKNSavings.com plus nightlife events and special deals at LKNFUN.com. 

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Saturday Aug 27, 2016

Davidson Farmer's Market

  • August 27, 2016
  • Location: Davidson Farmer’s Market
  • Address: 442 South Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036
  • Venue: Davidson Farmer’s Market

The Davidson Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Find the Market in Downtown Davidson, next to Town Hall, between Main and Jackson Streets. Our local producers will have handpicked harvests and homemade goods. You may expect to find homegrown veggies, humanely raised meats, poultry, seafood, mushrooms, eggs, cheeses, butter, honey, granola, empanadas, prepared foods, gourmet pastries, artisanal breads, baked goods, doughnuts, canned goods, flowers, herbs, plants, soaps ... more

End of Summer Music Series

  • August 27, 2016
  • Location: First Baptist Church
  • Address: 21007 Catawba Ave, Cornelius, NC 28031

Summer's not over yet! Join us for the End of Summer Music Series hosted by First Baptist Church of Cornelius every Saturday in August from 5-8 pm. This event is FREE to attend and features some of the area's top performing artists. Join us for the debut event on Saturday, Aug 6th as we welcome performances by: Carter Faith Jones Taylor Terzek & The Hwy! Food & Drinks available Pet-friendly

Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament

  • August 27, 2016

Welcome LKN ballers, the time has come. The fabulous Gus Macker 3 on 3 basketball tournament has finally made it’s way to the Tar-heel state, more specifically, to a little town called Huntersville. This August 27 and 28th, everyone from spritely young bucks to saggy old men/women are welcome to take part in this friendly competition, sweat a little, hug a little, cry a little, and play a lot of basketball. This will all be for a very good cause… Molding the minds and nourishing the... more

Lake Norman Sprint Triathlon

  • August 27, 2016
  • Location: Lake Norman YMCA
  • Address: 21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Venue: YMCA

This event is a great opportunity to get together with family and friends and test your limits as you swim, bike and run to the finish line. Participants will be swimming 750 meters in beautiful Lake Norman, biking 17.8 miles around the greater Davidson area and part of Iredell County, and running 3.1 miles (5K) around the Lake Norman YMCA campus, while raising money to support community programs through the Y.

Shakespeare on the Rocks

The Warehouse Performing Arts Center brings Shakespeare's timeless comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream to the WPAC's lawn this August . Bring your blankets and your chairs and lose yourself in this enchanting comedy of tangled lovers, mischievous fairies-and a band of hapless players to boot! Food and drinks will be available so bring the whole crew and and join us in an outdoor performance not to be missed!.  Join us for a unique outdoor event. No reservations needed.

Mingling on the Greens Concert Series

  • August 27, 2016 - August 28, 2016
  • Location: Birkdale Village
  • Address: Birkdale Commons Parkway and Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Venue: Birkdale Village

Join us for our annual summer concert series every Friday and Saturday night from 7 - 9 pm and Sunday from 4 - 6 pm.  

LKN Summer Concert Series

  • August 27, 2016 - October 22, 2016
  • Location: D9 Brewing Company
  • Address: 11138-C Treynorth Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Venue: D9 Brewing Company

Mark your calendars and join us for the Summer Concert Series opener! We will have two musicians/bands, two food trucks and plenty of street vendors. Time to enjoy summer nights with beer, music, food and community! This event is family friendly! Bring your chairs if you want to make sure to get a seat. Musical acts for the evening: Matt Stratford - 5:00pm - 7:00pm 3peace - 7:30pm-10:00pm

Special Display: Compassion in Crisis

  • August 27, 2016 - October 31, 2016
  • Location: Billy Graham Library
  • Address: 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217

Come explore how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has reached out to those in crisis around the world—from providing food, medical supplies and shelter in the aftermath of major disasters to deploying chaplains who bring the compassion of Jesus Christ to survivors. View never-before-seen memorabilia, such as a cross made from debris from the 9/11 tragedy, given to Billy Graham by a NYPD officer. See compelling photos and read inspiring stories in this special display located in Th... more

Pop Up Shop Saturdays at LangTree

  • August 27, 2016 - December 17, 2016
  • Address: 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville, NC 28117

Join us for our latest and greatest event at LangTree - Pop Up Shop Saturdays! Our permanent retail tenants will be joined by the hippest and most fun mobile boutiques showing off great fashions for everyone. Find great clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and MORE - plus awesome bargains! Both LangTree’s permanent shops and the pop-up merchants and have all kinds of fashion-forward styles, fun lake looks, vintage styles, and fashion accessories. You can even stumble on designer pieces fo... more

Shakespeare on the Rocks

  • August 27, 2016
  • Address: 9216-A Westmoreland Rd., Cornelius, NC 28031

​The Warehouse Performing Arts Center brings Shakespeare's timeless comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, to WPAC's lawn August 27th. Improv comedians and aerial artists will entertain between 7:00 and 7:30. Bring your blankets and your chairs and lose yourself in this enchanting comedy of tangled lovers, mischievous fairies—and a band of hapless players to boot! Food and drinks will be available so bring the whole crew and and join us in an outdoor performance not to be missed!

Sunday Aug 28, 2016

Lake Norman's Annual Paddlefest & End of Summer Bash w/ Sweetwater Brewing

  • August 28, 2016
  • Location: The Rusty Rudder
  • Address: 20210 Henderson Rd., Cornelius, NC 28031

Calling all Paddleboarders, Kayakers, and Lake Lovers! Join Lake Norman Paddleboard Co and Carolina Adventure Guides LLC for the annual Paddlefest, hosted by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and SweetWater Brewing Company at the Rusty Rudder Lake Norman!  We'll be paddling around Lake Norman from 2:00-4:00pm, and post-music, food, and fun will be from 4:00-8:00pm. There is a $25 Paddleboard rental fee, or you can bring your own paddleboard, kayak, canoe, or floatie. Paddleboard rentals... more

Mingling on the Greens Concert Series

  • August 28, 2016
  • Location: Birkdale Village
  • Address: Birkdale Commons Parkway and Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Venue: Birkdale Village

Join us for our annual summer concert series every Friday and Saturday night from 7 - 9 pm and Sunday from 4 - 6 pm.  

Behind the Curtain

  • August 28, 2016 - September 04, 2016
  • Location: Carolina Raptor Center
  • Address: 6000 Sample Road, PO Box 16443, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Venue: Carolina Raptor Center

Take Flight with our flight team as you learn what it takes to get our Talons flight show ready. During this 45-minute encounter, participants will learn about the ins and outs of training using positive reinforcement from CRC's staff trainers. Participants cap off the experience by flying some of our flight team stars including Willow, the Barn Owl. Behind the Curtain costs $15/each for members and $30/each for non-members (includes admission fee). Reservations are recommended. Limited to 4 par... more

Eagle Encounter

  • August 28, 2016 - September 04, 2016
  • Location: Carolina Raptor Center
  • Address: 6000 Sample Road, PO Box 16443, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Venue: Carolina Raptor Center

Take a step into the Eagle Aviary if you dare, have a conversation with Zlaty, the Golden Eagle, and tour Marcy's Eagle Research Observatory. During this 45 minute encounter, participants will get "nose to beak" with some of our Bald and Golden Eagle residents and have an opportunity to take a photograph with one of these majestic creatures. Our raptor encounters are every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. The Eagle Encounter costs $15/eac... more

Hawk Hang Out

  • August 28, 2016 - September 04, 2016
  • Location: Carolina Raptor Center
  • Address: 6000 Sample Road, PO Box 16443, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Venue: Carolina Raptor Center

Get nose to beak with hawks and falcons as you watch a flight training session and have an up close experience with one of our raptor residents! The Hawk Hang Out costs $15/each for members and $30/each for non-members (includes admission fee.) Reservations are recommended. Limited to 4 participants.

Raven Rendezvous

  • August 28, 2016 - September 04, 2016
  • Location: Carolina Raptor Center
  • Address: 6000 Sample Road, PO Box 16443, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Venue: Carolina Raptor Center

Learn why enrichment and training are so important for some of our smartest residents, the corvids, and experience a painting session with one of our artists in residence, Common Raven Diaval. Participants will go home with their very own raven painting! The Raven Rendezvous costs $15/each for members and $30/each for non-members (includes admission fee). Reservations are recommended. Limited to 2 participants.

Vulture Venture

  • August 28, 2016 - September 04, 2016
  • Location: Carolina Raptor Center
  • Address: 6000 Sample Road, PO Box 16443, Huntersville, NC 28078
  • Venue: Carolina Raptor Center

Take a walk with one of CRC's resident vultures during a daily training session. Take flight with Bonsai, the Black Vulture, as he prepares for his flight show responsibilities. CRC is one of the leaders in the US in using positive reinforcement techniques for training its resident birds. Participants will also learn all about vultures and conservation of their species worldwide so that they can tell the world about the need for these birds also known as nature's garbagemen! The Vulture Venture ... more

Monday Aug 29, 2016

Works on Paper Exhibit

  • August 29, 2016 - October 07, 2016
  • Location: Belk Visual Arts Center
  • Address: 315 North Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036
  • Venue: Belk Visual Arts Center

The Van Every/Smith Galleries play a fundamental role in the pedagogical life of Davidson College. The Galleries provide a challenging forum for the presentation, interpretation, and discussion of primarily contemporary artworks in all media for students and members of the Davidson community, as well as for national and international visitors to the campus. An on-going series of challenging exhibitions and lectures by visiting artists and scholars nurture individual thinking, develop visual lite... more

Special Display: Compassion in Crisis

  • August 29, 2016 - October 31, 2016
  • Location: Billy Graham Library
  • Address: 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217

Come explore how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has reached out to those in crisis around the world—from providing food, medical supplies and shelter in the aftermath of major disasters to deploying chaplains who bring the compassion of Jesus Christ to survivors. View never-before-seen memorabilia, such as a cross made from debris from the 9/11 tragedy, given to Billy Graham by a NYPD officer. See compelling photos and read inspiring stories in this special display located in Th... more

Tuesday Aug 30, 2016

Works on Paper Exhibit

  • August 30, 2016 - October 07, 2016
  • Location: Belk Visual Arts Center
  • Address: 315 North Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036
  • Venue: Belk Visual Arts Center

The Van Every/Smith Galleries play a fundamental role in the pedagogical life of Davidson College. The Galleries provide a challenging forum for the presentation, interpretation, and discussion of primarily contemporary artworks in all media for students and members of the Davidson community, as well as for national and international visitors to the campus. An on-going series of challenging exhibitions and lectures by visiting artists and scholars nurture individual thinking, develop visual lite... more

Special Display: Compassion in Crisis

  • August 30, 2016 - October 31, 2016
  • Location: Billy Graham Library
  • Address: 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217

Come explore how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has reached out to those in crisis around the world—from providing food, medical supplies and shelter in the aftermath of major disasters to deploying chaplains who bring the compassion of Jesus Christ to survivors. View never-before-seen memorabilia, such as a cross made from debris from the 9/11 tragedy, given to Billy Graham by a NYPD officer. See compelling photos and read inspiring stories in this special display located in Th... more

Wednesday Aug 31, 2016

Open Mike @ DJ's Wine and Coffee House

  • August 31, 2016
  • Location: DJ's Wine and Coffee House
  • Address: 145 Cross Center Rd, Denver, NC

Musicians sign up @ 6:30 for a performance slot between 7 and 10pm. All players welcome

2016 Alzheimer's Association Dementia Education Conference

  • August 31, 2016
  • Address: 3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216

Our conference event which brings together 300+ caregivers, healthcare professionals, consumers, and anyone interested in learning more about dementia care. The day is filled with different session options featuring local and national speakers who specialize in dementia care and aging. Throughout the day, participants will be able to visit with our many sponsors, gathering information about community services available to those living with dementia and their care partners. Registration is requir... more

Lunch in the Lot

  • August 31, 2016
  • Location: Oak Street Mill
  • Address: 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius, NC 28031
  • Venue: Oak Street Mill

  Each Wednesday, a different food truck is parked at Oak Street Mill from 11:00 am- 2:00 pm for lunch! Email: jboye@bellalove.com for a weekly update including menu and specials!  

Works on Paper Exhibit

  • August 31, 2016 - October 07, 2016
  • Location: Belk Visual Arts Center
  • Address: 315 North Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036
  • Venue: Belk Visual Arts Center

The Van Every/Smith Galleries play a fundamental role in the pedagogical life of Davidson College. The Galleries provide a challenging forum for the presentation, interpretation, and discussion of primarily contemporary artworks in all media for students and members of the Davidson community, as well as for national and international visitors to the campus. An on-going series of challenging exhibitions and lectures by visiting artists and scholars nurture individual thinking, develop visual lite... more

Special Display: Compassion in Crisis

  • August 31, 2016 - October 31, 2016
  • Location: Billy Graham Library
  • Address: 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217

Come explore how the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has reached out to those in crisis around the world—from providing food, medical supplies and shelter in the aftermath of major disasters to deploying chaplains who bring the compassion of Jesus Christ to survivors. View never-before-seen memorabilia, such as a cross made from debris from the 9/11 tragedy, given to Billy Graham by a NYPD officer. See compelling photos and read inspiring stories in this special display located in Th... more