Although Thanksgiving last year wasn’t ideal, this year we can finally start feeling a bit more normal and hopefully spend more time with family. More events are coming back and we have compiled a list of events that are taking place during the week of Thanksgiving. If mandatory or unvaccinated, we encourage you to still wear a mask when attending these local events.



Sunday Jazz Jam (Nov. 28)

Old Town Public House is the place where you can enjoy a couple brews with your friends and listen to live music. There are performances every 2nd and 4th Sunday on the month. Head on over to OTPH to see the area's top Jazz talent come together on stage to bring you a 3-hr performance!

OTPH Jazz Jam

Turkey Trot


Lake Norman Turkey Trot (Nov. 25)

Looking for a way to burn off all those Thanksgiving meal calories? The Lake Norman Turkey Trot is on Thanksgiving Day in Cornelius and it includes the 5K, 10K, and Distance Dare - 15K. The race is the perfect way to be active over the holidays and also make sure you stay hungry for those family dinners. 


Small Biz Saturday at Primal (Nov. 27)

If you're one to pick out a new Christmas tree each year, look no further than Primal Brewery! As part of Small Business Saturday, Primal will be hosting this event in conjunction with local vendors so you can start browsing for those holiday gifts. Have yourself a beer (or two) and get to shopping!


Primal Brewery

Discovery Place


Discovery Place Kids

Huntersville's Discovery Place Kids is opening Thanksgiving weekend! With the kids being out of school for the holiday and looking for something productive to do, Discovery Place is the perfect place to take the little ones. There are plenty of opportunities for them to play, explore, and learn in all different ways including a museum, art exhibits, garden, and more.


Link & Pin Black Friday Brunch

If you are still looking for fantastic food after your Thanksgiving plans, Link & Pin will be serving a Black Friday Brunch November 26th, from 10am - 4pm. They will be serving delectable dishes, including shrimp & grits, chicken & waffles, and mimosas, just to name a few. If you need a break from the kitchen or a break from Black Friday shopping, stop in and check out these delicious bites.

Link and Pin

Although Thanksgiving may not be fully back to normal, hopefully you are able to still attend more of the local events with friends and family. We're grateful for our wonderful destination's hospitality partners and you, whether a visitor or resident, that make Lake Norman a wonderful place. So if you check out any of the events above, please let us know on social media @VisitLakeNorman! We love seeing what you all are up to at the lakeside of Charlotte.