Annual Events

The calendar will stay full all year with exciting events around the lake! Begin planning for a good time on the Lakeside of Charlotte with friends and family by browsing some of the annual festivals and events listed below for 2023-24.



Concerts @ the Circles

June-Oct, 2024  |  5-9pm

Circles @30 |  More Info

The Town’s Concerts @ the Circles concert series take place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month on Jetton Street near Clean Juice (605 D, Jetton St). These will go from 5-9pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring friends and family, comfy chairs or a blanket, a picnic, and to come early to find spots.

Concerts on the Green

April-Oct, 2024  |  6-8pm

119 S. Main St |  More Info

The Town’s traditional concert series, Concerts on the Green, hosts concerts on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on the Town Green. Please note that the concerts on April 28 and June 16 are on Sundays, and July 4 is on a Thursday this year.


Ladies Night Out at Birkdale Village 

June 13, 2024  |  5-8pm

Birkdale Village  |  More Info

Birkdale Village has the ultimate strolling shopping experience planned for ladies!  Put on your best, grab your besties, and join Birkdale Village along The Parkway for special deals from their restaurants and retailers.  The fun starts at 5pm, check in at Concierge to get your stroll map, raffle tickets, and a complimentary glass of champagne (while supplies last).  NEW THIS YEAR, join them for the exclusive Ladies Night Out After Party from 6pm-8pm featuring specialty cocktails, raffles, a live DJ and more! 


Raptor Trail Father's Day Special

June 16, 2024 |10am-4pm

Carolina Raptor Center |  More Info

Celebrate Dad with a visit to the Raptor Trail! In honor of Father's Day, all fathers will receive FREE admission on Sunday, June 16. Make lasting memories by walking their 3/4 mile trail, meeting with more than 30 avian ambassadors, and catching a special educational program at 11am, 1pm, or 2:30pm.


Live Under the Oaks

April-October, 2024 | 6pm-8pm

Birkdale Village |  More Info

Start your weekends unwinding with live musical performances in the Plaza every Friday evening from April to October. Grab your friends and family and get ready to dance the night away! 

A bar will be onsite in the designated area provided by Red Rocks for beverage needs. It is recommended to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Seating space may be limited. Parking is available in parking garages and surface lots near Regal, Dick's Sporting Goods, Total Wine and Midwood Smokehouse. Valet is also available.


Outdoor Movie Nights in Lake Norman

April-October, 2024 

Various Locations | More Info

Looking for a fun family outing to escape the house this summer? Family movie nights are returning to Lake Norman, offering the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful warm evenings. Swap your usual Netflix routine for an unforgettable outdoor experience. These movies are free, so just remember to bring a blanket or chair! For more information, read here.


Food Truck Fridays  

June- August, 2024 | 11:30am – 1pm

Cain Park  |  More Info

Swing by Cain Park (21336 Catawba Avenue) for lunch on the first and last Friday of the month, June through August (except for July 5). Bring your friends, family, and co-workers and enjoy lunch from one of the delicious food trucks they have scheduled. The picnic tables at Cain Plaza will be available for seating. 


The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

June-December, 2024 | 7:30 pm

First Citizens Bank Plaza | More Info

Founded in 1932, the Charlotte Symphony is the largest and most active professional performing arts organization in the central Carolinas, giving nearly 70 performances each season and reaching an annual attendance of 130,000 listeners. 




Fourth of July Celebrations

July 1-4

Lake Norman is THE place to be for the 4th of July! It will surely be a great time, from cookouts to watching fireworks on the lake! For more detailed information on events held around the area, visit our July 4th events page.


The Amazing Maize Maze

2024 date TBD

Historic Rural Hill |  More Info

Get lost in the giant seven-acre corn maze featuring over two miles of interconnecting paths. One of the largest in the Southeast, the maze is sure to please! Looking for an even bigger challenge? Traverse the maze in the dark during one of the famous Friday Night Mazes! 


9th Annual Huntersville Fall Festival

2024 Date TBD

Historical Rural Hill |  More Info

A yearly festival is held in Huntersville, NC. There are plenty of great vendors and activities for the family. The community hosts this event, and is free to attend.


Carolina Renaissance Festival

October 5 - November 24, 2024 | 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

16445 Poplar Tent Rd  |  More Info

The Renaissance Festival is a 16th-century European-style art and entertainment festival combining outdoor theater, circus entertainment, an arts and crafts marketplace, a jousting tournament, a feast fit for royalty, and much, much more. It will be taking place every Saturday and Sunday!


Ghosts of Davidson Tour

2024 Dates TBD

Downtown Davidson  |  More Info

Downtown Davidson is beautiful, especially in the fall. The Ghosts of Davidson tour allows visitors to see the town's history. The tour is a scary walk, 1-mile walk that lasts about 90 minutes. The website mentions this event is not for all ages.


Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival

November 2-3, 2024 

Historic Rural Hill | More Info

What better way to wrap up the fall season than with your canine pal and several hundred of their new best friends? Bring your family, friends, and dog(s) to this fun-filled festival for one of the area's best-known dog events! At this event, there is plenty to do, and food, drink, merchandise, and much more are available for purchase while attending.


Christmas Events at Lake Norman

Nov-Dec 2024 

Various Locations | More Info

Get in the spirit and join in the festivities on the lake! Holidays spent at Lake Norman are not a disappointment and will bring you jingling back to the area for years to come! A few notable Christmas events include Christmas in Davidson, the North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade, The Huntersville Christmas, A Candlelight Christmas, and the Lighted Boat Parade. 

For more details on events, visit our Calendar of Events page.

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Amazing Maize Maze
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