Sports Events & Tournaments

A beautiful sports destination for your athletes, spectators and families

Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville all boast award winning parks and recreational facilities. With top-notch venues like the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatic Center, accommodations, leisure activities and more, it's all fun and games in Lake Norman.

Indoor, Outdoor and Water Sports

Amateur/Youth Sports 

Lake Norman has quickly distinguished itself as an amateur sports event hub. Every year more sports events call Lake Norman home. No matter what sport, Lake Norman can host it. Let Visit Lake Norman assist you with your next amateur sports event.

College Sports

Visit Lake Norman has played host to a wide-range of collegiate events over the years.  From the NCAA Men’s Soccer College Cup in 1992 on the campus of Davidson College to more recently the Bassmaster College Series fishing tournament in 2019 to the Crown Lacrosse Classic in 2020, which featured six of the top college lacrosse programs in the country including a matchup between #2 ranked Cornell vs #5 ranked Penn St.

Endurance Sports

Lake Norman is home to the annual Huntersville Half Marathon & Holiday 5/10K, the Lake Norman Fondo (cycling) in the summer and the Charlotte Dragon Boat Races in the spring.  No matter what endurance sport, Lake Norman has a route and venue for it.

Charlotte Dragon Boat Race (vertical)

Drone top down of the tennis courts at Jetton Park


Visit Lake Norman's sports event services include:

  • Assistance in selecting & securing venues 
    (view parks & facilities below)
  • Discount hotel room blocks
  • Sponsorship & local business engagement assistance
  • Media/PR assistance
  • Site visit coordination
  • Permit assistance
  • Swag bag coupons/discounts from local businesses, attractions, restaurants, etc.
  • Assistance in securing local event service vendors
  • Opening ceremonies/local welcome speakers
  • Assistance in securing volunteers
  • Assistance with event registration
  • On-site visitor services booth

Site Visits

With world class sports facilities, more than 1,568 quality hotel rooms, a wide variety of dining and entertainment options, your tournament will be a "can't miss event." Let Visit Lake Norman help with your game plan. Contact us for your facility tour today!

Special Event Bags

Have a special event bag waiting for your guest in their room when they check-in! The Official Lake Norman Visitor Guide is included to assist your guests in experiencing all that Lake Norman has to offer. For those last minute planners, orders can be filled up to 10 business days prior to your event. To purchase, complete the Order Form.

Event Sponsorships

Interested in sponsoring and supporting one of Visit Lake Norman's tourism impacting affiliated events? To find out more information about an event, please contact Travis Dancy (Director of Sales).

Start the planning process by filling out our event form

or contact Travis Dancy by email or call (704) 987-3300

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