In case you’re looking for one, consider this your formal invitation to get out there and explore all the lake has to offer this weekend. From movies at the brewery to a craft beer summer fest, here’s our round up of where to go and what to do this weekend in Lake Norman.

 

WEEKEND-LONG

Vintage Market Days of Charlotte ‘Wanderlust’ Event
Merinos Mill, Mooresville

what to do this weekend in Lake Norman

Have a soft spot for breathing new life into old items? This vintage inspired outdoor/indoor market boasts original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home decor and more. $10 entry for early buying event on Friday, $5 Saturday and Sunday.

 

Mingling on the Greens
Birkdale Village, Huntersville
Friday-Saturday: 7 p.m., Sunday: 4 p.m.

what to do this weekend in Lake Norman

Mingling on the Greens is back for the summer at Birkdale Village. Concerts are held each Friday and Saturday evening, as well as on Sunday afternoons. Here’s the line-up for this weekend:

June 9 – Alan Barrington & Blues Blvd. – Blues/Americana
June 10 – The Invaders – Rock
June 11 – Thirsty Horses – Rock/Pop

 

FRIDAY

2nd Friday Street Festival
Oak Street Mill, Cornelius
6 p.m.

what to do this weekend in Lake Norman

Back to light up the streets of Old Town, this edition of 2nd Friday Street Festival is sure to be the best yet. Walk the streets and enjoy live entertainment from local talent, music, craft beer and wine, food trucks, art demonstrations and more along the way.

 

Movies at the Brewery
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing, Concord

Bring the whole family out for a night of fun at the brewery. For dinner, consider this line-up of food trucks that will be on-site:

  • Wilbur’s Last Ride
  • Family Ty’s Catering Of Charlotte
  • The Big Woodie
  • MarlieQ’s Caribbean Queen
  • Papa Robb’s Paradise Ice

After feasting from your favorite truck, join the kids out back for a showing of Moana on the inflatable big screen. Sleeping bags, lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged.

 

SATURDAY

Rilla Run 2017
Bayne Brewing Company, Cornelius
7:30 a.m.

The Inaugural 5K/10K Rilla Run will surely be a sight to see. Donning gorilla shirts, or even dressed up as a banana, participants will choose from a 5K or 10K route all to benefit two nonprofits: the Dian Fossey Gorilla Run and ASA Service Dogs. Plus, participants 21+ get a free pint from Bayne Brewing Company.

 

Guided Historic Walking Tour
Downtown Concord
10:30 a.m.


Local author and historian Michael Eury guides participants in this historic walking tour of Downtown Concord that explores the area’s rich past and promising future. $10 per person.

 

Southern Spirits Road Tour
Departing from Lake Town Tavern
10:30 a.m.

 

Get a behind-the-scenes look into local distilleries with the Southern Spirits Road Tour. From aboard a decked-out party bus, travel to four distilleries (Southern Distilling Company, Muddy River, Doc Porter’s & Great Wagon Road) and taste fifteen different spirits along the way. Also included is lunch at Lake Town Tavern, door prizes, and more. $64.95 per person. Book here.

 

SUNDAY

Craft Beer SummerFest
Harvey’s Cornelius, Cornelius
1 p.m.

Jetton Village plays host to Craft Beer SummerFest 2017. The day features a party on the square with beer vendors, local business booths, live bands and food offerings from Harvey’s. Plus, corn hole and games for the kids. Free admission.

 

Concerts on the Green
Davidson Village Green
6 p.m.

Roll out the blankets and lawn chairs for a summer evening filled with the sounds of beach music as Band of Oz entertains from 6-8 p.m. Concerts are free and open to the public.