Street Fest, Pop Up Shop, Block Party & More. What to do in Lake Norman This Weekend

It’s already time to start planning for another summer weekend. Luckily for you we’ve done the hard work for you and created a perfectly crafted round-up of the best of what to do and where to go this weekend in Lake Norman. Let’s get started:


2nd Friday Street Festival
Friday, August 12
Oak Street Mill

Where to go this weekend in Lake Norman

Celebrate the cultural heart of Old Town Cornelius with local businesses, entertainment, live art demonstrations and more. Stroll the offerings from breweries and vendors to kick off the weekend. Live performances include Christian Murphy, Daniel Arthur Gurley, Mark O’Malley Trio and The Goodnight Brothers Band. Come hungry, because Smokey J’s BBQ, Lobster Dogs and Jive Turkey Legs food trucks will all be on-site and ready to serve you.



Mingling on the Greens Concert Series
Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14
Birkdale Village

Where to go this weekend in Lake Norman

Birkdale Village keeps the party going all weekend long with live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Come out Friday and Saturdays from 7-9 pm and Sundays 4-6 pm. See here for the full music schedule.


Readers Theatre Series
Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14
Warehouse PAC

Where to go this weekend in Lake Norman

Get a whole new theater experience with a weekend full of script-in-hand readings at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, where actors showcase stories without all of the rehearsal hours required of a full-scale production. This weekend you can enjoy three shows, each for just $5.



Hooked on Fridays with Caleb Davis
Friday, August 12
Galway Hooker

where to go this weekend in Lake Norman

Galway Hooker’s Summer Concert Series is back, this time with originals and covers from Spin Duo. Relax with a cocktail on the patio or feed your competitive side with corn hole or giant jenga. There’s no better way to ease into the weekend.


Pop Up Shop at LangTree
Saturday, August 13
Langtree at The Lake by RL West


Join permanent LangTree tenants and the most fun mobile boutiques for a Saturday night shop till you drop event. Whether you’re back-to-school shopping or on the hunt for the perfect new accessory, stroll through the vendors and shops, and don’t forget to stop for a bite to eat at one of LangTree’s restaurants.



Harvey’s Annual Block Party
Saturday, August 13
Harvey’s in Huntersville

block party

It’s time again for Harvey’s Annual Block Party. Come out for a full day of fun: food specials, a beer tent, outdoor games, kids activities, live music and raffle prizes. The event is free, but a portion of proceeds from vendor sales will support local charity “The Lotta Foundation”.



End of Summer Music Series
Saturday, August 13
First Baptist Church

music series
The summer’s not over just yet. Don’t let it pass by without spending a Saturday evening at the End of Summer Music Series. Each Saturday night in August, First Baptist Church will be putting on a show, with live music from local musicians and food and drinks available for purchase. Bring fido and your lawn chairs out to this free event starting at 5 pm.


Revolutionary War Living History
Saturday, August 13-Sunday, August 14
Historic Latta Plantation

Take a weekend trip back in time to see how colonial soldiers prepare for war in living history demonstrations at Latta Plantation. See open-hearth cooking in action, visit with farm animals and walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary era soldiers on an open-house tour.


Outdoor Cinema Series “Daddy’s Home”
Saturday, August 13
Smithville Park

outdoor cinema series

Get ready to enjoy a movie night under the stars with a showing of “Daddy’s Home” at Smithville Park. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets! This event is free and open to the public.


Davidson Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday
442 South Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036

davidson farmer's market

Pick up everything you need for the coming week, from healthy snacks for the kids to flowers for the kitchen table, at the Davidson Farmers Market each Saturday from 8 am-12 pm.



Allison Hancin
A Charlotte-loving adventure seeker with an appetite for discovering local finds. Always planning my next trip!