The only thing worth emerging from your post-holiday sugar coma for? Our round-up of the best happenings going on around the lake. Here’s what to do and where to go this weekend in Lake Norman:

Neighbor Unknown at The Cabin
Friday, January 6
The Cabin

where to go this weekend in Lake Norman

Rock out with Neighbor Unknown at their first gig of 2017. They take the stage at 8:30 pm at The Cabin in Davidson.

Simply aPauling Comedy Show
Saturday, January 7
Oak Street Mill

Hosted by comedian Paul Pallotta, the all-star lineup of local comics and improv from Boom Goes the Dinosaur will surely have you forgetting those post-holiday blues. Show begins at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Buy yours here.

2 Year Bayniversary Party
Saturday, January 7
Bayne Brewing Company

where to go this weekend in Lake Norman

We bet it’s the best two-year-old birthday party you go to all weekend. Toast to Bayne Brewing Company as they celebrate their two year “Bayniversary”. Starts at 6 pm.

Tour De Food Davidson Food Tour
Saturday, January 7
Tour starts at Brickhouse Tavern

tour de food

Walk, sip and taste your way through historic downtown Davidson. The tour kicks off at The Brick House Tavern and winds through the kitchens and bars of six or seven local favorites. Along the way you’ll sample culinary delights and craft beers as well as hear stories from owners and chefs. This tour starts at 1:30 pm. $50 each. Buy tickets here.

Waterfront Hike
Saturday, January 7
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve

Make good on your New Year’s resolution to stay active with a leisurely¬†Saturday morning hike. Led by one of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve’s naturalists, the hike features waterfront views along the one or two mile route options.

Civil War Winter Quarters
Saturday, January 7- Sunday, January 8
Historic Latta Plantation

See firsthand how Union and Confederate soldiers lived in the battlefield during the cold winter months with hands-on exhibits and real-life demonstrations throughout Latta Plantation. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors/students and free for children five and under.

TKB’s Annual Chili Cook Off
Sunday, January 8
The Kilted Buffalo


Who will win the title of best chili in The Kilted Buffalo’s Annual Chili Cook Off? The contest is open to all recipes, as long as your entry is in by 2 pm on Sunday. There are cash prizes for first, second and third places.

Eat Real Food: Quick & Easy Meal Solutions
Monday, January 9
Whole Foods Market Lake Norman

What do you do when you pledged to eat healthy but have no time? Join Whole Foods for a cooking demonstration that will show you just how to whip up healthy, Pinterest-worthy recipes in just 20 minutes or less. 3:30- 5:30 pm.