Whether you’d rather explore by gallery crawl or take in a concert on Davidson’s city green, there are plenty of ways to get out there this Earth Day weekend. Our round up of where to go and what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:
Friday, April 21
April is for Arts – Gallery Crawl
Town of Davidson
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Stroll from stop to stop along the gallery tour in downtown Davidson, enjoying live music, food and beverage samplings and a free trolley shuttle. Free admission.
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Saturday, April 22
Talon to Table
The Farmstead, Mount Pleasant
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Support the Carolina Raptor Center’s environmental mission with this fun and casual (the dress code is farm chic) celebration of locally-sources food and drink. Learn about the everyday work of the center with “Tales from the Trail”, enjoy live music from The Barred Owls and bid in a silent auction. Tickets are $150 each and $250 for a couple.
SpringFest at LangTree
LangTree Lake Norman, Mooresville
Celebrate Spring with the whole family with live music, a petting zoo, bounce houses and more. Free admission.
Art on the Green
Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday: 12 – 4 p.m.
Spanning Saturday and Sunday, this juried art festival features booths bursting with works of art just waiting to be discovered. Visitors can enjoy the art along with live music, food vendors and more.
Each Day Celebration
Robbins Park, Cornelius
The whole family can celebrate Earth Day at Robbins Park. Partake in free “green” activities, from arts and crafts to tree planting demonstrations and nature walks. Presented by Cornelius PARC Department and partners Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission.
Family Farm Day
Historic Latta Plantation, Huntersville
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
The return of warm weather means a whole new season on the farm. Watch as history comes to life through open-hearth cooking demonstrations, a guided tour of a Spring garden, farm animals and fiber-working demos. Admission: $9 adults, $8 for seniors and students. Children 5 and under are free.
Sunday, April 23
Interior Design Class: Designer Do’s and Don’ts with local designer Margi Kyle
Home, Heart & Soul, Cornelius
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
If you’ve ever wanted to get inside the mind of an interior designer, here’s your chance. The “Designing Dr” Margi Kyle leads this master class covering lighting, color selection, window treatments and home decor accessories. Bring your floor plans, photos and fabrics to start bringing your vision to life.
Concerts on the Green: Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble
Davidson Village Green, Davidson
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Concerts on the Green is back with the smooth sounds of Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble. All concerts are free and rain or shine. Feel free to pack a picnic or bring a cooler. Vendors will also be on-site.