Hope you didn’t have plans to ditch town this weekend. Between Cinco de Mayo celebrations, brewery events, a wine cruise and a pop-up boutique for your Mother’s Day shopping, it’s one you won’t want to miss. On the agenda for where to go and what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:
Friday, May 5
Cinco De Mayo with Holly’z Hope
The Harp & Crown, Cornelius
Kick off the good times with help from Holly’z Hope and Harp & Crown. Swing by for $5 margaritas, other food and drink specials and a visit from the cute-as-can-be adoptable pups.
Cinco de Mayo Party on the Plaza
The Wine Room at Afton Village, Concord
Live music, wine, and an excuse to celebrate. What’s not to love? The party starts at The Wine Room at Afton Village at 7 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord
Art on Tap presents a special Cinco de Mayo soirée in conjunction with The Galleries’ opening reception for the Place/Settings exhibition. Attendees will craft their own floral crowns or wrestling masks, learn the basics of salsa dancing and feast on margaritas and tacos. Free for members, $20 for non-members. Reserve your spot: 704.920.2787.
Cinco De Drinko
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius
Ever heard of a Hakuna-Margarita? Taste it for yourself as D9 Brewing Company serves up specialty small batch “brewtails” with the help of mixologist Larry Suggs. Between sips, pick up $2 tacos from La Movida food truck and jam along to live music from the HC Oaks Band.
Cinco de Bayño
Bayne Brewing Company, Cornelius
Raise a glass of Jalabayño, a special bottle release from Bayne Brewing Company, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco De Mayo Potluck
bottled & tapped, Cornelius
Put your Mexican cooking skills to the test and whip up your favorite dish in time for the Cinco de Mayo Potluck at bottled & tapped. In addition to the homemade offerings, thy will be serving sangria and Mexican style beers.
Food Truck Friday/ Mother’s Day Boutique Friday
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing, Concord
Consider dinner and your Mother’s Day shopping planned. Five food trucks are confirmed for the next edition of Food Truck Friday at Twenty-Six Acres Brewing, along with a visit from mobile boutique “Dress Like a Girl”.
Music on Main: Kids in America
Mooresville Cultural & Recreation Services
Grab the kids and your lawn chairs for the return of Music on Main. Kids in America kicks off the weekend with a lively tribute to all of your favorite 80s hits. Think Bruce Springsteen, Pat Benatar, Def Leppard, Guns and Roses, Prince and more!Food trucks will also be on-site.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Ghostface Brewing, Mooresville
Ghostface Brewing is celebrating with a release of three specialty beers: “Vote for Pedro” Mexican lager, “La Isla Bonita” lime ale served margarita style, and “Raspenero” habanero wheat ale.
Saturday, May 6
Stand Up for Autism WPA SUP Race
Port City Club, Cornelius
Hosted by racing icon Ray Evernham, the day features Elite and Recreational races, fitness demos, a luau lunch and the World Paddle Association points race to benefit the IGNITE Community Center in Davidson. Register for the Elite race for $65, or opt for the Recreational race for $45.
Art in the Open
Robbins Park, Huntersville
Take advantage of the Spring weather and explore local art at the Beyond Walls public art opening reception. Meet the artists, enjoy live music performances, partake in a wine tasting and more. The exhibit will be on display at Robbins Park through January 2018.
Rebranding Celebration: Meet the New Face of Bayne Brewing
Bayne Brewing Company, Cornelius
Bayne Brewing will unveil their new logo, updated taproom, three new bottled beers, merchandise and more this Saturday. Help them celebrate with live music from Karl Stolz, kids activities and giveaways.
TKB’s Kentucky Derby Party
The Kilted Buffalo, Huntersville
Catch the race at The Kilted Buffalo. The fun starts at 4:30 p.m. with charity and horse auctions and continues with contests for the “best dressed man” and “best derby style hat”.
Sunday, May 7
Discovery Place KIDS – Huntersville
Hello Huntersville welcomes your family to a day of music and arts throughout the streets of Downtown Huntersville. Explore a STEM-focused kids zone, climbing wall, cultural performances and more. Food trucks and beer vendors will be on-site.
Spring Wine Cruise
Departs from Midway Marina, Mooresville
Break out your best Hawaiian shirt for the 9th Annual Spring Wine Cruise supporting local youth sponsorships. Hosted by The Rotary Club of Lake Norman – Huntersville and The Rotary Club of Davidson, the evening features a three-hour cruise around the lake, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres and an onboard raffle.
Concerts on the Green
Davidson Village Green
Round out the weekend with music from Natural Wonder, a Steve Wonder tribute band. All concerts are free and rain or shine. Feel free to pack a picnic or bring a cooler. Vendors will also be on-site.
Don’t miss the Patch Party at Lavendar Boutique in Mooresville