Keep your cool as the temps creep up with live music around the lake, street festivals, rosé fest and more. Your guide of what to do and where to go this weekend in Lake Norman:



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

Where To Go This Weekend In Lake Norman

This monthly showcase and community festival features live music, food trucks, local beer and wine, artisan vendors, art demonstrations and more. Admission is free.


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

Where To Go 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:

July 14 – Stella Rising – Rock/Pop
July 15 – Soundbarrier – Classic Rock/Pop/Variety
July 16 – Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse – Country


Friday’s Live music round-up:

Nojo Slim
202 N Main Wine Bar, Mooresville | 9 p.m.

Elonzo Wesley Live
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Rich Challan
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Shotgun Saints
Bonfire Bar & Grill, Concord | 9:30 p.m.

Ben Gatlin
Amici’s Pizza Sports Bar and Grill, Concord | 9:30 p.m.

Astral Lion
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8:30 p.m.






Rosé Fest 2017
Dover Vineyards, Concord | 5 p.m.

Where To Go This Weekend In Lake Norman

Celebrate summer’s favorite wine and the release of Dover Vineyards’ new Rosé. It’s also your last chance to snag a bottle of the 2014 Rosé. They’ll also be firing up the grill where you can bring your own picnic or opt for summer classics like hamburgers and chicken for purchase.


Harveys 5K
Harvey’s in Huntersville | 4 p.m.

Help Harvey’s mark eight years in Huntersville with a 5K around the neighborhood. Afterwards, everyone will enjoy a celebration on the square. $20 per adult, $10 per child. Register here.


Christmas in July
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 5 p.m.

We’re just about halfway from the most wonderful time of the year, and D9 Brewing Company and Opera Carolina have teamed up to get us excited. Enjoy caroling, food trucks, a specialty Christmas small batch brew, $3 Hopera Carolinas and a “Best Beach Santa” contest.


Saturday Live music round-up:

One Paper Crane
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Jettison Five
Cabarrus Brewing, Concord | 7:30 p.m.

Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8:30 p.m.




Authentic Italian Cooking Class
Campania Cafe & Trattoria, Davidson | 2 p.m.

With very special guest Guido Lombardi, CEO of Impero Wine Distributors, NC Join the pros at Campania Cafe & Trattoria and the CEO of Impero Wine Distributors, NC for a wine and cooking class. $50 per person. $90 per couple.


Paint Your Hearts Out
Cabo Winery, Concord | 2 p.m.

Let the wine loosen up your creative side with a guided painting class at Cabo Winery from Paint Your Hearts Out. Capture this quintessential summer scene while sipping on your favorite Cabo vino. Call 704.785.WINE to reserve.


Paddle for a Pint
My Aloha Paddle & Surf | 2 p.m.

Round out your weekend with a day of paddle boarding on the water. Venture out from the lakefront dock access of My Aloha along a 1.5 mile route. Once back on shore, toast with a free pint from Bayne Brewing Company and specials for participants in their taproom.


Sunday’s Live music round-up:

Tiny Stage Concerts Songwriters Showcase
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 4 p.m.