Have plans this weekend? Now you do. From a BYOB music festival (yes, you read that right) to a sunset paddle boarding tour, here’s your guide to what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:


Everyone’s favorite Restaurant Week Returns this Friday. If you haven’t made your reservations to enjoy those $30-$35 dinners at some of LKN’s best spots, HOP TO IT. This is the perfect time to try something new!


Rural Hill Summer Food Truck Rally
Rural Hill, Huntersville | 5:30 p.m.

what to do this weekend in Lake Norman

Kick off your weekend with an evening of fun on the farm. At Rural Hill’s Summer Food Truck Rally, the whole family can enjoy over 20 food trucks, live music, craft beer, local wine, kids activities and more. Parking is $5 per car.

Jack’s 7 year Anniversary Party
Jack’s Corner Tap, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

what to do this weekend in Lake Norman

Jack’s Corner Tap is celebrating its seven year anniversary with live music from Mitch Clark and drink specials. Come back on Saturday for round two, where they’ll be hosting a decade costume party and serving complimentary appetizers.

Mingling on the Greens
Birkdale Village, Huntersville | All weekend

what to do this weekend in Lake Norman

Head to Birkdale Village for live music all weekend long. here’s the line-up:

July 21 – The Hawthornes – Rock/Soul/Fusion
July 22 – Exit 54 – Classic Rock/Variety
July 13 – Matt & John Acoustic Duo – Classic Rock

Christmas in July
ICE Martini Bar, Huntersville | 9 p.m.

We’re just about half way to Christmas, and ICE Martini Bar is starting the countdown with no cover, music from DJ Karz and tons of drinks specials.

Friday’s Live music round-up

Samuel & Ian Eastern Duo Tour w/ Dane Page
Summit Coffee, Davidson | 8 p.m.

Pacific Coast Highway Jazz
Old Town Public House | 8:30 p.m.

One Paper Crane
The Cabin, Davidson | 8:30 p.m.

Mitch Clark
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew LKN, Cornelius | 6 p.m.

Nojo Slim
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntervsille | 8 p.m.

Pursey Kerns
The Blue Parrot, Mooresville | 8 p.m.


Barnstock BYOB Music Festival 2017
15300 Black Farms Rd, Huntersville | 1 p.m.

Pack a cooler and head out to Barnstock, the top music for charity event in the Carolinas. The day will feature local and up-and-coming artists across all genres. Proceeds benefit five local charities, read more about each one here. Ages 21+ welcome.

Davidson Farmer’s Market
442 South Main Street, Davidson | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pick up everything you need for the coming week, from healthy snacks for the kids to flowers for the kitchen table. Plus, enjoy live music from River Ratz.

Sunset Paddle
Carolina Paddleboard Co., Davidson | 8 p.m.

Catch the sunset aboard a paddleboard with the help of Carolina Paddleboard Co. Afterwards, enjoy local craft beer selections, wine and live music on the marina.

Gate to Plate – Adult Cooking with Chef Matt
Huntersville Growers’ Market | 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

See how the produce at the farmers’ market gets from field to plate as Chef Matt leads this market tour and cooking class. Learn to whip up fresh summer recipes with your farmers’ market finds. Admission is free and classes are at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Craft Beer Festival 2.0
Moor Park, Mooresville | 2:45 p.m.

Before the Mooresville Spinners host the Carolina Pirates for a double-header, come out for craft beer, food trucks and games. $5 includes your ticket to the game and pre-game festivities.

Saturday’s Live music round-up

Ultimate Rock Machine
Apps & Taps, Mooresville | 9 p.m.

Slap Happy
The Cabin, Davidson | 8:30 p.m.

MC 3 Band
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8:30 p.m.

Neighbor Unknown
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Chris Montgomery
Cafe 100, Davidson | 7 p.m.

The Maggie Valley Band
Cabarrus Brewing Company, Concord | 7 p.m.


7th Annual Crawfish Boil
Harvey’s in Huntersville | 1 p.m.

Fresh from Louisiana, these crawfish are ready for you. The 7th annual crawfish boil at Harvey’s features crawfish and all the fixin’s, plus cold, refreshing beer. RSVP by calling 704.947.5080 or emailing [email protected] $25 if paying prior to the event with an RSVP. $30 if paying day of, but still must RSVP in advance.

Sunday’s Live music round-up

George Green
The Cabin, Davidson | 6 p.m.

Brian Burton & Scott McCloud
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 6 p.m.

Sweet T
Eddie’s on Lake Norman, Mooresville | 1 p.m.