Get your filters ready, this weekend is an Instagramer’s dream come true. Prepare your appetite for a line-up of foodie events to satisfy every palate and live music to fill your feed. Your round-up of where to go and what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Co., Concord | 8 p.m.
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Laugh your way into the pre-weekend with Twenty-six Acres Brewing Company’s monthly comedy night. Four nationally touring comedians will take the stage. $15 per person.
Harvey’s in Huntersville Beer Dinner with Allagash
Harvey’s in Huntersville | 6:30 p.m.
Taste and sip your way through a four-course Beer Dinner featuring Allagash Brewing Company. $35 per person. View the menu here.
Liverpool / Beatles Tribute at LangTree Live
LangTree Lake Norman | 5 p.m.
Jump start your weekend with drink specials, food and live music from Liverpool, a nationally touring Beatles tribute band.
Sip & Shop at The Peninsula
The Peninsula Club | 6 p.m.
Unwind with an evening of sipping and shopping. Over 20 vendors will gather at the Peninsula Club as you shop and sip on beer and wine.
2nd Friday Street Festival
Oak Street Mill, Cornelius | 6 p.m.
The monthly music and art festival is back in downtown Cornelius. Enjoy live performances by local talent, food trucks, beer and wine, live art demonstrations and kids activities.
Culture Feast in North Mecklenburg
Downtown Cornelius | 7 p.m.
Indulge in a celebration of Carolina culture with a community table dinner, local beverages and live music from the Lake Norman Big Band. $35 per person, $60 for two tickets when using promotion code “CultureForAll”.
Taste of the Lake
Langtree Plantation, Mooresville | 7 p.m.
Support the Lowe’s YMCA 2017 Annual Campaign with an evening of live jazz, auctions, a photo booth and great food provided by local restaurants. $60 per person.
Amazing Maize Maze – Opening Weekend
Rural Hill, Huntersville | Saturday & Sunday
It’s that time of year again! Get lost in the seven-acre corn maze at Rural Hill. During opening weekend, and through November 5, the whole family can enjoy hayrides, corn hole, mini-mazes, trail hikes and more.
Lake Norman Beach Fest
Queen’s Landing, Mooresville | 2:30 p.m.
The summer’s not over yet! The day kicks off with a 5K run and 50K cycle ride. Then, jam out to the best of Carolina beach music as Jim Quick and Coastline, The Entertainers, Chairmen of the Board and The Tams all take the stage along with guest DJs. $20 in advance, $25 day of event. All proceeds support the Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department.
Paddlefest/ End of Summer Bash
My Aloha Paddle Sport and Fitness & Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius | 3 p.m.
Round out the dog days of summer with a paddle thanks to My Aloha, followed by beer and giveaways at Galway Hooker. Proceeds benefit the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.
Shop & Sip Craft Market
Ghostface Brewing, Mooresville | 1-5 p.m.
Sip on wine, beer or cider while shopping the best offerings from local artisans and vendors, plus the latest fashions on boutique row. Free admission.
Festival of Food Trucks
North Main Street, Mooresville | 5-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the best gourmet dinner available on four wheels. Even the pickiest eater will find a flavor that fits at downtown Mooresville’s Festival of Food Trucks. The night is complete with live music, beer and wine and open streets for strolling.
Taste of Birkdale
Birkdale Village, Huntersville | 3-7 p.m.
Say goodbye to the dreaded “where should we go for dinner” conversation, for one day at least. Taste of Birkdale allows you to sample menu items from over a dozen eateries and local food trucks. View all of your options here. And since no meal is complete without spirits, enjoy three beer and wine gardens. Last but not least, there will be live entertain,went from Exit 54 and a live auction. All proceeds benefit Lake Norman Hospice and Palliative Care.
Kayak Tour on Mountain Island Lake
Latta Plantation Nature Center, Huntersville | 1 p.m.
Master the basics of flatware kayaking and lake preservation on this guided tour of Mountain Island Lake. Ages 12 and up can join in on a single kayak ($15), while kids over six can paddle with an adult on a tandem ($20).
Seeing and Believing Fundraiser – Panthers Kickoff Party
D9 Brewing Company | 3 p.m.
Watch the Panthers earn their first W and give back to a cause with the help of D9 Brewing Company. Start the party off with live music from Blue Monday, followed by a game viewing party. $20 donation. Proceeds benefit Seeing and Believing, and organization helping those in need access quality eye care.
Chicken Salad Chick Grand Opening
8915 Christenbury Parkway, Concord | September 12-16
Help welcome Chicken Salad Chick to the neighborhood with a week’s worth of giveaways and special deals. View them all here.
September Cooking Class: Indian Dishes
Tuesday, September 12 | Savory Spice Shop, Huntersville | 6 p.m.
Learn how to whip up classic Indian dishes with the help of Jessica Lutz, culinary instructor and owner of Saucy Spoon Cooking. The menu includes naan with two dips, chicken tikka masala, a cocktail and indian rice pudding. $30 per person. Sign-up in-store of call 704.997.6133.