With all the events popping up over the next few months, be sure to pencil in some fun. Start with these must-do’s around the lake this weekend:



Arts At The Mill – Fine Arts Festival
500 S Main St, Mooresville | November 10-12

what to do this weekend in lake Norman

In this collaborative effort between the Mill and Mooresville Arts Gallery, national artists will will display and sell original art. The three-day indoor arts festival is free and open to the public.


Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival
Rural Hill, Huntersville | November 11-12

what to do this weekend in lake Norman

Now in its 23rd year, the Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival is fun for humans and canines alike. Enjoy demonstrations, vendors, open rails, living history exhibits, kids activities and more.



Cooking Class for November – Thanksgiving
Savory Spice Shop, Huntersville | 6 p.m.

what to do this weekend in lake Norman

Don’t go into the holiday season blind. Learn to whip up Thanksgiving classics with the help of culinary instructor Jessica Lutz. The class includes instruction for making cranberry sauces roasted Brussel sprout salad, sausage stuffing, squash casserole and smoked turkey. $30 per person.


Wine Tasting
Corkscrew Birkdale | 6-8 p.m.

Kick off your weekend with a Tryon Wine tasting. Four wines for just $5.


The Parks Brother Live
Fox & Hound Lake Norman | 9 p.m.

Jam out at Fox & Hound with the help of The Parks Brothers. They take the stage at 9 p.m.



Holiday Wine Show
201 Central Cafe, Beer & Wine, Huntersville | 5 p.m.

Discover the perfect wine for your holiday soirée or your go-to hostess gift after sampling a variety at 201 Central Cafe. Plus, get 20% off a case!


Palmetto Road at D9 Brewing Co.
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

It may be fall, but the sounds of Palmetto Road will have you recalling the carefree days of summer. The acoustic duo takes the stage at 7 p.m.



1 Year Birthday Party
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company, Concord | Noon – 10 p.m.

Raise your glass to Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company’s first anniversary. Celebrate with live music all day by The Dukes & Smith Band and Bullfrog Moon, food trucks and extra pouring stations.


Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony
Downtown Huntersville | 9:45 a.m.

Huntersville’s 2nd Annual Veterans Day Celebration features a free breakfast for veterans, a community parade ceremony and activities for all ages.


Folk Life Festival at Historic Latta Plantation
Historic Latta Plantation, Huntersville | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate folk life and culture with vendors selling handcrafted goods, music, historians and demonstrations. The house will be open and self-guided tours of the grounds will be available. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children under five and veterans.



TKB Langtree’s 2nd Annual Chilli Cookoff
The Kilted Buffalo Langtree, Mooresville | 3-6 p.m.

Do you have an all-time favorite recipe? Whip it up to compete, or just bring your tasting spoon, to the 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff at The Kilted Buffalo. In addition to tasting, Wicked Weed will be onsite with three specialty brews and giveaways.


One Paper Crane
Ghostface Brewery, Mooresville | 8 p.m.

Head to Ghostface Brewery to grab a beer and enjoy live music from One Paper Crane. The tunes start at 8 p.m.



Craft Beer Fest
Harvey’s Cornelius | 1-7 p.m.

Harvey’s Cornelius and Cornelius Drafthouse team up for an afternoon of cold brews, food and fun at Jetton Village Square. 12 breweries will be onsite, along with food vendors, kids activities and live music.


Santa Arrival Parade & Tree Lighting
Birkdale Village, Huntersville | 3 p.m.

Santa’s on his way! Be there for his arrival at Birkdale Village with live music, vendors, a parade and tree lighting. Stick around for pictures with Old Saint Nick.


ADFA’s Nutcracker Tea
Trump National Golf Club Charlotte, Mooresville | 1 p.m.

Dress in your holiday best for tea with the dancers of The Academy of Dance & Fine Arts. See the Nutcracker come to life while sipping your tea and have your picture taken with the cast. $20 per person.