Did we catch you looking ahead already to the weekend? That’s okay, us too. Make the most of the next 4 days with these not-to-be-missed events around the Lake in our weekly What To Do This Weekend round-up:



CBC Craft Comedy Series
Cabarrus Brewing Company, Concord | 8 p.m.

what to do this weekend in lake Norman

The next CBC Craft Comedy Series features comedians Andrew Cummins, JD Colwell and Carlos Valencia, with host Jake Manning. Free admission with beer and food trucks onsite.


Star Hill Beer Dinner
Harvey’s in Huntersville, Huntersville | 6:30 p.m.

what to do this weekend in lake Norman

Harvey’s will host this four-course dinner, where each course is paired with a Star Hill beer. A Star Hill representative will be onsite to discuss each beer and answer you beer pairing questions. $35 per person. Call 704.947.5080 or email Harvey’[email protected] to reserve your spot.


Live music round-up:

John Sullivan
Bayne Brewing Company, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

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



2017 Tree Lighting and Fireworks
35 Cabarrus Avenue W., Concord | 6-8:30 p.m.

what to do this weekend in lake Norman

Kick off the holiday season as thousands fill the streets of downtown Concord for the city’s 20th Annual Tree Lighting ceremony. The evening features family entertainment, fireworks and even a visit from Santa.


Bloodworth, Goodnight, & Uncle Buck
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8:30 p.m.

Start your weekend with side-splitting laughs with Bloodworth Goodnight and Uncle Buck. These local improv pros take the stage at 8:30 p.m.


Perfect Pairings
201 Central Cafe, Beer & Wine, Huntersville | 5 p.m.

Not sure which wines to pair with your holiday feast? Experts will be onsite during this sampling to help you choose the perfect vino while tasting classic holiday entrees.


Live music round-up:

Josey Wails
The Vinyl Pi, Huntersville | 8 p.m.



Carolina Renaissance Festival
16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville | Saturday-Sunday

It’s the last weekend to chow down on a turkey leg at the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Bring one canned food item to donate and receive one free child admission ages 5-12.



Baynesgiving 2017
Bayne Brewing Company | Noon – 10 p.m.

Celebrate fall with Bayne Brewing’s annual bash. The day features bounce houses, face painting a special beer release and Carolina Smash Truck.


The Dukes & Smith Band Pre-Holiday Bash
Oak Street Mill, Cornelius | 5:30-10 p.m.

This action-packed evening of art and music includes performances from Holly Hopkins Jazz, Adam Reid Wilson, Carter Faith Jones and more, along with live paintings by Justin Christenbery, Shane Manier, Rico Nye and Rachel Johnson. Wine, craft beer and a food truck will be available. Regular admission is $10 or $5 with donation of a canned good or non-perishable item. Proceeds benefit the Cornelius Cultural Arts Group and the Ada Jenkins Center.


Stranger Things Night
Cork and Cask, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

Geek out over your favorite binge-worthy show with the help of Cork and Cask. Enjoy streaming episodes, themed food specials, show playlists and a costume contest.


Live music round-up:

Jettison Five
Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius | 9:30 p.m.


Staton Bush Project
Ghostface Brewing | 8:30 p.m.


Caroline Keller Band
Summit Coffee | 7:30 p.m.



Rural Hill Oyster Roast
Rural Hill, Huntersville | 1-4 p.m.

Nationally-recognized chef and award-winning author Dan Huntley helps roast at Rural Hill’s annual oyster roast. A $10 ticket includes one basket of oysters with lemon, cocktail sauce and crackers. Proceeds benefit the mission of Historic Rural Hill.


bottled & tapped, Cornelius | 3 p.m.

They’ll supply the turkey, you bring the sides and sweets at bottled & tapped’s friendsgiving. Taste and try new favorite beers to pair with this pre-holiday feast.