Don’t waste a moment of your precious days off wondering what to do this weekend. We’ve got you covered with a day-by-day guide to live music performances, food trucks and more around Lake Norman:
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Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse, Huntersville | 6 – 8 p.m.
Raise a glass to Charlotte Craft Beer Week with rare beers from Charlotte and beyond. In addition to tasting this unique selection of brews, enter to win raffle prizes and have all of your beer questions answered by local reps.
Movies in the Park: Coco
Bradford Park, Huntersville | Sunset
Make spring break even better with a free outdoor movie. The whole family can enjoy a screening of Disney’s Coco. Admission is free and drinks, candy and popcorn will be available for purchase.
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 7 p.m.
Put your knowledge to the test at D9’s trivia night. Enjoy $2 off small batch brews, food from A Worthy Dog food truck and prizes for trivia winners.
$5 Wine Tasting
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 6 – 8 p.m.
Grab a glass for Corkscrew’s weekly wine flights. This relaxed and informative tasting features California wines from Tryon Distributing. If you buy a featured bottle, your $5 goes towards the bottle.
Spring Food Truck Rally
Rural Hill, Huntersville | 4 – 8 p.m.
Over 20 of the area’s best food trucks will pull up to Rural Hill for the Spring Food Truck Rally. In addition to enjoying the best in food truck fare and local beer and wine, the whole family will love listening to live music, partaking in children’s activities, winning giveaways, hopping aboard hayrides and more.
Standup Comedy at the Mill
Oak Street Mill, Cornelius | 8 p.m.
Kick off your weekend with laughs at Oak Street Mill’s monthly comedy showcase. Comedians taking the stage include Tara Brown, Jason Allen King, Coco Fresh and more. $7 per person.
Lake Norman Garden Club Plant Sale
Conner Center, Terrell | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The club’s 19th annual plant sale will feature plants grown by club members along with annual, perennial, vegetable, herb and native plants from Setzer’s Nursery and The Garden Shed. Shoppers can also enjoy home baked goods for sale, and ask for tips from gardening experts on-site. Proceeds support community projects and a local student scholarship
Tour De Food
Davidson | 1:30 p.m.
Sip and taste your way through one of North Carolina’s favorite downtowns. Start off at Brick House Tavern, followed by a tour through historical Davidson, stopping in 5-6 bars and restaurants along the way. You’ll receive tastings and an insider’s look into the places that make Davidson a culinary destination.
Davidson Farmer’s Market
442 South Main Street, Davidson | 9 a.m. – Noon
Whether you’re on the hunt for a fresh bouquet, baked goods, local produce or simply a Saturday morning spent with neighbors, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Davidson Farmers Market. Help them kick off their 10th season with a special grand opening event including a live chef demonstration and music.
Bullies To The Rescue
CycleBar Lake Norman and bottled & tapped, Cornelius | 2 – 6 p.m.
Ride and drink for a cause as CycleBar Lake Norman and bottled & tapped team up for a fitness and beer event supporting Bullies 2 the Rescue. After sweating it out in class, grab a pint at bottled & tapped where $1 from every draft sold will benefit the organization.
Masters Cookout Party with Bayne Brewery
The Kilted Buffalo, Huntersville | 2 p.m.
Enjoy the action of the Masters with a free cookout at The Kilted Buffalo. In addition to hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings, attendees will enjoy three beer samplings from Bayne Brewing Company and a putting competition.
2nd Annual Craft Beer SpringFest
Jetton Village, Cornelius
The Craft Beer SpringFest is back for its second year. Sip on selections from craft beer vendors, visit with local small businesses and grab food from Harvey’s or local food vendors. Kids can even get in on the fun with bounce houses and activities. A portion of proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 1 p.m.
Yoga is back at Primal Brewery. $10 includes class and a beer. Bring your own mat.
A Celebration of Tony Abbott
Main Street Books, Davidson | 4 p.m.
The Charlotte Writers’ Club North and Main Street Books will host a celebration of the works of Anthony “Tony” S. Abbott. Tony will read and recite poetry, and will be joined by special guests who will share stories about his impact on their lives. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Free admission.