It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the weekend. Fill yours with a lobster fest, live music and more using our day-by-day guide to what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:
Mingling on the Greens
Birkdale Village | Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.
Birkdale Village’s live music series is back every Friday and Saturday night. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the Acoustic Measures with Bob Trice on Friday and StellaRising on Saturday.
LangTree LIVE: Joystick
LangTree Lake Norman | 7 p.m.
Joystick, a retro party band, takes the stage at this week’s LangTree Live concert series. Visit the shopping and restaurant retailers, grab a craft beer from D9 Brewery and park your lawn chair to enjoy the show. Admission is free.
David Sedaris at Main Street Books
Main Street Books, Davidson | 6 p.m.
David Sedaris will read from his newest book, Calypso, at Main Street Books. Come for a signing and a CalypsOlympics block party complete with a scavenger hunt, speed trivia and more. Proceeds benefit local and community non-profits.
Stand-Up Comedy Showcase
Brick Row, Cornelius | 8 p.m.
Get ready to laugh each first Friday of the month at the stand-up comedy showcase. Friday’s line-up includes Jake Manning, Jesse Jones, James R. Hustle, Elson Head and Jiwan Kapp.
Hooked On Fridays – Summer Concert Series
Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius | 6 p.m.
Kick off your weekend with Galway Hooker’s Hooked on Fridays Summer Concert Series. Expect bar games and $3 Coronas.
Huntersville Movies In The Park
Legette Blythe Elementary, Huntersville | 7 p.m.
Don’t miss this outdoor screening of The Lion King. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the movie, popcorn and giveaways.
Little Chef’s Day
Huntersville Growers’ Market | 8 a.m. – Noon
Bring your chef-in-training for a free cooking class with Chef Matt at the market. Kids will cook a recipe and learn which utensils to use while cooking, safety, sanitation and more. Sessions are at 9, 10 and 11 a.m.
Lobsterfest at OTPH
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | Noon – 8 p.m.
Enjoy a day of lobsters, beer and live music at OTPH’s Lobsterfest. Expect live music from The New Natives and MC3 Band, beer pairings and giveaways, a photo booth and food from Lobster DogsFood Truck.
Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series:Despicable Me 3
Smithville Park | 7 p.m.
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the first movie of the 2018 Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series on the inflatable screen, Despicable Me 3. Kids activities begin at 7 p.m. and concessions will be available for purchase.
Davidson Farmer’s Market
442 South Main Street, Davidson | 8 a.m. – Noon
Grab everything you need for the week on a stop by the Davidson Farmers Market. Shop homegrown veggies, eggs, butter, honey, prepared foods, artisan breads, flowers and more from local producers.
Walk to Cure Arthritis
103 Glasgow Street, Davidson | 8 a.m.
Lace up in the fight for a cure for arthritis, which affects more than 50 million Americans. The walk takes place on the campus of Davidson College.
Rural Hill, Huntersville | Begins at 8 a.m.
Give all you got in the world’s largest obstacle race series, featuring a 3-4 mile course and 12 extreme obstacles. After conquering the course, celebrate with turkey legs, beer strings and live music at the post-race party.
Build-Your-Own Mimosa Bar
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 10 a.m.
Top off your sparkling prosecco with a selection of fresh fruits and juices at OTPH’s build-your-own mimosa bar. The Breakfast Food Truck will be onsite from 8 a.m. so you can fuel up between glasses.
Wild on the Water 2018
Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, Huntersville | 8:30 a.m.
Kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards can join in on this family-friendly flatware paddle followed by lunch and raffle prize giveaways. Register here.
Ten4Ten Benefit Dinner for the Davidson Farmers Market
Davidson Village Green | 5 – 9 p.m.
Celebrate 10 years of the Davidson Farmers Market with 10 local chefs as they prepare a family-style meal featuring local products from market vendors. Enjoy four courses with wine pairings, a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Davidson Farmers Market. Purchase tickets here.
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 1 p.m.
Round out your Sunday with yoga at Primal Brewery. $10 includes class and a beer. Bring your own mat.