When you live where others vacation, holiday weekends bring even more reasons to celebrate. Use our day-by-day guide to Labor Day weekend to make the most of your days off:



Opening Reception for Revisit: Artwork from Former Visiting Faculty
Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson | 7 p.m.

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Celebrate The Revisit: Artwork from Former Visiting Faculty at the exhibition’s opening reception. The exhibition features work from ten former faculty members who taught at Davidson between 1997 and 2016, including Tonya Clay, Debra Fisher, Darren Douglas Floyd, McArthur Freeman, Ray Kleinlein, Liss LaFleur, Lydia Musco, Clinton Sleeper, and locally, Nathaniel Rogers and Felicia van Bork. The exhibition will be on view through October 5, 2018.


Meet & Greet Wine Tasting with Carlos Avila
Wine Maestro, Mooresville | 6 p.m.

Sip and learn all about wines from the Southern Hemisphere from Carlos Avila. You’ll try each of the following wines:

  • 2015 Casas Del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2015 Tait “The Ball Buster” Shiraz
  • 2014 Nugan “Scruffy’s Shiraz” Single Vineyard
  • 2014 Tait “The Wild Ride” Blend
  • NV Bleasdale “The Red Brute” Sparkling Shiraz


Latte Art Throwdown 
Summit Coffee Co., Davidson | 6:30 p.m.

Who can make the best latte art? Put your skills to the test or be in awe of your neighbors at Summit Coffee Co.’s fourth public latte art throw down. $10 to participate, free to watch. Plus, enjoy live music by The Vel-Crows from 7 – 9 p.m.


LangTree LIVE: Heart Breaker – Uphonik – Alternative Rock
LangTree Lake Norman, Mooresville | 7 p.m.

Uphonik – Alternative Rock 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.


Cava and Craft Beer Tastings
Hunter House & Gardens, Huntersville | 5 – 11 p.m.

Every Thursday, Hunter House & Gardens hosts cava and craft beer tastings for $5. In addition to your tastings, try a cold Poptail or a salted caramel chocolate cookie mason jar sundae.




Yoga by the Lake
LangTree Lake Norman | 6:30 p.m.

Find your zen with a one-hour yoga session led by Andy & Tamara Totman of Vinyasa Arts Yoga LKN. Your $10 ticket ($8 if purchased online) includes the class, one beer/wine ticket, a souvenir glass and a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes.


Friday Night Live
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

Start off your weekend by sipping wine and jamming out to live music at Corkscrew. Matt Minchew & The Highbinders take the stage at 8 p.m.


The HC Oakes Band
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

The HC Oakes Band takes the stage at Cornelius’ newest live music and food truck destination, BoatYard Eats.




Labor Day Dress in White Party Cruise
Queens Landing Marina, Mooresville | 10 p.m.

Wear out your summer whites while cruising aboard the Lady of the Lake. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a DJ and dance floor. $40+.



Labor Day Celebration
Queens Landing Marina, Mooreville | 5 p.m.

Queens Landing will celebrate Labor Day with DJ Eric Bowman beginning at 5 p.m., followed by live music from Cassidy Daniels starting at 7 p.m. Free admission.


Tour De Food
Departs from Brickhouse Tavern, Davidson | 1:30 p.m.

Discover Davidson’s culinary scene as you tour up to six restaurants, meeting with chefs, tasting signature dishes and sipping local beer and wine. $60 per person.


Evan Button at Primal Brewery
Primal Brewery | 8 p.m.

Reggae and soul artist Evan Button takes the stage at Primal Brewery, making it easy to check off music and beer from your Saturday to-do list.


Live Music from One Paper Crane
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 p.m.

Make your requests and get ready to jam along to the songs you know by heart as One Paper Crane takes the stage at Bin 110.


The New Natives @ King Canary Brewing Co.
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | 6 p.m.

Lake Norman’s newest brewery hosts The New Natives and the 225 Street food truck.




Concert on the Green
Davidson Village Green | 6 – 8 p.m.

Concerts on the Green is back this Sunday with Gabriel Bello Jazz Band. Free and open to the public.