Did we catch you counting down the days to the weekend? Luckily, there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy your two days off. Plan ahead with our day-by-day guide of what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:




Huntersville Field of Honor® 9.11 Memorial Event
September 4 – 18 | Veterans Park, Huntersville

what to do this weekend in lake norman

Visit this year’s Field of Honor to see one hundred flags stand as a memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2011 attacks. Each flag represents an individual and tells its own story. On display through September 18.


2018 Sailing Regatta
September 7 – 9 | Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville

Lake Norman Special Olympics and Lake Norman Yacht Club hosts this Sailing Regatta for Special Olympics sailing teams. View more event details here.




Murder Mystery Wine Dinner
Lake Norman Cottage, Davidson | 6:30 p.m.

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Get lost in a classic whodunnit while enjoying wine and dinner on the first Thursday of every month at Lake Norman Cottage. $35 per person.


Shirley’s Angels Taps for TaTa’s
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 5 – 9 p.m.

Support neighbors and community members undergoing treatment for breast cancer at this evening of food, D9 beer and live music by Kayla Vega. A percentage of proceeds benefit Shirley’s Angels.


Shafer Release Tasting
Wine Maestro, Mooresville | All day

On both Thursday and Friday nights enjoy a special tasting of Shafer vintages wines side-by-side. $39 per person. Wines include:

  • 2015 & 2016 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay
  • 2015 & 2016 TD9
  • 2014 & 2015 Relentless


Sunset with Sully
Queens Landing Marina, Mooresville | 6 p.m.

Hop aboard the Lady Of The Lake to watch the sunset, enjoy live music by John Sullivan, cocktails and light appetizers. $40 per person.


Tap Takeover with Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
On Tap, Mooresville | 6 – 8 p.m.

Taste some of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s beers, like their popular Mecktoberfest, plus enjoy swag and flight specials all day.


LangTree LIVE: Blue Monday
LangTree Lake Norman, Mooresville | 7 – 9 p.m.

Blue Monday 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.


Bella Love Presents: Open Mic
Brick Row, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

The first and third Thursday of each month means open mic night at Brick Row. Enjoy live performances from your neighbors and friends, and even take the stage yourself. $5 admission, $3 for performers. See the Facebook page for sign-up instructions.


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

Each Thursday, Hunter House & Gardens hosts tastings of Cava sparkling white wine and craft beer in the garden for $5. Other tempting options include cold Poptails (made from King of Pops popsicles), and salted caramel chocolate cookie mason jar sundae.


Live music

Mike Bustin
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8 p.m.




Music on Main: Chairmen of the Board
418 Carpenter Ave, Mooresville | 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy the classic sounds of an all-time favorite band, Chairmen of the Board, at Mooresville’s Music on Main. The band, led by Ken Knox, Thomas Hunter, Brandon Stevens and six musicians is best known for the hits “Give Me Just A Little More Time”, “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String”, “Everything’s Tuesday” and more. Free admission.


Cork & Cask 5 Year Throw Down
Cork and Cask, Cornelius | 4 – 11 p.m.

The Cork and Cask will celebrate their five year anniversary with a new kitchen menu and more yet-to-be-announced details.


Music Bingo and Bebos Mac Shack
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | 5 p.m.

Start off your Friday with beer, music and good eats. Put your music skills to the test with music bingo at 7 p.m., and grab dinner from Bebos Mac Shack.


Live music

Thirsty Horses
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 p.m.


Main Channel Band
202 North Main Wine Bar & Music Room, Mooresville | 9 p.m.




Festival of Food Trucks
Downtown Mooresville | 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Downtown Mooresville’s next Festival of Food Trucks will feature multiple menus from the best local kitchens on wheels, live music, beer and wine, vendors and more. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket.


Whiskey, Wine & Moonshine
10508 Bailey Road, Cornelius | 7 – 10 p.m.

This annual fundraiser supporting the Cornelius Police includes live music by HC Oakes Band, casino games, over ten whiskey and moonshine brands to sample, food and more. $75 per person.


Walk With A Doc Lake Norman
Davidson Village Green | 9 – 10 a.m.

Every other Saturday, head to the Davidson Village Green to log a few miles alongside medical professionals ready to answer your health and wellness questions. One and two mile routes available. Free and open to the public.


Live music

Tastes Like Chicken
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 p.m.


Black Glass
Apps & Taps, Mooresville | 8:30 p.m.




Sunday Jazz Jam
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 6 – 9 p.m.

At this jazz jam, everyone can take the stage. Musicians of all kinds are welcome to join Brian Burton and Scott McCloud every second and fourth Sunday.


Aloha Flow SUP Yoga
Aloha Paddle Sports, Cornelius | 10:30 a.m.

Take your yoga practice on the water with a 60-minute Aloha Flow led by experienced instructors. $25 per class (including equipment), $15 (bring your own board) or $119 for a monthly pass.


Sunday Jazz
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 2 – 4 p.m.

Round out the weekend with a class of vino and live jazz from George Hoar and Mike Zinna Jazz.