Make plans to set sail, DIY, sip new wines and more with our day-by-day guide to what’s going on this weekend around the lake.


Wine Tasting with Guest Maestros
Wine Maestro, Mooresville | 6:30 p.m.

Try the following wines from Guardian Cellars for just $18 per person.

  • 2017 Angel Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2016 Newspaper Merlot
  • 2015 Gun Metal Red 
  • 2015 Alibi Red
  • 2015 Rookie Cabernet Sauvignon

Cookie & Beer Pairing
On Tap, Mooresville | 5 p.m.

Try four of your favorite classic cookies alongside four craft beers in this fun pairing event. Each flight of four is just $15, and cookies will be for sale on site.

Sip ‘N Sew On The Lake
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte Lake Norman/Mooresville | 2 – 4 p.m.

Been looking for an opportunity to break out your sewing machine? Get some hands-on instruction as you learn how to create your own customized garden flag. Wine and snacks included in the $50 class cost.

Paints, Pallets & Pints
Ghostface Brewing Brewery & Pizzeria, Mooresville | 6:30 p.m.

Sweet Southern Pallet Designs and Ghostface Brewing team up for this special Valentine’s Day edition of Paints, Pallets and Pints. Sip on your favorite drink (enjoy a 20% discount on beer and wine) while creating your own rustic pallet sign to take home. $30 per person.

Uptown Dueling Pianos
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

Kick off your weekend with this upbeat sing-along dueling piano show at BoatYard Eats. (Pst – we hear they take requests!)

LKN: Chocolate Tasting Basics
The Hurt Hub at Davidson | 6:30 p.m.

Local Chocolatier Ana Vazquez of Davidson Chocolate Co. leads this tasty SkillPop class where attendees will learn all about chocolate: where it comes from, how it’s made, how to taste it and how to build your own list of favorites. $35 per person.


Gamut Dance Company 13th Annual Showcase
Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson | 7:30 p.m.

Since 2005, the Gamut Dance Company has offered dancers the opportunity to showcase their modern, jazz and ballet technique and choreography. Join them for their annual showcase featuring members, professional mentors and Gamut alumni. $9.32 general admission.

Music Matchup 
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | 7 p.m.

Put your music knowledge to the test each Friday at Mooresville’s King Canary Brewing. In addition to competing against friends and fellow beer-drinkers, enjoy music, prizes and drink specials.


2019 Argentinian Wine Dinner 
Historic Rural Hill, Huntersville | 3 p.m.

This culinary experience allows attendees to enjoy an Argentinian style feast cooked over hot coals by nationally recognized chef and award winning author Dan Huntley. $65 per person.

Chocolate and Champagne Sightseeing Cruise
Queens Landing, Mooresville | 12:30 p.m.

Start Valentine’s Day early with a daytime sightseeing cruise across Lake Norman, complete with chocolate tastings and bubbly. $40 per person.

Why Old Places Matter
Main Street Books, Davidson | 4 p.m.

Join author Thompson Mayes for a discussion of his book “Why Old Places Matter”, and exploration of why we often feel deeply about the old, special places in our lives but struggle to find the words to express why.

St. Valentines Market POP Up
The Brawley Estate, Mooresville | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Spend the day touring the historic Brawley Estate, getting insider beauty tips, shopping local vendors and even creating your own personalized valentine. $10 general admission (includes cafe credit).

Valentines Tea Party
French Market Cafe & Gourmet Shop, Cornelius | 2 – 4 p.m.

Reserve your table now for a special high tea featuring scones, muffins, assorted tea sandwiches, French pastries and your choice of beverage. Call 704.641.2201 to reserve your spot.

Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction to benefit Hinds Feet Farm
Hunter House & Gardens, Huntersville | 6 p.m.

This cocktail reception hosted by VermilliRUN benefits Hinds’ Feet Farm. Tickets include admission to Hunter House and Gardens, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.

Polar Plunge and Chili Cook-off
Lake Norman YMCA, Cornelius | 11:30 a.m.

Join the YMCA for s’mores, campfire, a plunge into the lake and a chili cook-off to support the Lake Norman YMCA Annual Campaign.

Smooch Your Pooch Kissing Booth Photos and Adoption Event
Three Dog Bakery Lake Norman, Cornelius | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Show some love to your pup with free kissing booth photos with any donation to Lucky Labs Rescue. The day also includes visits from adoptable pups.

Little Red Dress Party Cruise
Queens Landing, Mooresville | 9 p.m.

Grab your favorite little red dress and get ready to dance the night away aboard this cruise across Lake Norman. Enjoy light appetizers, a Dj and cash bar.

Cornelius Arts Center | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

This family-friendly events offers free Valentine’s Day card-making, themed crafts and refreshments. No registration necessary.


Concert Series: Music Under the Influence of Computers
Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center | 3 p.m.

As part of a concert series presented by 89.9 WDAV, Percussionist, composer, and media artist Scott Deal and Davidson College Artist Associate in Piano William Fried present a program that includes both fixed and interactive media. $18.65 general admission tickets.