All ready to sail into the weekend? Us too. We’re here to help you plan with a day-by-day guide to what to do this weekend in Lake Norman. Our top picks:
Home Grown Exhibition
Through March 30 | Cornelius Arts Center
Don’t miss your chance to see Home Grown, Cornelius Arts Center’s annual local art showcase on display through March 30. Experience art across all mediums, from paintings to pottery and collage.
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
February 21 – 23 | The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, Cornelius
Follow along this dark revenge comedy’s twists and turns as regional actors present Exit, Pursued by a Bear. $25 general admission, $20 for students and seniors.
Cornelius Arts District Soiree
Brick Row, Cornelius | 6 – 9 p.m.
Cain Center for the Arts and Bella Love team up for this free event featuring music by Rusty Knox and The HC Oakes Duo, food and drink by OMB and D9 Brewing Company, giveaways and art displays. Donations received during this event will benefit arts education programs from Cain Center for the Arts.
National Margarita Night
Harvey’s Cornelius | All day
For National Margarita Day, Harvey’s in Cornelius will feature three specialty margaritas (roasted coconut, pineapple and jalepeno and strawberry) along with live music.
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew LKN, Cornelius | 5 p.m.
Celebrate the 80s with the best tunes and themed 80s bar specials, plus food from Scratch Kitchen CLT. Dressing in your best 80s gear is optional (but encouraged).
Amélie’s Chocolates & Deconstructed Prairie Bomb! Pairing
Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse Mooresville | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tempt your taste buds with this special pairing of Amélie’s chocolate and pastries and five Prairie Artisan Ales’ Deconstructed Bombs. $30 per person.
Mardi Gras Party
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 7 p.m.
Primal Brewery’s 4th Annual Mardi Gras Party will include festive flavors from Creole Spices and Boricua food trucks, music by Brian Burton and the Mardi Gras Quartet and beads while supplies last.
D9 10k for $10k Fun Run
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
D9 Brewing Company and Whales For Wishes will partner for the inaugural 10K for $10K Fun Run to raise funds for the annual Whales for Wishes event on April 7. First, lace up for the 10K route, then enjoy brews at Resident Culture (your first beer is included!) and a portion of subsequent sales benefit the charity.
Black History Month Celebration
Cornelius Town Hall | 1 – 3 p.m.
Cornelius will celebrate Black History Month with a celebration featuring fun and educational children’s activities, guest speakers, an art exhibit, performances and refreshments.
Homegrown 101: All You Need to Know About Growing Your Own Food
Brawley Garden Center, Mooresville | 9 a.m.
Always wanted to grow your own food but not sure where to start? From soil preparation to planting to harvesting, this class will cover all you need to know about growing your own food. $5 per person.
Birthday Party Cruise
Queens Landing, Mooresville | 10 p.m.
Celebrate your favorite February birthdays with a night out they won’t soon forget. Aboard the Lady of the Lake, you’ll dance the night away to the sounds of a DJ, enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar. $40+.
3rd Annual Sherry Strong Spin-Along
Lowe’s YMCA, Mooresville | 8 a.m.
Sign up now for the third annual Sherry Strong Spin-Along, benefitting the organization’s fight against ovarian cancer. All levels are welcome, but if you’d prefer to support from afar, sign up as a virtual rider and help Sherry hit her fundraising goal.
8th Annual Lake Norman Delta Waterfowl Banquet
Historic Langtree Plantation, Mooresville | 5:30 p.m.
The eighth annual Lake Norman Delta Waterfowl ‘Banquet for the Ducks’ will include prizes, great food and drinks all in support of waterfowl conservation. $85 per ticket.
LKNH – Adoption Fair
Lake Norman Humane, Mooresville | 10 a.m.
Looking for a new member to join the family? Meet adoptable dogs, puppies and cats at the Lake Norman Humane location in Mooresville.
Jewish Film Festival at the Lake
Our Town Cinemas Cafe & Taphouse – Davidson | 4 p.m.
During the second week of the LKN Jewish Film Series, see Wendy’s Shabbat/The Invisibles. $11 general admission.
Sundaes on Sunday- Public Art Commission
Davidson Town Hall | 3 – 5 p.m.
Members of the Davidson community are invited to a public input session to meet the artists selected to design the town’s next public art piece at Roosevelt Wilson Park and enjoy a free sundae bar provided by Ben and Jerry’s.
Old School Hip-Hop Brunch IV
Cork and Cask, Cornelius | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Leave the kids at home for this hip-hop brunch that offers a food menu, unique brews and can selections, mimosas and more.
Sunday Jazz Jam
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 6 – 9 p.m.
Every second and fourth Sunday, join Brian Burton on the drums and Scott McCloud on bass for a jam session perfect for live music lovers.