From St. Patrick’s Day parties to art exhibit openings, here’s plenty to celebrate this weekend. Here’s our day-by-day guide to what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:
4th Annual Party on the Patio
March 15 – 17 | The Harp & Crown, Cornelius
The 4th annual St. Patrick’s Day bash at The Harp & Crown features two days of live music, drink specials, games and more.
16th Annual St Patrick’s Day Block Party
March 16 – 17 | Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius
Did you know that The Galway Hooker Pub was originally located in Ireland, then deconstructed and shipped right here to Lake Norman? Celebrate with a two-day block party featuring Irish dancers, bagpipers, authentic fare, live music and more.
March 16 – 17 | Historic Latta Plantation
The weekend-long Celtic Festival at Historic Latta Plantation includes traditional Irish and Scottish dancers, historic reenactments, a beer garden and food trucks. $10 general admission.
Homecoming: Art By Alumni Opening Reception
Davidson College Art Galleries | 7 p.m.
“Homecoming: Art by Alumni” features selected artworks by eight artists who graduated between 1993 and 2018: Chris Beeston ’08, McNair Evans ’01, Ali Fitzgerald ’04, Park McArthur ’06, Katy Mixon ’06, Chris Rackley ’00, Annie Temmink ’11, and Russ White ’04.
423 N Main St, Davidson | 6 p.m.
Explore the impact of Jewish composers from the 19th and early 20th centuries in this free educational series presented by the Charlotte Symphony and led by Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Music Director Tara Keith.
Summit Coffee Songwriter Showcase
Summit Coffee Co., Davidson | 7 p.m.
The next Summit Songwriter Showcase, hosted by Rob McHale, features performances by Steve Bonham, Wyat Espalin and Rob Tiger.
Think Spring! Think Gardening!
Mooresville Public Library. | 7 p.m.
Get ready for Spring with a discussion with Theresa Moor, a Board Member of the NC Native Plant Society who studied at the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens. She’ll discuss the benefits of adding native North Carolina flowers and plants to your landscape.
Pups & Pints
Carbonation, Cornelius | 5 p.m.
Support Cuse 4 the Pawz Foundation and Holly’z Hope with craft beer, raffle prizes and food for sale. 10% of sales will be donated to Holly’z Hope.
Neighborhood Brewery Series: D9
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 6 – 8 p.m.
The new Neighborhood Brewery Series features local breweries in an evening of sampling and beer education. Don’t miss the next edition at D9 Brewing Company this Friday.
St. Patty’s Weekend Kick-Off Party
Summit Coffee Co., Davidson | 4 – 7 p.m.
Kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend with festive fare, outdoor games, green beer and fun on the patio.
St Patrick’s Day Celebration
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 3 – 11 p.m.
Primal Brewery’s 4th Annual St Patrick’s Day Celebration includes food trucks, games, kids activities, live music from the Early Ray Band and more.
St. Patricks Day Party
Al’s Bar & Grille, Cornelius | All day
Al’s will celebrate with live music, a 50/50 raffle, a corn hole tournament supporting LKN Humane and more.
Leprechaun Loop 8K + Festival
Summit Coffee Co., Davidson | 6 p.m.
Lace up for the 7th annual Leprechaun Loop, which includes 8K and 1-mile Fun Run routes. The finish line is at Summit Coffee, where you can cheers with beer from Sierra Nevada and enjoy food trucks and live music.
Free Class: Shade Gardening at Lake Norman
Pike Nurseries, Cornelius | 9 a.m.
Yard stuck in the shade? Learn all about the flowers and shrubs that foolish even in the darkest yards. Free admission.
An Afternoon with Judy Goldman
Main Street Books, Davidson | 4 – 5 p.m.
Charlotte Writers’ Club North and Main Street Books will host author Judy Goldman, an award-winning writer whose new memoir, Together, offers a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested.
Edible Perennials: Growing Food Year After Year
Brawley Garden Center, Mooresville | 9 a.m.
Learn about the benefits of growing perennial vegetables (like asparagus, berries, pecans, ginger and fruit trees) at home in this educational class. $5 admission.
Feast of St. Patrick
Beer Lab by Ghostface Brewing, Mooresville | 4 p.m.
The inaugural Feast of St. Patrick includes Irish specialty dishes using Ghostface Brewing beer, two special beer releases, live music and prizes.
Fake Patrick’s Day
Cork and Cask, Cornelius | 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Celebrate St. Paddy’s a day early with a special menu of Irish fare, specialty brews, giveaways and more.
On The Border – The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band
BoatYard Eats, Cornelius | 8 p.m.
$10 Advance* | $15 Day of Show
ShamRock with VJ Rick
Bin 110, Cornelius | 8:45 p.m.
Bin 110 will celebrate with music by VJ Rick from 8:45 – 11:45 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Day Brunch
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Recover from your festive celebration with an all-you-can-eat Irish buffet catered by Tim Shafer, a beer Bloody Mary bar and live Celtic music by Trip Rogers.
St. Patty’s 2019
The Kilted Buffalo, Huntersville | 3 p.m.
The Kilted Buffalo’s celebration includes live music by The Normans at 3 p.m. followed by DJ SiX.