From cooking classes to cupcake wars, you’ve got plenty of chances to get out and enjoy all that this weekend has to offer. Start planning with our day-by-day guide of what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:

ALL WEEKEND

2019 Loch Norman Highland Games
April 12 – 14 | Rural Hill, Huntersville

Historic Rural Hill’s weekend-long celebration has something for everyone: Highland dancing, bagpipe bands, a kid’s zone, Scottish merchants, Celtic Rock and traditional performers, historic reenactments, Scottish country dancing, hearth cooking, beer, wine and whisky tastings, battle axe throwing and more. Start planning your day here.

3 Year Anniversary – Birthday WEEK!
Ghostface Brewing, Mooreville |Through April 14

Help Ghostface Brewing celebrate their three-year anniversary with a weekend full of events. Here’s the line-up:

  • Thursday: Live music by Little Johnny Trailer Trash 8 – 11 p.m. at Beer Lab by Ghostface Brewing.
  • Friday: Live music by Ziggy Pockets 8 – 11 p.m. plus special beer releases at Beer Lab by Ghostface Brewing.
  • Saturday: Free Liquor Tastings 1 – 3 p.m. and live music by Southern Style Band at 8 p.m. at Beer Lab by Ghostface Brewing.
  • Sunday: Kids eat free all day (one kid per $8 adult purchase) at Ghostface Brewing Brewery & Pizzeria. Grand Opening of the Beer Lab Research Center (special R&D room open only on weekends and only with R&D experimental beers).

THURSDAY

Adult Sip N Stir Event: Meatless Meals
Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios Lake Norman, Cornelius | 6 p.m.

This cooking class is for the adults. Bring your own favorite beer or wine to learn about whipping up meatless meals including eggplant parmesan, crustless broccoli cheddar quiche, salads and more. $29 per person or $50 for two.

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

Get ready for Easter with hands-on instruction in creating a festive pallet sign. Plus, enjoy 20% off beer and wine during the event. $30 per participant.

FRIDAY

SpringFest Art Show Reception
Mooresville Arts | 6 p.m.

Don’t miss the Opening Reception for the Annual SpringFest Judged Show & Competition. It’s your chance to view the galleries, celebrate award winners and enjoy refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Friday Night Wine Tasting
The Hidden Bin, Mooresville | 6 p.m.

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Kick off your weekend with a $10 wine and charcuterie tasting each Friday at Langtree’s The Hidden Bin, located next to Table 31.

Chorale Concert: Elemental!
Davidson College Presbyterian Church | 5 p.m.

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Hear the Davidson College Chorale perform their spring concert, Elemental!, featuring choral works representative of the Earth’s elements. Free and open to the public.

A Morning with the Easter Bunny
Cornelius Arts Center | 10 a.m.

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Toddlers and preschoolers will love this festive morning complete with Easter-themed crafts, snacks and photos with Peter Cottontail himself. Free admission.

Jazz at OTPH feat. Calvin Edwards Trio
Old Town Public House, Cornelius | 8:30 p.m.

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Hear international jazz and blues recording artist Calvin Edwards aka “The Big Bopper” perform live at Old Town Public House.

SATURDAY

2nd Annual Cupcake Wars Benefiting Make-A-Wish Central & West NC
Daveste’ Vineyards, Troutman | 12 – 3 p.m.

Ready your sweet tooth for the second annual Cupcake Wars at Daveste’ Vineyards. You’ll taste treats by each of the bakers, enjoy complementary wine and vote for your favorite. Plus, vendors will also be on hand selling boutique items and additional baked goods. $20 general admission.

Hop Into Spring
Robbins Park, Cornelius | 2 – 4 p.m.

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This free family event designed for ages 3-12 includes egg-themed activities, an egg hunt, arts and crafts, music, face painting, inflatables and concessions.

Light Up The Night Freedom 5K
GoPro Motorplex, Mooresville | 6 p.m.

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This nighttime 5K includes several glow in the dark spray stations and parties before and after the race. Expect food trucks, beer, music, a DJ and more. Proceeds benefit Present Age Ministries, a nonprofit committed to combating the sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking of teen girls. 

Jazz Concert Series
Veterans Park, Huntersville | 5 p.m.

Huntersville’s Jazz Concert Series is back this weekend with more performances by NC and national bands including Johnny Conga & His Tropical Jazz Project, Mike Zinna Trio, Noel Freidline Quartet, and The Lovell Bradford Group ft. Emily Braden.

Book Signing with Author Marina DelVecchio
Main Street Books, Davidson | 10:30 a.m.

Meet author Marina DelVecchio and discuss her semi-autobiographical novel “Dear Jane” at this weekend’s book signing in Davidson.

Easter Eggstravaganza 2019
Mazeppa Park, Mooresville | 1 – 4 p.m.

The whole family will love hunting for more than 20,000 Easter eggs, competing in an Easter dash, attraction, food and vendors at Mooresville’s Easter Eggstravaganza.

Epic Wine Tasting
Triple Diamond Farm, Mooresville | 6 p.m.

Triple Diamond Farm will host a wine tasting featuring Vintner Mike Farmer, Euclid Wines, Napa Valley including heavy hors d’ oeuvres and dessert. $55 per person.

Easter Bunny Photos with CBHBB-Lake Norman
Lucky Dog Bark & Brew LKN, Cornelius | 1 – 4 p.m.

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Join Lucky Dog and Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks Rescue for puppy pictures with the Easter Bunny for donations to the rescue.

3rd Annual Easter Begg Hunt
Three Dog Bakery Lake Norman, Cornelius | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lucky pups will get the chance to sniff out hundreds of treat-filled eggs at Three Dog Bakery’s Easter Egg Hunt. $12 per pup with proceeds benefitting Lucky Labs Rescue.

10th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
Lazy 5 Ranch, Moorsville | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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At the Lazy 5 Ranch, Easter activities include a helicopter egg drop, a scavenger hunt, visits with live bunnies, a coloring contest and more. Plus, the chance to get up close and personal with the ranch’s animal residents.

SUNDAY

LKN Clothing Swap – Spring Pop-Up
Brick Row, Cornelius | 1 – 4 p.m.

Spring clean your closet, bring your well-loved items to swap and shop new styles at the LKN Clothing Swap. All remaining items will be donated to local charities.

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

Each second and fourth Sunday, Old Town Public House hosts a jazz jam featuring Brian Burton on the drums and Scott McCloud on bass.