The spring weather is back and it’s time to get back out there and enjoy it. Plan for the sunny weekend ahead with our guide to what to do this weekend in Lake Norman:


3rd Annual Lake Norman Festival of the Arts with Craft Marketplace
May 18 – 19 | Birkdale Village, Huntersville 

This two-day festival near Lake Norman offers the chance to see and shop original work from more than 60 vendors, including sculptures, photography, glass, paintings, ceramics, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and mixed media.


Wine & Music Thirsty Thursday with Dennis Brinson
Daveste’ Vineyards, Troutman | 6 – 9 p.m.

Songwriter Dennis Brinson will return to Daveste’ Vineyards for their next Thirsty Thursday live music event. No cover charge.


Historic Mooresville Food Tour
Downtown Mooresville | 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Get a taste for the town during this walking food tour of Downtown Mooresville. You’ll stop by at least five local stops, hearing stories about the town’s history and architecture while tasting homegrown bites. $50 per person.

Holly Hopkins Jazz
Bacchus Wine & Tapas, Mooresville | 7 p.m.

Ease into the weekend with tunes by Holly Hopkins Jazz at Bacchus Wine & Tapas in Mooresville.

Pursey Kerns Live
The Blue Parrot, Mooresville | 8 p.m.

Enjoy your live music with lake views as Pursey Kerns takes the stage at The Blue Parrot.

One Paper Crane
The Harp & Crown, Cornelius | 8 p.m.

One Paper Crane, a versatile group playing everything from classics to today’s hits, will play at The Harp & Crown on Friday starting at 8 p.m.


1 Year Anniversary Celebration
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | All day

Help King Canary Brewing Company’s anniversary with a full live music line-up, beer releases, food offerings from Chimi Spot Cuban & Dominican street food and Slingers Donuts and even treats for your pup: Happy Hour Bakery Truck will be offering homemade dog treats starting at 1 p.m.

LKN Wellness Crawl
LangTree Lake Norman, Mooresville | 2 – 4 p.m.

Make time for self-care at LangTree’s Wellness Crawl. You’ll be able to shop and visit LangTree’s beauty, fitness, health and wellness businesses, plus enter to win the grand giveaway. Free to attend.

Cornelius Jazz Festival
Smithville Park, Cornelius | 5 p.m.

The Cornelius PARC Department and Smithville Community Coalition will partner to present the Cornelius Jazz Festival, featuring multiple jazz bands, food trucks, beer and wine, vendors and children’s activities. Proceeds support the Smithville Community Coalition’s “Send-A-Kid-To-Camp” at the local YMCA.

Pop-Up Artisan Market
Veterans Park, Huntersville | 12 – 6 p.m.

Shop homemade jewelry, pottery, art and more as local vendors gather in Veterans Park in Huntersville for a pop-up artisan market.

Yacht Yoga for a Cause
Lake Norman Luxury Yacht Charter, Cornelius | 9 a.m.

The 2019 Yacht Yoga season kicks off this weekend, where each Saturday class proceeds benefit a local charity. $20 tickets include the one-hour flow class and a post-class Clean Juice.

Strawberries Day
Huntersville Growers Market | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For strawberry day at the market, Chef Matt will whip up his favorite strawberry recipes you can taste and recreate at home. Plus, enjoy live music by the Charlotte Folk Society.

An Afternoon with Hope Andersen
Main Street Books, Davidson | 4 – 5 p.m.

Join poet and novelist Hope Andersen for a discussion and signing of her recently released novel, When the Moon Winks.

Tai Chi & Wine at the Vineyard
Daveste’ Vineyards, Troutman | 11 a.m.

Unwind with 45 minutes of Tai Chi at the vineyard led by instructor Karen Koutsky. 12$ admission includes the class, a glass of wine or craft beer.

Brickhouse Summer Music Series 
The Brickhouse Tavern, Davidson | 2 – 5 p.m.

Esther and the Exiles will take the stage at the next edition of the Brickhouse Summer Music Series.

The HC Oakes Band
Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius | 9:30 p.m.

The HC Oakes Band takes the stage at Galway hooker to play their takes on rock, country, blues and folk music.


Concerts on the Green
Davidson Green | 6 – 8 p.m.

Davidson’s Concerts on the Green series returns this weekend with a live performance by Earth to Mars, a Bruno Mars Tribute band. Free admission.

Feast of Thrones 
Rural Hill, Huntersville | 7 p.m.

Can’t get enough GOT? Head to Rural Hill for a night of themed feasting, Trivia with Renaissance Festival’s Lord Mayor Bullfrog and the final battle for the Iron Throne. Dress in your Westerosi to enter the costume contest, plus enjoy a catered by from Perfect Plate Catering. $45 tickets include your meal and first drink.

Yoga On The Green
lululemon Birkdale Village

This all-levels, donation-based yoga practice will be led by Danielle Walker on the green in front of the Birkdale Village store. All donations made will go directly to the Ellis “Reed” Parlier Scholarship Fund through UNC Charlotte. Bring a mat, towel and water bottle.

2019 BLU / Harvey’s Crawfish Cookout & Cornhole Event
Harvey’s in Huntersville | 1 – 7 p.m.

BLU and Harvey’s team up for a classic spring afternoon complete with food and beverages, live music, a corn hole tournament, vendors, giveaways and more.