It’s the unofficial start of summer, and the lake is celebrating in style. Here are our top picks for what to do this Memorial Day weekend in Lake Norman:

ALL WEEKEND

2019 Field of Flags Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
May 24 – 27 | Lowe’s YMCA, Mooresville

The Mooresville-Lake Norman Exchange Club presents the Field of Flags Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, where each flag is purchased in honor or in memory of a veteran. The field will be assembled May 24 and will stay up through the Commemorative Ceremony on May 27 at 10 a.m.

THURSDAY

DIY Clay Earrings
Bells Box, Cornelius | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn how to make your own clay earrings in the popular, marble-like “Terrazzo” style in this DIY class. You’ll leave with two pairs of earrings. $35 per participant.

LangTree Live
LangTree LKN, Mooresville | 5 – 9 p.m.

LangTree Live returns with live music, food and drink specials from participating retailers and more. This week, REO Survivor takes the stage to play all of your favorite REO Speedwagon and Survivor hits.

Spring/Summer Menu Launch
Cork and Cask, Cornelius | 4 – 10 p.m.

Start the weekend early by tasting what’s new on the Cork and Cask menu. They’ve added some fresh additions for summer, tweaked a few fan favorites and added new desserts.

FRIDAY

20 Ride Live
BoatYard Eats | 7 p.m.

Ease into the weekend with a live concert at BoatYard Eats by 20 RIDE, a top Zac Brown tribute band.

Friday Night Live
Corkscrew Birkdale, Huntersville | 8 p.m.

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Unwind from the week with live music by local jazz artist Matt Stratford and enjoying wine specials at Corkscrew.

SATURDAY

LKN Summer Concert Series 2019
D9 Brewing Company, Cornelius | 6 p.m.

D9’s Summer Concert Series continues with music by Irrashional and Thunderstruck: A Tribute to ACDC. Free admission. Beer, food and wine available for purchase.

Bend & Brew
Beer Lab by Ghostface Brewing, Mooresville | 11 a.m.

No matter your skill level, this yoga class is perfect for anyone who wants to get a workout and a beer in on Saturdays. $10 includes class and a beer afterwards.

Barre on the Green
Birkdale Village, Huntersville | 9 a.m.

The fourth annual Barre on the Green is your chance to take class outdoors and support a great cause. $20 includes class and donation to Be the Match.

4th Annual Camo Up 5K
Richard’s Coffee Shop, Mooresville | 8 p.m.

Lace up for the fourth annual Camo Up 5K, which benefits the non-profit organization Welcome Home Veterans.

2019 Opening Night
Moor Park, Mooresville | 7 – 10 p.m.

Don’t miss the Mooresville Spinners’s opening night, where they take on the High Point Locos. Gates open at 5 p.m. for music and beer.

Carter Street 2 Year Bash
Carter Street Market, Denver | 1 – 5 p.m.

Help Carter Street Market celebrate two years in business with food trucks, live music by Jared Allan Castagna, kids activities and special keg tappings throughout the day.

Physical Fitness & Salad Day at the Market
Huntersville Growers’ Market | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Spend your Saturday morning at the growers’ market, where they’ll be celebrating National Salad Month. Try samples from Chef Matt and learn how to make homemade dressings for tasty salads. There will also be live music by the Charlotte Folk Society.

SUNDAY

Pooches on the Patio – Birkdale
Midwood Smokehouse (Birkdale), Huntersville | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

On the last Sunday of each month, head to Midwood Smokehouse Birkdale to meet adoptable pups and shop dog-friendly vendors and treats. A portion of profits support the Lake Norman Humane Society.

& BEYOND

7th Annual Memorial Day Pancake Run
Fleet Feet Huntersville | 8 a.m.

The seventh annual Memorial Day Pancake Run is a fairly-friendly run/walk on the greenway, followed by pancakes and orange juice. Sign-up here.

Memorial Day Ceremony
Veterans Park, Huntersville | 11 a.m.

The Town of Huntersville will host their annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor our fallen troops and their service in partnership with American Legion Post 321 and other local organizations. Bring lawn chairs for the ceremony.