Lake Norman ~ Food Trucks, Puppies, Snakes, Outdoor Movies & More Things To Do This Weekend LKN ~ 6/24

Art, jazz, movies, and music with movement – lots to do this weekend at the Lake including helping pups in need and taking a step back in time – right in time for 4th of July.

AVA Gallery (Davidson)
Under the keen direction of Aimee Perry, this space represents artists who share the vision of art to create beauty, grow value, and inspire hope – LUMINOUS features artists Jonay Di Ragno, Anne Harkness, Jay Zinn, Hilary Siber, Hilary Siber.

Now On Exhibition (closed Sundays)

Movies In The Park – Smallfoot
Veterans Park
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and get ready for outdoor entertainment. Drinks, popcorn, candy available for purchase. Movies start 5-15 minutes after sunset.

Thursday, June 27, 6:00 p.m.

Parks Brothers Duo
BoatYard Eats
Highly regarded as one of the most energetic and talented duos in the area, the brothers perform a wide variety of music, including covers from the 60s to today and their own original material.

A Midsummer Night’s Food Truck Rally
Rural Hill
Nosh on food from 15+ Food Trucks. Kick back with a beer from NoDa Brewing or sip on Shelton Vineyard wines. Take a hay ride and visit the famous Highland Coo. Dance a Maypole with traditional British Morris Dancers. Visit with some of your favorite Carolina Renaissance Festival villagers.

Friday, June 28, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Bayou Betty at Crafty Beer Guys
Bayou Betty eatery features a full range of authentic Cajun cuisine including Mama’s dirty Cajun rice, maca-douille, gumbo, crawfish étouffée, Cajun BBQ and more.

Friday, June 28, 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Wine & Food Tasting
The Cottage (Davidson)
Wine and food tasting experience – sample several unique wines and food including warm baked brie. Registration recommended.

Friday, June 28

Summer Fun Adoption Event
Eleven Lakes Brewery
A fun afternoon in partnership with Long Trails to Happy Tails Dog Rescue; puppy cuddles, wagging tails and a pint or two. There will be raffle prizes, and Lake Norman Furtography will be available for mini sessions with you and your pups.

Lake Norman Summer Concert Series
D9 Brewing Company
Grab a beer and enjoy the sounds of summer from Sail On: A Tribute to The Beach Boys.

Saturday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.

Davidson Farmer’s Market
Corner of Main & Jackson Street
The Davidson Farmer’s Market is a producer-only, year-round Market featuring more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100-mile radius.

Saturday, June 29, 8:00 a.m. – noon

NC Snakes
Lake Norman State Park
In celebration of the Year of the Snake for NC State Parks, join a park ranger in a discussion about snakes and meet a real snake.

Occupied! Redcoats & Revelry Tavern Night
Historic Latta Plantation
Join the Scottish Highlanders for a thrilling, interactive, after-hours experience at Historic Latta with 18th Century games, live music, and ale. The immersive night will keep you on your toes with the reenactment of a lively colonial tavern. Admission includes beverages, tavern bites (finger foods) and beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Tickets $27 by pre-sale only.

Saturday, June 29, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Pooches On The Patio
Midwood Smokehouse Birkdale (Huntersville)
Event will include dog adoptions, vendors and dog treats. Portions of the profits will go support the Lake Norman Humane Society.

Sunday, June 30, 11:00 a.m.

Brick Row/ Oak Street Mill
“Everybody Can Dance Party!”
This family-friendly event is free and features a fast-paced, fun-filled series of experiences for kids and families.

Sunday, June 30, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Jazz
Corkscrew (Birkdale)
George Hoar and Mike Zinna Jazz playing for us as we soak up the precious last few hours of the weekend. Sip some wine and have a great time.

Beyond Walls
Robbin’s Park (Cornelius)
Stroll through the park and experience sculpture by artists Jarod Charzewski, Robert Doster, Scott Froschauer, Cathy Perry, Richard Pitts and Robert Porreca.

Now on Exhibition

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Bek Mitchell-Kidd
Bek is an Australian native who has lived in the Lake Norman area for more than a decade.