Live or play up by the lake? From St. Patrick’s Day parties to a brunch-themed food truck rally, Lake Norman has plenty of scoop-worthy events to take note of this month. Read on for our top picks.
This Things to Do at the Lake round up is brought to you by the Lake Norman YMCA Branches, where you’ll find dozens of programs to keep your kids happy & healthy this Summer: Camp | Sports | Swimming and More!
ARTS, CULTURE & SHOPPING
March Artisan Market
March 7 | Ghostface Brewing, Mooresville
Shop more than 20 local vendors, plus enjoy live music and great beer.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Through March 8 | Armour Street Theatre, Davidson
Find out what happens when 15-year-old Christopher goes investigating the mysterious death of his neighbor’s dog in this play based on the novel by Mark Haddon. $20.
Ada Jenkins Center Gala – “The Roaring ’20s”
March 28 | Huntersville Recreation Center
Enjoy dancing, live music, a gourmet dinner, signature cocktails and a silent auction in celebration of the programs and mission of the Ada Jenkins Center.
Epic Evening at the Carriage House
March 28 | Johnson Carriage House and Meadows, Mooresville
This special evening will feature stations of food and wine tastings by Epic Chophouse and live music. All proceeds benefit Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County. $100 general admission.
An Evening with Kimmery Martin
March 31 | Main Street Books, Davidson
Celebrate the second novel of emergency medicine doctor-turned novelist, Kimmery Martin. Free admission.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
March 7 | Downtown Mooresville
In celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day, see Irish pipe bands, Connick School of Irish Dance, green cars, tumblers and more march along Main Street from Iredell Avenue to Center Avenue.
Irish Cultural Event and Family Festival
March 7 | Hunter House & Gardens, Huntersville
Celebrate Irish culture and heritage with traditional Irish fare, beer tastings, games and an artisan vendor market.
18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Celebration
March 14 | Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius
The whole block surrounding Galway Hooker will transform into Lake Norman’s own slice of Ireland, featuring live music, a family-friendly zone, raffles, photo opps and a vendor village boasting over 30 local artisans.
Party on the Patty’O Celebration
March 14 | The Harp & Crown, Cornelius
The Harp & Crown’s fifth annual Party on the Patty’O includes free entry, drink specials, Irish performances, food specials, giveaways and more.
Saint Patrick’s BIG GREEN
March 14 | Primal Brewery
Primal Brewery will celebrate with food trucks, live music, green beer, kids activities and raffles benefitting community greenways.
8th Annual Celtic Festival
March 14-15 | Historic Latta Plantation, Huntersville
Don’t miss this weekend-long celebration of Celtic history and heritage. Attractions include authentic musical and dance performances, historic reenactments, food trucks, a beer garden and more. Advanced tickets are $9 ages 13 & over, $8 for ages 6-12 and 62 & over. Ages 5 & under and members are free.
An Evening of Irish Tunes
March 15 | Tyler-Tallman Hall, Davidson
Charlotte’s own bluegrass and folk musician Jon Singleton will perform a concert of Irish American music. Free admission.
Get Lucky: A St. Patrick’s Day Party
March 17 | Primal Brewery, Huntersville
Raise a toast on St. Patrick’s Day at Primal Brewery, where they’ll have green beer, Irish food and live music by Steve Brown Acoustic.
On Tap’s St. Patricks’s Day 5k Dash
March 7 | On Tap, Mooresville
Lace up to run or walk in On Tap’s 5k Dash in costume. Later on in the day, come back to On Tap for green beer, pouring all day long.
Drop-in Summer Hiring Event
March 9 | Lobby of Lake Norman YMCA
Working at the Y is more than a summer job. Discover an unforgettable experience and learn more about joining the team during the summer season as lifeguards or camp counselors. Stop by from 10 am-1 pm and 4 pm-6 pm.
Sunset Kayaking on Mountain Island Lake
March 20 | Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, Huntersville
Find your zen exploring Mountain Island Lake with the guidance of skilled instructors in a single or tandem kayak.
Carolinas Brain Tumor Race
March 21 | Hopewell High School, Huntersville
The eighth Carolinas Brain Tumor Race includes 10-mile, 5k race and 5k walk routes, plus a kid’s dash. Don’t miss the after party at Eleven Lake Brewing.
SIPS & EATS
Wine & Chocolate Pairing Party
March 8 | Davidson Wine Co.
Taste a variety of chocolates (plus get a few to take home!) alongside locally-made wines. $60.
Barrel-Proof Bourbon Tasting
March 9 | Bin 110, Cornelius
Take a guided tour of uncut Bourbon through a tasting of six whiskies. $50.
March Wine Pairing Dinner featuring the wines of David Tate
March 10 | Wine Maestro, Mooresville
Chef Shane and Elizabeth Fink of 3 Keys Distribution team up to offer a special menu showcasing five wine pairings. First seating begins at 5 p.m. with last seating at 8 p.m. $65 per person.
Dinner, Drinks and a Comedy Improv Show with The Chuckleheads
March 14 | Davidson Ice House
Enjoy drinks, dinner and a show as The Chuckleheads come to The Davidson Ice House. Tickets are $30 in advance.
Brews and Tunes Spring Street Fest
March 21 | D9 Brewing Lake Norman
Enjoy a one-time comeback of Viking Froach, plus other delicious D9 beer, live music and local artisan vendors.
Cheers to Spring Wine & Beer Tasting
March 21 | Wine Maestro, Mooresville
Discover new favorite wines for spring with a sampling of crisp whites, rosés and light-bodied reds, plus spring-ready craft beers. $20 per person, includes select appetizers and tasting.
Brunch! Spring Food Truck Rally
March 22 | Rural Hill, Huntersville
Yes, you read that right. Rural Hill will host a brunch food truck rally this month that will also offer mimosas, beer and wine. Parking is $5 cash, bar is cash only.