Fall is one of the best times to enjoy Lake Norman. This month offers lots of LKN-only experiences including the yacht regatta, a trail run and bonfire – because, well, those things just go together, and the Arts Festival in historic downtown Davidson, and lots of outdoor movie options… come on up, the water is just fine!
Pilates & Pints
Monday, October 6
Support a great cause and get in shape… and have a beer.
National Night Out
Tuesday, October 6
Free public event promoting community safety and crime prevention.
Outdoor Cinema Series – Ghostbusters
Legion Park (Cornelius)
Friday, October, 9
$3-5, open to all ages – limit of 50 participants – register in advance.
Turn Up the Heat: Trail Run and Bonfire
Latta Nature Preserve (Huntersville)
Friday, October 9
Enjoy a well-marked route for a 3-mile run or continue onto a 6-mile run. Beginner friendly; toasty bonfire with hot drinks and smores waiting at the finish line.
On Tap (Mooresville)
Saturday, October 10
Delicious food, live entertainment, a stein hoisting contest, pretzel necklaces, outdoor beer garden, brewery swag, cornhole and more.
Old Town Cornelius
Saturday, October 10
Artists and vendors and beers, oh my! OTC’s day to shine with an ever-changing itinerary of awesomeness each month.
Davidson’s Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:00 – noon
Open every Saturday with fresh and local seasonal produce and artesian goods.
Drive-In Movies in Old Town Cornelius
Lake Norman YMCA
Saturday October 10, 17, 24, 31
Best to buy tickets in advance – October’s lineup: 10 – Black Panther, 17 – Onward, 24 – Hocus Pocus and 31 – Beetlejuice.
Organ at Davidson Presents: Joby Bell with Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphonie #7
Saturday, October 12
Joby by Bell will start the 2020-2021 season of Organ at Davidson with Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphonie #7.
Girls Night Out! Wood workshop
AR Workshop (Davidson)
Thursday, October 15
Choose a Plank Wood Sign or Porch Sign or from many more options and customize your project with designer paints and stain colors.
Movie Madness at Mazeppa: Halloween Edition (Mooresville)
Friday, October 16
Tickets limited to 115 vehicles, movie begins at dusk, $20 per car and includes bag of popcorn.
24th Annual Peninsula Cup Regatta
Peninsula Yacht Club
October 17 – 18
Two-day, lake-wide sailing event open to any boat with an active Lake Norman Keelboat Council PHRF rating. All levels of sailor and crew are welcome – Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, and Single-Handed Divisions.
Fall Art Festival
Davidson (Main St)
Saturday, October 17
Local artists, live music and kids crafts – masks required.
Ina Garten In Conversation with Jennifer Garner
William-Sonoma (Huntersville) – Virtual Event
Tuesday, October 20
Food has an almost magical ability to comfort us, soothe us and bring us together – and Ina Garten’s new recipe collection – and conversations – will feed your deepest cravings. Must buy tickets by Oct 18.
Lost Worlds Brewing (Cornelius)
Wednesday, October 21
For all levels. Please wear a mask when entering the taproom, which you can remove once you’re on your mat outside. $10 includes a pint of beer before, during or after class.
NEVER LOOK BACK with Lilliam Rivera and Stephen Kaliski
Main St Books (Davidson) – Virtual Event
Thursday, October 22
Participate in a virtual evening with novelist Lilliam Rivera and Davidson College Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Stephen Kaliski as they discuss the challenges and rewards of spinning classical myths into relevant cultural commentary.
Carolina Bass Classic Fishing Tournament
Visit Lake Norman
October 23 – 24
The Carolina Bass Classic returns to Lake Norman launching out of and weighing in at Blythe Landing.
ONGOING THINGS TO DO AT THE LAKE
Mum Walk on Main (Mooresville)
Don’t miss the fall fun in picturesque downtown Mooresville.
ALL IN FOR THE Y: A Virtual Evening of Impact
Thursday, November 12
Help the Y meet essential needs for those who need it most. Donate and attend this virtual event to power the Back to School initiatives to ensure every child has access to the resources they need to reach their potential.