Spring Events Happening in Lake Norman

As warmer weather approaches, spring marks the return of some of the areas favorite events that you don’t want to miss. Lake Norman hosts a variety of events & festivals that are fun for the whole family. From music and local beer to exploring some of the best local artwork, there is sure to be something for you to enjoy this spring. This season brings some of the best signature events in the area so mark your calendars if your going to be in the Lake Norman area. You don't want to miss them!

5th Annual LKN Craft Beer Spring Fest 

April 23rd @ 1-8pm | Jetton Village Gazebo 

5th Annual Craft Beer Spring Fest hosted by Cornelius Drafthouse & Bottle Shop and H2 Public House.

Bring the entire family for an afternoon of beer, food, music and mingling. The best local breweries will be here pouring craft beer, cider, wine and seasonal brews. Live music by Major Dudes and Mike Regan’s All Stars. Tasty eats from local food trucks on site. Fun for adults, kids, and four-legged friends.

‘Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival  

April 23rd @ 2-8pm Oak Street Mill

The ‘Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival will be held in the heart of Old Town Cornelius and it features brilliant local artists, live music, food trucks, local craft breweries, and an epic kid zone! There won’t be just one, but two stages for live bands and performances.

Walk down the street and see over 100 local artists showcasing their work, so be sure to bring some money as you may find some pretty unique craftsmanship. Walking creates an appetite, so there will be two different food truck courts ready to satisfy those munchies. The kids will have bounce houses, face painting, and various arts and crafts to participate in. Round up your crew and mark your calendars for the return of the Lake's most action-packed community festival!

April is for Arts 

April 22-24th | Main Street, DavidsonTown of Davidson

April is for the Arts is a month-long celebration of the art and culture in North Mecklenburg, and Davidson will host a 3-day event dedicated to their town. Kicking off the weekend, the Gallery Crawl will transform Main Street and South Main Street into lively art galleries for visitors to peruse through. There will also be an additional showcase at the Homewood Suites at the Circles @ 30, and the Gallery Crawl will take place from 6-9pm on Friday, April 22. 

On Saturday and Sunday, Art on the Green will be taking over Downtown Davidson. Attracting thousands of people each year, this is Davidson's largest annual arts festival and will be held from 10am-5pm on April 23rd & 12-4pm on April 24th. This popular event will showcase pieces from over 50 artists along the East Coast in many different mediums, ranging from watercolor to ceramics to sculptures! Visitors can also enjoy local cuisine and live music performances during the festival, and be sure to stick around to see the first Concerts on the Green of the year at the Village Green.

Earth Jam  

April 30 | Robbins Park

Join the Town of Cornelius in celebrating Earth Jam 2022, their annual Earth Day Celebration! Participants of all ages will enjoy free "green" activities including arts & crafts, tree planting demonstrations, nature walks, live bands, wildlife habitat improvements, and more!

Stroll around the booths to explore sustainable products on display, and learn more about how our community members are working to preserve our local ecosystem. Local businesses will be showcasing their environmentally friendly products and services. We encourage everyone to stop by the event and learn about areas in your life where you can make changes that will be better for you and your community.

BrightFire Music & Arts Festival 

April 30th @ 4-10pm | Rural Hill

BrightFire Music & Arts Festival is an innovative and colorful celebration of life & renewal expressed through music, art, dance and fire! The festival is an artist-led version of Beltane, a tradition in Celtic culture which marks the end of the cold, dark winter and signals the beginning of renewed life of summer. There will be a mainstage concert along with 5 intimate acoustic stages, a night market filled with local craftmanship, delicious food trucks like Lobster Dog, a Midnight Mulligan Beer Garden and so much more! 

You can indulge in delicious food trucks and craft drinks, make a flower crown, learn to dance at the maypole, enjoy the live concerts with dance and fire performances, and even meet up at the fairy village for a tea party! You won't want to miss the unforgettable experience of the sunset fire-lighting show, which will also premier a new performance from Anne Harris, Fred Dunlap and THE MARK dance company. Gates will open at 4pm, with mainstage performances beginning at 6pm and the Sunset Fire-Lighting show at 8pm. All ages are welcome! Find tickets here.

Hello Huntersville Music & Arts Festival

May 1st @ 2-6pm | Veterans Park

Kick off the month of May by coming out to the annual Hello Huntersville Music & Arts Festival! Centered around celebrating local artistry, there will be artwork on display from regional area artists.

You can take part in the fun by making your own crafts! Try your hand at weaving or bring out your creative side through making mosaic art and painting murals. There will also be live music performances from local artists taking place at the amphitheater for you to jam out all night long, and the streets will be filled with unique entertainment for people of all ages to enjoy. This event is free to the public and open to all!

NC Brewers & Music Festival 

May 7-8th @ 2-8pm | Rural Hill

The NC Brewers & Music Festival is a two-day event celebrating great music, North Carolina and its brewing traditions. Grab a group of friends and come enjoy the free tastings of the best brews that the state has to offer, all while enjoying live music from renowned musicians!

Friday night will feature  Larry Keel Experience and Acoustic Syndicate, while Saturday night will feature  The SteelDrivers, Katie Pruitt, Jade Bird and more artists! There will also be a tasting session on Saturday only, but there will still be plenty of delicious NC brews for you to enjoy over the weekend.  You won't want to miss out on this festival, so mark your calendars for the first weekend of May! Find tickets here

Cornelius Jazz Festival

May 21st @ 5-9pm | Smithville Park

The Cornelius Jazz Festival is a family-friendly community event with music and fun for everyone. Come listen to the many jazz bands that will be performing, while drinking the area’s local craft beer and munching on the foodie favorites. There will also be activities for the children so there’s something to do for all ages! 

Disclaimer: This post was originally published https://www.visitlakenorman.org/blog/post/10-spring-events-festivals-happening-in-lake-norman/

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