Lake Norman is home to a number of small towns that dot around the entirety of the lake.  Anyone who lives in and around the area takes pride in the laid-back lifestyle that comes with living near the lake.  Lake Norman is close-enough to the larger cities such as Charlotte but still feels miles away. It’s a great place to escape to, and living here really can feel like you’re on a permanent vacation. 

Summer is a time to not only get out on the lake but to take in what Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville have to offer.   


Hooked on Friday Summer Concert Series

 Hooked on Friday’s Summer Concert Series 


  • June 14, 2019 – June 28, 2019 
  • Recurring weekly on Friday 
  • Galway Hooker Irish Pub 
  • 17044 Kenton Drive/Cornelius, NC 28031 
  • 6:00 PM 
  • Free 

Join us for our summer concert series, Hooked on Friday’s. We will have bands playing every Friday from 6-9 pm. Grab a drink, make new friends and enjoy cornhole and giant Jenga! 

6/14 Maura Streppa
6/21 Sandy Herrault
6/28 Steve Brown 

Davidson’s Farmers Market

 Davidson Farmer’s Market 



The Davidson Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. Find the Market in Downtown Davidson, next to Town Hall, between Main and Jackson Streets. Our local vendors will have handpicked harvests and homemade goods. Expect to find homegrown veggies, humanely raised meats, poultry, seafood, mushrooms, eggs, cheeses, butter, honey, granola, empanadas, prepared foods, gourmet pastries, artisanal breads, baked goods, doughnuts, canned goods, flowers, herbs, plants, soaps and more! 

Carolina Raptor Center

 Summer Raptor Experience 



The Carolina Raptor center is not just for teens and kids.  The experience of seeing the many birds that the center has rescued and cared for is an educational experience for all.  The Summer Raptor Experience allows you to meet one of the animal ambassadors for a great photo opportunity, take a behind the scenes tour of the Raptor Hospital and get an up close look at the Eagles!  


8 years or older. Under 16 with paying adult. Not ADA accessible. Starts at the Visitor’s Center and requires registration. 

Carolina Cones

Carolina Cones


20801 N Main St., Cornelius, NC 28031 

(704) 892-8190 


Carolina Cones located in old downtown Cornelius has been selling small town flavors for 35 years.  With classic ice-cream flavors served in a retro booth, you can’t help but savor the small town vibe.  Summer is the perfect time to indulge in this sweet treat located near Lake Norman.