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Celebrating the 4th, and more

July 3: Chunky Daddy performs at Concerts @ the Circles

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Thursdays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Submit your entertainment and event news to corneliustoday@gmail.com.

This week is filled with activities around the Fourth of July. We’ve included some additional dates for events you need to register for in advance. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

July 1-3

River Jams

6:30 pm. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights through September, US National Whitewater Center, Charlotte. Free ($6 to park). Enjoy live rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk.

July 3: Fireworks at Queens Landing

July 3

Queens Landing

9:30 pm. Fireworks. Grab a spot on the lawn. No pets, outside food or drink allowed. 1459 River Hwy., Mooresville.

Concerts @ the Circles

Chunky Daddy, variety. 6-8 pm on Jetton Street in front of The Linden Apartments, Davidson.

Live music

BlueMonday. 7 pm at BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd. Tickets  $15.  80’s and 90’s MTV era.

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am -noon in downtown Davidson. This year’s 36 vendors include: fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy, freshly baked breads and artisanal baked goods, prepared foods, speciality culinary items, beverages, and health and beauty products.

July 3-4

Mecklenburg County will open Ramsey Creek beach in Cornelius with limited capacity from noon to 5 pm.

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation in conjunction with the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will operate a free shuttle from the CATS Park & Ride lot on Sefton Park, just past Jetton Road extension.

There is no charge for beach access when you ride the free shuttle.

July 4: 4th of July celebration at Birkdale Village

July 4

4th of July celebration at Birkdale Village 

10 am – 1 pm. Have the children bring their bikes and decorate them  before the bike parade around Birkdale Commons Parkway. Following the bike parade, will be an block party in the Grove with magicians, special performers, face painters and more. 

Schedule: 10 am – 10:45 am, bike decorating in the Grove (decorations will be provided by Birkdale Village); 11 am – 11:30 am, Huntersville Police Department leads the Bike Parade down Birkdale Commons Parkway; 11:45 am – 1 pm, Block Party in the Grove with a live DJ, face painters, stilt walkers, magicians and more.

Independence Day in Davidson

The Town of Davidson July 4 Independence Day celebrations  kick off with the Patriotic Stroll down South Street beginning at 5:15 p.m. and ending at the Town Green where the Concerts on the Green season will begin with a performance by Thurston Howell at 6 pm. There are no fireworks. 

Concerts on the Green

Thurston Howell, yacht rock spectacular. 6-8 pm on The Village Green downtown Davidson.

Queens Land Amphiteater

7 pm. Too Much Sylvia. $10 at the door. 1459 River Hwy., Mooresville.


Trump National Golf Club Charlotte in Mooresville is not putting on a fireworks display this year, according to a spokeswoman. In the past, boaters would gather there and near The Peninsula Club to see firework displays. The Peninsula Club is holding a private Fourth of July event with fireworks. 

July 6: Disc Golf AM League at Bradford Park

July 6

Disc Golf AM League

5:45 pm Tuesdays through Sept. 7 at Bradford Park, 17005 Davidson-Concord Rd., Huntersville.  Sign-ups start 5:15-5:40 pm by Hole 1. $5 entry. Info: Pat Bowles, pbowles@huntersville.org.

July 10

Walk with a Doc

A program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a Novant physician, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking.

July 11-18

Charlotte Black Pride, Charlotte

This year’s theme is “We The People,” and the family is coming for everything with a celebratory mix of performances, pageantry and politics. Come ready for fitness events, business workshops, a town hall meeting, brunches and parties.

July 13

Disc Golf AM League

5:45 pm Tuesdays through Sept. 7 at Bradford Park, 17005 Davidson-Concord Rd., Huntersville.  Sign-ups start 5:15-5:40 pm by Hole 1. $5 entry. Info: Pat Bowles, pbowles@huntersville.org.

July 15

Celebration of Distinction 

11:30 am-1:30pm.  Tickets available for the annual Lake Norman Chamber Annual Gala & Awards luncheon.  Along with the Robert T. Cashion Business Person of the Year Award, The McIntosh Law Firm Passion To Succeed (Entrepreneur of the Year) Award and the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award presentations.

July 15- July 25

The 39 Steps

Presented by the Davidson Community Players at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Tickets are $15-$20. Email boxoffice@davidsoncommunityplayers.org or call 704-892-7953. A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale.  The best of Hitchcock with a handful of actors.

July 17

2021 Summer Burns Night 

6-10 pm. Aa traditional Scottish Supper that celebrates the very first Burns Night, which was held July 21st, 1801 in honor of Robert Burns.   Space for this premier event at Rural Hill is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance.   A silent auction will be held throughout the evening and there will be a cash bar with beer, wine and Scotch whisky.

Park in the Dark 

8-10 pm at Robbins Park, 17500 W Catawba Ave. Hike times will generally last about one and a half to two hours, with multiple stops along the way to learn about some of the wildlife, trees and plants we may encounter, courtesy of Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. No pets or strollers. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.