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April 2016 EVENTS in Charlotte & Lake Norman

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Spring time is here!  Full of pollen, canker worms, beautiful flowers and perfect outdoor weather.  I constantly find a reason to get out of the office and work outside, even if that just means taking the laptop to a patio somewhere.  I hope you are getting out as much as you can!  April brings a lot of festivals and opportunities to get out with a number of 5k runs, strawberry & wine festivals, food truck rallies & Queen’s Cup at Steeplechase.  It was hard to pick only 3, but notice how I snuck in a few above 😉

Check out our top picks for the Lake Norman & Charlotte areas in April, 2016…

Metrolina Antique and Vintage Market Charlotte NC
 Photo Cred: Metrolina Antique & Vintage Market Website

1. Metrolina’s Spring Extravaganza

  • The LARGEST Antique & Vintage Market Show
  • Sadly, the LAST one in HISTORY, after 50 years
  • March 30-April 3
  • At the Metrolina Expo
  • What you can expect:  98,000 square feet of indoor market space, as well as acres of outdoor vendor space.  Furniture, decor, jewelry, art & so much more.  Vendors and shoppers from all over the country come to this Spring Extravaganza.
  • They even have on-site complementary appraisals, so bring those antiques and maybe even find a buyer!
  • Whether you are in the market for anything or just want to look, it’s sure to be a packed house for many that love this event every year.

2.  Loch Norman Highland Games, Scottish Festival

Loch Norman Highland Games Charlotte Rural Hill
 Photo Cred: Historic Rural Hill Loch Norman Website
  • April 16-17
  • At Historic Rural Hill
  • Tickets can be purchased online here
  • What you can expect:  Live Music, Pipebands, Highland Dancing, Historic Encampment, Heavy Athletics including Turning the Caber, Kids Games, Whiskey Tasting & plenty of kilts in the Kilted Races
Taw Walk Arts and Music Festival Old Town Cornelius Downtown Lake Norman
 Photo Cred: Bella Love, Inc & event FB page 

3.  ‘Tawba Walk Art & Music Festival

  • April 30th in Downtown Cornelius
  • 2pm – 8pm
  • Family & Pet Friendly event
  • What you can expect:  80+ art and craft vendors, live local music on 2 stages, live demonstrations, 10 food trucks & frosty beverages inside Kadi in the Oak Street Mill
  • This event happens only twice a year in the Spring and Fall.  Always a huge crowd and a great way to hang out in the community, shop local artists & enjoy what I am sure will be a beautiful day.
  • See you there!

Keeping it simple in 2016 and highlighting only a few each month, but keep an eye on our Facebook page to see more of what we share throughout the month/year.  Want us to highlight your event?  Contact us