Lake Wylie Events and Activities

Are you looking for things to do around Lake Wylie, Charlotte, Rock Hill, Tega Cay and Belmont? There are always fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!

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Ongoing Events

Saturdays 10-4 pm: Historic Brattonsville | Experience "Living History" and witness life in the Carolina Backcountry during the 18th and 19th centuries. Weekly activities and demonstrations vary. 

Sundays: Museum of York County | Receive free admission.

Every second Tuesday of the month: Free concerts in Fewell Park in Rock Hill. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair.  See  for list of performers through August.

First and third Thursdays: Allison Creek Bluegrass | 5780 Allison Creek Road in York, located at the corner of Hands Mill Road and Allison Creek Road. Different bands are featured each night, along with open jam sessions. Food is available. Doors open at 6:00 and show begins at 7:00. 

Thursdays and Saturdays: US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte kicks off "River Jam", live music performed regularly during the summer months.  Every Thursday 7-10pm. See website for schedule and bands performing. 

 

Weekends: Camp Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour | Take a zipline tour over the Catawba River. High flying adventure takes you through the treetops for a unique and thrilling perspective.

Weekends Apr-Sep: Catawba River Expeditions | Kayak, tube or canoe down the Catawba River on a self-guided tour.

  

 

September 2017

September 1st | Food Truck Friday | Great food with lots of children's activities and live music from the Fantasy Band. 300 E. Main Street in Rock Hill at Fountain Park in Old Town Rock Hilll. 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Free admission.

September 1st-4th | NC Apple Festival | Take a little road trip from Lake Wylie to Hendersonville, North Carolina, for this annual event including entertainment, parade, street dance, and more.

September 1st-4th | Matthews Alive! | Not too far from Lake Wylie on Labor Day weekend. Festival celebrating Labor Day with food, music, family activities all weekend long.  Labor Day Parade at 10am on Saturday.

September 3rd | US National Whitewater Center | Labor Day celebration! Free live music, fireworks, food and fun. You can see the fireworks from the north end of Lake Wylie.

September 8-10th | Southern Ideal Home Show | Located at The Park (formerly Charlotte Merchandise Mart) in Charlotte. 

September 11 | Thursday 8pm Come see The Kruger Brothers in concert at the Clover School District Auditorium.   Jazz, Bluegrass, Classical and Folk music. Experience what happens when these innovative and soulful world class virtuosos put on a powerful, breathtaking and unforgettable  performance.

September 15th | Food Truck Friday | Great food with lots of children's activities and live music from the Liverpool Beatles Tribute Band. 300 E. Main Street in Rock Hill at Fountain Park in Old Town Rock Hilll. 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Free admission.

September 16th | Summer Food Truck Rally | Featuring great food, children's activities and live music provided by Rockie Lynne. 5116 Windward Drive in Tega Cay at Runde Park in Tega Cay. 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Free admission.

September 16th | Kings Mountain Nature and Heritage Festival | Learn a bit of history with battlefield tours and nature walks. Lessons in outdoor survival skills-great for kids! Admission is free. Park address is 2300 Park Road in Blacksburg, South Carolina, and the hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

 

October 2017

Each week Saturday & Sunday in October-  "The Great Pumpkin Fest" at   Carowinds  .   New for the younger set, Carowinds offers kid-friendly rides, games, shows and attractions during the daytime, 11am - 5pm. 

Each week Saturday in October - Fall Frolic Weekends at the    Ann Springs Close Greenway    in Fort Mill.  Check website link for details. 

October 5 | Thursday 8pm Shadows of the 60's tribute band to legendary stars of  Motown in concert at the Clover School District Auditorium.  

October 15th - 29th | Scarowinds | Join Carowinds for the annual Halloween fest, Scarowinds-not for the faint of heart...

October 15 - Experience the magic at the   Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden  .  Music Fest Fall 2017, the garden designed for the young and young at heart celebrates fall in the garden.

October 20th | Food Truck Friday | Great food with lots of children's activities and live music from Kids in America band. 300 E. Main Street in Rock Hill at Fountain Park in Old Town Rock Hilll. 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Free admission.

October 21st | Apple Harvest Festival | The 24th Annual Apple Harvest Festival will be held at the Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill at 1860 Black Highway in York, South Carolina. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.

October 21st | Tega Cay Fall Festival | Festival featuring live music from Sonic Rewind, kids activities, pumpkin patch, food trucks, beer garden and local craft vendors. Held at the Tega Cay Golf & Conference Center located at 15077 Molokai Drive. 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

October 23rd | US National Whitewater Center | Uncorked regional and national wine tasting and free live music. Fun filled day prior to the sampling with a 5K Wild Vine trail race.

October 23rd | Christian Music Day | See some of your favorite contemporary Christian music groups perform live at Carowinds! 

October 24 Rozlyn Sorrell will perform at the Clover School District Auditorium .  Offering a fine tuned mix of popular semi-classical and/or sacred-themed repertoire in concert performance, she reveals a soothing grace, innate regal bearing and a calm emotional honesty sung deep from the heart.

October 30th | Rivergate | Free outdoor movie in Steele Creek area. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a beautiful summer evening with the  whole family. Movie begins at dusk, location is near Home Depot.

 

November 2017

November 9-19th | Southern Christmas Show | Held at The Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

November 11th- Fall Horse Show at the  Ann Springs Close Greenway      in Fort Mill.  Check website link for details

Novemeber 16th- Embraceble You at the Clover School District Auditorium .  The music of George and Ira Gershwin is musical comedy at its finest 

November 17th | Food Truck Friday | Great food with lots of children's activities and live music with a DJ. 300 E. Main Street in Rock Hill at Fountain Park in Old Town Rock Hilll. 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Free admission.

November 17 - January 15th - Outdoor Ice Skating in Rock Hill ?  Oh yes there is!  205 Saluda Street, just like in the "big city!"  Celebrate the holidays on ice at the Founders Holiday Ice Rink in downtown Rock Hill

November 18- January 1  -  "Holiday at the Garden " at the    Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.  An outdoor display with more than 600,000 lights, carriage rides, carols, baked treats and more.

November 24th- Penland Tree Farm  opens for the season!  Hayrides, roasted marshmallows, and choose and cut your own tree.  Enjoy this family tradition!

November 25  - Winter Wonderland Craft Fair at the    Ann Springs Close Greenway      in Fort Mill.  Begins at 9am; check website link for additional details.