Lake Wylie Events and Activities

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

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. 

Every first Tuesday of the month at noon: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden  First Tuesday Presentations bring a bag lunch to enjoy while learning about a variety of topics. Presentations are free with regular Garden admissions and are held in the Visators Pavillion. 

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. 

First Thursday of each month April – October. Bring your lawn chair and picnic to enjoy the show. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Every Thursday July 16- October 29 6 pm – 9pm, Music at the Met. Live music by local singer-songwriters at Metropolitan, Charlotte

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. 

May- September: 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. 

 

Due to the enduring health issue several of the events listed have been postponed or rescheduled in an effort to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  

 

 

September- November 6:00 – 9:00 pm Fall Concert series  Enjoy live music Only in Old Town   in Rock Hill

September 17- October 31  "Scarowinds" at   Carowinds  .   The annual Halloween fest at Carowinds.  Not for the faint of heart . . .  select nights thru 10/31.

 

October 2021

October 2-16 – Second Annual Scarecrow Walk The Schiele Museum of Natural History. Part of the Schiele’s Fundraiser. Take a stroll along the nature trail to see Scarecrows that are created by the community : https://schielemuseum.org/happening/508-holidaysfarm.html

October 4-31 – Seventh Annual Fort Mill Scarecrow Crawl. Take a stroll in Downtown Fort Mill to see all the amazing Scarecrow entries created by individuals, schools, businesses, organizations, churches, and more.

Every weekend in October Black’s Peaches Fall Festival - $7 per person, activities include corn maze, skeeball, playground, and hayrides

 

October 1-4 Friday thru Sunday  - Tuck Fest Outdoor competitions and live music at the  US National Whitewater Center   in Charlotte!  Land and water races, by foot, bike, raft and kayak!  Come to watch or come to win.

October 5 Tuesday 8  pm  Lakeside Movies featuring “ Ghostbusters” at Papa Doc’s. Pull up your boat or seat at the patio and enjoy a night of entertainment

October 7 Thursday 6:00 – 10:00 pm Main Street Live Live music, food, and vendors hosted by Only in Old Town  in Rock Hill.

October 12 Tuesday 8  pm  Lakeside Movies featuring “ Haunted Mansion” at Papa Doc’s. Pull up your boat or seat at the patio and enjoy a night of entertainment

October 16 Saturday 5:00 – 8:00 Allison Creek Music Series Come and enjoy a night of great music, food, fun and fellowship at Allison Creek

October 16 Saturday 4:00 – 10:00 Oktoberfest .   Bavarian Street Festival celebrating the season, featuring music, German food, kids zone, and more at Fountain Park Only in Old Town Rock Hill

October 16 – Saturday 9:30 am 28th Annual Apple Harvest Festival at Windy Hill Orchard, York. Music, hayrides, food and more.

October 16 - Saturday  - at the US National Whitewater Center  in Charlotte!  Build Your Own Boat competition. See if your boat building and maritime skills can withstand the Whitewater Center’s seas. obstacle race, and free live music.

October 16 Saturday Harvest on The Homestead at Historic Brattonsville 19th century-style harvest time festival, Apple butter and cider pressing, cooking seasonal dishes, food preservation, blacksmithing, woodworking, corn shelling, games, barnyard tours, and cotton ginning.

 October 19 Tuesday 8  pm  Lakeside Movies featuring “ Hocus Pocus” at Papa Doc’s. Pull up your boat or seat at the patio and enjoy a night of entertainment

October 22-November 7 Moonlight on Main 3 weekends of art-centric fun in Belmont, NC learn more at www.moonlightonmain.com  

October 23 Saturday 2:00 – 7:00 pm BooFest Come and enjoy a fun evening full of music, activities, vendors, rides, and plenty of candy hosted by City of Belmont at Stowe Park

October 24 Sunday 7:00 – 9:00 pm Charlotte Jazz Band Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy jazz, swing, ragtime, bebop and other styles at Stowe Park Amphitheater, Belmont

October 26 Tuesday 8  pm  Lakeside Movies featuring “ Halloweentown” at Papa Doc’s. Pull up your boat or seat at the patio and enjoy a night of entertainment

October 30 - Saturday 11:00 am -10:00 pm BooHAHA is back at Fountain Park. Costume contests, trick or treating, and vendors.   Only in Old Town Rock Hill

October 30 – Saturday 11:00 – 5:00 pm Tega Cay Fall Festival Enjoy music , arts & crafts, food trucks, vendors as well as kid’s Zone and Costume Parade at The Glennon Community Center, 15077 Molokai Dr

October 30-Saturday 1:00 – 4:00 pm Trick or Treat at Field Day Park. Bring the kids to Field Day Park’s 1st Anniversary. There will be food, drinks for purchase and over 40 sponsors handing out candy and prizes for the kids.

 

 

November 2021

November 6 Saturday 3 - 8 pm The Colonel’s Club Boil Brew – Low country boil at Anne Springs Close Greenway

November 8 4:00 pm Family Storytime in the Park Come to Miracle Park for an outdoor, family friendly storytime filled with stories, songs, and more. 1005 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill

November 11 - February 17th– Ice Skating. Located on the upper pond of White water center at US National Whitewater Center

November 12 – 14 South Carolina’s Christmas Show in Historic Downtown York, SC. Enjoy a day of shopping inside and out with lots of Christmas and Holiday Merchandise

November 13 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Clover Highland Games. Enjoy an day with Scottish games, food, vendors,  and live music at New Centre Park, 499 Memorial Dr.

November 13 Saturday 3:45 pm Veterans Day Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park (N. Congress St and Garner St) York SC

November 13 - January 2 Carowinds Winterfest – Sights, sounds, food and experiences of the holiday season.

November 19 – January 18  Ice skating in Rock Hill? Oh yes there is! 205 Saluda Street. Celebrate the holidays on ice at the Founders Holiday Ice Rink in downtown Rock Hill Only in Old Town  

November 20 - Saturday 10 am – 2 pm Holiday Market in the Park Enjoy craft fair, food trucks, local entertainment, pictures with Santa, and a petting zoo for the kids at 7000 Regent Pkwy, Fort Mill.

November 20 Saturday 5:00 – 8:00 Allison Creek Music Series Come and enjoy a night of great music (The David Pankey Trio), food, fun and fellowship at Allison Creek

November 26 – Friday 10 am Post Thanksgiving Hayrides, fire pits and Cider at Windy Hill Orchard, York. Music, hayrides, food and more.

November 26 – January 2 5 – 9pm Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden   Annual event featuring lighted musically-orchestrated topiaries, food trucks, and more

November 26 FridayPenland Tree Farm – Open for the season! Hayrides, roasted marshmallows, and choose and cut your own tree. Enjoy this family tradition

 

December 2021

December 1- December 26 -Christmastown USA presented by the town of McAddenville  2021 is the 66th anniversary year of this spectacular display, ranked as one of the top ten Christmas events in the whole country!  If you've never seen it, make it this year!

 

December 2 Thursday 6- 11 pm Holiday Gala hosted by  Lake Wylie Chamberat River Hill Country Club !

December 2 Thursday 5- 8:30 pm  2021 Christmas Tree lighting. This event features Christmas Carols, tree lighting, cookies, hot chocolate and visit from old Saint Nick! At Fort Mill

December 2 - 24 " Christmasville"   in downtown Rock Hill!  A charming holiday village and outdoor walking festival in Rock Hill's historic Old Town.  Events include the Reindeer Romp 5K, carriage rides, historic tours, carolers, theater, and much more!  

December 3 Friday 4:00 – 9:00 pm York’s Greatest Show  82nd Annual Christmas Parade and tree lighting in Historic Downtown, York

December 4 Saturday 8 am – 4 pm - Winter Wonderland Holiday Market - Dairy Barn at the Anne Springs Close Greenway

December 4 Saturday 3 – 9 pm – Christmas CandleIight Join Father Christmas, historic carolers, and more as you experience Christmas in the 19th century Historic Brattonsville

December 5 Sunday 3 pm 51th Annual Clover Christmas Parade Festival starts at Downtown Main St.

December 5 Sunday Christmas In the City downtown Gastonia.  Enjoy parade, Santa, tree lighting and marketplace.

December 6 4:00 pm Family Storytime in the Park Come to Miracle Park for an outdoor, family friendly storytime filled with stories, songs, and more. 1005 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill

December 11 Saturday 1:00 – 6:00 pm Christmas at Belmont Market 52 Ervin St, Belmont Come shop from Starving Market vendors

December 11 Saturday 6:30 Christmas by the Lake & Annual Lake Wylie Boat parade.  Boats will meet at Papa Docs on the Lake to line up, and the route spans both sides of the Buster Boyd Bridge.  Best viewing is from the deck at T-Bones and the boat landing.