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.


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. 

November 30- December 3- " 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 2017

December 1-Friday 4-7:30pm  - Kick off your holiday shopping with local vendors at the Merry Market at the Larne Building.   Sponsored by Clover Chamber of Commerce

December 1 - Friday 6:30pm -   Rock Hill Christmas parade  , themed "Light Up The Night."  Showcasing lighted floats, the parade route starts on Oakland Avenue at Winthrop University and travels downtown.

December 2 & 9 - Christmas Candlelight tours at Historic Brattonsville   A Southern-style Backcountry Christmas comes to life during Historic Brattonsvilles annual Christmas Candlelight Tours.  Through candlelit vignettes, costumed interpreters will recreate Christmas of the backcountry settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries.  You will learn of old and new Christmas traditions. In addition to the candlelight tours, children of all ages will enjoy period hands-on activities and visits with Father Christmas.

December 1-26 - Christmastown USA presented by the town of McAddenville. 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- Fort Mill Christmas Parade. Town Hall Street

December 3 - Sunday 3:00 pm  Clover Christmas Parade .  Kick off the Christmas season in style with an old fashion home town parade! 

December 3- Sunday 1pm and 3pm  -  "Traditional Holiday Tea" at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Celebrate the traditional English way with tea in the garden.  Register online.

December 5 -Tuesday 3:30 pm -   Belmont's Christmas Parade, Downtown Belmont. 

December 6- Wednesday 4:30pm  -  York Christmas parade, beginning on South Congress St.  Proceeds from the parade go to PATH, a nonprofit agency assisting those in need in York.

December 9 & 10 - Annual Christmas in Olde York, presented by the   Yorkville Historical Society   .  Seven historic homes and buildings will be decorated and on display, with carriage rides and music. 

December 9 & 10 - Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm: Clover Womens' Club Historic Home Tour .  See the historic homes of Clover, dressed up for the holidays!

December 10 - Sunday 3pm-5pm -  Holiday Wine paring at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

December 16 - Saturday 10-12pm Bring the kids and enjoy donuts with Santa. Celebrate the season with ballon artist, holiday music, craft with Santas helpers and much more! at River Gate    

December 16 - Saturday 7 pm- Annual   Lights on the Lake   holiday Lake Wylie Boat parade.  Boats will meet at T-Bones 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.

December 31 - 5pm - 9pm -  New Year's Eve "Sparkle and Glow" at the   Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden .  A familly friendly event, with a luminary release and toast to the New Year.


January 2018

January 1- Monday 11:30 -The annual New Year's Day Barefoot Challenge!  Lake Wylie's own  Carolina Show Ski Team  travels to Lake Norman to compete in this bone chilling competition.  Come and watch!

January 11 -Thursday 8pm - Clover School District Auditorium Performing Arts Series features The Four Freshman. Four part harmony with a splash of swing and a whole lot of fun! 

January 23 - Tuesday 7pm -Clover School District Auditorium Performing Arts Series features Family Night XIX: Soap Bubble Circus. Be amazed by a variety of bubble tricks and sculptures.