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. 

Sundays: Museum of York County | Receive free admission.

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. 

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. 


October 2018 

October 1 Monday 8:00 pm - Chapter 6 - A professional a-capella ensemble comprised of 6 male vocalist and one arranger. Their style consists of a bland of pop/jazz harmonies in tongue and cheeck lyrics, presented by Clover School District Auditorium

October 4 –Thursday 7:00 – 10:00 pm Blues & Jazz Festival – at The Larne Building 103 North Main St Clover

October 6 - Saturday - Fall Festival - outdoor adventures, yoga, and live music at US National Whitewater Center

October 6 - Saturday dusk  - Movies in the park at Stowe Park Belmont Parks and Recreation  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a beautiful summer evening

October 11 - Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm  Lake Wylie Chamber Business after Hours

October 13-28 - Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00pm - Fall Frolic at Ann Springs Close Greenway  Celebrate fall the last three weekends in October featuring a myriad of fall festival fun from wagon rides and a homemade pumpkin patch to the kiddie corn maze. 

October 13 – 14 Saturday- Sunday :   "Lost Hollow Music Fest Fall 2018"  at the  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden The Garden welcomes a lineup of talented musicians with roots in bluegrass and beyond the Hillside Theater at Lost Hollow . Enjoy music food trucks, the Garden scenery and more!

October 19-21 - Friday -Sunday - Outdoor Market- Hands on experience with gear, outdoor adventures, yoga, movies and live music at US National Whitewater Center

October 20 - Saturday 3:00pm-9:00 pm - Spirit and Stories- Take a candlelit tour with costumed interpreters; hear spooky stories of Brattonsville and enjoy fall family fun. Historic Brattonsville 

October 20 – Saturday 11:00 am- 5:00 pm – Tega Cay Fall Festival Live music, kids zone, contests, food trucks, and wide variety of art, crafts and local vendors, Philip Glennon Community Center

October 20 - Saturday dusk  - Movies in the park at Stowe Park Belmont Parks and Recreation  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a beautiful summer evening

October 25 - Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm  Lake Wylie Chamber Business after Hours

October 26 Friday 7:30 pmUnited States Navy Commodores – Their concerts are an eclectic mix of traditional big band music, exciting jazz vocal arrangements, as well as fresh new instrumental music written specifically for the Commodores of today, presented by Clover School District Auditorium

October 27 – 28 Saturday- Sunday :   "Dia De Los Muertos"  at the  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Day of the Dead, this tradition honors loved ones who have departed in a festive atmosphere. The Garden will offer live entertainment, crafts, food and activities.

October 27 - Saturday 2:00- 7:00 pm  - Belmont Boo Fest at Stowe Park Belmont Parks and Recreation  An annual festival filled with spooktacular fun for all ages!

October 31 -Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm  Come out to the Fountain Park on East Main Street in Rock Hill for BooHaHa.  Bring the kids out to enjoy safe trick-or-treating, costume contest, 35 vendors, meet the “Southerbelle” Ghostbuster, Ecto-1 and “Stay-Puft” the Marshmallow man. presented by  Only in Old Town  in Rock Hill

October 31 – Wednesday 5:00 pm – Trick or Treat Main Street and the Town of Fort Mill. Trick or Treat and participate in costume contest as live music plays in the bandstand.


November 2018 

November 8 Thursday 5:30-7:30 pm  Lake Wylie Chamber Business after Hours

November 10 - Saturday 9:30 am– Greenway Fall Horse Show at Ann Springs Close Greenway  Open to all riders, food vendor available for purchase.

November 10 – Saturday 11:00 am Veteran’s Day Parade and Ceremony on Main street in Stowe Park Belmont Parks and Recreation 

November 10 – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Clover Highland Games Showcasing individuals who practice Scottish and Scots Irish arts, crafts, athletics and traditions. Sponsored by the Clover Chamber of Commerce.

November 15 Thursday 8:00 pmMasters of Soul – A celebration of the legendary songs and performers that define Motown and Soul music. The show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed tributes to both male and female groups, presented by Clover School District Auditorium

November 16 – January 21  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 18 - December 31 Carowinds WinterFest – Sights, sounds, food and experiences of the holiday season.

November 23 – January 6:   "Holidays at the Garden"  at the  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Day An outdoor display with more than 600,000 lights, carriage rides, carols, baked treats and more.

November 23 FridayPenland Tree Farm – Open for the season! Hayrides, roasted marshmallows, and choose and cut your own tree. Enjoy this family tradition.

November 24 - Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00pm – Winter Wonderland Holiday Market at Ann Springs Close Greenway  More than 150 artist and crafters from Charlotte region will offer unique holiday gifts and decorations. 

November 29 – December 2 - " 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!  

November 30 – Friday Kick off your holiday shopping with local vendors at the Merry Market at the Larne Building.   Sponsored by Clover Chamber of Commerce . 

November 30 – Friday 6:30 – Rock Hill Christmas Parade

November 30- Friday 6:00-9:00 pm  York Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade – Kick off the season at York’s Christmas Tree Lighting, Holiday Parade and Christmas Village.

November 30- December 26 -Christmastown USA presented by the town of McAddenville .   2018 is the 63th 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 2018 

December 1 - Saturday 10:00 am– Candy Cane Hunt & Paws with Claus at Ann Springs Close Greenway  Meet at Field Trial Barn and enjoy festive fun including a meet-n-greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a candy cane hunt, story time and songs.

December 1 - SaturdayChristmas Tree Lighting at Tega Cay Golf & Conference center. Features Christmas Carols sung by Fort Mill High School Chorus, tree lighting, cookies, hot chocolate amd visit from Saint Nick. 

December 1 – Saturday 11:00 – Fort Mill Christmas Parade – at Tom Hall St

December 1 & 8 -3:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday- Christmas Candlelight Tours  - Light up your family’s holiday as costumed interpreters depict Christmas traditions of the 18th and 19th centuries in family- friendly hands-on activities, theatrical scenarios and more at Historic Brattonsville

December 2 – Sunday 3-4:30 Clover Highland Christmas Parade. Sponsored by Clover Chamber of Commerce.

December 3 – Monday 5:30  - Christmas tree lighting Belmont Parks and Recreation  Join in the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in front of City Hall

December 4 - Tuesday 3:00 pm Belmont Christmas Parade     Belmont Parks and Recreation 

December 6 – Thursday 6:30 - Lake Wylie Chamber's   Annual Holiday Gala   held at the River Hills Country Club.  Reservations required!

December 8 – Saturday 4:00- 8:00 pm- Olde York Christmas Village & Sip and Shop – Historical Society will conduct their Historic Parade of Homes as well as Holiday Sip and Shop downtown.

December 8 & 9 – 3:00 – 7:00 pm – Clovers Women’s Club Tour of Homes

December 11 – Tuesday 5:30- 7:30 Holiday Business After Hours – Held at Lake Wylie Assisted Living 4877 Charlotte Highway

December 15 Saturday 4:00-7:00 pm Christmas by the Lake & Annual 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 22 – Saturday - Santa Claus tours the city of Tega Cay!   Watch for Santa in the fire truck, coming through Tega Cay!

December 31 – New Years Eve at Winterfest – Midnight fireworks, live bands, Snoopy’s Rockin’ NYE Party with DJ, and Charlie Brown’s NYE Celebration Show