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. 

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. 

 

 

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).

  

 

October 2022

 

Every weekend in October Black’s Peaches Fall Festival – Pick your own pumpkins and enjoy activities corn maze, playground, and hayrides

October 1-31 –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.

October 1 Fall Artisan Market Featuring handmade and homemade items from local artisans and farms Ann Springs Close Greenway

October 1, 2 – Saturday & Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm 2022 Charlotte Rose Show at  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

October 1 - Saturday 10 am Curtin Farms Fest. Community gathering for those that appreciate quality, handcrafted, and unique treasures 

October 6 - Thursday 1:00- 5:30 pm  Lake Wylie Chamber Golf Tournament at River Hills Country Club

October 6-7 –Thursday- Friday  Annual Blues & Jazz Festival, York County MORE INFO | https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/bluesandjazz

October 7 & 8 - 6 pm – 9 pm Live Music at the Gateway Canteen Enjoy an evening of good food and music as the sun is setting on the Greenway Gateway Lawn and Domtar Forest Porch Ann Springs Close Greenway

October 13 – Thursday – 7 pm – Come see “Nashville Legacy”, Enjoy the music of Nashville’s “golden era” made famous by their musical families as well as countless Country Pop, and Rock artists at the Clover School District Auditorium.  Great entertainment as part of the Performing Arts series for the community, hosted by the CSDA

October 13 – Thursday 5:30 pm Jazz at the Garden featuring Rob Zinn at  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

October 14 - Friday 8:00  - Movies in the park at Fountain Park  Only in Old Town Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a beautiful summer evening (feature movie: Adams Family)

October 14 & 15 - 6 pm – 9 pm Live Music at the Gateway Canteen Enjoy an evening of good food and music as the sun is setting on the Greenway Gateway Lawn and Domtar Forest Porch Ann Springs Close Greenway

October 15 - Saturday Doors open at 5 pm Allison Creek Music Series Bring a chair and enjoy music, food, fun, and fellowship. Featuring Country Grass

October 15 – Saturday 10 am 27th Annual Apple Harvest Festival at Windy Hill Orchard, York. Music, hayrides, food and more.

October 15 - 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 20 Thursday 6:00 pm The 17th Annual Oyster Roast at The White Home, Rock Hill Enjoy fresh oysters, southern style buffet, seasonal side dishes, sweet treats, and beverages, plus silentauction and music.

October 21 & 22 - 6 pm – 9 pm Live Music at the Gateway Canteen Enjoy an evening of good food and music as the sun is setting on the Greenway Gateway Lawn and Domtar Forest Porch Ann Springs Close Greenway

October 22 Saturday The Colonel’s Club Boil Brew – Low country boil at Anne Springs Close Greenway

October 22 Saturday Doors open at 5 pm Allison Creek Music Series Bring a chair and enjoy music, food, fun, and fellowship. Featuring Bluegrass Concert by Country Grass

October 22 4:00 – 8:00 pm Fort Mill Fall Festival at Walter Elisha Park Enjoy food trucks, vendors, kids activities, trick or treating, and costume contest

October 25 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 21 & 22 - 6 pm – 9 pm Live Music at the Gateway Canteen Enjoy an evening of good food and music as the sun is setting on the Greenway Gateway Lawn and Domtar Forest Porch Ann Springs Close Greenway

October 27 Thursday 5:30 -7:30 pm Halloween Business after Hours 124 N. Main St. Clover

October 29 Saturday Trick or Treat at Field Day park at Lake Wylie.

October 29 Saturday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm  Catawba Fest 2351 New Gray Rock, Tega Cay. Enjoy arts and crafts, live music, a kids' zone, a beer garden, food trucks and more.

October 29 Saturday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm Belmont BooFest, at Stowe Park. It includes music, activity vendors, arts and crafts vendors, costume contests, games, rides, a spooky photo booth, trick or treating and more.

October 29 – Schiele-o-ween Explore the museum exhibits and Farm to learn the true nature of “haunting” creatures like wolves, bats, owls, and spiders while you collect treats, carving pumpkins, and kids costume contest : https://schielemuseum.org/happening/508-holidaysfarm.html

October 29 - Saturday 11:00 am -1:00 pm BooHAHA is back at Fountain Park. Costume contests, trick or treating, food, and vendors.   Only in Old Town Rock Hill

October 30 12:00 Jack O’Lantern Jamboree Visit Lost Hollow for carnival games, arts& crafts, food, and more at  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

October 31 Monday 5:30 – 8:30 pm Clover’s 1st Food Truck & Treat night! Enjoy a night full of food and candy. Located at 112 Bethel St. Clover

 

November 2022

 

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

Mid-November – Mid-February – Lights. Lights features more than 50 installations and assets that represent engagement with outdoor lifestyle located throughout the southern portion of Whitewater Center facility in the Ridge and Canyon activity area at US National Whitewater Center

November 17 – January 16  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 10 – Thursday – 7 pm – Come see The Hall Sisters”, A vocal and instrumental foursome of talented siblings at the Clover School District Auditorium.  Great entertainment as part of the Performing Arts series for the community, hosted by the CSDA

November 11 Friday 10:30 am Veterans Day Celebration at Veterans Park (106 N. White St) Fort Mill SC

November 11-13 Christmas at the Marketplace Holiday entertainment, live music, family fun, food, games, and vendors for unique local shopping. 108 North Congress St Historic York

November 12 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 12 - Saturday 9:30 am– Greenway Fall Horse Show at Ann Springs Close Greenway  Open to all riders, food vendor available for purchase.

November 12 Saturday Veterans Day Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park (N. Congress St and Garner St) York SC

November 12 Saturday 10:00am – 3:00 pm FMHS Fall Festival. Enjoy a fun day including vendors, food trucks, pie eating contest, crafts, and performances from local schools. At Fort Mill High School

November 19 Saturday Doors open at 5 pm Allison Creek Music Series Bring a chair and enjoy music, food, fun, and fellowship. Featuring J. Max McKee Band

November 20 – Thursday 5:30 pm Jazz at the Garden featuring Paul Brown at  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

November 21 - January 1 Carowinds Winterfest – Sights, sounds, food and experiences of the holiday season.

November 25 – December 31 from 5 – 9pm Holidays at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden   Annual event featuring lighted musically-orchestrated topiaries and more

November 25 FridayPenland Tree Farm – Open for the season! Hayrides, roasted marshmallows, and choose and cut your own tree. Enjoy this family tradition.

November 26 - December - Holiday Around the World  The Schiele Museum of Natural History. Enjoy festive spirit as you tour the globe in search of holiday traditions around the world! For ticket & info: https://schielemuseum.org/happening/508-holidaysfarm.html

November 29 Tuesday 3:30 -5:00 pm  Belmont Christmas Parade 73rd annual Christmas Parade at downtown Belmont

 

December 2022

 

December 1- December 26 -Christmastown USA presented by the town of McAddenville  2022 is the 67th 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 1 Thursday 5- 8:30 pm  2022 Fort Mill Christmas Tree lighting. This event features Christmas Carols, tree lighting, cookies, hot chocolate and visit from old Saint Nick! At Fort Mill Amphitheater Walter Elisha Park 945 N. White Street

December 1-4 " 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 Saturday 9 am – 4 pm - Winter Wonderland Holiday Market - Dairy Barn at the Anne Springs Close Greenway

December 3 Saturday 11:00 am – Fort Mill Christmas Parade – The parade begins at Tom Hall and Unity St through Main St and North White St exiting at Walter Elisha Park.

December 4 Sunday 3 pm 52th Annual Clover Christmas Parade Festival starts at Downtown Main St.

December 4 Sunday Christmas In the City downtown Gastonia.  Enjoy parade, Santa, tree lighting and marketplace.

December 5 5:00 – 9:00 pm Merry Krampus Explore the Central and Eastern Alpine folklore of Krampus, enjoy German inspired food and a parade at  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden   

December 8 Thursday 6:00 pm – Tega Cay’s Christmas Tree lighting Special performances at the pavilion, then welcome Santa Claus as he arrives on the Tega Cay fire truck to light the City’s Christmas Tree, following the ceremony are carols, Santa letter writing station, cookies and hot chocolate. At Phillip T. Glennon Center, 15083 Molokai Dr. 

December 8 Thursday 6- 11 pm Holiday Gala hosted by  Lake Wylie Chamberat River Hill Country Club!

December 9 6:00 pm  York’s 83nd Annual Christmas Parade in Historic Downtown, York

December 10 Saturday 8:30 – 11:00 am Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus Enjoy breakfast, bounce house, face painting, cookie decorating, and much more at Camp Thunderbird Dining Hall 

December 10 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 Papa Docs and the boat landing.

December 10-11 Annual Christmas Home Tour 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 10 Saturday 4:00 pm Indian Land Christmas Parade Enjoy Parade, food trucks, Special events and lots of fun

December 31 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Noon Year’s Eve Come in your Pjs and fuzzy slippers, enjoy the beauty of the garden, grab some hot chocolate, crafts, sing karaoke, and ring in 2023 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden