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. 

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. 


December 2019 

November 15 – 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 24 -December 31 -  “Winter Fest" at   Carowinds    Rides, games, shows and attractions

November 29 Friday – Penland Tree Farm – Open for the season! Hayrides, roasted marshmallows, and choose and cut your own tree. Enjoy this family tradition.

November 29 – January 5 "Holidays at the Garden"  at the  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden  Delight in a stroll through the shimmering Mile of a Million Lights this holiday season. Enjoy holiday music, engage in activities and shop for gifts.

December 2- 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 1 Sunday  4:30 pm – The Best of Ray & Big Daddy Laugh-A-Lot presented by Sylvia Theater  in York

December 1 – Sunday 3-4:30 Clover Highland Christmas Parade. Sponsored by Clover Chamber of Commerce.

December 2 – Monday 5:30  - Christmas tree lighting Belmont Parks and Recreation  Join in the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in front of City Hall

December 4 Cookies with Santa hosted by  Lake Wylie Chamber

December 5 6:30- 11:5 Holiday Gala hosted by  Lake Wylie Chamberat River Hill Country Club !

December 5 – December 8 - " 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 5– Thursday– Fort Mill Tree Lighting – at Main St band stand

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

December 7 - Christmas Village at Stowe Park Belmont Parks and Recreation  An annual festival filled with fun for all ages!

December 7 – Saturday 11:00 – Fort Mill Christmas Parade – at Tom Hall St

December 7 & 14 3:00 - 9:00 pm Christmas Candle light Tour at Historic Brattonsville  Historically dress interpreters recreate holiday traditions of the Carolina Piedmont of the 18th and 19th centuries.

December 10 Tuesday 5:30- 7:30 Business After Hours hosted by  Lake Wylie Chamber

December 12 Thursday 6-8pm Tega Cay annual Christmas Tour .  Leave from 15077 Molokai Dr (Philip T. Glennon Center)

December 14 Saturday 5:30 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 14 - Saturday Breakfast with Santa at Ann Springs Close Greenway 

December 17- Tuesday - 6pm - Cookies and Crafts with Santa, hosted by York Parks and Rec/ City of York, 21 White Rose Ln 

December 31 5:00 - 9:00pm   "Sparkle and Glow"  at the  Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden  Celebrate New Years with family friendly crafts and activities.


January 2020

January 1 - Wednesday 11-4pm - 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 14 – Tuesday - 8pm – Come see “Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Guitar Trio”, Experience the astounding virtuosity, extraordinary versatility, sly humor and incomparable musicianship of this uniquely hot trio at the Clover School District Auditorium.  Great entertainment as part of the Performing Arts series for the community, hosted by the CSDA.

January 18 – Saturday – 7:30-10:00 pmChatham County Line part of the Southern Sound Series – Known for their inventive take on bluegrass music. At McCelvey Center  in York

January 28– Tuesday - 7pm – Come see “David Holt & Josh Goforth”, Folk traditions exploding with creative energy and fun! Songs, stories and amazing musicianship will appeal to all ages at the Clover School District Auditorium


February 2020

February 1 – Saturday – 6- 11pmQueen of Hearts Gala   Premiere event of the year as they celebrate and benefit the mission of The Heart2Heart Foundation, presented by  Only in Old Town  in Rock Hill.

February 4 – Tuesday - 8pm – Come see “Folk Legacy Trio”, Experience a harmonious trip through Americana musical history singing some of the most wonderful and beloved songs ever written at the Clover School District Auditorium.  Great entertainment as part of the Performing Arts series for the community, hosted by the CSDA

February 15 – Saturday – 7:30-9:30 pmSteep Canyon Rangers part of the Southern Sound Series – Known for their collaboration with banjoist/comedian Steve Martin, the band earned a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2013. At McCelvey Center  in York

February 20 – Tuesday - 7pm – Come see “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs”, This musical begins where the book leaves off, with the trial of a much-maligned citizen of the piggy public. Alexander T. Wolf is on trial for his blustery deeds at the Clover School District Auditorium