Seasonal Activities in Mooresville, NC

Lake Norman

No matter the season, there are plenty of things to do in Mooresville, NC throughout the year. To learn more about the Mooresville area, contact the Mooresville Convention and Visitors Bureau today, and check out these fun seasonal activities and events.

Exciting Special Events

Every May, Downtown Mooresville is home to the annual Race City Festival, which features art, musical acts and international cuisine. Also held annually, the Arts at the Mill indoor fine arts festival invites national artists, including painters and jewelers, to put their artwork on display. From April to October, the monthly Festival of Food Trucks kicks off. Enjoy delicious food and drinks as food trucks line up on North Main Street.

On the first Friday of each month from May through October, Mooresville hosts the Music on Main concert series at a mix of locations throughout town. And on the first Thursday of each month from May to October, you can see the LangTree LIVE concert series.

If you’re visiting in December, make sure to check out Downtown Mooresville’s Holiday Light Spectacular, a holiday-themed light show set to music. While you’re here, enjoy a range of other activities, including Santa visits, wagon rides and more, on Broad and Main Streets. For upcoming events and festivals, check out our event calendar.

Get Outside

No matter the time of year, Lake Norman State Park offers hiking and mountain biking trails, boating rentals, fishing and picnicking on and around Lake Norman, the largest manmade lake in North Carolina. Between April and October, you can also take advantage of the 125-yard-long sand beach. If you want to branch out around Mooresville, NC, check out the I-77 and I-85 wine trails, which will take you to all the local vineyards and wineries in the area.

During the warmer months, embark on the self-guided Mooresville Historic Walking Tour to see a variety of sites, such as the old train depot, the Charles Mack building and the Mooresville Flour Mill. From mid-April through mid-November, plan a visit to Carrigan Farms for asparagus (mid-April), strawberry (May), apple (September) and pumpkin (October) picking. Hayrides and the haunted attraction, Scarrigan Farms, are held seasonally every fall.

Spend Time on the Water

Throughout the summer months, you and your family can enjoy water sports and boating on beautiful Lake Norman. For paddleboarding and windsurfing, seek out rentals from Swell Board Shop, Hard Core Sports and Vagabond Board Co. From April through early October, you can rent paddleboards, kayaks and Jet Skis from What’s Up Watersports, and get out on the water.

If boating and fishing are more up your alley, check out these boat and Jet Ski rentals. You’ll also be able to take guided fishing tours all year round to learn about the fish species that call the Inland Sea home. And for dinner cruises and sightseeing tours on Lake Norman, grab tickets from Queens Landing.

Go Golfing

Whether you’re a novice or expert golfer, there are plenty of golf courses in Mooresville to choose from. Open seven days a week, Mallard Head Golf Course is a championship course situated on the shores of Lake Norman. Just a few miles away, the recently renovated Mooresville Municipal Golf Course offers a world-class golfing experience on a link-style course. If you’re just looking to hit a bucket of balls or spend time with the kids, visit the Mooresville Golf Range and Par 3 Mini Golf.

Get Racing

No trip to Race City USA would be complete without visiting GoPro Motorplex. As the only outdoor track in North Carolina, this adrenaline-pumping kart track features 11 spellbinding turns and is open seven days a week throughout the year.

Book Your Stay

From spring and summer to fall and winter, Mooresville, NC plays host to a number of seasonal activities and events that you can only experience here. For help planning your stay, call the Mooresville Convention and Visitors Bureau at 877-661-1234.