April 5 – Uncorked & Artsy, Wine & Craft Beer Tasting + Art Walk
This fun evening event features wine and craft beer tastings at 16 downtown Mooresville businesses. Stroll through the streets of downtown where you can enjoy live music inside and outside, as well as displays from local artists. You can purchase tickets for the craft beer and wine tastings for $25 for advance tickets or $30 at the door. There is no charge for the music and arts stroll. To purchase tasting tickets online visit www.downtownmooresville.com/buy-tickets.html or you can purchase at downtown businesses.
April 6 -Festival of Food Trucks 2019 One of the most popular events that runs once a month from April through October, the #FoodTruck Festival is a great way to sample good food and drinks from area trucks. Bring a chair, hang out in the street and stay a while so you can delight in Food Trucks from around the area, taste some delicious gourmet fare, listen to some music, stroll the streets & shop. This event gets crowded so come early! The festival takes place on Main Street, #Mooresville. Dates for 2019 are April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, and October 5. Details at www.downtownmooresville.com/signature-events.html
Mid April – Pick Your Own at Carrigan Farms If you want to experience picking fresh produce from the garden without the work of tending your own garden plot, head over to Carrigan Farms where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables. Asparagus kicks off the season in mid-April, with strawberries following in late April or May (depending on the weather conditions). It’s great family fun and a learning experience for kids on how and where food is grown.
April 27 – Lakefront Hops Fest at LangTree
This free event will feature beer, wine and hard cider tents, two live bands, food venders, a kids zone, raffles and prizes and more. A great way to enjoy beers from area breweries all in one place! Details at www.facebook.com/events/152875578719140/
May 2 – LangTree LIVE! Begins
The fifth season of this popular, 22-week concert series begins on May 2nd and runs every Thursday through September. Each week features a different musical act ranging from 80’s pop, alternative rock to the classic sounds of Billy Joel and The Eagles tributes. A craft beer tent is on site so you don’t get thirsty, and the restaurants run food and drink specials. Be sure to get there early to visit LangTree shops and restaurants, and bring your chair to relax on the lawn and enjoy the show. As always, admission is FREE!
May 11 – Race City Festival
The 36th Annual Race City Festival in historic Downtown Mooresville takes place in the heart of race week and celebrates Race City USA! With an average attendance of 15,000-20,000, this family friendly event features LIVE entertainment on stage throughout the day, 200 vendor booths, Food Trucks, beer garden, train rides, arts, crafts, antiques, classic cars, business displays, and NASCAR racing displays/souvenir items. Downtown eateries, art galleries and merchants will be open in conjunction with the festival many offering sidewalk sales and specials. Free Admission and Open to the public.
May 21 – Little 600
One of the most popular events during the #600Festival, the #Little600 gives fans a chance to watch NASCAR drivers battle it out on the GoPro® Motorplex kart track for bragging rights. There is always some dirt (or mud!) flying and lots of bumping and “racing.” Past champions include Bubba Wallace and Cory Lajoie. Fans also have a chance for autographs and photos with the drivers. The event is FREE but there is a $10 charge per car for parking. You can also upgrade to VIP admission for catered dinner, reserved trackside space and more. Click for more details.