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The Race City Lake Norman Festival is Saturday, May 17th!

Lake Norman Festival

The Race City Festival

˜A Celebration of Mooresville Arts & Culture

If you want to experience the essence of small town life in North Carolina, there is nothing more fun for the whole family than a festival!

Formerly known as The Lake Norman Festival, Mooresville’s The Race City Festival is held in Historic Downtown Mooresville every May during NASCAR’S Race Week when hundreds of thousands of people converge on our racing communities for the two weekends of racing at our Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

Like so many festivals, there will 180 participants including:

  • Merchants
  • Arts and an art show in the park
  • Civic and non-profit organizations,
  • Music,
  • Entertainment
  • International Food Court,
  • Wineries
  • Downtown merchant sidewalk sales
  • A special children’s area with games and rides.
  • Church groups

Vendors and activities will be on both Main and Broad Streets. Entertainment, which will occur throughout the day, will be on stage in the Wachovia parking lot and will feature local children and dancers and more!

The first ever Main Street Music Festival will be behind Soiree, where there will be a six-band stage on Saturday from 1-11:00 pm! “Featuring a variety of musical genres – from Motown to honky tonk, blues to rock – the outdoor event will welcome bands such as Swizzlelink, The Michael Hager Group and From a Seed. Advanced tickets are available at Soiree for $10 with proceeds benefiting Mooresville’s HealthReach Community Clinic. Food and drink will be available for purchase” according to the Mooresville Tribune.

“We really started to…emphasize the arts and cultural piece” according to Karen Shore of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce. “People are looking at the festival in a very different manner.”

It is such a great opportunity to learn more about our Mooresville and Lake Norman community, support local businesses and non-profits, and simply have fun seeing old friends and making new ones. Don’t hesitate to stop at the booths and strike up conversations. We love to share about our causes, the weather, gas prices or anything else that is on our minds. In the past I have worked for the Mooresville Artist Guild and the Mooresville Museum but this year I’ll be spreading my time between my Exchange Club, my RE/MAX at the Lake booth, and wherever else I am needed so please stop me and say hi!

Just the Facts:

Where: Main Street in Downtown Mooresville

When: Saturdayl, May 17th

Time: 9:00am – 3pm

Update: It was a HUGE success and great fun! I hope to see you there next year!


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