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Lake Norman, North Carolina Entertainment Guide


If you’re looking for something fun to do Lake Norman, look no further. Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Carolinas has the inside scoop on doing Lake Norman just like a local.

Carowinds Amusement Park

Known as the Thrill Capital of the Southeast, Carowinds has rollercoasters, a drop tower, and go-carts, along with plenty of fun for younger thrill-seekers. If it’s hot out, cool off in Boomerang Bay, Carowinds’ very own water park, which has 11 awesome water-slides. Around Halloween, Carowinds turns into Scarowinds, a terrifying, haunted theme park that is not for the faint of heart.

Carolina Balloonfest

For two days every October, the skies above Lake Norman are dotted with colorful hot air balloons. Guests come from all over to see these inspiring giants ascend into the wild blue yonder. Balloon rides, competitions, and a 5k run add to the excitement of this must-see event.

Carolina Raptor Center

Few of nature’s creatures are as majestic and awe-inspiring as birds of prey. At the Carolina Raptor Center, budding ornithologists can get up close and personal with owls, falcons, hawks, eagles, and more than twenty other types of raptors. The Raptor Center isn’t just a zoo for birds; it’s also a center that specializes in the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey. Be sure to catch one of the live presentations for an entertaining educational experience.

Davidson Community Players

At the Armour Street Theatre, the award-winning Davidson Community Players put on live theatre performances that will keep you spellbound from start to finish. When you catch a show here, you’re not just enjoying theatre; you’re supporting an organization that gives back to the community. DCP’s Connie Company program provides local youth with a much-needed creative outlet.

Lake Norman State Park

Of course, one of the best attractions in Lake Norman is its namesake lake. At Lake Norman State Park, visitors enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, water-skiing, and relaxing in the sun. With a surface area of more then 32,000 acres, Lake Norman is the largest manmade lake in the state.

Historic Latta Plantation

History buffs and nature lovers rave about Latta Plantation. Walking the grounds, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the past. Docents are on staff to really make the plantation’s history come to life. Horseback rides, fishing, hiking trails – this place has everything you need to get the most out of a pretty spring day.