May 15

Haulers on Union

The 600 Festival hosts Haulers on Union, a hauler parade featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, along Union Street in downtown Concord. The Union Street Live concert series follows the parade. Details: www.600festival.com.

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Union Street in Concord

Details: http://600festival.com

 

Taste of Art

The Community Arts Project hosts its seventh annual Taste of Art, featuring hors d’oeuvres and a wine tasting with one-ounce pours of more than 30 different wines. The event includes a silent auction and raffle. Admission costs $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

When: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Fresh Market, 20623 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius

Details: www.thecommunityartsproject.org or 704-896-8980

 

May 17

‘Tawba Walk Music and Arts Festival

Bella Love presents a street festival that features local performers, artisans, craft beer and sponsors. Participants have originated or are headquartered in Lake Norman or the greater Charlotte region. The event, once held quarterly, is now only held twice a year.

When: 2-8 p.m.

Where: Brick Row, 21325 Catawba Ave., Cornelius

Details: www.bellalove.org 

 

Race City Festival

Thousands of people will flood downtown Mooresville for the 31st annual Race City Festival. The event features children’s activities, a beer garden (noon-5 p.m.), two stages of live music, food courts, 200 vendors and NASCAR racing displays.

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Main and Broad streets in Mooresville

Details: www.mooresvillenc.org or 704-664-3898

 

Charlotte Asian Festival

The 14th annual Charlotte Asian Festival will entertain visitors from across the globe with a variety of traditional Asian offerings such as food, stage performances, dragon boat races and cultural exhibits. Since its launch in 2006, the event attracts at estimated 5,500 to 7,000 attendees. Parking is available at Rubbermaid Medical Solutions, 16905 Northcross Drive, Huntersville, with free shuttle service to the festival site. Onsite parking is not available.

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius

Details: www.charlottedragonboat.com or www.caacc.com 

 

May 18

Great Lake Chase Road Rally

Teams of four will encounter “Amazing Race”-style challenges in a scavenger hunt around Lake Norman during the Great Lake Chase Road Rally. Teams will be judged on time between checkpoints, highest score on trivia questions, points scored on activities and “coolness” of the car. The event includes an awards celebration, barbecue dinner and music by Wood Family Tradition. Registration costs $200 per vehicle of four. The event benefits LIFESPAN, a nonprofit that empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

When: 1-5 p.m.

Where: Randy Marion GMC, 13701 Statesville Road, Huntersville

Details: ameelee@lifespanservices.org or 704-944-5110

 

Concerts on the Green

The Town of Davidson’s outdoor concert series continues with an electric jazz performance by Side Car Social Club. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Concerts continue on the first and third Sundays through September.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Village Green at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road in Davidson

Details: www.ci.davidson.nc.us 

 

May 20

Little 600

NASCAR drivers, such as Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Michael McDowell and Justin Allgaier, take to the 0.7-mile, asphalt sprint karting track to battle for bragging rights in a 15-lap race. The event includes the Lady 600, a 10-lap rental kart race among some of the most well-known females in the racing industry. The event is free. Parking costs $10. The event is part of the 600 Festival Association’s lineup leading up to the Coca-Cola 600.

When: 5 p.m.

Where: GoPro Motorplex, 130 Motorplex Drive, Mooresville

Details: www.600festival.com

 

For children

May 17

‘Alice in Wonderland’

Activate Community Through Theatre presents an audience participation play, “Alice in Wonderland.” Children in the audience are asked to join Alice onstage in her adventures and participate from their seats in many ways, such as sneezing with the cook or oinking for the pig.  ACT’s company of 22 youth, ages 7-16, will lead pre-show activities for audiences who arrive 30 minutes before the show. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children/seniors 

When: 1 and 4 p.m.

Where: Red Barn at Woodlawn School, 193 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville

Details: 704-707-6757

 

May 18

Storytime

Children participate in a weather-related storytime. Admission costs $8.

When: 1:45 p.m.

Where: Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300

 

May 19

Paws Too Read

Children, ages 3-11, improve their literacy skills and confidence by reading to a therapy dog.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson

Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000