Special Events


The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department offers a wide array of special events throughout the year, including
  • Cultural programs
  • Dedication ceremonies
  • Free outdoor movies and concerts
  • Seasonal celebrations

Pets (except at the All American Dog Show) and smoking are prohibited at special events per Town ordinances.

Symphony in the Park 2016

Laketoberfest Music & Brew Festival

Join us for this annual family-friendly event featuring local craft breweries, food trucks, kid's zone and live music!  Get all the details here.
  • Saturday, October 21
  • Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road
  • 4-9 p.m.

Light Up Cornelius

This holiday favorite has become a tradition for many families!  Festivities will include local performers, children's activities, carriage rides, train display, refreshments and a visit from Santa!
  • Saturday, November 25
  • Lawn of Cornelius Town Hall
  • 4-7 p.m.
  • Tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m.
LUC Tree