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.

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Cornelius Jazz Festival

Cornelius Jazz Festival

This free, family event is designed for music lovers of all ages.  Attendees are sure to enjoy an afternoon filled with jazz bands, local artisans, food trucks, craft beer & wine, and children's activities.

  • Saturday, May 19
  • 5 - 9 p.m.
  • Smithville Park, 19710 S. Ferry Street
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Symphony in the Park &  Fireworks!

Join us for an evening with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and enjoy patriotic, classical, and pops performances followed by a thrilling fireworks display. There is no charge for this family-friendly event.  Concessions will be available for purchase.

  • Saturday, June 23
  • 6 - 10 p.m.
  • Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road
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