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
Santa Paws in the Park

 7th Annual Light Up Cornelius

Kick off the holidays by joining us for our annual tree lighting, along with a visit with Santa, carriage rides, entertainment, shopping train display and more!

  • Saturday, November 24
  • 4 - 7 p.m.
  • Tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Cornelius Town Hall Lawn

Santa Paws in the Park

Families are invited to bring their pets and cameras to take photos with Santa, shop for unique dog gifts, and take a hike along the beautiful park trails.

  •    Saturday, November 17
  •    12 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  •    All ages
  •    Robbins Park

LUC 2016 Horse Carriage