Looking for something to do in downtown Lincolnton? Hanging out with friends? Maybe something the whole family can enjoy? Downtown Lincolnton offers a wide range of events for everyone to enjoy. Click here to see our full events calendar.

Hog Happenin

Hog Happening

BBQ, Bikes & Bands line the streets for this two day event. As the second largest event held in downtown, Kansas City BBQ Competition and bands ranging from your favorite locals to national acts, Christian rock to southern rock you don’t won’t to miss this annual FREE event! Typically the 1st weekend in June; adult beverages are sold, fun is to be had and beautiful bikes to be stared at so come see what bring out 15,000 people each year.

For more information, visit the Hog Happenin’ website.

July 4th Parade & Festivities

To kick-off our country’s Independence Day Celebration businesses on Main Street decorate their facades in the traditional red, white & blue to set the scene for the floats, cars and patriotic Americans that parade their colors for the 4th of July Parade. After the parade everyone heads over to Lincolnton High School football stadium to watch the annual fireworks show! Happy Birthday America!

Alive After 5

Alive After Five

If you like beach music, shagging or just a chill evening around the court square you will want to mark your calendars for the last Thursday of every month May – September. DJ Johnny B will be stirring up the fun before the band kicks off and making sure you enjoy your evening dancing on Main Street. Food Vendors and the beer wagon will be there to make sure you don’t go hungry or thirsty. Bring your sassy car (old, new & motorcycles too!) to show off and get premium parking. Don’t forget your lawn chairs!

For more information, visit the Alive After Five Facebook page.

Wine Fest

Spring has sprung and you are ready to get out and about! Check out our Wine Fest held in April on our Main Street of town. Artists, potters and of course our local wineries will line the street for your enjoyment. You can taste, buy and sip your way down the street until you find your favorite…

For more information, visit the Lincolnton Food & Wine Fest website.

Lincolnton Food & Wine Fest
Art Crawl Downtown Lincolnton

Art Crawl

The name speaks for itself! You can crawl (some prefer to walk) through downtown businesses to admire and purchase all types of art from our talented local artists. Some think the “crawl” came from sipping too much wine but we never shall tell you will have to come find out for yourself! Typically held in March, this event will help you shake off the winter blues and jump into spring!

First Friday Coffee & Conversation

On the 1st Friday of each month a special guest will speak on relative topics to downtown and/or business promotion. The coffee and location is provided by Harvest Moon Grille. With the informal setting, attendees can ask questions of the special guest which will develop into informative conversation which can set the stage for new ideas and growth. If you don’t come for any other reason, come to taste the breakfast cooked up at Harvest Moon…yum.

First Friday Coffee & Conversation
Cruisin' For A Cause

Cruisin’ for A Cause & Other Car Events

Summer is winding down and you want to show off those cars one more time before they hibernate for winter! Well how about you not only park it to show off but you can also cruise the court square like everyone did back in the good old days before cruising became illegal! For one night only cruising is legal for a minimal fee of $5 which is a tax deductible donation split by 4 local charities (Amys’ House-Domestic Violence Women’s Shelter, Relay for Life, Child Abuse Coalition & Hessed House- Homeless Shelter). Held in August you won’t want to miss this night full of fun, muscle cars and cruising!

May & November also host car shows downtown. Check our calendar for more details.

Apple Festival

The largest and longest running event downtown shows off our love for apples and provides a great fund-raising opportunity to our local non-profits. While the festival is an annual reunion for some most will say they come for the food! Eat your way through the streets, do a little shopping and chatting with all your friends you see. This is fun for the whole family!

For more information, visit the Lincoln County Apple Festival website.

Christmas Activities Downtown

Holiday Events

Downtown would not be complete without Christmas Holiday festivities! The stunning streetscape complete with lighted lampposts and a large Christmas tree truly put you in the holiday spirit! Even better is the clip clop of horses pulling a carriage down Main Street. And we can’t forget Santa Claus who has his own gingerbread house where he will sit and listen to the wants of little kids. The holiday affairs kick off in November with a lovely Christmas parade followed by the annual tree-lighting and caroling. Leave it to us to get you in the Holiday spirit!