The Downtown Development Association will present the final Alive After Five concert for 2021 this Thursday (Sept. 16th) in downtown Lincolnton. The CAT5 Band will entertain and there'll be food and beverages for sale and the usual car/truck show in the second block of East Main Street.
With the coronavirus delta variant on a rampage, even though it's an open air outdoor event, wearing a mask for personal protection may be a good idea.
Many events have once again been canceled for this year. There won't be a Denver Days Festival--that decision was made months ago. The Denver/LKN Rotary Club is, however, continuing to have its Music in the Park concerts at Rescue Squad Park on Galway Drive. The final Music in the Park event for this year will be the first weekend in October. They won't have rides this year.
Hickory canceled its Oktoberfest again this year; Salisbury has canceled its Cheerwine Festival originally scheduled for Saturday (Sept. 18th); the Blumenthal Performing Arts and Charlotte Center City Partners postponed the Charlotte SHOUT! festival, previously scheduled to take place in Uptown Charlotte September 17th–October 3rd until a future date in 2022; the Cleveland County Fair and the Liver Mush Festival in Shelby have been canceled.
The North Carolina Mountain State Fair is being held this week at the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher. So far, Stanley's Countryfest is still planned for the first weekend in October, and the Lincoln County Apple Festival is also still a go--and will be unless a state edict says otherwise. It's scheduled for Saturday October 16th.
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