2nd Friday Street Festival Kicks off May 10 with local favorite band Irrashional!

On Friday, May 10, 6-10pm, 2nd Friday Street Festival will return to Old Town Cornelius at Oak Street Mill for its sixth season. Cornelius Cultural Arts Group hosts this monthly event, which runs from May-October on the second Friday of each month. Each festival features beer vendors, food trucks, artisans, crafters, local businesses, and, of course, LIVE music. It’s the area’s best after-work, family-friendly party! And don’t forget to bring your furry four-legged friends!


As always, all good dogs and their humans are welcome!


“After the unprecedented success of the ‘Tawba Walk last month, we’re expecting our biggest festival season ever,” shared Cynthia Team, CCAG’s executive director. “People love coming out to support the Cornelius Arts scene, and we’re proud to host events that contribute to it.”


Here’s some of what you’ll see.


Irrashional rockin’ out at Oak Street Mill!


Imusination (ee-mus-i-nation)—a blend of supercharged interactive experiences empowering families to connect by exploring the peaks of possibility—will take the main stage. Imusination is imagination, music, and amusement in concert! Watch OTC’s Facebook Page for videos of this immersive, one-of-a-kind experience.


Need a little food and local craft beer? Eleven Lakes, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, and Red Clay Ciderworks will be pouring. Food truck lineup includes Food Freaks, Carolina Smash Truck, and A Worthy Dog.

Dozens of local artisans, crafters, and businesses will also be on hand. Expect everything from homemade candles and dog treats to fine art, original paintings, locally thrown ceramics, unique jewelry, and fashion. Many local small businesses and community groups will have booths as well. Artists Heather Be and Rico Nye will be painting live! And Love Lake Norman is back with its very popular Kids’ Zone!


Event organizer Case Warnemunde promotes the cultural arts scene in Cornelius. “There is so much creativity in this community and such a love for LIVE music. We’re especially excited to kick-off the 2nd Friday season with Irrashional—a band that formed right here in Cornelius and is now enjoying a much broader success. It’s the perfect way to start the weekend.”



Cornelius Cultural Arts Group is a nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of the arts through events and initiatives. To use these events and initiatives to connect community by enhancing quality of life in Cornelius and the surrounding Lake Norman region by supporting and promoting programs of creative expression in arts, science, diversity, history, and heritage.


2nd Friday Street Festival is organized and promoted by Bella Love, Inc., a Cornelius company that specializes in community engagement through events, artist development, and marketing.


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