March rained on its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, but downtown Mooresville will usher in April with a pair of traditional events.
Uncorked & Artsy
Sixteen tastings of either craft beer or wine will be available as participants peruse art and partake of live music Friday, April 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. along Main and Broad streets.
Tastings (tickets will be $30 at the gate) will be based on consumption, not number the number of participating businesses, according to the Downtown Mooresville Commission.
Vendors will also be offering food, and wine and art will also be available for sale.
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Mooresville Arts Renovation Fund.
The check-in gate opens at 5:45 p.m. between Moore and Center avenues.
Tickets include a souvenir cup. The art walk and live music are free.
Festival of Food Trucks
On Saturday, April 6, the Festival of Food Trucks returns for the first of its monthly appearances in 2019.
A variety of food and beverage choices will be available from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on North Main Street, between Moore and Iredell avenues.
Live music will also be part of the event. Bring a chair or a blanket for the performances. The monthly rallies will continue through October.
For information, visit www.downtownmooresville.com/signature-events
Race City Festival
The event, which draws more than 15,000 people to downtown Mooresville each year, returns Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The free festival is hosted by the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce for the community and held outdoors along Main and Broad streets.
NASCAR displays and souvenirs abound, along with arts and community culture, live music and other entertainment, and of course food trucks and a beer garden.
Pack sunglasses or an umbrella because the street festival happens rain or shine. There is plenty of public parking behind the businesses on Main and Broad streets.
Music on Main
Dates for 2019 have not been announced for the concerts, held every first Friday of the month from May through October at 6:30 p.m. at Mooresville Town Hall.
Elizabeth Freeman is a freelance writer living in Mooresville.