Welcome to Old Town Cornelius!

Old Town Cornelius (OTC) is quickly becoming a hub for a vibrant and flourishing arts scene just outside of Charlotte, NC. Known for its popular local breweries, OTC is making a name for itself as a destination for culture of all kinds: from boutique stores and bottle shops, to farm-to-fork restaurants and live music venues. So what are you waiting for?! Come out and experience the scene for yourself!

Upcoming Events in #OTC

Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
2:30 pm
The Bindu Presents: The Art of Intuitive Eating: a workshop covering 10 principles to help you honor yourself, nourish your body, and savor your life. 3-part […]
The Bindu
Mar 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
3:00 pm
The Cornelius Police Department Traffic Safety Unit will host bi-monthly checking stations from 3:00pm – 6:00pm at Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Station 1, 19729 S. Main Street. […]
Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Station
7:00 pm
The Cornelius Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit will host a Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety event as part of their participation in NCDOT’s Watch 4 ME NC […]
Town Hall
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
Every other Monday, come on down to the house for our vinyl listening party! Connect with local music lovers and bring your favorite records to share […]
Old Town Public House



March 13, 2018

Get Your Grill On

The NCAA tournament is here, grills are heating up everywhere, and our ‘drinkin’ beers are coming out of the fridge with little thought. As we head […]
March 10, 2018

Standing Strong: Public Art Pieces Bolster Civic and Cultural Life

We all have a favorite. From the Mark Twain statue to the Jitterbug by Rite Aid to the murals in Oak Street Mill, the public art […]
February 26, 2018

2018 Summer Camps in OTC

With warm weather rolling through our area, hints of summer are all around us. Now is the time to think about registering your child for summer […]
February 23, 2018

Flashback Friday: The Barbers of Brick Row

As recollected by Jack Conard Jr: There used to be two barber shops in the north end of brick row, next to the railroad, across from […]
February 21, 2018

“How Many Pints?” Meet OTC’s Craft Beer Specialist: Half Pint

One of the questions I love from friends when out for drinks is, “What kind of beer do you think I would like?”  I am always […]
February 7, 2018

Local Artists to take the stage for Black History Month in OTC

Our area is saturated with talent and as we celebrate Black History Month, we will be highlighting some African American Artists that are making waves in […]
February 6, 2018

February Art Exhibits: Live Performances: Celebrate Black History Month in OTC

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Old […]
February 1, 2018

Making History: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Enter: three local artists and a boarded up old building. The building adjacent to OTPH on Catawba Ave is undergoing restoration and while the owner is […]
January 29, 2018

Pulling Together for Paula

As most already know, our friend and neighbor Paula Wolfe had significant damage to her beautiful 1901 home on Catawba Avenue. The full extent is yet […]
January 25, 2018


A mural was completed this week and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Artists depicted an image not uncommon on the OTC scene on any given […]
January 6, 2018

New Year, New You? Live a F.a.s.t. Life Founder Jenn Baxter Shares Her Story

On January 12th, meet Jenn Baxter, author of the new book, Live a F.a.s.t. Life: How Stripping Down & Cleaning Up Gave Me My Life Back, […]

Our Partners

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Cornelius Cultural Arts Group

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Bella Love, Inc.

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Lake Norman YMCA

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Oak St Mill

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Habitat for Humanity

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Old Town Public House

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Kadi Fit

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School of Rock

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