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The Museum Of The Waxhaws - 8215 Waxhaw Highway, Waxhaw, NC
Visit the Museum of the Waxhaws to learn all there is to know about local history.  

David G. Barnes Children's Park - 215 W. South Main Street, Waxhaw, NC
David G. Barnes Children's Park is so named in honor of the man who has devoted over 28 years of his career as a public servant as a public school teacher, a Town Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem.  The park is open from 7 am to 8 pm from April 1 til November 1, and 8 am to 5 pm from November 2 til March 31.

Attend Waxhaw's First Friday
First Friday is put on by the Small Town Main Street Promotions Committee. The event occurs the first Friday of every month.  Businesses stay open later so visitors can explore what local merchants have to offer.  Each Friday is based around a theme and merchants host events that are tied to the planned theme, feature special sales or provide refreshments.  Events Calendar

Visit Downtown Waxhaw
Come shop in our stores, dine in our restaurants and stroll through our downtown.  Sit on our iconic pedestrian bridge and wait for the train to pass under your feet, or simply relax on a bench and peoplewatch.   

Take A Photo
Waxhaw is a great place for photo shoots!  We have the pedestrian bridge, the water tower, quaint stores and streets, and much more.  Downtown Waxhaw is a beautiful backdrop - as attested to by the many photographers who love the area.

Visit the JAARS Center - 7405 Jaars Road, Waxhaw, NC
The JAARS Center leads the effort in world-wide Bible translation.  It's a fascinating place to visit and learn about the methods used to provide day-to-day support.  Tours available.  Grab lunch on campus and visit the museums.

Harvey Clay Nesbit Park - 1304 H.C. Nesbit Road, Waxhaw, NC
Nesbit Park offers soccer and baseball fields for citizens. Map

Waxhaw Sk8 Park - South Caldwell Street
For skateboard enthusiasts, the sk8 park is located in downtown Waxhaw on South Caldwell Street, behind the David G. Barnes Park.  Hours of Operation are 7 am - 8 pm from April 1 to November 1 and from 8 am - 5 pm from November 2 to March 31.  Special closings will be posted on the town website  and on the Town of Waxhaw Facebook page.  Call the Public Services Department with questions.  Rules and Regulations

Waxhaw Historical Walking Tour
Join former Commissioner Joyce Blythe on a walking tour of the downtown area and hear fascinating facts about the buildings and homes and the people who lived in them.  Historical Walking Tour Brochure

Cane Creek Park
The Parks and Recreation Department  for Union County provides recreational opportunities to the citizens of Union County and neighboring counties. These services assist in providing a healthy community, leisure activities for all age groups, and park venues for a variety of special civic-organized events. The Department seeks to provide, “Something Fun for Everyone!”   Website

Military Wall of Honor - 100 N. Block of Main Street

The Storefront Theatre

Queen's Cup Steeplechase

Andrew Jackson State Park - 196 Andrew Jackson Park Road, Lancaster, SC 29720
For information call 803-285-3344 or see www.southcarolinaparks.com.

Museum of the Alphabet - 6409 Davis Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173

Mexico Cardenas Museum - 6403 Davis Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173

Waxhaw Town and Country Run
A 5k run that historically begins in downtown Waxhaw as participants will begin on E. North main Street and wind through town.  Runners will enjoy Waxhaw's historic charm as they pass by shops and historic homes.  The course will have one moderate sized hill. 

Twelve Days of Christmas in November/December
Twelve Days of Christmas events begin the Friday after Thanksgiving and continues on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the weekend before Christmas. Festivities start out with the illumination of over 75,000 lights in historic downtown Waxhaw, known as the Holiday Festival of Lights, followed by a Snack with Santa. The Waxhaw Christmas Parade, attended by 10,000 people, Senior Citizens Christmas Party and weekend carriage rides continue to bring Christmas spirit to all that visit.

Autumn Treasures
Second Week of October - There is something for everyone during Autumn Treasures. This event features the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned “Grill’n & Chill’n’” BBQ cook-off and car show. In addition, the town offers live entertainment and booths with various arts and crafts. A kid zone and array of concessions are enjoyed by participants as well. Approximately 10,000 people frequent this festival.

Spring Fest
Spring Fest is held each year in downtown Waxhaw in the Spring. 

July 4th Parade
Waxhaw is perhaps best known for the July 4th parade and fireworks show. The parade takes place on Main Street in Waxhaw beginning at 10 a.m. and is attended by over 12,000 enthusiastic revelers. The celebration continues with the Waxhaw Beach Party starting at 5 p.m. and culminates with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks are launched at Jackson Station next to CVS and the beach party takes place across the street behind and next to the car wash.

Waxhaw Branch Library - 509 S. Providence Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173

Visit the Overhead Pedestrian Bridge - Downtown Waxhaw

Visit the Waxhaw's Farmer's Market - Corner of Price and Church Street, 116 McDonald Street, Waxhaw

Pottery/Glass Blowing - 116 McDonald Street, Waxhaw, NC 28173
704-843-5638 or email:

Hours:  Monday-Saturday, 10-5
Sunday:  1-5
Extended Hours by Request

Movies in the Park

Join The Waxhaw Line Dancers
Join the Waxhaw Line Dancers at the Waxhaw American Legion located at 801 East South Main Street in Waxhaw every Friday night.  A fun and friendly line dance club for both beginners and seasoned dancers alike.  The club is for all ages and all levels.  Lessons start at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7) with open dancing until 10:30 pm.  http://www.waxhawlinedancers.com/WLDC/Main/   

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