Mooresville Unveils 150th Anniversary Signature Events

On Thursday, August 11, the Town of Mooresville unveiled its 150th anniversary signature events at a partnership kickoff event at the Charles Mack Citizens Center.

The Town of Mooresville will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2023 with over 150 events and activities occurring in Mooresville throughout the year. Signature events include New Year’s Fireworks, Party Like It’s 1873 Festival, Liberty Park Grand Re-Opening, Stars & Stripes on Main Parade, Bands and Brews Festival, Mooresville Motorsports Festival, and A Classic Christmas.

New Year’s Fireworks—December 31, 2022
Ring in the new year and our 150th Anniversary with a special fireworks display. Enjoy this all-American, family friendly event in historic downtown Mooresville.

Party Like It’s 1873 Festival & Immersive Experience—March 3, 2023
The Town of Mooresville was incorporated on March 3, 1873. We are ready to celebrate in historic style. With everything from a John Moore look-alike contest, to food trucks, beer vendors, music, period themed actors, and more, the Party Like It’s 1873 Festival will mark Mooresville’s official 150th anniversary. The celebration includes a spectacular event in the Charles Mack Citizen Center.

150 Years of Mooresville: Immersive Exhibit will celebrate Mooresville’s storied history. Every few minutes, the lights dim, and historical photos and memorabilia will come alive, spilling projections onto the walls to tell the story of our beloved community. Featuring music, narration, and vivid animations, it’s an immersive art experience like no other.

Liberty Park Grand Re-Opening—June 2023
With a surprise headliner musical act, food, drink and celebratory ribbon cutting, the much-anticipated grand re-opening of Liberty Park will be a community celebration not to be missed. Come explore the new features of this signature Mooresville park and enjoy a concert experience that is sure to be the talk of the town. Join us for the much-anticipated grand re-opening of Liberty Park! This park will feature a multi-level, inclusive playground, covered basketball court and more! We’ll celebrate with live music, food and fun while admiring this amazing addition to Downtown Mooresville!

Stars and Stripes on Main Parade—July 2023
Celebrate Mooresville’s birthday and America’s birthday all in one day at this patriotic Fourth of July parade. Mooresville’s past, present and future will be on display with an imaginative line-up of colorful parade floats, historic vehicles, and plenty of hometown pride.

Bands & Brews Event—September 2023
Enjoy a cool brew, live music and good food at the Bands, Brews & BBQ Festival in downtown

Mooresville. This outdoor festival will feature North Carolina craft beer, food tastings, and some of the best local music from across the region.

Mooresville Motorsports Festival—October 2023
Anchored by the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony, this festival celebrates America’s love of speed. With race cars, current and vintage hot rods, food trucks, live music and the greatest names in auto racing history, this is an event you do not want to miss.

An exclusive exhibit in the Charles Mack Citizen Center will feature historic racing photography and rare artifacts, highlighting the people and places in North Carolina that helped establish NASCAR as a must-see American sporting event.


Classic Christmas in Mooresville—December 2023
Create a lifetime of memories with your family while attending this annual festive celebration. Visit local artisans, sample festive cuisine, finish your last-minute shopping, and catch holiday-themed performances brought to you by local talent. Victorian carolers, holiday shopping and photos with Santa are all part of this traditional Classic Christmas.

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On March 3, 1873, the North Carolina General Assembly approved the Charter for the Incorporation of the Town of Mooresville. From small mill town to fast-growing lake community with a population of more than 50,000, Mooresville has grown and changed over the years but has retained its small-town charm. Learn more about Mooresville’s history at