Southeast Tourism Society Selects 4 Lake Norman Festivities Among Their Top 20 Ranking


The Loch Norman Highland Games, NC Music & Brewers Festival, Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race, and Warrior Dash were just selected as Top 20 Southeast Tourism Society (STS) events this year.

Every year travel industry experts select 20 events per month and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The significance of the nominations is to recognize unique and diverse events, as well as provide well-deserved accolades for the dedicated event organizers and additional media exposure.

This year’s Loch Norman Highland Games, which will be held on April 13-14, was announced as April’s Top 20 Best Festivals and Events in the Southeast. The Loch Norman Highland Games is a modern Scottish festival that features athletic competition, music, and dance. The Scottish Games have established a deep connection to the community for 26 years.

This year’s NC Music & Brewers Festival, which will be held on May 10-11, and Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race on May 18, were elected as May’s Top 20 Best Festivals and Events in the Southeast. The NC Music & Brewers Festival celebrates great music and craft brewing traditions. The Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race brings awareness to the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. These festivals have allowed many people to come together and appreciate the traditions of our diverse community.

This year’s Warrior Dash, which will be held on June 1, was recognized on June’s Top 20 Best Festivals and Events in the Southeast. The Warrior Dash is a 5k obstacle course race and festival that welcomes athletes, weekend warriors, and families to the race. Since 2009, this has been the only Warrior Dash race in the Carolinas that anyone can start and finish.

According to their website, Southeast Tourism Society (STS) is dedicated to promoting and developing tourism in its member states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. In 1985, in recognition of the unique, diverse and unparalleled events in the region, STS began the Top 20 Events award program. A Top 20 Award seeks to bring more publicity and recognition to the best events in the Southeast, whether it be media, attendees or both.