We have compiled a variety of resources and information about Waxhaw, NC and our surrounding communities including area demographics, school information, dining and entertainment options and more.
Living in Waxhaw, NC
The town is still divided by a railroad, which was developed in the 1880s and brought a variety of opportunities to the small, rural town of Waxhaw. Over the years the community has continued to grow as a result of our neighboring city, Charlotte, NC. We take pride in our dedication to preserving the charm and small-town feel of Waxhaw, and many of our residents take pride in our commitment to preserving the historic charm and authenticity of our community
Waxhaw Dining & Entertainment
Some of Waxhaw’s favorite annual, local events include
Independence Day Parade
Spring Kaleidoscope Festival
Jammin’ by the Tracks (Fridays, May-September)
Autumn Treasures – Second Week of October
Festival of Lights
Seniors Christmas Party
First Friday Night Concert
Waxhaw Farmers Market
Queen’s Cup Steeple Chase, every April
If you’re looking for ways to explore our local community and take advantage of all the wonderful activities and amenities, here are a few we recommend:
Museum of the Waxhaws – Located off Highway 75, the Museum of the Waxhaws is open three days a week to the public with field trips and group visits occurring as scheduled throughout each week. Their goal is to foster community, understanding, and reconciliation by telling more stories. In hopes of elevating historical awareness, our sense of place, and our unity in diversity.
Cane Creek Park – This 1,050-acre park includes a 300-acre lake for boating, swimming, fishing, and lots of other water activities. It’s open throughout the year with access to campgrounds, picnic shelters, an amphitheater, a lakeside lodge and more.
JAARS – JAARS is an international community where the Wycliff Bible translators work and live. On their campus you can find a museum with a variety of artifacts and information about their mission. Lear more about their organization here.
Eight Legs Gallery – Eight Legs Gallery is located in Waxhaw, NC carries “Art with Heart” created by local artists in the North and South Carolina area. Art pieces include a selection of oil paintings, water color, pastels, acrylics, wood art, pottery, fused glass and much more and the gallery offers a variety of art classes for local residents.
Storefront Theatre – Home to the Storefront Theatre Company, this Waxhaw venue plays host to local and regional talents as they bring performances to stage without Without benefit of costumes, props, or elaborate sets. Their talented actors use voices, facial expressions, and attitude to make the stories come alive in the audience’s imagination.
Waxhaw Sk8 Park – Located off Caldwell Street in Downtown, the Waxhaw Sk8 Park is complete with a half-pipe, quarter-pipe, decking, rails, ramps, a bowl and more!
Harvey Clay Nesbit Park – This 40 acre park is located in the Northwest quadrant of Waxhaw and is home to baseball, softball, and multipurpose fields as well as picnic shelters and other recreational areas available for reservation through the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Restaurants and Dining
If you’re on the hunt for a great meal, you don’t have to look far. Waxhaw is home to a variety of locally owned restaurants and dining options that you definitely don’t want to miss! Some of our favorites include
Greco Fresh Grille
Capricci’s True Italian
Cork & Ale
Provisions Breakfast & Lunch Counter
Blue Door Deli & Market
In the spirit of community, we love supporting other small businesses in our area. Here are a few of the thriving local businesses that you will find in downtown Waxhaw and beyond
Stewart’s Pottery & Gallery
Waxhaw Reading Room, Used Bookstore
Waxhaw Tack Exchange
Provisions Natural Foods
The Baker, located in the Historic Livery Stable building
For those living in the Waxhaw area, our local, elected officials are
Mayor: Ron Pappas
Town Clerk: Melody Shuler