Signature Events

Come together with your fellow trail and nature lovers at one of our four signature events! These annual events celebrate the work we do and the ways that you make our work possible. Hit the trails on National Trails Day, catch up with your fellow trail enthusiasts at Trails on Tap or discover more about trails alongside trail industry professionals at the Trail Forum. There’s something for everyone, so we hope to see you there!

Every year the Trail Forum brings together over 200 industry professionals and citizen leaders to continue the momentum in advancing this regional trail and river network. This year, we’re excited to bring you seven informative sessions and two dynamic keynote speakers, all from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you have an internet connection. Our presenters and exhibitors look forward to helping you facilitate more Thread Trail in your community!


Thursday, December 1 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Charles Mack Citizens’ Center

Mooresville, NC

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Celebrated on the first Saturday of June, our National Trails Day celebration is a great way to kick off the summer, with FREE bike, kayak and SUP rentals, nature and history walks, bike tours, yoga, kids activities, live music, food truck and outdoor themed exhibitors.  Join us at our 2021 celebration at Mount Holly’s Tuckaseege Park and Catawba Riverfront Greenway for a day of fun!

Saturday, June 4, 2022 

Carolina Thread Trail Segments Across the Carolinas

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Our annual spring celebration hosted with Catawba Lands Conservancy, the Pop-Up Picnic is celebrated with an evening of fun on the lawn of the Mint Museum Randolph! Enjoy picnic baskets filled by local area restaurants and beer and wine from local vendors.


October 2022

Charlotte, NC

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