Waxhaw Information, News & Events

News:

Tower12/11/12: Waxhaw Water Tower to be re-painted the same silver color by Utility Services from Perry, GA. This process is said to take 8-12 weeks.

1/14/13: Dog owners are being required to renew their pet license. You can submit your application at the Town Hall located at 317 N. Broome Street. Click here for your application.

Events:

SpringFest: This two day festival in May that features arts and crafts vendors selling their crafts in the downtown area.  There is many musical acts and food vendors to enjoy.  In the free Kids Zone complete there will be bouncies, entertainment and more.

Patriotic Ceremonies: Each year, locals and visitors gather at the Military Wall of Honor to take part in Memorial Day, Patriot Day, and Veterans Day ceremonies.

Fourth of July: The celebration begins with a parade downtown. Announcers cover the entire parade route to make sure that you hear all of the details surrounding the fun entries passing by.  In the afternoon, make your way to our annual beach party for delicious food, live music and more. In the evening, you can watch fireworks set to patriotic music!

Grill ‘n’ Chili Cookoff: A Friday night in October, the professional and backyard barbecue teams begin to cook. On Saturday the contestants will submit their entries to the judges then in the afternoon the public will taste and vote!

12 Days of Christmas: The celebration kicks off the day after Thanksgiving with the Festival of Lights through the historic buildings and landscapes. Santa will be in town and carolers walking around town.  On the first Friday of December the town hosts a Christmas party for the Senior Citizens with local music and food donated from local restaurants. On the second Sunday of December there is a parade that features the local school marching bands, and entries and floats by hundreds of businesses and members of the community. There are the many other events during the 12 Days of Christmas festivities including live nativity scenes, the Polar Express train, carriage rides on Friday and Saturday nights and more.

Information:

Waxhaw is a town located in Union County, home to 9,859 current residents. Waxhaw is located north of Lancaster, South Carolina and lies about 12 miles south of Charlotte.

To watch a community tour of Waxhaw click here

The Town currently has dozens of specialty shops and dining ranging from mom & pop restaurants to fine dining bistros. The Waxhaw Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes retail businesses as well as architecturally significant houses near the center of town.The Town Park is located in the downtown area, as is a Skate Park. Near Waxhaw is Cane Creek Park, a 1,050-acrepark, featuring scenic areas and recreation activities.

Local Schools:

Public Elementary Schools:

  • Kensington Elementary School
  • Sandy Ridge Elementary School
  • Waxhaw Elementary School
  • Western Union Elementary School
  • Newtown Elementary School
  • Rea View Elementary School
  • Wesley Chapel Elementary School
  • Marvin Elementary School

Public Middle Schools:

  • Marvin Ridge Middle School
  • Parkwood Middle school
  • Cuthbertson Middle School

Public High Schools:

  • Marvin Ridge High School
  • South Providence High School
  • Parkwood High School
  • Cuthbertson High School
  • Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA)

Explore a few Subdivisions in my new video:

Somerset Subdivision in Waxhaw

Blackstone Subdivision in Waxhaw

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