Great charitable events are coming to the lake this year. Check back for more information.



Come see The Big Splash – Sea Planes on Lake Hickory!

Join the fun Friday or Saturday (Oct 7th from 08:00 am until 8:00 pm) to watch sea planes take off and land on Lake Hickory. Get a close look at the planes, meet the pilots, explore a world-class aviation museum, watch the planes fly over downtown Hickory and ride the Lake Hickory Adventures dinner yacht.

Admission is free at Wittenberg Lake Access and the Hickory Airport (and Aviation Museum).  A donations will be accepted, food purchases, games and cruise ticket sales will raise money for a local Boy Scout troop, the Hickory Aviation Museum and a local veterans aid organization Learn more, express interest and let us know you are coming at

Airplanes, seaplanes, aviation museum tours, Lake Hickory Adventures yacht rides, great food, live music, games, exhibits, and more!  Wittenburg Access Area on Lake Hickory (89 Wildlife Access Rd, Hickory, NC 28601) and at the Hickory Regional Airport (3101 9th Ave Dr NW, Hickory, NC 28601).  Gates open at 8:00 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at Wittenburg Access by BSA Troop 275 and various breakfast items available at the Crosswind Café at the Hickory Airport. Charitable donations will be accepted on admission at the gates and throughout the event.  See the Big Splash event on Facebook or the (Charity Events on the Lake) web page for updates and additional details.

Interested sponsors and exhibitors should contact Larry Laufer at [email protected]

The Hickory Big Splash – Seaplanes on Lake Hickory

Saturday October 7th 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  (Rain Date is Sunday October 8th)



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