🧸 ☕️ Where Playdates and Coffee Dates Happily Collide

The Playroom Social offers parents a safe place for their children to play while they connect with other parents and caregivers!

Cabarrus Brewing Co. Announces Free Summer Concert Series

Get ready for something special this summer, “Groovez in the Garten”. The beer garden stage will host an incredible lineup of 4 amazing shows, and it’s all FREE! Don’t miss out on this summer of awesome music, good vibes, and great beer!

🎥🍿Gem Theatre Offers $2 Matinees This Summer!

Summer is just around the corner, and the Gem Theatre is thrilled to announce their $2 Summer Matinees. Cool down at the movies by enjoying some affordable, family-friendly entertainment every Tuesday at 10:00 am and 12:30 pm between June 13 and August 8.

🚜 The Barn Is Coming Back to Frank Liske Park!

Park-goers will once again be able to make cherished memories. The updated Barn includes a restroom and a warming kitchen on both levels, an elevator, larger picnic sheds on each side, along with audiovisual capabilities on the upper level.

🍺 🎸 Craft Beer & Country Music Festival at the Ballpark

Get ready for a wild ride of beer, country music, and NASCAR with the Michael Waltrip Brewing Craft Beer & Country Music Festival at the Atrium Health Ballpark in Kannapolis on May 25th at 7pm!

🌟🎨 LIM|NAL: An Ode to Local Artists and Performers

The Cabarrus Arts Council’s latest exhibition, “LIM|NAL: The Space Between,” will run from May 18 to July 22, 2023.

🏁🖤 Legends Car Race Comes to Downtown Kannapolis

The inaugural Earnhardt Outdoors Showdown® will take place on Thursday, May 25th with pre-race entertainment starting at 2:30pm and a Legends Car Race at 5pm.

🐐 🤗 Schedule a Baby Goat Playdate

Cotton Bean Farms offers opportunities to pet, feed, and cuddle their Mini Nubian and baby milk goats.

🎵 🎸 Harrisburg Announces Outdoor Concert Series

The Town of Harrisburg announced its 2023 Rockin’ the Burg Community Concert Series, a free, family-friendly outdoor concert series, held on the Harrisburg Park Amphitheater Stage. The Town is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and each Rockin’ the Burg Concert will be honoring a specific decade.

🧭 Explore Cabarrus Launches 2023-2024 Destination Guide

The Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CCCVB) launched their 2023-2024 Destination Guide last week just in time for National Travel & Tourism Week on May 7-13, 2023.

🐷 Get Jiggy at Kannapolis’ Award-Winning BBQ Festival May 4th-7th

On May 4th–7th, Jiggy with the Piggy comes to Downtown Kannapolis with over 50 BBQ competition teams as well as a festival featuring a People’s Choice Pork Tasting Contest, a 5K race, concerts, and over 100 arts and crafts vendors.

⚾ 🐖 Cannon Ballers to Become Kannapolis Q’s (during Jiggy with the Piggy)

In March, the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers announced that during the Jiggy with the Piggy festival, the team will officially become the Kannapolis Q’s for their weekend series.

📚 “New York Times” Bestselling Author to Appear at Mount Pleasant Event

Celebrated author and North Carolina native John Hart will appear at an event hosted by the Mount Pleasant Friends of the Library on Thursday, May 4th. The event will be held at 73 & Main restaurant in downtown Mount Pleasant from 7:00–9:00pm.

🌼 SpringFest Vendor Market Coming to CBC

Cabarrus Brewing Company (CBC) is hosting over 80 local craft vendors this Saturday, April 22nd from 11am-5pm. The SpringFest Vendor Market started in 2018 and has been a huge success every year. Stacey Griffin, co-owner of CBC, says one of the objectives of the Market “is to help support local small businesses.”

🍇 Rocky River Vineyards Hosts Wine Tastings and Events

Rocky River Vineyards is a 45-acre, family-owned and operated vineyard and winery, tucked into the hills of Midland and was the first vineyard in Cabarrus County.

🎶 🎥 Kannapolis Announces Summer Concerts and Movies

Major recording artists are coming to Cabarrus County this summer! The Kannapolis Summer Concert Series is highlighted by Deana Carter, Grand Funk Railroad, Collective Soul, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, and Chairmen of the Board.

🎨 Paint a Portrait of Your Own Beloved Pet

Looking for a fun night out AND a chance to paint your beloved pet? Paintings & Things by Carla and Cabarrus Brewing Company have teamed up to bring you Pets, Paints & Pints.

⚾ 🐕 Bat Dog Kacey Returns from Baseball Training

Did You Know? Last summer the Cannon Ballers welcomed their new bat dog, Kacey Betty to their baseball family. She did basic obedience training last year with Stone Paw Dog Training and then the week before the Super Bowl she left to train with a lab-specific trainer. He has taught her how to retrieve a baseball bat, run the bases, and may even catch a flyball.

🐱 ☕ Unique Cat Café Experience in Downtown Concord

A visit to Mac Tabby Cat Cafe is all about “Good energy, local coffee, craft beer, and CATS!” What’s so special about Mac Tabby Cat Cafe? The CATS of course! Where else can you take a latte into a room with 12 free-roaming felines?! So, what can you expect when you visit Mac Tabby Cafe? Twelve adoptable cats roam the CAT LOUNGE, which you can access for a small fee, and they are ready to play!

⚾ Partnering to Make a Difference: Eli Lilly & The Cannon Baller Foundation

Eli Lilly and the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers have announced that Lilly will be the presenting sponsor of the Cannon Baller Foundation, which is built upon five pillars identified by the team and stakeholders after three years of working in and giving back to the community at and around Atrium Health Ballpark.

🖼️ 🚶‍♀️ Art Walk Festival in Concord April 1st

Local artists and downtown merchants welcome you to downtown Concord for the popular all-day arts festival. Art Walk on Union has a slightly revised layout but is most definitely ready for the community to stroll downtown on Saturday, April 1st from 11am-4pm. Our local artists and downtown merchants are counting on you to come out and support them!

🐷 Harrisburg Bar-Ba-Brew Has Fun for the Whole Family

For only $20, you can enjoy BBQ from 10 different vendors, cast your vote for the best one, and sample craft beer while raising money for a great cause! We’re sold!

🪖🪖🪖 World War I Exhibit Opens with Generous Donation

The “Collecting the Great War” exhibit features over 200 World War I items collected and donated by Dave Goff and supplemented by items from the ECHS permanent collection.

🎪 🌊 Magical Water Circus Coming to Concord!

We are “flying high” over the news that Cirque Italia will be presenting their Water Circus Gold show at Concord Mills (parking lot near AMC Concord Mills 24) from March 16-19th.

Activities for Seniors to Love this March!

Clearly, Cabarrus County values its seniors because there is SO MUCH to do just in the month of March. We’ve rounded up just a few to spotlight.

🏃🏿 👟 🏃‍♀️ Lace Up for 5K Season in Cabarrus County

Whether you are a seasoned runner looking to cross the finish line first in your age group or a long-time Walk Cabarrus participant striving to complete your first 5K, Cabarrus County has a race for you.

Cigar Loft Owner Took His Passion and Made a Living Out of It

Derek Kilgore has been passionate about cigars for over a decade, which is why he opened The Cigar Loft in January 2020.

🎭 Area Schools Vie for Theatre Awards

The Blumey Awards is a regional High School Musical Theatre Awards program and eight of our local Cabarrus County schools have nominated their upcoming musicals to be judged for the competition.

🐢 🐇 Register Now for This FREE Musical Version of The Tortoise and The Hare

This is one of our favorite family events across all of Cabarrus County… and it’s FREE! Opera Carolina comes to town to perform two shows on the Davis Theatre stage as part of the Cabarrus Arts Council’s Family Day.

🌳 Make a Date with a Trail This Month!

Each month, there’s a theme for Year of the Trail, along with an activity to go along with it. For February, they want to invite you on a date on one of your favorite trails…and for you to invite a friend or loved one to join you!

📣 🤎 NC Black Heritage Festival Coming Feb 26

As Black History Month kicks off, be sure to make plans to attend the 2023 North Carolina Black Heritage Festival at the Cabarrus Arena on Feb 26th from 1-5 pm. This year’s theme is “Remember the Past, Celebrate the Present, & Shape the Future.”

⚾ New for 2023: 10 Game Mini-Plans

The Cannon Ballers first home game is just a few months away on April 18th. Now is the time to reserve your tickets to a great evening out at the ballpark. New this year are mini-plans that include a collection of 10 games covering the entire season (approximately 2 per month).

Kannapolis, Start Your Engines!

Slot car racing is coming to downtown Kannapolis with the opening of The Slot Car Track Kannapolis on Saturday, January 28th!

Cabarrus County Is Home to NC’s Largest Board Game Café

Tucked beneath a variety of delicious restaurant offerings, on the lower level of the Gibson Mill Market, there is a place where all imaginations are welcome.

Can You Spot Downtown Concord in the Trailer?

Filming took place during the spring and summer of 2021, with scenes shot in Charlotte, Concord, Kannapolis, and Hickory.

🥕👟 Health & Fitness Trends for 2023

As the new year begins, health and fitness resolutions continue to be a priority. Gym regulars dread the month of January when all of the “newbies” show up and classes and weight rooms are more crowded.

Family March and Wreath Laying Ceremony to Highlight an MLK Weekend Celebration

Several events are planned around Cabarrus County to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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