Top 5 Things To Do

Five ways to explore and enjoy Cabarrus County, North Carolina this season

Add these essential experiences to your list, gather your friends and family, and make some summer memories in Cabarrus County! From the cities of Concord and Kannapolis to the towns of Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant, these are some of the top things to do in Cabarrus County this season.

Be Entertained Under the Stars

Along with cheering on the Cannon Ballers during home games, visit downtown Kannapolis to enjoy live performances from acts such as the Charlotte Symphony, Sammy Kershaw, Tracy Lawrence and others with Concerts in the Park, Thursdays on Main, the Sunday Music Series and more! Harrisburg also brings outdoor entertainment with live music during their annual July Fourth Celebration and throughout the “Rockin’ the Burg” concert series. Check out the Event Calendar for a full list of happenings!



Enjoy Indoor Excitement

When the rain or a really hot day call for moving the fun inside, Cabarrus County offers plenty of options for indoor fun! Enjoy a relaxing day of shopping and admiring serene sea creatures or experience a variety of thrills with activities including all-electric go kart racing, skydiving inside a wind tunnel or splashing the day away in an 80,000-sqaure-foot indoor water park. Whatever the adventure, you’ll find plenty of climate-controlled places to play in Cabarrus County.



Cool Off With Cool Treats

When warmer weather ignites a craving for cool treats, Cabarrus County’s sweet shops do not disappoint! Grab a cup or cone at cool downtown spots including Cabarrus Creamery in Concord and My Sister’s Place Ice Cream & Fudge in Kannapolis. Or, mix it up and dive into a super shake from The Percantile and Creamery! These indulgent desserts are stacked with sweets and are sure to be the highlight of your weekend.



Catch High-Speed Summer Fun

See the future stars of motorsports battle it out on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile oval! Along with exciting Legends and Bandolero racing, this family-friendly summer racing series features fireworks and fun exhibitions like school bus races. Then, metal-mashing monster trucks take center stage for a spectacular night of one-on-one elimination racing and freestyle competitions on the region’s largest, most radical, purpose-built course!



Log Some Trail Time

From the track to the trails, this destination’s outdoor experiences are not-to-be-missed. Cabarrus County is one of 15 counties included in the regional Carolina Thread Trail network. The segments in this area range from peaceful, paved paths for walking to natural surface trails for hiking and mountain biking. Find more amenities at area parks including playgrounds, interactive splash pads and amphitheaters. There are so many green spaces to run, bike, paddle, and soak up the sun!


Browse the Cabarrus County, NC Destination Guide for even more travel inspiration and must-see things to do in Concord, Kannapolis, Harrisburg, Midland and Mt. Pleasant.


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