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 fall 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.

Sample Fall Flavored Craft Beer

As autumn brings crisp air and bright colors, master brewers in Cabarrus County offer up amber-hued glasses of malty goodness. This fall, new releases pair perfectly with brewery events to keep your calendar full of flavor and fun all season long. Many area breweries are family and dog friendly, so make time to sip on something spiced and enjoy the atmosphere with your entire crew. Click below for a guide to help you navigate Cabarrus County’s craft beer and cider scene.



Take in Fall Color and Fast Cars

Foliage isn’t the only showy spectacle on display this fall in Cabarrus County. Behold an eye-catching array of colorful rides! The Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals roar into zMAX Dragway September 23-25 and the Bank of America ROVAL 400 returns to Concord on October 9. Then, witness sprint cars, late models and big-block modifieds cruise around The Dirt Track at Charlotte with a backdrop of flames and fireworks. Plus, rise and shine to admire classic and custom hot rods at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Cars & Coffee on October 15 and November 19.



Carolina Renaissance Festival

History comes alive on Saturdays and Sundays through November 20 with non-stop, day long entertainment on twelve stages, arts and crafts, games and rides, jousting knights on horseback, feasting and so much more. Each day is filled with an abundance of attractions and entertainment for all ages. The Village pathways are bursting to life with over 500 costumed villagers that interact with you for your amusement. Huzzah!



Continue the Outdoor Adventures

Leaf-peeping, racing and the Ren Fest will get you outside, and the cool Carolina weather will keep you there. Take it a step further and hit the Carolina Thread Trail! Whether you need to stretch your legs after a long road trip, burn off a few Thanksgiving calories or just soak in some silence before the holiday rush, plan a visit to these greenways, trails and blueways. The regional network covers 15 counties with several options convenient to popular dining, shopping and attractions in the area.



Celebrate Our State’s Musical Legends

Commemorate the musical legacy of North Carolina’s greatest music makers at the Annual Induction Ceremony in Kannapolis! The 2022 class is made up of 5 nationally known and award-winning legends from North Carolina: Nnenna Freelon, Janet Paschal, Stephanie Mills, Bernard Edwards and Charlie Poole.


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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