Fast lanes, slow food and everything in between. Cabarrus County offers one-of-a-kind experiences for everyone from motorsports enthusiasts to music lovers to foodies.
Cabarrus County is the home of premier motorsports entertainment and so much more. In one day, you can discover the state’s music history, wander through a historic gold mine, visit the hometown of a NASCAR legend and speed around the Charlotte Motor Speedway in the driver’s seat of a real NASCAR race car, and then wind down at a one-of-a-kind distillery with friends.
This is a place to explore, to try new things, to meet new people. Here, you can enjoy the activities you already love and discover new experiences that can only be found here. And with a mild, four-season climate, Cabarrus County has festivals and activities to experience all throughout the year.
Cabarrus County’s charming communities and up-and-coming cities feature downtown districts you’ll fall in with. Stroll, sip and shop the day away. Watch a baseball game in one of the country’s best minor league stadiums. Visit a 19th-century textile mill that now serves as a locally sourced food hall. See a performance inside an historic theater, browse a fine art gallery and so much more. In the towns and cities of Cabarrus, you’ll experience the perks of downtown life without the stressors of big cities.
Cabarrus offers plenty to keep racing fans on their feet and in the driver seat all year. Visitors from around the country flock here for major motorsports events like the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Coca-Cola 600, and World Finals. But no matter the time of year, motorsports excitement remains full throttle in Cabarrus County. Get behind the wheel of a NASCAR race car yourself, spend a day tracing the footsteps of Dale Earnhardt Sr. or look inside the race shops of your favorite drivers.
North Carolina has made quite an impact on American music, and Cabarrus County offers plenty of ways to explore our musical history. The Avett Brothers got their start right here in Concord, and artists like James Taylor, John Coltrane, Charlie Daniels and Roberta Flack have roots in our state, too. Learn more at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, then experience it firsthand. Check out our Music Events & Concerts to witness history at the next induction ceremony, hear the stars of today and tomorrow, or dance the night away at an outdoor show.
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