Programs & Events

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of recreational programs and events throughout the year, including trips and athletic leagues.


NOTE: Most programs require a completed program registration form.  While many are free, some do have a participation fee. You may register in person, by phone or by mail.To register by mail, send your completed program form and any payment required to: Kannapolis Parks and Recreation, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081Please make checks payable to “City of Kannapolis.” 


Many of programs are currently available for on-line registration.  If you would like to register on-line for a program, click on the link in the program description and you will be re-directed to a new page for registration.  If no link is present, then on-line registration is not available.  Please call our office to register by phone or for more information.   To browse all programs, visit our site:



Are you behind on your shopping, wrapping or cleaning for the holidays? Drop off the kids for a holiday-themed parents' night out that will consist of gingerbread houses, crafts and games.

Location: Forest Park Elementary
December 16th  1-4PM
Ages 6-12
$10.00 per child (registration and fees due by December 15th)


Registration for the Fall softball season is now closed. The season will begin the week of September 4th and rosters are due at game time the first night. For more information please contact Kannapolis Parks & Recreation at 704-920-4343.

Fall Softball Playoffs.pdf
Fall 2017 Softball Rules.pdf


The City of Kannapolis and Zumba want YOU! Let's get healthy and moving together! Enter the world of international rhythms. You'll enjoy an hour of fun with music, basic rhythms and steps like the salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, and many more. 

Location: Kannapolis Train Station (201 South Main Street)
Time: Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
Fridays 10:00-11:00 AM
Cost: FREE



Our art classes help kids explore their artistic abilities, with a great balance of trying different art techniques, discovering, making friends and learning new skills. An instructor will guide them step by step from a blank canvas to their finished masterpiece. We supply all the materials and inspiration. All the kids have to do is come ready to paint and have a great time.

Ages 6-15 Cost: $25/Person 

Discounts are offered for signing up for more than one painting! 

Please contact Lori Burroughs at 704-798-8826 or for more information. 

The following classes are offered at Kannapolis Train Station, 201 S. Main Street Kannapolis NC 28083.

November 18th

The following class will be held at City Hall in the EOC on the 3rd Floor. City Hall is located at 401 Laureate Way Kannapolis. 

December 2nd

(11am - 2pm) 


The following class will be offered at the Kannapolis Train Station, 201 S. Main St. Kannapolis. 

December 16th 



Save the dates for youth painting January-May:

At Village Park Program Room, 1-4 pm, $25/child:

  • January 13
  • January 27
  • February 10
  • February 24
  • March 10
  • March 24
  • April 14th (At the Train Station)
  • April 28th
  • May 12th (12pm-3pm)
  • May 19th

Please note, these times and dates are subject to change. Artwork for these dates will be published soon! 


 Yoga for youth - Flexibility, concentration, and creativity are all a part of this hour-long program. 

Bring your mat and bottle of water and get ready for fun!

Cost is $3.00 per child per class - paid at the time of class to the instructor.

No advance registration is needed!

Yoga is held at the Kannapolis Train Station located at 201 South Main Street.

Children ages 3-5   Children ages 6-10 
Monday mornings 10:00 am  Thursday mornings 10:00 am

Please note the following dates that there will be NO youth yoga classes:

Thursday November 23rd, Monday November 27th, Thursday November 30th, Monday December 25th, and Monday January 1st. 



 Self Defense Cheerleading  
 Wednesday Nights  Monday Nights

Self defense and cheerleading holds classes at G.W. Carver Elementary School 
(formerly Kannapolis Intermediate School) located at 
525 East C. Street Kannapolis 

Class times vary based on skill level/experience.
$10 registration fee
$8 per week - paid weekly (no contracts)
Please call : 980-237-4738 for more information or to register.
More information can also be found online HERE


The Parks and Recreation Department occasionally offers trip opportunities for adults. Trips are for adults 18 and older unless otherwise noted. Trips sometimes have potential to last longer and/or end earlier than expected. Many trips may have a lot of walking so please wear comfortable shoes. To be added to our mailing list, please call Jill Foster at 704-920-4343, or

Julia's Talley House Restaurant and Daveste Vineyard - Troutman, NC


The Talley House Restaurant is a local favorite in Troutman, NC. The restaurant has been featured in Our State magazine. Known for their fried chicken, family and cafeteria style eating. We will enjoy lunch at the restaurant before heading to the Daveste Vineyard. The Daveste Vineyard was the first winery in Iredell County. We will take a tour of the vineyard and winery, complete with a wine tasting and souvenir glass. Additional wine and souvenirs can be purchased at the shop.

Thursday November 16, 2017

Registration and Fees due by: Wednesday November 1st

Cost: $20 per person - Lunch IS included!

Leave Village Park at 11:45am and return by approximately 4:30pm.

Friday November 17, 2017 - Second Trip!! 

Due to the popularity of the first trip, we are offering a second trip to the Talley House and Daveste Vineyard!

Registration and fees due: Thursday November 2nd

Leave Village Park at 11:45am and return by approximately 4:30pm.

Cost: $20 per person - Lunch IS included!


Barn Dinner Theatre - Greensboro, NC


The Barn Dinner Theatre was opened in the early 60's and has been entertaining guests for over 50 years! We will enjoy a buffet style lunch and then a fun and lively "Groovin' Christmas" musical that celebrates Disco, Pop, and Soul from the 60's and the 70's!

Monday December 4, 2017

Registration and Fees due by: Wednesday October 18th

Cost: $60 per person, lunch IS included!

Leave Village Park at 11:30am and return by approximately 7:00pm.

Korner's Folly House and Tanglewood Festival of Lights - Clemmons & Kernersville, NC


Korner's Folly is the architectural wonder and home of artist and designer Jule Gilmer Korner. The house that was built in 1880 will be adorned with holiday decorations as we tour this lovely, enchanting holiday destination. After touring Korner's Folly, we will have dinner at Village Tavern before venturing to Tanglewood Festival of Lights. The Festival of Lights will turn Tanglewood Park into a winter wonderland complete with visits from Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a gift shop, and Smoresville.

Tuesday December 12, 2017

Registration and Fees due by: Friday November 17th

Cost: $25 per person - Dinner IS NOT included!

Leave Village Park at 1:30pm and return by approximately 8:30pm.


Mrs. Hane's Moravian Cookie Factory & Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts - Winston Salem, NC


Mrs. Hane's Moravian Cookie Factory has been making and selling their famous cookies for seven generations! During our tour of the cookie factory we will get to see every step of the cookie making process, along with samples of the six different flavors of cookies. After our tour of the cookie factory, we will stop for lunch in Winston Salem before heading to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA). MESDA has been open since the 1960's and is housed in a remodeled Kroger supermarket. MESDA houses two different collections that together tell the story of the south through the objects that were made and used by a diverse variety of craftsmen. We will embark on an hour behind the scenes tour of the museums study galleries. We will also have time to view other portions of the museum on a self guided tour.

Thursday January 11, 2017

Registration and Fees due by: Wednesday January 3rd

Cost: $35 per person - Lunch IS NOT included!

Leave Village Park at 8:30am and return by approximately 5:00pm.