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 28081. Please 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:



Just announced- the 2019 Summer Event Series. Click here to download your copy NOW! Below are a few reminders about our concerts and events:

  • All of the concerts and movies in the park are free of charge. There is no ticket price or charge for admission.
  • Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics/ coolers are permitted and concessions will be available. 
  • Please NO pets, tobacco, grilling, glass bottles or outside alcohol brought in. Coolers will be checked at several entry points. The beer and wine tent will be open during concerts for alcohol sales, ID is required. 
  • Children under the age of 18 are required to be with a parent or guardian during the movies in the park series.
  • Parking for all events will be available at the outer parking lots along Dale Earnhardt Blvd. and down West C Street (overflow near YMCA/ Library). During concerts, the Village Park parking lot will be reserved for handicap parking only (valid handicap placard or license plate required). Concert Parking

    Kannapolis Parks & Recreation would like to thank the following sponsors for making the 2019 Summer Event Series possible:

Youth & Family Programs


Tuesday, July 9th: 9-11 am
Safrit Park

The Play 60 Camp is a FREE and non-contact grass roots sports program designed to encourage children to become more physically fit.
Each camp consists of eight stations that challenge youngsters to run, throw and catch footballs while improving their coordination skills.
Each camp is led by a counselor who will work with the children to stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle, character development and education.

Ages 7-14, Coed

In addition to registering, all participants must fill out the attached NFL Play 60 waiver and return it by Friday, June 28th to Laura Evans (
Download NFL Play 60 waiver HERE.



 Self Defense Cheerleading  
 Wednesday Nights  Monday Nights

Self defense and cheerleading classes are held at G.W. Carver Elementary School 
(formerly Kannapolis Intermediate School), 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

Summer Day Camps (Register)

This summer RCCC and the City of Kannapolis is offering summer camp opportunities that allow you to fly DRONES, create FORTNITE video games, explore VIRTUAL REALITY and more!

Kannapolis residents receive $30 off registration using discount code KANN.

Capture the Flag

Outdoor games don’t have to stop when the sun goes down. Play Capture the Flag Redux and keep the fun going well after the streetlights turn on.
Your mission: Capture the Flag
  Your challenge: Sneak into enemy territory, capture their flag and get it back home
  Be careful: Don’t get caught or you’ll find yourself in jail!

Village Park- Shelter E
7-9 PM - $5/Person  Ages 6-15
July 19th (Register)
August 9th (Register)

The Summer Circuit is a fun, recreation program that will get kids outdoors, active and having fun. Join Kannapolis Parks & Recreation this summer and try out a variety of recreation opportunities. Activities include: 4 square, Nitroball, Human Foosball, Dodgeball, Kickball, 9 Square and more!

Register for 7 week Summer Circuit for $20 or $5 per day (Register)
Ages 8-15
Tuesdays, June 25th- August 6th
Forest Park Elementary (6:30-8:30 PM)

Mobile Recreation

Mobile Recreation is a fun, free, and safe activity for children ages 5 and up to enjoy throughout the summer.

Some activities will include but are not limited to: chalk, relay races, soccer, basketball, bubbles, jump role, and more! 

Starting June 25th - July 25th 10 am - 12:30 pm (No mobile rec on July 4th)

Tuesdays - Shady Brook Elementary
Wednesdays - Jackson Park Elementary
Thursdays - Forest Park Elementary

Partnering with Kannapolis City Schools Feeding Program to offer FREE lunches to children under 18 at each day of Mobile Rec.


OPEN GYM- Free Program, no registration required.


Open Gym is designed to provide an opportunity for both youth and adults to use a school gymnasium in a supervised, free play situation. Open Gym is FREE of charge.

Location: Shady Brook Elementary (903 Rogers Lake Road)
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Cost: FREE



 18 & Over Thursday 
 17 or younger & accompanied
by a parent


ZUMBA LATINA - Free Program, no registration required.

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: Shady Brook Elementary (903 Rogers Lake Road)
Classes begin on Tuesday, September 4
Time:  Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM
           Thursdays 6:00-7:00 PM
Cost: FREE

Line Dancing

Come to learn or refresh the classics, or to explore a new modern twist. 
Everyone is guaranteed to have a great time as we socialize, have fun, and dance! 

6:30-8:00 pm - Village Park Program Room
$4/Person - No advance registration necessary

Mondays  - Advanced/Experience
Thursdays  - Beginners/Basics 

Please note, Line Dancing will NOT be held on the following dates:

Thursday, July 4th

Please note, on the following days, Line Dancing will be held at Veterans Park from 6-9 pm for FREE during Thursdays on Main Concerts.

Thursday, July 11th
Thursday, August 8th 

Adult Softball League 

Registration for the Spring softball season is now closed. For more information please contact Kannapolis Parks & Recreation at 704-920-4343.

Spring Softball Bracket
Spring Softball Rules

Adult Day Trips

The Parks and Recreation department occasionally offers day trips 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 and receive new trip brochures, please click HERE to supply your mailing address.
Please call Jill Sellers at 704-920-4343, or email if you have any questions.

Current Trip Offerings

The White Home & Springs Farm Fresh Market (REGISTER)

Rock Hill & Fort Mill, SC

Wednesday, July 10th 

The historic White Home in Rock Hill, SC is home to a small historical museum and a large amount of life.
Five generations of the White family lived in the home. The original one room cottage is now a 2-story, 18-room home!
We will enjoy a guided tour at the White Home before stopping for lunch nearby.
After lunch, we will travel to Springs Farm Fresh Market where we can shop for in-season produce, homemade ice cream & more before returning to Kannapoils! 

Registration and fees due: July 1st
Cost: $15/Person Kannapolis Resident
$20/Person Non-Resident

Leave Village Park: 8:45 am, Return: 3 pm
Lunch is NOT included. 

"Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend" Outdoor Drama (REGISTER)

Wilkesboro, NC 

Thursday, July 25th 

Bleu Moon Productions will mark the 151st anniversary of the final trial of Tom Dooley with its 18th season of the outdoor drama "Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend".
We will enjoy dinner nearby before traveling to Fort Hamby's Forest Edge Outdoor Amphitheater to witness the love triangle in Wilkes county and the mystery that unfolds upon the death of one of the love interests. 

Registration and fees due: July 15th 
Cost: $15/Person Kannapolis Resident
$20/Person Non-Resident

Leave Village Park: 4 pm, Return: 11:30 pm
Dinner is NOT included. 

BB&T Ball Park & Bank of America Stadium Tours (REGISTER)

Charlotte, NC

Monday, August 5th
We will have a once in a life time experience to tour the homes of Charlotte's most popular teams, the Carolina Panthers (BOA Stadium) & The Charlotte Knights (BB&T Ballpark)!
We will first tour BB&T Ballpark before making a pit stop for lunch nearby. After lunch, we will enjoy an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the Bank of America Stadium.

Registration and fees due: July 22nd
Cost: $15/Person Kannapolis Resident
$20/Person Non Resident

Leave Village Park: 8 am, Return: 4 pm
Lunch is NOT included. 

South Carolina State Museum (REGISTER)

Columbia, SC

Tuesday, August 20th 

The South Carolina State Museum is home to more than 70,000 artifacts and ever changing exhibits and shows.
They are home to a 55-foot dome planetarium, an observatory, and a unique, 4-D theater. 
We will travel to Columbia and enjoy lunch from the Crescent Cafe (included!) located at the Museum before exploring for the day. 
We will have a guided tour, enjoy a show in the planetarium, and more! 

Registration and fees due: August 1st
Cost: $30/Person Kannapolis Residents
$35/Person Non Residents

Leave Village Park: 8 am, Return: 6 pm
Lunch IS included!

JAARS Campus & The Alphabet & Mexico-Cardenas Museums (REGISTER)

Waxhaw, NC

Wednesday, September 11th 

JAARS is an organization with a focus on bible translation throughout the world. We will take an informational guided tour that will allow us to learn
what JAARS does and how they do it through their many departments such as aircraft, technology, and more. 
After lunch at their campus cafeteria, we will have time to explore the two museums on campus (Museum of the Alphabet & Mexico-Cardenas Museum) as well as the gift shop. 

Registration and fees due: August 28th
Cost: $15/Person Kannapolis Resident
$20/Person Non Resident

Leave Village Park: 7:45 am, Return: 4 pm
Lunch IS included!

NC Transportation Museum & Hall House (REGISTER)

Spencer & Salisbury, NC

Thursday, September 26th 

The NC Transportation Museum is a 60 acre site full of historic artifacts, exhibits, and more.
On our trip, we will enjoy a guided tour of the facilities and rides on a train as well as the turntable.
We will have time to visit the gift shop before departing for lunch.

Following lunch, we will visit the Dr. Josephus Hall House in the heart of historic Salisbury. 
Originally built in the early 1800's as the Salisbury Female Academy, we will learn the history of this
antebellum home and its most prominent owner, Dr. Hall, on a guided tour. 

 Registration and fees due: September 12th
Cost: $20/Person Kannapolis Resident
$25/Person Non Resident

Leave Village Park: 9:15 am, Return: 4 pm
Lunch is NOT included.