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

Girls Who Code

Girls will learn all concepts and basics of programming. Whether they want to learn how to build a website, an app, or a robot. Girls with prior programming or coding knowledge can deepen their learning through new experiences and extended activity sets. 

There's something for every girl to learn through team building, problem solving, and more. Everyone gets the opportunity to build an impact project that helps solve real world problems. 

Mondays - September 9th - December 2nd (no class Nov 11)
AL Brown High School Media Center 

FREE! - Registration due August 26th.

Ages 8-12 - 5:30 - 6:45 PM (REGISTER)
Ages 13-18 - 7:00 - 8:30 PM (REGISTER)

Optional parent/child info & interest meeting on Monday, August 19th at 6 PM in the Village Park Program Room. (REGISTER)
Please register for this meeting separately.
Those that believe they may be interested in the club, but would like to attend the interest meeting first should register for both the club and the meeting to insure space in the club. 



 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.
$11 registration fee
$9 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

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
September 6th (Register)
September 27th (Register)
October 25th (Register)

Builders Workshop

Join us each Saturday in October to build a wooden model kit, paint it, and take it home to enjoy!
10:00 AM - Building starts promptly at 10!
Shelter A - Village Park 

Day  Artwork  Registration
Saturday, October 5th   
Bird Feeder
Saturday, October 12th  
Saturday, October 19th  
Saturday, October 26th   FREE CHOICE!
Children will have the opportunity 
to choose between a variety of kits.




















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)
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 

On Monday, August 19th Line Dancing will be held in the Village Park Amphitheater. Please check in inside to pay before heading to the amphitheater. 

Couch to 5K (REGISTER)

The Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Couch to 5K program is a 9 week training program for those who would like to transform their lifestyle and complete a 5K!

Safrit Park | Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:00 PM | October 1- November 21
Cost: $20 (Kannapolis Residents), $25 (Non Residents)
Registration and fees are due by: Friday, September 27

Adult Softball League 

Registration for the Fall softball season is now open. An interest meeting will be held at City Hall on Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 pm. For more information please contact Kannapolis Parks & Recreation at 704-920-4343.

Tennis Ladder (REGISTER)

Play in a fun, flexible league! Schedule your own matches and locations, record your scores and see your weekly ranking change!

September 15- November 1 (End of Season Tournament November 8)
Ages 18+
Coed Singles Tennis Ladder
Cost: $15 Kannapolis Residents, $20 Non-Residents

Death Ahoy Mystery Theater

Friday, November 15th.

Doors open: 5:30 pm
Hors d'oeuvres buffet open: 5:30 -6:30 pm
Show Starts: 6:30 pm

Cruise Director Sunny Sails knew a lot about the passengers. When she was found murdered, who could guess what scandals died with her?
Sunny Sails had her own way of handling the passengers on the ship, The Legendary Carnival.
Yet, the more that was discovered about the death, the more apparent it became that Sails met her demise in an untimely fashion.
Become an investigator and help the detective figure out "who dun it"!

Tickers are $20/Person in advance, or $25/person day of.

The show is rated PG-13 and recommended for adults and mature teens. 

Purchase tickets online HERE


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

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.