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:



Registration is now open for the Daddy/Daughter Dance.  Join us at the Laureate Center for an Enchanted Evening of dancing and fun.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
6:00 PM
Tickets: $40.00 per couple;$15.00 each additional girl.

This program is designed for girls ages 5 & up to be accompanied by her dad, step-dad, grandpa, big brother, uncle or other special guy.

Dressy (suit/slacks/jacket/tie) to casual (khaki's/polo) attire. Enjoy and be comfortable yet classy and you will have a fabulous time!

Please register EACH dad/daughter attending so we have an accurate RSVP.

Register on-line here.


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.

Open to ages 5 and up!

 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. 

Save the dates for youth painting January-May:

 Date & Time    Location     Artwork  
 January 13th; 1-4 pm     Village Park Program Room    
 January 27th; 1-3 pm   Village Park Program Room  
February 10th; 1-4 pm    Village Park Program Room  
 February 24th; 1-4 pm  Village Park Program Room
 March 10th; 1-4 pm  Village Park Program Room  
 March 24th; 1-3 pm  Village Park Program Room  
 April 14th; 1-4 pm  Kannapolis Train Station  
 April 28th; 1-4 pm  Village Park Program Room  
 May 12th; 12-2 pm Village Park Program Room

 May 19th; 1-3 pm Village Park Program Room  




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Start 2018 off right with relaxing stretches, controlled breathing techniques, and more with our Adult Yoga Classes beginning on Tuesday January 9th.

Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm and Thursday mornings at 10 am in the Village Park Program Room, located at 700 West C. Street.

Cost of the class is $3/person, paid at the time of the class.

No advance registration is necessary.

Yoga mats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Participants can bring their own mats as well if they would like.





 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






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

Moog Music Factory & French Broad Chocolates


Thursday January 25th

Moog Music Factory handcrafts a variety of unique musical instruments in house daily. On our tour of the factory we will learn the history of these instruments as well as information about the Founder of Moog Music, Bob Moog. After touring the music factory, we will stop in Downtown Asheville for lunch at the Twisted Laurel. For an after lunch treat we will venture to the French Broad Chocolate Factory. At the chocolate factory, we will see the entire process from cacao harvest and fermentation to chocolate bar. The tour will end on a sweet note with backstage access to the facility and a tasting!  

$20/person - Kannapolis Resident       $25/person - Non resident 

Registration and fees due: January 19th

Leave Village Park @ 7:45 am, return approximately 6pm


Narroway Productions Wild West Barbecue Mystery Dinner Theatre


Monday February 12th 

Set in Stankin’ Horse County, Texas at the Stankin’ Horse County Fair and the annual Pick-of-the-Pig Prize Pig Judgin' Contest we will settle in for a heapin' helpin' of low country barbecue and a hog-wallerin' good time at Narroway’s newest mystery dinner theatre!  We will enjoy a delicious lunch at the show and then be transported to the low country of Texas to try and solve the mystery at the county fair.  

$40/person - Kannapolis Resident     $45/person - Non resident  (Lunch is included in cost)

Registration and fees due: January 26th 

Leave Village Park @ 11 am, return approximately 4:30pm


Linbrook Heritage Estate 


Monday February 26th 

We will begin our trip at the Pioneer Family Restaurant for a delicious lunch that is locally known as the best in the area! After lunch, we will visit Linbrook Heritage Estate which boasts a 60 room elegant home, Linbrook Hall, known for it’s architectural details found in many 18th century homes. We will take a guided tour of the home and learn about the history of the estate. After touring Linbrook Hall we will tour the original homestead on the property, the Historic   Hoover House. At this home, we will see  original furniture and learn about the daily lives of the Hoovers, the original occupants. We will end our tour with a self guided tour at the Neal Agricultural and Industrial Museum on the property that features rare tractors, industrial equipment, and more.  

$35/person - Kannapolis Resident      $40/person - Non resident 

Registration and fees due: February 20th 

Leave Village Park @ 10 am, return approximately 4:30 pm 


Mint Hill Historic Village & Reed Gold Mine


Thursday March 15th 

The Carl J McEwen Historic Village boasts 4 museums, the doctor’s building, a country store, schoolhouse and gold assayer’s house all set in a village with a blacksmith shop, wood wright shop, corn mill, buggy house and more! We will take a guided tour of the village, buildings, and outbuildings and be transported back to a time over 100 years ago!  We will then have lunch at a local favorite  before heading to Midland to the Reed Gold Mind. The Reed Gold Mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States! At the Reed Gold Mine, we will take a tour of the underground mine tunnels, see the visitor's center and learn the  unique history of the site.  *This trip will involve an optional underground tour. The terrain is mostly flat, but comfortable shoes are recommended.*   

$15/person - Kannapolis Resident    $20/person - Non resident

Registration and fees due: March 8th 

Leave Village Park @ 8:45am, return approximately 5:30pm


Cape Fear Botanical Gardens


Before visiting the main attraction, we will stop for lunch in Fayetteville. Spring is a beautiful time in nature, and March is peak season for thousands of different beautiful blooms. These spacious gardens are nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek. The garden flourishes with specialty gardens and  ornamental plants. They boast camellia, daylily, butterfly gardens, and more. We will embark on a professionally guided tour through the gardens with a one of a kind experience to enjoy the delightful scenery and beauty of nature.  


$25/person - Kannapolis Resident     $30/person - Non resident

Registration and fees due by: March 19th 

Leave Village Park @ 9 am, return approximately 6:30 pm.