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 2018 Summer Entertainment Series. Click here to download your copy NOW!

Below are a few reminders about our concerts and events:

  • All the concerts/ movies in the park are free of charge. There is no ticket price or charge of 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. Village Park is a tobacco free facility. The beer and wine tent will be open during concerts for alcohol sales, ID is required.
  • Children under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • 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.)


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


Little to no tennis experience? Our beginner class offers players a great place to start or brush up on the basics. Instructors zero in on building the foundation and cultivating a love of the game through basic strokes and fun games associated with tennis.

Session I: Fridays April 6-27 $30.00 for session
Session II: Fridays May 4-25 $40.00 for session

Bakers Creek Park- 1275 West A Street
4:00-5:00 pm: Age 10-18
5:00-6:00 pm: Ages 5-9


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

Spring 2018 Softball Schedule
Spring 2018 Softball Rules
Softball Roster Form



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

Open to ages 5 and up!

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

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

 Date & Time    Location     Artwork    Cost
 April 28th; 1-4 pm  Village Park Program Room    $25/Person
 May 12th; 12-2 pm Village Park Program Room

 May 19th; 1-3 pm Village Park Program Room    $25/Person
 June 15th; 6-9 pm  Kannapolis Train Station   Adults and children can each paint their
 own canvas for $20/person,
OR an adult and child (or children)
 can paint one canvas together for
 $20 +$5/per additional child.
 July 21st; 11 am   Kannapolis Train Station  Paint YOUR Pet!


Kannapolis Parks & Recreation is partnering with RCCC to offer exciting STEM based Summer Day Camps for ages 8-18.

Camps will explore the world of technology, peer learning, and creativity as kids and teens get to fly drones, experience virtual reality and more! 

For more information and to register please visit RCCC Summer Enrichment Programs.
Kannapolis residents receive $30 off registration using discount code KANN.



Tinkergarten allows children to learn through play. Each class focuses on outdoor, play-based activities that teach children about nature and will allow kids to build a connection to the natural world. 

Classes will be offered at Bakers Creek Park. 

FREE Community Classes will be offered on the following dates: 
April 22nd 3:15 - 4:30 pm

Community classes are FREE, but please register to attend.

10 Week Paid Sessions will be offered as follows:

Thursdays, April 19th-June 21, 10:15 - 11:30 am for children 18 months - 8 years. $175 per student for 10 weeks. 

Fridays, April 20 - June 22, 10:30 -11:30 am for children 18 months - 3 years. $150 per student for 10 weeks.

A parent or guardian will need to stay for each class. 

Sibling discounts and payment plans are available. 


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Yoga combines relaxing stretches, controlled breathing techniques, and more.

Classes meet on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm and Thursday mornings at 9 am in the Village Park Program Room, located at 700 West C. Street.

Starting May 1st, classes will move to the Amphitheater at Village Park. 

Class times on Tuesdays and Thursdays will remain the same for Yoga at the Amphitheater. 

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



Come out to Village Park each Saturday in April to assemble a wooden model kit, paint it, and take home a finished project!
 $5/person - 10:00 am 
 Village Park Shelter A 
Each Saturday is something new, stop by for one, or stop by for all! 
See schedule below:
April 21st 10 am
April 28th 10 am




Come test out your dodging and throwing skills as we play different variations of the classic game of dodgeball. 
7-9pm Ages 6-15 $5/person Forest Park Elementary School Gymnasium 1333 Forest Park Dr. Kannapolis

  • June 26th
  • July 19th
  • August 21st



The challenge is to discover hidden clues, unlock secret codes, and solve puzzles to escape within an hour. 
Can your team of friends work together to complete the challenge? We'll find out! 

7-9pm Ages 10-17 $5/person Village Park Program Room - 700 West C. St Kannapolis 

  • June 12th
  • July 24th
  • August 16th


Get ready to have fun with a twist on an old playground game! 
Ages 6-15 - 7:00-9:00pm 
 Village Park Shelters and Playground area

  • April 13th
  • April 27th 
  • June 15th
  • July 27th
  • August 17th



Laser Tag combines hide-n-seek and tag with a high tech twist in Village Park. Never played laser tag before? Not a problem, there's a first time for everything! 

Come as a group or individual to enjoy some action with the latest in Laser Tag technology. 

Ages 6-15 - 7:00-9:00pm
 Village Park Shelter and Playground Area 

  • April 20th
  • July 5th
  • August 2nd


Join us for a fun filled afternoon of dodge ball and ice cream with the whole family on Saturday April 28th.  
We will play different variations of the classic game of dodge ball but with an exciting twist as mom & dad get to join in on the fun. 
Victory is sweet, after dodge ball we will have an ice cream sundae bar to cool down with as you make new memories with friends & family. 
 $2/person, maximum $10 
 Ages 5+. Ages 4 and under that are not participating in dodge ball are free with adult admission and welcome to join in on ice cream. 

 1-3 pm  - Forest Park Elementary School Gym - Registration and fees due: April 25th 

Kaleidoscope Arts & Ag (Register on-line)

The Kaleidoscope Arts & Ag Festival returns in November with new activities. The festival will be the culminating event of the Rowan Arts & Ag Celebration.  This event will feature the Salisbury Symphony and local artisans such as painters, jewelry makers, and woodcarvers. We will celebrate the rich culture of agriculture with local breweries, wineries and goods from farmers.To register as a vendor for this event, please visit: 
Saturday, November 3
Noon - 4pm



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

  • Strawberry Hill USA and Polk Historic Site (REGISTER)

    Wednesday, April 25th 

    Strawberry Hill USA is the largest strawberry farm in South Carolina, with over 100 acres of the sweet red berries. The farm has been family operated since the early 1900's, starting out as a peach orchard with just a simple shed for selling produce. We will take a hayride tour of the farm complete with educational information, history, and a free pint of strawberries for each participant. We will then have lunch at the café on the farm . On the way back, we will stop by the James K Polk site for a custom program and tour of the log house, kitchen house, barn, and visitor's center to learn more about this notable President of the United States.

    Registration and fees due: April 11th $20/person - Kannapolis Resident $25/person - Non Resident

    Leave Village Park: 8:15 am Return: 5:30 pm  Lunch is NOT included.

    All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm (REGISTER)

    Friday, May 11th 

    All-A-Flutter Farms is a lively butterfly farm where we will learn all about the butterfly lifecycle, their migration patterns and more. From chrysalis to caterpillar, we will see the different life stages in the flight house. We will also get an up close look as we have a once in a lifetime chance to hand feed butterflies!We will have a LATE lunch (approx. 1:30/2 pm)nearby before venturing to the Worlds Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point for a brief photo opportunity!

    Registration and fees due: April 20th $15/person - Kannapolis Resident $20/person - Non Resident

    Leave Village Park: 10:30 am Return: 5 pm Lunch is NOT included. 

    Lake Lure Boat Tour, Flowering Bridge, and Inn (REGISTER)

    Wednesday, May 23rd

    We will take a guided boat tour to discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure. We will listen to the legends of the lake and learn about the natural & cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge and more. After our tour we will have a buffet style lunch and a tour at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn. After lunch, we will stop by the Lake Lure Welcome center. Trip goers can walk the short path to the famous Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, or stay put and visit the welcome center that has the famous staircase and foundation rock from Dirty Dancing, a unique History Room, and more.

    Registration and fees due: April 23rd $40/person - Kannapolis Resident $50/person - Non Resident

    Leave Village Park: 8:30 am Return: 6:30 pm Lunch IS included.

    Grovewood Village and St. Lawrence Basilica (REGISTER)

    Wednesday, June 6th

    The Grovewood Village is nestled in the historic weaving and woodworking complex of Biltmore Industries that was booming during the late 1920?s. We will learn the story of the Biltmore Industries on a guided tour, with a visit to the Dye House to see original looms, carding machines, and more. We will then have free time to explore the shops in Grovewood Village that boasts several local artists and a variety of handmade goods. If shopping isn't your thing, you can stop by for a quick visit at the Omni Grove Park Inn that's directly across the street! We will have lunch before touring the Basilica of St. Lawrence, an intriguing historic site with ties to the architect and builder of the Biltmore house. The Basilica is unique in the use of tile and other remarkable architectural works.

    Registration and fees due: May 29th $15/person - Kannapolis Resident $20/person - Non Resident

    Leave Village Park:7:45 am Return: 6:30 pm  Lunch IS NOT included.

    Wohlfahrt Haus - Wizard of Oz (REGISTER)

    Thursday, June 28th 

    Follow the yellow brick road to Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre to see the classic movie version of this beloved tale brought to life. You'll enjoy the antics of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Cowardly Lion, and Toto too-as well as the unforgettable tunes "Over the Rainbow", "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead", and "We're Off to See the Wizard". Don't miss this family-friendly adventure loved by all ages! We'll have a delicious lunch before the show!

    Registration and fees due: June 18th $45/person - Kannapolis Resident $50/person - Non Resident

    Leave Village Park:9:30 am Return: 6:30 pm Lunch IS included.

    Other local resources for youth sports and recreational programs include: