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:


Youth & Family Programs


If you like to play basketball, dodgeball, 9 square or just want to hand out with your friends come to Teen Night Out!

Location: Shady Brook Elementary
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Ages: 11-17
Cost: $5 per person

  • December 14


All painting & craft classes are $30. Please sign up using the link for each individual class to reserve your seat. 

Payment must be made at the time of the class to the instructors - cash or card ONLY!

All supplies are included. Ages 5+. 

 Date, Time, &  Class Details Location Artwork
 Saturday, Dec 15th 10 am - 12 pm
Jolly Ol' St. Nick
(Register online to reserve your seat)
$30 - Payment must be made at the time of the class to the instructors.
Cash or card ONLY. 
Kannapolis Train Station   
 Senior/Adult Painting Party
Tuesday, January 22nd 5-7pm
(Register online to reserve your seat)
$30 - Payment must be made at the time of the class to the instructors.
Cash or card ONLY. 
Registration due January 15th. 
 Village Park Program Room  
 Senior/Adult Painting Party
Saturday, March 9th 10am-12pm
(Register online to reserve your seat)
$30 - Payment must be made at the time of the class to the instructors.
Cash or card ONLY.
Registration due March 4th. 
Village Park Program Room 




 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


Girls Who Code

Girls will learn all concepts & 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 - January 28th - April 15th - FREE

Ages 8-12 6-7:30pm (Register Here)
Ages 13-18 7:30-9:00pm (Register Here)

Classes meet at the NC Research Campus at the RCCC Building in room 336.

Registration due January 18th. 


  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)
Program will begin Tuesday, September 4
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

Join us for Line Dancing on Thursday Nights at Village Park starting January 10th! 

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
$4/Person - No advance registration necessary

Beginners welcome! 

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

Scrooge's Christmas Trolley Tour  (REGISTER) 

Thursday, December 6th

Scrooge's Christmas Trolley Tour offers the unique experience of a live theater performance and trolley ride all in one. 

Passengers will travel back in time to Christmases past with Scrooge on his journey via a heat and enclosed trolley to see scenes from this wonderful holiday story acted out at historic sites in Downtown Salisbury.

We will have dinner before boarding the trolley for the show!
Registration and fees due: November 20th

Cost: $25/person Kannapolis Resident $30/person Non Resident

Leave Village Park 4:30pm, Return 8:30pm.

Dinner is not included! 

Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas (REGISTER)

Wednesday, December 19th 

Flat Rock Playhouse has a rich history dating back to the 1930's. The playhouse entertains almost 100,000 people annually! We will enjoy their record breaking Playhouse Christmas that has a brand new twist this year.

We will first visit A Day In The Country (ADITC) for a wonderful lunch buffet.. At ADITC we will have time for shopping and one of our lucky participants will win a free throw!

Registration and fees due: November 26th

Cost: $45/person Kannapolis Resident $50/person Non Residnet

Leave Village Park 9am, Return 6:30pm

Lunch is not included!

Bridge Interest Meeting

Saturday, January 19th
10 am-11 am Beginners (Register Here)
11 am - 12 pm Experienced (Register Here) 

Come learn what bridge is all about at this FREE introductory organizational meeting conducted by a teacher accredited by the ACBL.
Based on interest, paid groups and/or lesson will be established at a later time.
Registration due: January 14th 

Game Day: Trivia (REGISTER)

Thursday, February 7th 1:00 pm 

Come out to Village Park for an afternoon full of a little bit of competition and a lot of fun! 
We will play several rounds of trivia, and the winner will take home an exclusive prize.

Registration & fees due: February 1st 
Cost: $3/Person Kannapolis Residents $5/Person Non Residents

Snack & drink included! 

Other local resources for youth sports and recreational programs include: