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


Join us on Saturday, February 9th at the Laureate Center for a Night to Remember - A night of dancing and fun.   
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM  
Tickets: $40.00 per couple;$15.00 each additional girl.  
Cost includes refreshments, crafts, activities, dancing and entertainment and a free 5x7 photo keepsake.   

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.



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

Registration & seat reservation is required in advance. 

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
 Senior/Adult Painting Party Ages 18+
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  
 Saturday, February 2nd 10am-12pm
Valentine Tree
(Register online to reserve your seat)
$30 - Payment must be made at the time of the class to the instructors.
Cash or card ONLY.
Ages 5+
Registration due January 30th
Village Park Program Room
 "GNO" - Girls Night Out Ages 18+
Tuesday, February 26th 6-8 pm
Farmhouse Flowers 
(Register online to reserve your seat)
Pallet Knife Project
$30 - Payment must be made at the time of the class to the instructors.
Cash or card ONLY.
Registration due Feb 19th
 Village Park Program Room
 Saturday, March 2nd 10am-12pm
"Adventure is Out There" Balloon 
(Register online to reserve your seat)
$30 - Payment must be made at the time of the class to the instructors.
Cash or card ONLY. 
Ages 5+
Registration due Feb 26th 
 Village Park Program Room
 Senior/Adult Painting Party Ages 18+
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. 



Come test out your dodging and throwing skills as we play different variations of the classic game of dodgeball.

Forest Park Elementary School Gym

7-9 PM - $5/Person - Ages 6-15

Builders Workshop

Join us at Village Park in Shelter A each Saturday, March 23rd - April 13th
 at 10:00 AM to build a Wooden Model kit, paint it, and take home a finished product!

Ages 5+  $5/Person

Advance registration is available not necessary. 

 Date & Time  Register  Artwork
 Saturday, March 23rd 
10:00 AM
Pirate Ship  
 Saturday, March 30th 
10:00 AM
 Race Car  
 Saturday, April 6th 
10:00 AM
 Saturday, April 13th 
10:00 AM 
Bird Feeder   


Family Dodgeball Ice Cream Social (REGISTER)

Saturday, April 27th 1-3 PM

Forest Park Elementary School Gym 

Join us for a fun filled afternoon of dodgeball and ice cream with the whole family.
We will play different variations of the classic game of dodgeball, but with an exciting twist as mom and dad get to join in on the fun.
Victory is sweet! After dodgeball, we will have a fully stocked ice cream sundae bar to cool down with as you make new memories with family & friends.

$2/Person - Ages 5+ (Ages 4 & under not participating in dodgeball are free with adult admission & welcome to enjoy ice cream)




  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 Sellers at 704-920-4343, or

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 

Charlotte Ballet Rehearsal & Tour (REGISTER)

Wednesday, February 6th 

We will travel to Charlotte for a chance to see the cast as they rehearse for an upcoming show.
We will also have the opportunity to tour the facilities and costume shop, and enjoy a meet and greet with the ballet's wardrobe designer. 
After our time is up at the ballet, we will have a late lunch before returning to Kannapolis. 

Registration & fees due: January 30th 
Cost: $10/Person Kannapolis Resident
$15/Person Non Resident 

Leave Village Park: 10:30 am, Return 3:30 pm
Lunch is NOT included. 

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! 

High Point Theater: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (REGISTER)

Thursday, February 21st

We will first stop for dinner before visiting the theater for the show. 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a musical adaptation of the 1988 comedy film about two con men 
who attempt to scheme money out of rich women, in two unique ways. 
After the two con men meet, they attempt to work together.
They quickly find out that the town isn't big enough for the two of them.

Registration & fees due: February 12th
Cost: $25/Person Kannapolis Residents
$30/Person Non Residents

Leave Village Park: 4pm, Return 10:30pm

Dinner is NOT included. 

NC State Capitol & Executive Mansion (REGISTER) 

Thursday, March 14th 

We will head to Raleigh and first stop for lunch before visiting the NC State Capitol Building for an informational guided tour.
Before heading home, we will make a stop at the NC Executive Mansion, the official residence of the Governor of NC, built in 1883.

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

Leave Village Park: 8:30am, return 6pm

Lunch is NOT included.