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A group of area ministers has launched the Community Bridge Project. Their purpose is to build positive and healthy relationships among diverse groups within the Kannapolis community. The group will work to accomplish their goals through intentional communication, purposeful dialogue on important issues and solving conflicts. The group will hold a community conversation about Kannapolis’ housing programs at 6 p.m. on February 7, at Kannapolis Middle School, 1000 Virginia Dare St. Irene ...

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The City of Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department has opened registration for Youth T-Ball, Baseball, Softball and Soccer. Registration will close March 6. Youth T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball Children must be between the ages of 5-15 as of May 1. The registration fee is $40 for Kannapolis residents and $60 for non-residents, which includes the cost of uniforms, practices, and games. Scholarships and sponsorships are available. Gloves are mandatory and must be provided by the particip...

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The Kannapolis Farmers Market is looking for vendors. If you are a farmer, artisan, crafter, or baker we would love for you to participate in the market. The market is looking for people who offer a wide variety of fresh local produce, as well as cheese, ice cream, honey, baked goods, spices, jewelry, soaps, candies, crafts, pottery, hand crafted wood items, art, food trucks and more. Vendors pay an annual membership fee of $30, and a weekly rental fee of $10 per 14’ space. The marke...

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The City of Kannapolis is once again planning the annual Jiggy with the Piggy Festival to be held the weekend of May 4-7, 2023. The festival will take place in Downtown Kannapolis and the City is seeking vendors and sponsors to participate in the event. The event has been named one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast and attracts thousands of attendees annually. The festival includes over 50 barbeque competition teams seeking Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned honors, over a hundre...

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The City of Kannapolis recently honored the 2022 Run Kannapolis and Loop the Loop Challenge participants during a special ceremony. This year 16 people completed all seven of the 5K Run Kannapolis events! They received the designation of “BEAST”, commemorative Run Kannapolis medals and prizes during the ceremony. Eight people completed six runs and 26 people completed at least five of the runs. A total of 961 people ran at least one of the races. This was the eighth year for...

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What time is it? It's Jiggy time.  Save the Date for Jiggy! This year’s Jiggy with the Piggy will be held Thursday, May 4, through Sunday, May 7, 2023.  Registration is now open for judges, competitive BBQ teams,  vendors and volunteers. Visit www.kannapolisnc.gov/jiggywiththepiggy

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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade for Cabarrus County will be held in Kannapolis at 9 a.m. this Saturday, January 14. The parade will begin at the intersection of Main Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and travel down Main Street to Laureate Way to Atrium Health Ballpark. Please be aware that partial street closures will begin at 8:50 a.m. to accommodate the parade. Following the parade there will be several free activities at the ballpark from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. including a progra...

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Celebrate 2023 and the new year by Looping the Loop. The City of Kannapolis’ Loop the Loop Program is a fun way to track the distance of your walk, run, or bike ride. For every mile you complete you are on your way to earning great prizes. Follow the signs and sidewalk markers as you complete the loops around downtown Kannapolis and at each Kannapolis school. You can print a map of the loops by visiting the City’s website. You do not have to walk in downtown Kannapolis or schoo...

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The Kannapolis Youth Council is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17 at City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. Appointments are encouraged for donors. If you would like to donate, please visit https://donorportal.oneblood.org/donate-now/donation-centers-list-select-time?driveID=1322111

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Water Resources Supervisor Lisa Nabors is retiring from the City of Kannapolis after serving 37 years in the department. Lisa began working in water resources in 1986 as an employee of the Kannapolis Sanitary District – this was before Kannapolis was incorporated as a City. The district managed the water and sewer for the City as a part of the operations of Cannon Mills. When Kannapolis was incorporated the next year, in 1987, and assumed the responsibilities of water and sewer, Lisa be...

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