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The Kannapolis Farmers Market will open for the 2024 season on Thursday, May 2. The market will be held every Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at the corner of Vance St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd. The market continues through September. Returning and new vendors offer a wide variety of fresh, local produce, as well as plants, eggs, baked goods, skincare products, crafts, and prepared foods. While supplies last, customers can receive a free reusable tote bag when making...

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The Kannapolis Youth Council recently had the opportunity to give back to their community by helping other teens. Youth Council students, ranging from 9th-12th grade, collected toiletries for teens who live in a local orphanage. Items collected included toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, laundry detergent, deodorant, and toilet paper. The Council’s goal is to create opportunities for students to become engaged in leadership within their community by providing avenues for high school st...

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The popular Stories Under the Stars program returns to Kannapolis in 2024! Get ready for another series of unique storytelling and performing arts events. All events are free and will begin at 7 p.m. at the Kannapolis Library. Programs are geared toward families with children of all ages and do not require advance registration. Check out the complete 2024 Stories Under the Stars events: Saturday, April 27         Children’s T...

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The N.C. Department of Labor will recognize area employers and employees at the agency’s annual safety awards banquet held at noon on Tuesday, April 9, in Concord at the Cabarrus Country Club. “North Carolina’s employers and employees show us the true importance of a strong commitment to safety and health each and every day,” Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson said. “As this is my final year as Labor Commissioner and my last safety awards season, I want to reflect on...

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The City of Kannapolis has received three top national recognitions. World Atlas has named Kannapolis as one of the top cities to retire to in North Carolina. World Atlas cited the City’s Discover a Healthy Life brand, affordable housing, parks and recreation amenities and more. “Newcomers to Kannapolis are fortunate to join a community that prioritizes well-being above all else,” the article noted. Services and facilities that older residents may need were also cited as a reas...

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The Kannapolis Police Department has selected the winners of their police badge coloring contest. Over 270 entries were received from Kannapolis children. Elementary school children were asked to submit a creative design by coloring a Police Department’s uniform patch. Members of the Police Department selected a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner, and Chief Terry Spry selected a “Chief’s Choice” winner to receive gifts. The 1st place design, by Caroline Li, age 7, was t...

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Discover The Fun in Kannapolis returns this summer with an incredible lineup of great concerts, movies, and of course, fireworks.  Events will be held from April to September. All events are free to the public. We have a fantastic lineup of concerts this summer. Beginning with Country Superstar Craig Morgan who will perform Friday night, May 3, at the Jiggy Festival. We will welcome Night Ranger, The Spinners, the Gin Blossoms, and break out your boogie shoes ...

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The City of Kannapolis will celebrate 10 years of the Jiggy with the Piggy Festival with a variety of fun events including a new attraction: pig racing. Named one of the Top Events on the East Coast, Jiggy returns May 2-5, 2024, to Downtown Kannapolis. Pig racing will take place Friday and Saturday and is a great time for the entire family. Watch cute piggies speed around their track, “pig paddle” their way through the water obstacle, and then burn up the sawdust as they race towa...

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Improvements to Village Park on West C Street are underway. The expansion of the amphitheater includes the addition of a hospitality “green” room, bathrooms and dressing rooms for performers, and storage. Other work happening at Village Park includes renovations of the main program building, replacing patio furniture, repairing brickwork around light poles and shelter sidewalks. 

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City of Kannapolis offices will be closed Friday, March 29, 2024, in observance of the Easter Holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 1, 2024. Garbage and recycling services will operate on a regular schedule. There will be no yard waste collection on Friday. It will be collected on a regular schedule the following week. To find your collection schedule, set reminders for your pickups and learn how to dispose of items properly - download the City’s free CARTology app in the App...

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